Not logged in
Log in now
Create an account
Subscribe to LWN
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Quotes of the week
Posted May 27, 2011 16:09 UTC (Fri) by felixfix (subscriber, #242)
Posted May 27, 2011 18:17 UTC (Fri) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
Industrial equipment often has quite a long lifetime. I've personally worked with equipment from 70-s which used _punch_ _cards_ back in 1998.
I also personally know one system which uses ISA cards. It's a data acquisition hardware for drilling well rigs. And it's not really that old - this system was designed in 2001 and required top-notch hardware back then.
Posted May 28, 2011 18:24 UTC (Sat) by mastro (subscriber, #72665)
Posted May 29, 2011 12:11 UTC (Sun) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
Posted May 29, 2011 22:09 UTC (Sun) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
Posted Jun 4, 2011 13:21 UTC (Sat) by jjs (guest, #10315)
Sometimes, though, they do want the latest & greatest OS for security reasons, even if the HW & SW are unchanged. Strange as it sounds, it happens.
Posted May 31, 2011 16:51 UTC (Tue) by rgmoore (✭ supporter ✭, #75)
You may have ISA devices even if you don't have any ISA slots on your motherboard. Until quite recently (and possibly even still today) it's been used an on-board bus to talk to legacy devices like PS2 and serial ports and floppy controllers. I guess it was easier to include ISA support in new chipsets than to redesign those legacy devices to work with a more modern bus.
Posted Jun 2, 2011 11:51 UTC (Thu) by runciter (guest, #75370)
Copyright © 2013, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds