Discussion in 'Other Operating Systems' started by biferi, Dec 13, 2020.
Can anybody Tell me if they make anything like this but that Runs Win10?
I don't think so not yet any way.
I haven't seen one for Windows.
Dell and others make computers that are include in the monitor.
If you're looking for a small computer, check out the NUC.
I'd pass on anything like that. Heat would be a factor. It might get very hot typing on that. It would probably have the video chip and sound chip soldered to the motherboard to save space.
After having an All-in-One computer die on me (vertical hold, display went to a single horizontal line) I've steered clear of those too. One exception, I saved an A-I-O from the garbage heap. I was fortunate that this unit had a VGA port to replace with another monitor if the display went bad but the video chip was functional. I take my chances with laptops but if the video goes on those you either have to replace the motherboard or toss the laptop.
There was a Commodore 64x replica - that had an intel atom and HDD built into the keyboard (which would have run Windows 10 but why would anyone?) but due to the death of it's founder they're no longer in production. They came out a while back under limited edition under the wording "limited collectors edition". Very few people noticed. It's why computer's in general don't sell well, because once you know what computer you want ie: a "Power ISA & Unix!" the most advanced operating system on earth, then you've already rushed off and bought one and if it was made robustly enough, it tends to last for not just a few years - but decades!
Back in the day they cost close to two and a half grand... Nowadays you can pick them up for near enough 50 bucks if you're willing to spend that much time looking after one. Ppc & Ppc64el are the only two processors on the market that are totally Open Firmware - everything else is a bit meh!
There also the only processors that support OpenBSD - RETGUARD & AltiVec instructions.
Windows NT did exist on it - very briefly...
They where originally developed for "Department of Defense applications" DARPA - notably the S400 missile defense system.
NASA's X-Serve Cluster with PowerPC architecture and 22 Hard-Disk Drive's... Probably running a flavor of BSD.
But if you cant reasonably get one of these to fit in your living room then there's always the next best thing.
They sell cheap enough second hand.
Although there are CAVEATS (buyer beware) a G4 total memory can not exceed 2GB and the space for x 3 hard-disks can not exceed 125GB slices or disk size of 125GB increments each, but with 3 x 125GB that's 375GB and the added option of Firewire RAID (NAS) on the back end beyond many terabytes.
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