October 26, 2014

Is there any reason Linux might not run on the Wang Professional Computer?

Is there any reason Linux might not run on the Wang Professional Computer? I'm not talking about the personal computers that were IBM clones with the Wang nameplate - I'm talking about the first computer Wang released for the individual user; it was MS-DOS compatible, but not 100% pc compatible. I love old technology, and when I can integrate it with modern computer technology, id est, teach the old dog new tricks, it's that much more fun. If any one's up for an additional challenge: if Wang Profession CAN run Linux, can it run i-Tunes? : ) Thanks for any guidance - Have a great day.

As you did not deliver the specs of this Wang computer, the most I can tell...

As you did not deliver the specs of this Wang computer, the most I can tell you, Linux will work on any hardware it supports.

Linux has made its mark in the computer realm not only on servers and mobile devices but also in reviving outdated machines. Because it can use less resources than some of the more traditional desktop OSes, it can bring almost any computer back from the digital museum.

A good rule if thumb, when in doubt, always check the Linux hardware compatibility list. GNU/Linux has done a solid job supporting modern hardware.

I have been using computers since the MS-DOS era. I have a good understanding of some of the hardware used at that time. GNU/Linux has been testing hardware for a span of 23 years. You will find something.

Start here:
Hardware compatibility under linux

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