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Don't knock old ISA cards!

Don't knock old ISA cards!

Posted Feb 17, 2010 18:39 UTC (Wed) by cruff (subscriber, #7201)
Parent article: How old is our kernel?

Much of it need not change; the means by which one configures an ISA Sound Blaster card is pretty much as it always was - assuming one can find such a card and an ISA bus to plug it into.

Funny you mentioned ISA SoundBlaster cards. I just powered up my 16 year old Alpha AXPpci33 based system to see if a newer releases of a Linux distribution would still run on it. It contains an SoundBlaster 64 ISA card. This system is a real monster! :-) 166 MHz CPU, 96 MBytes memory. It feels pathetically slow these days.


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