@stevelord my TT is pretty beefy (68MB RAM, very fast SCSI drive), but it also has a pretty hefty but dated software stack (FreeMiNT) and a very slow graphics card (Galaxy).
Also, Ataris never really had a great way to depart from standard graphics modes like Amiga RTG stuff provides. So they can be dull since games won't really work, especially with FreeMiNT running.
On a whim, I tried popping my old Bt848 PCI capture card in my semi-modern i5 desktop. Lovely to see that it still works! #atari
@orbjet I have two Unicomp buckling spring keyboards now, and I won't ever buy anything else. Still made in KY, heavy as hell, and a dream to use.
@galaxis my tactic with a custom mintlib in the past have been either:
1. Duplicate my entire /usr tree to another partition and then overwrite mintlib for funsies to see how it works. I can always copy back the duplicated tree if it broke everything.
2. Somehow set up the new mintlib in /usr/local or other directory tree and try to remember to enter the proper compiler flags each time I compile. It's annoying but safer.
EasyMiNT will never be updated, so might as well break it!
@kensanata huh, mine is not there. Then again, I don’t publicize it so why would it be. Also it’s not great, so the review would make me sad.
@thomasfuchs yeah, after seeing your pic, I went on a little eBay hunt. There is a nice desktop (as opposed to tower) with that same case aesthetic available.
@thomasfuchs I really like the look of that NCR 486 case. All business, and it doesn't look dated at all.
Mounted my MFM emulator in the #Rainbow with a little window so I can see the blinkies
@thomasfuchs Snazzy! Is that an 8088 inside?
I have never seen that much disk space on a #Rainbow!
The #nwsl accepted a $1M to $2M loan under the PPP. Interesting, and less than I thought.
Finally! One #Rainbow is finally formatting a 67MB hard drive (albeit via an emulated drive)