A couple of years ago now, I resurrected an old machine for nostalgia, and to some extent to learn about the system architecture using Assembly language, C++ (for real mode DOS).
- AMD Duron 850MHz CPU
- 256MB DDR RAM
- 6GB Hard Drive
- GeForce 4 MX440 64MB GFX Card (AGP)
- Creative SB16 (EISA)
- MS-DOS 6.22
- Windows 3.11
- Windows 98
- Windows 2000 Professional
As these old machines were rather bulky, it got me thinking, is there anything of a similar spec, but the size of a Raspberry Pi, or slightly bigger (Mini-ITX) ?
It would be really cool to be able to run all this old stuff on a machine that was really tiny in comparison to the machines of its day, but was still based on technologies from the era (i.e. Pentium MMX, Sound Blaster 16 etc)
I know it's highly unlikely that this technology exists, and I have looked around, but haven't found anything suitable, still as they say: "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained".