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MauryG5

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2020, 04:02:06 pm »
Welcome and congratulations on the many Power-based machines!

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2020, 11:08:09 am »
Martin's here! Now the party can start!

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2020, 03:01:48 pm »
I once had a single core POWER laptop (Powerbook G-something) as a hand me down. It sucked, and Debian Jessie dropped support for the architecture part way through my ownership of the device. No loss though as I'm not much of a laptop guy.
Blackbird C1P9S01, CPU 02CY650, 2x 8GB 2666 RAM, 1024GB M.2 SSD, AMD RX 560X, 2U heatsink, 500W SFX PSU, Debian 11

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2020, 05:06:12 pm »
Debian (sid) is still available for big-endian systems.

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2021, 07:06:14 pm »
Debian (sid) is still available for big-endian systems.

Thanks but I've since discarded the device. It really was barely powerful enough to use for anything beyond novelty.
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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2021, 10:17:01 am »
Haven't picked up anything new, but I have been testing things as I move them into storage, and my beloved "SR-7100" (Power Mac 7100/66AV with a 400MHz Sonnet G3, max RAM and HPV card) still works just great. That was a nice find.

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2021, 02:23:10 pm »
Basically just an Xbox 360 and my childhood Gamecube and Wii. I used to have a PS3 but it got sold off at some point. Would love to get an RS/6000 at some point to play with... or a Thinkpad PS.
Apparently at the offices someone I know works at, they have Freescale-based PowerPC desktops for... something.
Now for the fructiferous power:
2x Power Macintosh (one Sawtooth, one Mystic, both G4s @450), 2x iBook (one G3/900, one G4/1.42), 1x iMac (G5, 1.6GHz).

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2021, 10:05:59 pm »
Were they actually Freescale-branded??

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2021, 05:19:04 pm »
Yeah, sticker on the front of the case and all.

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2021, 12:29:07 pm »
Interesting. Do you know the CPU, or even the model number? I know about the Motorola-branded desktops and servers, but didn't know Freescale branded any.

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2021, 05:05:36 pm »
I'm only aware of RDBs. Something like the QorIQ T2080 Reference Development Board.

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2021, 05:11:18 pm »
This is really nice. It's from IBM, Zurich: 32x NXP QorIQ T4240

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #42 on: December 26, 2021, 12:03:08 am »
Interesting. Do you know the CPU, or even the model number? I know about the Motorola-branded desktops and servers, but didn't know Freescale branded any.
Unfortunately, no. I'm not aware of any of the details, besides that they were (there were a handful of them) seeming full ATX or Micro ATX midtower using midtower cases, with optical drives in front.

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2021, 05:22:14 pm »
Maybe a Sandpoint system?

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Re: Old stuff survey
« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2021, 04:06:40 am »
@lepidotos I am really curious about these Freescale-based PowerPC desktops ... if there is no secret there, could you get information and tell more about them?