NetBSD and old hardware curiosity

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Tue Jun 20 22:57:07 CDT 2006


On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 03:17:40PM -0700, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> > During this exercise, I just kept thinking "...and guys with a MicroVAX do
> > this?!!?"
> 
> I should hope that no one is running a pig like the Gnome Desktop on a
> machine such as a MicroVAX.  Not even taking the fact that a MicroVAX should
> be running DECwindows if it has a GUI, I would think that the requirements
> for running Gnome Desktop would prevent it from being run on a MicroVAX (RAM
> strikes me as the largest issue).

Depends on the VAX.  I do have a VAX 4000/700 with 384MB of ram, and a
4000/100 with 128MB.

Still, I'm not sure I'd want to try to run Gnome on them.

Pat
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