More old stuff incoming

Bill Degnan billdegnan at
Tue Dec 18 23:03:56 CST 2018

I repaired a Spectrometer for Morgan University in Baltimore that had a
vintage computer at its heart, used for training purposes and perfectly
good.  The computer just needed some TLC to get it back up and running.  I
think it was a P-II as well, there was a control card that would only work
with the pre-PCI bus

On Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 11:54 PM Jason Howe via cctalk <
cctalk at> wrote:

> Indeed.
> Just this year, we pulled our Pentium Pro box off our museum shelf and
> did a fresh install of NT4 for a faculty member and their scientific
> instrument.
> --Jason
> On 12/18/18 5:48 PM, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote:
> >> On Dec 18, 2018, at 2:51 PM, ben via cctalk <cctalk at>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> I would take a guess for custom hardware or software that never
> migrated to Windows 13 or USB IIV. Ben.
> > Being a photographer, I know there is a real market for this.  Many
> high-end scanners will only work with older Macintosh or Windows systems.
> I have a scanner that originally cost $10,000, and the only software for it
> runs on Windows XP (thankfully I can use Parallels Desktop to run XP and
> use it).  Other, even more expensive scanners require even older software
> that requires physical systems.  I also have some pretty high-end Macintosh
> A/V HW & SW that won’t run on newer systems.
> >
> > I’m sure there is plenty of lab type equipment in this category as well.
> >
> > Zane
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >

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