Taurus Linux Machines
I run Linux on a number of systems:
PC Specialist / Compal IFL90 (Laptop)
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 (Merom) 2.4 Ghz ? BogoMIPS
Motherboard Compal IFL90
Chipset Intel PM965 (Crestline-PM) + ICH8M
RAM 2Gb (2x1Gb Corsair PC2-5300/DDR2-SDRAM DIMM)
Primary OS Windows XP Professional Editio 2xNTFS + 2xExt3 Partitions
Secondary OSs OpenSuSE 11.2 (Kernel 2.6.31)
Graphics nVidia GeForce 8600M GT
(PCIEx x16, 256MB DDR2, TVOut, TwinHead)
XOrg + nv (or nvidia)
Screen LG Philips LP154WX4-TLC1 15.4" Widescreen TFT Flat Panel
(capable of 1280 x 800 @ 60Hz)
Sound Intel 82801HB ICH8 - High Definition Audio
(RealTek ALC268 AC'97 Codec, with built-in microphones and stereo speakers + line in/out & mic)
?, ac97_codec
Storage TSSRcorp CD/DVDW TS-L632D
Fujitsu MHW2160BH 160GB 5400RPM SATA HDD
IDE SCSI emulation (ATA-?,UDMA/?)
Standard IDE (ATA-5,UDMA/100)
Network Broadcom BCM5787M Netlink Gigabit Ethernet
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (802.11abg)
Modem Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem
Pointing Device Elantech Touchpad mousedev?
Advent 7041 / Medion MD40676 (Laptop)
Processor Intel Pentium-M (Banias) 1.5 Ghz 2981.88 BogoMIPS
Motherboard Mitac 8060B / Medion MIM2000
Chipset Intel i855PM (Odem) / Centrino lm_sensors (i2c-i801, eeprom) for EEPROM only
BIOS Insyde BIOS V0.90
RAM 512Mb (2x256Mb PC2700/DDR333 DIMM)
Primary OS Windows XP Home Edition Needs re-partitioning
Secondary OSs Knoppix 3.3 (Kernel 2.4.22-xfs)
Knoppix 3.4 (Kernel 2.4.26 & 2.6.5)
CoLinux 0.61 (Kernel 2.4.26 & 2.6.7)
Runs from CD-ROM, config on CF card
        - ditto -
Runs Fedora Core 1 alongside XP
Graphics nVidia GeForce FX Go 5200
(AGP 4x, 64MB, TVOut, TwinHead)
XFree86 4.x + nv (or nvidia)
Screen 15.4" Widescreen TFT Flat Panel
(capable of 1280 x 854 @ 60Hz)
Max. Res. 1152 x 864 so far)
Sound Intel 82801DBM ICH4-M - AC'97 Audio
(Advance Logic ALC202 AC'97 Codec, ALG64, with built-in microphone and stereo speakers + line in/out & mic)
i810_audio, ac97_codec
Storage QSI CD-RW/DVD-ROM SBW-242 8x/24x/10x/24x
ST94011A 40GB 5400RPM EIDE HDD
IDE SCSI emulation (ATA-2,UDMA/33)
Standard IDE (ATA-5,UDMA/100)
Network RealTek RTL8139 PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
Intel® PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI
Adapter (802.11b)
Intel ipw2100 or
ndiswrapper with intel2100b driver
Modem PCtel HSP56 MR-8060B Data/Fax Modem
(PCtel AC'97 Modem Codec, SIL33)
Pointing Device Synaptics Touchpad mousedev?
USB Devices 3x Intel USB 2.0 ports
Belkin (Samsung) Mini Optical USB Mouse
Firewire Devices 1x Texas Instruments IEEE-1394 port ohci
PCMCIA Devices 1x Texas Instruments PCI-4150 CardBus
SunDisk CompactFlash Adapter

