... ewww. SCSI wouldn t be too bad. I know where to find relatively small capacity new IDE drives *cheap*. Everything else is likely to be *well* used and moreMessage 1 of 56 , Oct 5, 2005View Source
> MCA machines tend to have MFM, RLL, ESDI or SCSI.ewww. SCSI wouldn't be too bad. I know where to find relatively
small capacity new IDE drives *cheap*. Everything else is likely to
be *well* used and more then it's worth.
> The originalIf there was a '286 version, I don't know. The 30 did that I think.
> Model 25 was 8-bit ISA and had an 8088.
But the 25 had an 8086.
> Why not? Some models are *completely* indestructable. I used fourJoe...run that thing over to my house would ya? I have to cut the
> 8580's (Model 80-386's) to hold up a Jeep CJ7. The machines were
> running at the time. I'll see if I can dig up the picture.
cat out of my Le Baron. Looks like that thing'll do the trick ;)
> The Mod 25 was possibly the crappiest machine in the whole line.Just possibly depends on who you talk to. It was compact. Had that
going for it. The PS/2's were all crappy. Everyone groanded when Big
Blue introduced them...like where's the beef? And there's no
mistaking what the PS stands for. The 25 was cute. It's a cute
vintage puter. 'nuff said.
> If you want a truly vintage PS/2, get a Model 50. 16-bit MCA and aISA.
> 10MHz 286. Anything with a Model number less than 50 was 8-bit
> Much more "commodity".And thank the good Lord for commodity puters. Easy to fix. Cheap. As
you pointed out, a second or third mortgage would be required to
upgrade an MCA bussed puter. Farbeit from me to tell a person to not
take on something because it's difficult. A Tandy 2000 is difficult.
Way difficult. But wrestling with MCA issues is an exercise in
masochism. Let's try to exert a positive influence on a young mind.
> I still use two Model 95's on a daily basis to do real work.Dude, get a Dell! LOL LOL LOL
> Peace... SridharAnd welcome to the group man. Truly ;)
FWIW... I think this entire discussion shouldn t have been handled on the list at all. But that s just my take. From: Evan Koblentz Sent: Sunday, February 15,Message 56 of 56 , Feb 15, 2009View SourceFWIW... I think this entire discussion shouldn't have been handled on the list at all.But that's just my take.
I'll say this in public: I should have agreed with Andy four years ago when he argued for a list that we control instead of using Yahoo.