More old stuff incoming
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Wed Dec 19 10:36:41 CST 2018
I too have an old spectrometer that requires a PC with an ISA slot,
[Bomem MB series] and the interface card is ISA form. It has been a
challenge to find old PC's with an ISA slot, most are recycled for
scrap. The ones I have came from thrift stores, but now the thrift
stores are reluctant to carry old PC's. No one wants them except a few
people with specific hardware/software requirements.
I also use an old PC that still has the ability to run both 3.5 and 5.25
inch floppies for transferring data to Vax/PDP-11 machines using PUTR.
The 5.25 inch floppy was dropped from most late model PC's, the
controller chip wouldn't support it.
On 12/19/2018 12:03 AM, Bill Degnan via cctalk wrote:
> 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 classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> 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
>> 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 classiccmp.org>
>>>> 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.
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