[svlug] OT: Cheap PC-DOS laptop
bill at wards.net
Tue Nov 24 19:49:32 PST 2009
You will almost certainly need to replace the CMOS battery on any ancient
laptops you find, and probably the main battery as well.
On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 5:21 PM, JC Lawrence <claw at kanga.nu> wrote:
> It has been a long time since I've wandered this list. Given the
> recent threads on old hardware, perhaps you can help me on another
> ancient hardware project?
> I have need of a laptop to run a single, relatively small and
> undemanding PC/MS-DOS application. For portability reasons, it has
> to be a laptop, and it should have an mobile PSU (I'll need to use it
> for 4-10 hour stretches at remote locations that have wall-sockets).
> I don't need the system to do anything else, just run that one
> application (and periodically get upgrades for that application).
> Running under Bochs is just fine (and even expected). Running PC/MS-
> DOS directly is also just fine. I want to avoid any form of Windows
> (this is a text-mode application that runs full-screen), thus the
> willingness to run Bochs under say, a micro-Linux install. Screen and
> keyboard size aren't big questions as long as they aren't tiny. I'm
> quite happy to entirely dedicate the entire laptop to this one
> And ideas of what to look for these days? I'm thinking of running
> over to WeirdStuff and rooting about in the back...
> -- JCL
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