Author: ric96

A Tale of Running Modern Linux on Hardware from 1997

I have been interested in retro hardware for a long time. I don’t remember where the idea first came to me but I’ve always been interested in finding out how modern Linux behaves on bare metal old hardware, because quemu lies and is very inaccurate replicating the intricacies of x86 retro hardware. Modern Linux being […]

Project Athena

This project started as an upgrade to my now 3 year old portable workstation. It was a Dell Precision 7720 powered by a Skylake based Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 aided by a 32GB ECC memory kit. And it was no slouch either, for the time, it was the fastest computer you could buy at the […]