Re: Hacker FAQ (please comment and help fix)
Article: 7720 of alt.hackers Newsgroups: alt.hackers From: firstname.lastname@example.org (D.Young) Subject: Re: Hacker FAQ (please comment and help fix) Message-ID: D7oyHn.G5L@exeter.ac.uk Organization: Have you seen my room? Date: Thu, 27 Apr 1995 11:27:22 GMT Approved: Well, unofficially. Lines: 27 Status: RO
In article <AJRY.95Apr26223312@edge2.st-and.ac.uk> email@example.com writes: > >Well, OK, it wouldn't cost much. But I can see their point of view - >OS/2 works (in real terms, not officially) on 486/25s with at least >8Mb RAM. It runs on lesser machines, but slowly enough that I wouldn't >recommend it unless you're a) a power user, and b) broke; and I've >never seen a machine in that class sold with a 5.25" A: drive. Even >upgraded older machines tend to have a 3.5" drive fitted there and the >5.25" is relegated to drive B:. Well sorry to break the news to you, but I'm sitting in a room with seventeen Opus 486DX33 8Mb machines, all of which have the 3.5" drive as B:, so they do exist. As of IBM, if Linux can come with instructions and a workable means of booting of either type of drive then OS/2 dang well should or IMHO it's not of marketable quality. ObHack: This one goes back a long way... I had a Spectrum +2 and Tetris. Tetris would always crash after about thirty minutes (just as it was getting tricky and you had a decent score). The problem appeared to be one of the custom chips overheating, so simple solution involoved a stack of 1p (small diameter) and 2p (lareg diameter) coins held together with grease on top of the chip. Took about 3 minutes to implement after the problem was diagnosed and cost 14 pence.