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Topic # 6873 1-Mar-2006 19:21
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I have just got 3 of them for playing about with..

Machine 1

Wyse Compaq T1010 White ugly beige box. with gargantuous power supply.
MediaGX Geode based, full legacy ports, 1 USB port, sound, 232meg ram, Compactflash slot inside, PCMCIA port for expasnsion, WinCE 3.0 RDP access, Citrix access, terminal emulation

HP Compaq t5300 small black & silver unit
transmeta 550MHZ x86 comp based, no legacy ports, 4 USB ports, sound, 64meg ram, 2.5MM hard drive connector occupied with a 32MB flash hard drive module, no expansion possible, WinCE 4.0 .NET RDP access, Citrix access, terminal emulation, MSIE 5 compatible, Cut down version of Windows media player

HP Compaq t5500 small black & silver unit
transmeta 1GHZ x86 comp based, serial, parrallel legacy ports, 4 USB ports, sound, 256meg ram, 2.5MM hard drive connector occupied with a 256MB flash hard drive module, SODIMM expansion possible, WinXPe embedded based. RDP access, Citrix access, terminal emulation, MSIE 6, Full Windows media player and full access to run standard win32 applications..

They would mad ideal "web" machines or similar... has anyone loaded others osses etc on them? they are cheap as @#$%@# and look very useful..

best of all, i'm using a piddly little 500MA 12vdc plug pack,, it uses 450mA at most. and is totally silent and cool running!

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  Reply # 29606 1-Mar-2006 20:20
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I was thinking the same thing myself when I saw Evo T20's going for $10 on trademe!

This site here has a bit of info on it

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  Reply # 30642 13-Mar-2006 21:32
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Microsoft is also releasing Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs real soon now as well

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  Reply # 31976 1-Apr-2006 18:01
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We use 200+ in our company all around the country, and they are brilliant in a corporate environment. At this stage, we are rolling everyone onto the new domain, a different Windows OS and it's a simple and quick job to move all users over. We use WYSE Winterms for it.

There are many added bonuses with using Winterms instead of PCs, including expense, easy management of users, and the ability to pick up lost sessions since the sessions are on the servers instead of the computer. I could rave on about how wonderful they are, because from a business pov, they are brilliant.

I'm not sure how effective they would be for personal use, but now I think I'll have to have a play to find out.

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Reply # 31989 2-Apr-2006 02:14
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Oh they are FANTASTIC from a corporate point of view as they are all the same, never fail (very rarely) and cannot be screwed around with by slightly adept users. You need a rebuilt and you just fire up altris and redeploy it.. easy-as.

As all apps are server based and not client based, most users can have thier work recovered unless server fails of course. redeploying an app is just chucking it on one Server...

From a standalone point of view, the machines got a hard drive added with Win98 lite. works GREAT.

The Win XP machines as of tonight finally got hacked to behave like a standalone OS., I have added DirectX and a few other full blown apps which means it can run almost anything. (3D games, MAME, Other emulators)

I will be adding the full how-to on my blog in the next couple of days. :-)

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Reply # 32864 12-Apr-2006 12:00
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Took delivery of 8 T1010's this morning + HP75 monitor + original keyboards.
Still investigating what I got, but CE 233Mhz seems to be the lot.
The server, or at least what was prsented as the server seems to be switched for a clone box.

Too early to tell what it all is and what will be the next step.
Will be following this thread.
AFAIK it should be possible to connect 1 to an XP Pro computer,
Several to a Server2003 Citrix combi and also SuSeLinux.

Eager to get down to connecting testing experimenting and in general having fun.


The Server wasn't the server but some bust clone.
Got an extra EVO T20 though, shiny little thing.
11 HP75 17"F(l)at Screens.

Just hope this thread will grow!

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  Reply # 33153 17-Apr-2006 10:01
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Sounds like fun i might get a coupule to muck round with Laughing

Should be fun

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  Reply # 33200 17-Apr-2006 18:32
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nathan: Microsoft is also releasing Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs real soon now as well

This appears to be out of reach of non-organisation users. I heard rumours of Windows CE for old PC's, have anyone found this? Also I heard a rumour of a lightweight Java O/S?

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