Other National Semiconductor HP HDSL-1100/2100 FIR IrDA port nsc-ircc + irutil
Custom-Built ECS Elite L7VTA (Desktop)
Processor AMD Athlon XP 2800+ (Barton) 2.08GHz 4141.87 BogoMIPS
Motherboard ECS Elite L7VTA
Chipset Via VT8368 KT400 lmsensors + KSensors/GKRellM
BIOS Award BIOS 1.3
Primary OS RedHat 8.0 (upgraded to Kernel 2.4.23)
Graphics ABIT Siluro GF4 MX-8X
(based on nVidia GeForce 4 MX440, AGP 8x, 64MB)
XFree86 4.x + nv (or nvidia)
Sound VIA VT8235 AC'97 Audio
(VIA AC'97 Audio Codec, VIA97, with headphone, line out, mic and S/PDIF)
Storage Samsung CDRW/DVD SM-353B
Maxtor PLUS 9 80GB IDE Disk (8MB Cache)
IDE SCSI emulation
Standard IDE
Network VIA VT6102 Rhine-II 10/100Mb Fast Ethernet
Modem OliNet V92 Ready External Modem None
USB Devices 6x VIA VT6202 USB 2.0 ports uhci + ehci
Firewire Devices 2x VIA IEEE-1394 ports ohci
Packard-Bell Platinum 6001 (Desktop)
Processor Intel PIII (Coppermine) 667Mhz 1330.38 BogoMIPS
Motherboard MSI Saturn MS-6309
Chipset VIA686 Apollo Pro 133 lmsensors + KSensors/GKRellM
BIOS American Megatrends AMIBIOS
RAM 640Mb (1x128Mb + 2x256Mb 133MHz DIMM)
Primary OS RedHat 9.0 (upgraded to Kernel 2.4.23) Stable since 6.2
Secondary OS Windows XP Professional Sadly necessary
Graphics Leadtek WinFast 3D S320 II 32Mb + TVout
(based on nVidia Riva TNT 2, AGP 2x)
XFree86 4.x + nv (or nvidia)
Sound Aztech Trident PCI288 Q3D II(NX)
(? AC'97 Audio Codec, ???, with front, rear, line out, mic)
Storage Samsung DVD-ROM SD-608
Goldstar CD-RW CED8080B
Quantum Fireball 20GB IDE Disk
Maxtor PLUS 9 80GB IDE Disk
Standard ATAPI/IDE
IDE SCSI emulation
Standard IDE
Standard IDE
Network Netgear Fast Ethernet FA310TX net/tulip
Modem Aztech MR2800W 56k WinModem
(SmartLink AC'97 Modem Codec, SIL34)
misc/slamr (from SmartLink)
USB Devices 3x USB 1.1 ports
PNY Tech CF Reader
Kodak DC280 ZOOM
Logitech QuickCam Pro
Canon CanoScan N1240U
usb/usbstorage since RH7.3
Driver under development
Use Hamrick Software's VueScan
Other Hauppauge WinTV PCI bttv and xawtv
Sun JavaStations (Mr. Coffee & Krups)
Primary OS SPARC Linux (Kernel 2.3)
Other SPARC and i386 boot servers dhcpd + tftpd
Wireless Access Point (D-Link DWL-2000AP)
Protocols 802.11b (11 Mbs), 802.11g draft (54 Mbs) Allows 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 11, 9, 6, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbs
Security WEP (64/128-bit), WPA, TKIP, 802.1x
Range 100m Indoors, 400m Outdoors
Frequency 2.4GHZ band
Servers HTTP - Web Based administration
DHCP - Can act as a DHCP server
SNMP - Can provide statistics to management tools
Network 100 base-T Ethernet
Network Print Server (MRI PS102)
Ports 2 x USB 1.1; 1 x Parallel
Network 10/100 Ethernet (auto-switching)
Buffer 2 MB
OS Support Windows 9x/Me/NT4/2K/XP; Mac OS 8.1 or higher; UNIX/Linux; NetWare Currently use Linux and Windows XP
Protocol Support TCP/IP; IPX; NetBEUI; AppleTalk; LPR; SMB; IPP; SNMP Currently use LPR and IPP over TCP/IP with SNMP moitoring
Inkjet Lexmark Z52 JetPrinter Connected to MRI Print Server via USB
Linux uses CUPS and gimp print + foomatic
Windows uses Lexmark driver via LPR port
Can use usb/printer since RH7.3 for direct connection

I run GNOME on the both RedHat i386-based systems, which are configured to dial an ISP (just in case my broadband connection drops!). The Laptop runs KDE, as that is what Knoppix runs. The JavaStations are mainly used as X-terminals.

I do a lot development work under Linux, mainly using C/C++, and have ported my Java Virtual Machine to run under Linux-i386.

I am also interested in running Linux on small platforms, including the Psion Series 3 and 5 machines. See the links on the index page details.