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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby itsvince725 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:03 pm

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itsvince725 wrote:I'm apparently on a dead disk formats tear, as I bought both a Laserdisc player AND a MiniDisc Walkman...

Ah, Laserdisc. Now you just need the unadulterated Star Wars trilogy...


Fortunately the standard Laserdisc releases of the Star Wars trilogy are still affordable, so I definitely plan to get those.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:24 pm

commodorejohn wrote:
itsvince725 wrote:I'm apparently on a dead disk formats tear, as I bought both a Laserdisc player AND a MiniDisc Walkman...

Ah, Laserdisc. Now you just need the unadulterated Star Wars trilogy...


I have the DVD versions of that (the 2006 2-disc versions with the original versions on the second disc; they were sourced directly from the laserdisc). Unfortunately not anamorphic, so it's like watching the movie through a mail slot, but it's not been screwed around with and Han still shoots first.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:54 pm

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby zahal » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:31 pm

Thinkpad Z60m. Just got it today. The build quality on this tank is superb. Too bad about the 2GB RAM limit. I was going to download Ubuntu, but sysreqs are "dual core 2.0GHz processor". This Z60m has a Pentium M 760 (2.0GHz single core 32bit) which I plan to upgrade to the 780 (2.26GHz).

Any recommendations on a linux distro that will run ok on this machine (it has WinXP at the moment)?
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Dodoid » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:16 pm

IIRC VoidLinux runs on just about anything, and is extremely lightweight, if you wanted to try that. Failing that, I have gotten good results (as in, daily usability) all the way back to a Pentium III using Puppy Linux Slacko.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby SiliconClassics » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:05 am

I've had good luck with Linux Lite on a variety of systems. Its requirements are a 700MHz CPU and 512MB of RAM so it should run well on your ThinkPad. It's based on Ubuntu but looks and feels a lot like Windows XP / Mac OS Tiger, flat gray interface without a bunch of garish colors everywhere.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby vishnu » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:43 pm

Slackware will run great on that machine. :D
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby escimo » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:07 pm

Next to Slackware, Linux Mint could be an alternative?
https://linuxmint.com/
https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=242661

I'm looking also for one of these two distros for my T60
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby uunix » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:25 am

I got myself a REFLETCA 8mm Scanner... aprt from a few set up issues.. German plug, German language, it's looking rather good.

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby thunderbird32 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:53 am

I just got a 5.25" 1.2MB floppy drive to use with my Kryoflux. Smells like cigarettes, but hopefully works fine (it's guaranteed to work, so at least I'm not out anything but time if it doesn't). Oh eBay purchases, such interesting smells :roll:
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby itsvince725 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:34 pm

I got myself an original Tandy 1000 and a Tandy CM-11 RGB monitor today. Now if only I had that damned keyboard that nobody makes an adapter for.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby itsvince725 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:22 pm

How ya gonna do it? Well, you're gonna PS/2 it! The solution is IBM!

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby vishnu » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:04 pm

Hey I've got one of those!
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby itsvince725 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:17 pm

I've got two main obstacles with mine...one much bigger than the other.

For starters, I've got no hard disk. That's kind of a major issue.

Less importantly, the VGA connector on the PS/2 has a pin blanked off and I don't have any VGA monitors with that pin missing from their connector...
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby thunderbird32 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:59 pm

That uses those funky edge connector ESDI drives right? I would imagine those are hard to find.
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