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Using an Toshiba Libretto

Developing on a 20-year Toshiba Libretto with 16MB RAM and Windows 98

June 23, 2016 -

One must be a bit crazy to come up with the idea to build a blog (as in: actual programming) on an old 486 laptop with just 16MB RAM. I happen to be that crazy: I took my very first laptop from the 90s and decided to find out if it was possible to turn it into a development machine.

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... apparently it needed a little encouragement from its modern cousins...
... apparently it needed a little encouragement from its modern cousins...
Toshiba T2130CT laptop with a 75Mhz Intel 486 processor and a whopping 16MB RAM (that is megabytes!)
Toshiba T2130CT laptop with a 75Mhz Intel 486 processor and a whopping 16MB RAM (that is megabytes!)
I had to remove the original disk because it didn't work... or so I thought!
I had to remove the original disk because it didn't work... or so I thought!
Never thought I would be happy to see this: the Windows 98 boot screen!
Never thought I would be happy to see this: the Windows 98 boot screen!
The 486-development machine!
The 486-development machine!
VIM running on the 486 through PuTTY
VIM running on the 486 through PuTTY

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