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offering obsolete X terminal computer hardware 

I have three ~20-year-old X terminals (Tektronix/NCD NC200) which I'd ship to you if you're into obsolete computing hardware. I haven't plugged them in for ages but I did get them to work once upon a time, and it should still be possible to use them with modern X applications. It's also supposed to be able to run Java 1.1 applets via "Netscape NC Navigator", a bespoke browser build, but I never tried that.

The required OS image, which has to be served over the network, is still available from the current owner of the product line, and I've saved a copy just in case: thinpathsystems.com/index.php? (That's labeled a "patch" but it actually contains the entire system software.)

Somebody's notes for configuring a similar product for use with Linux are at bio.gsi.de/DOCS/NCD/xp200_linu and there's general advice on the required network environment in several of the old Linux HOWTOs:
tldp.org/HOWTO/Xterminals/inde
tldp.org/HOWTO/NCD-X-Terminal.
tldp.org/HOWTO/XDM-Xterm/index

offering obsolete X terminal computer hardware 

@jamey The Living Computer Museum in Seattle does great work. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_C

re: offering obsolete X terminal computer hardware 

@donpdonp yeah, I should ping them, you're right. I think there are a few people around the fediverse who learn a lot from setting up old stuff themselves, though, so I'm also open to hearing from them.

re: offering obsolete X terminal computer hardware 

@jamey is this just the pizzabox without monitor?

re: offering obsolete X terminal computer hardware 

@er1n yes, but with power supplies and some of the paper documentation.

re: offering obsolete X terminal computer hardware 

@jamey ahhh, okay. don't think i need that right now, but perhaps someone else around here will. maybe @ky0ko would be interested?

re: offering obsolete X terminal computer hardware 

@er1n @jamey i was literally about to say "i want one"

re: offering obsolete X terminal computer hardware 

@ky0ko I was thinking about asking you, even 😁 (thanks @er1n)

want to DM about how to get one or more to you? or email (jamey@minilop.net)?

re: offering obsolete X terminal computer hardware 

@jamey @er1n either is fine

re: offering obsolete X terminal computer hardware 

@er1n @jamey that's a mips system

i want one

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