The Sharp is actually a Pocket Calculator, though it has a 24KB ROM with BASIC in it, and a qwerty keyboard with little calculator buttons. It was fun to learn on, but the one line LCD display got a little boring in the end.
Otherwise, I am very proud of my still working mail-server, which is a Digital Multia with an AXP21066 CPU, which is the smallest 64bit CPU ever made, fully loaded RAM (128MB) and a (now rather small, but still fine and working) SCSI disk:
$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
cpu : Alpha
cpu model : LCA4
cpu variation : -4294967301
cpu revision : 0
cpu serial number : Linux_is_Great!
system type : Noname
system variation : 0
system revision : 0
system serial number : MILO-2.2-17
cycle frequency [Hz] : 166629900
timer frequency [Hz] : 1024.00
page size [bytes] : 8192
phys. address bits : 34
max. addr. space # : 63
BogoMIPS : 323.24
kernel unaligned acc : 0 (pc=0,va=0)
user unaligned acc : 0 (pc=0,va=0)
platform string : N/A
cpus detected : 0
$ cat /proc/meminfo
total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
Mem: 129015808 126205952 2809856 0 2613248 13729792
Swap: 269467648 7520256 261947392
MemTotal: 125992 kB
MemFree: 2744 kB
MemShared: 0 kB
Buffers: 2552 kB
Cached: 12344 kB
SwapCached: 1064 kB
Active: 4744 kB
Inactive: 11240 kB
HighTotal: 0 kB
HighFree: 0 kB
LowTotal: 125992 kB
LowFree: 2744 kB
SwapTotal: 263152 kB
SwapFree: 255808 kB
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3 17213849 10246172 6085553 63% /
/dev/sda1 52088 564 51524 2% /dos
I believe the date on the motherboard is 1994 and the BIOS says 1995, with an option of loading Windows NT :-)
I don't really remember, and I don't like to boot it, because the mobo-battery (for the BIOS) is not good anymore and it is only barely that I can remember to boot it.
It is however, the most stable system I have ever had, and a few Intel/AMD based PC systems have come and gone in the mean time.
As far as I remember, Slashdot originally ran on a similar platform?
I, and quite a few friends and colleagues cried a few tears when Compaq bought Digital, and a few more when AXP was discontinued!
Not that I am a fan of VMS, but it was sort of fun to play with, in its own archaic way. Sort of like the fun of trying to sleep next to a hungry tiger ;-)