[Coco] Keeping current... ????
dano at agora.rdrop.com
Mon Feb 26 23:17:24 EST 2007
> Chuckle, I could see that one coming. :-) But I think it probably
> appropriate to consider that the coco hasn't been made in 18 years now,
> but that the hardware *most* linux runs on is in current production. I
> think it goes without saying that one is expected to keep his hardware
> for his main machines at a level that isn't too far out of date.
I, for one, like to tinker with computers, but just don't have the
time/energy to fool with hardware and software upgrades all the time. I
used an old dual Pentium for about 7 years until about a year ago.
There's always something that that causes me trouble. I installed Debian
on the new system and FTP and Telnet are blocked by default. While that's
a good thing for the most part, I have other old computers that I'd like
to use w/ this one, it's firewalled from the outside world, and still
haven't figured out how to enable them. I always liked FVWM2 as a simple
and functional window manager, but seem to be stuck unless I go through a
lot of trouble to get it going.
> Like if AMC was still making cars, wouldn't you have one in the drive that
> hasn't started to rust out yet?
A new AMC would probably just be a boring econo-box (actually it'd
probably be a Jeep SUV), I'll keep my '75 Gremlin going a little longer :)
> $340 a copy. My '88 Nissan Pathfinder 4WD pickup has glass headlights
> with replaceable lamps in them, and it still has the best headlights of
> anything in the driveway today, including the fresh headlamp assemblies
> in that 99 GMC.
I love having replacable headlamps too, not only do they work great, they
don't cost any more to replace than the bulb in the newer assemblies.
> I still don't understand why the car driving public hasn't long since
> brought a class action suit against the automakers, sueing for free, all
> glass headlights replacements that don't scratch up, get foggy and yellow
> with age. These old yellowed plastic things are a hazard on the road at
> night for the driver, and for everyone around him.
While I haven't had one apart, it looks like some vehicles (Xterra, Jeep)
use standard round headlights, or something close. Maybe others will
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