Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Dec 2013 15:29 UTC
Apple

Reviving an old computer is like restoring a classic car: There's a thrill from bringing the ancient into the modern world. So it was with my first "real" computer, my Mac Plus, when I decided to bring it forward three decades and introduce it to the modern Web.

It's amazing what's possible on these old machines.

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*sigh* It's the hardware
by ameasures on Sat 14th Dec 2013 00:06 UTC
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2006-01-09

Somewhere here I have a 486 that was pulled out of a ditch and yes it works with 20MB RAM.

The PSU has a really, really noisy fan which needs swapping out - old (AT) style PSU's are rare now.

Anyone know where a translater ATX to AT lead can be found?

It has OpenBSD on it but I suspect even they no longer support 486 ... hopefully NetBSD will tho'.

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RE: *sigh* It's the hardware
by Sauron on Sat 14th Dec 2013 05:09 in reply to "*sigh* It's the hardware"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

There is plenty of old AT style PSU's knocking about, I have a big box full of them. Head over to Amibay or EAB and place a wanted ad, soon get one there.

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RE: *sigh* It's the hardware
by biffuz on Tue 17th Dec 2013 12:14 in reply to "*sigh* It's the hardware"
biffuz Member since:
2006-03-27

Somewhere here I have a 486 that was pulled out of a ditch and yes it works with 20MB RAM.

The PSU has a really, really noisy fan which needs swapping out - old (AT) style PSU's are rare now.

Anyone know where a translater ATX to AT lead can be found?

It has OpenBSD on it but I suspect even they no longer support 486 ... hopefully NetBSD will tho'.


I've seens some ATX->AT converters, but it's definitively cheaper to replace the fan.

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