Started by verdraith, January 27, 2023, 04:03:58 PM
Total Members Voted: 16
Voting closed: February 06, 2023, 01:20:17 PM
Quote from: verdraith on February 07, 2023, 04:48:34 PMYou missed the qualifier on that question.Hint: with 8MB of RAM, the swap will grow beyond 16MB after first boot. It could grow as high as 60MB once the NXFactor benchmark has finished.
Quote from: zombie on February 07, 2023, 06:17:22 PMYou do not have to give me a hint. I had and used a base machine for quite a while. I worked at NeXT. I remember when we had to add a 40MB hard drive to the optical cube just to help with the swap performance.That was sold as a 'no cost' bonus for a little time.
Quote from: zombie on February 07, 2023, 06:17:22 PMThe base magneto optical only machine weirdly worked well. You could not do a lot of multitasking. But it did work. Weirdly reminded me of my experience with a base 128k Mac when it first came out.
Quote from: zombie on February 07, 2023, 06:17:22 PMAnd space was not the problem. Lame performance of the optical drive really was the bottleneck. But.... It was fascinating just how well it worked considering the weird chunky tech.
Quote from: barcher174 on February 07, 2023, 10:25:13 PMBoth working optical disks -and- original 5.25" hdds that have not degraded are going to be in very short supply. I feel like we're splitting hairs on the baseline. An original 68030 w/ any standard hdd and 16mb of ram should be totally reasonable considering the target will be either NS3.3 or OS4.2. Most still in service cubes would have ditched the MO only config by that time anyway.