What to Do with a PS/2?

Tapley, Mark mtapley at swri.edu
Mon Jan 25 16:03:28 CST 2016

On Jan 25, 2016, at 12:29 AM, Mark J. Blair <nf6x at nf6x.net> wrote:

> So, would any of y'all like to help me brainstorm about interesting applications for this vintage heap, or maybe point me towards non-eBay sources of software that it would like to run?

Great work on the restoration!



“no networking support” on the PC-DOS/MS-DOS client I think means you have to get work units via email or other means to a net-connected machine, then transfer them to the MS-DOS machine via kermit or similar, then crunch, then reverse the process to get credit. However, even at 66 MHz you won’t have to do that very often… my 25 MHz NeXT cube 040 does a bit less than one work unit per 2 days. Until/unless you get it on Warp/Connect, maybe that’s OK?

OS/2 clients have done 5.67 million blocks, and MS-DOS 1.31 million blocks so far:


so you’ll have some company. (But, a lot of those clients have shifted over to working on OGR-28.)

Yes, that’s mostly me down near the bottom of that list, with my 68k/NeXTStep running for 13 years.

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