James Iwanek chthon at
Fri May 24 01:43:18 PDT 2002

dont worry - we aint gonna leave you behind - after all the revolution is
for all of us ;-P

i happen to still have a 286 runing elks 0.1.0 (latest version)
i use it as a webterminal

no u definantly arnt out of the race yet

"Richard A Downing FBCS" <richard.downing at> wrote in message
news:ackrbe$j9a$1 at
> I hope and trust you are not going to assume Pentium class machines for
> my 33Mhz 16Meg 486 still runs very nicely - even if compiling Glibc takes
> most of the day, and the 14 inch VGA monitor can just manage 800x600!
> It's a matter of pride that I'm running bleeding edge Linux on it, when my
> friends with Windows have to shell out 1000's every year not just to buy
> the latest bug-riden Redmond garbage, but also a supercomputer to run it
> (rather slowly) on.
> It's all very well for you young fellas with deep pockets you know, but
> of us oldies are retired and living on a pension...
> Richard.
> Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> > On Fri, May 24, 2002 at 01:29:16AM +0100, Ian Molton wrote:
> >> I have more number crunching power, you have (probably) better RAM
> >> bandwidth.
> >
> > How does your XP 1800 compare to my P4-2.2? I guess we'll find out soon
> > enough when all major changes to the book are done and I need a new set
> > build times for the book (and list this time which machines contributed
> > them).
> >
> >
> >
> >

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