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[bbssig] 286 node/BBS Repair

Scott Laughlin n7net at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 3 21:42:59 UTC 2011


Obviously, you are computer savvy.  There's much satisfaction to be gained in reviving a machine from the dead.  

Regards de Scott / N7NET

On Aug 3, 2011, at 4:11 PM, Miroslav Skoric <skoric at uns.ac.rs> wrote:

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> On 8/2/2011 3:05 PM, Scott Laughlin wrote:
>> eBay has many XP machines listed.  That might solve your problem.
> Hi Scott, I am not sure if you meant about something such as the modern
> Win$$$ XP-based comps, or the 'XP' stands for something else? If the
> former, in fact it would be no problem to buy the new toy, but for just
> a simple, plain 'boot-and-forget' node/bbs combo, it just seemed to me
> as wasting my precious $$$ - that I need for other things and newer
> activities that appeared in recent years, such as conference travels,
> increased costs of living here, etc.
> (Btw, I used to access the node and check the bbs on the old box, by
> running BPQ32 terminal within the home Ethernet LAN from a newer
> P4-based comp that I use for my other research, studying, posting this
> email, etc).
> In the other words, I just wanted to explore the possibilities of
> inexpensive reviving such an old box, which had given me a lot of fun
> during its first 20 years of use :-)
> Of course, I suppose that replacing the whole system to something a bit
> newer is going to be the last resort, if nothing else helps. In that
> manner, I have been thinking about searching for a second-hand i386/i486
> industrial configuration, to put it on the wall, switch on and forget
> :-)  Any experience related to that will be appreciated.
> Misko
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