The ThinkPad 760LD is a perfect Windows 95/DOS machine because it has a

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Oct. 11, 2022, 1:59 a.m.

My Vintage IBM ThinkPad collection so far. From left to right: IBM ThinkPad 760ED running OpenStep 4.2, IBM ThinkPad 760LD running Windows 95 D Lite, IBM ThinkPad T42 running Windows XP (can triple boot 98, 2000, and XP).

All of them are capable of connecting to the Internet. OpenStep doesn’t support WiFi, so I’m stuck with Ethernet only.

For the ThinkPad 760ED, OpenStep 4.2 is the best OS for it and I get full hardware support. I had to remove the really crappy Mwave card and put in an ESS1688 AudioDrive card so I can get full sound support with OpenStep.

The ThinkPad 760LD is a perfect Windows 95/DOS machine because it has a native resolution of 640x480 plus it has the ESS1688 sound card and that’s perfect for playing DOS games.

The ThinkPad T42 is the best laptop for triple booting Windows 98, 2000, and XP with full hardware support and all drivers.

Next up on my list is an IBM ThinkPad T60 so it can be my main Windows 7 machine.

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Oct. 11, 2022, 1:59 a.m.

I doubt you can play cd-i movies on OpenStep, so 3.11 and dual-boot with Win95 is in fact better, if you want full hardware support. And yes, it's only the 760ED that does CD-i, it has built-in hardwares decoder. Only ever got it working on 3.1x though.
Besides that, awesome machines.

good point. I am actually considering getting another hard drive caddy with a 5GB hard drive in it and have a Windows 3.11 and Windows 95 D Lite dual boot and just swap the caddies when I want to use OpenStep or Windows. The good thing is that these drives are super easy to swap out without any tools.

EDIT: maybe I can experiment with triple booting OpenStep, Windows 3.11, and Windows 95 on the 760ED.

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Oct. 11, 2022, 1:59 a.m.

ah yes openstep/wmaker are really a different approach, it's aesthetic, lightweight but it gets things done simple and quick, I'm wondering if in the long term it won't end being my everyday DE.

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Oct. 11, 2022, 1:59 a.m.

very beautiful

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Oct. 11, 2022, 1:59 a.m.

Such ENVY!!

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Oct. 11, 2022, 1:59 a.m.

Wow nice.

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Oct. 11, 2022, 1:59 a.m.

Nice machines

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Oct. 11, 2022, 1:59 a.m.

are you looking for some more rare models? I got a few I am selling.

I would be interested to know what you’re selling.

message me

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Oct. 11, 2022, 1:59 a.m.

"T42" --- My T41 is running Win XP. Tried Win7 but it was really too clunky and slow. My T470 however flies in Win 10.

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Oct. 11, 2022, 1:59 a.m.

I have 2 each T61 and W500, looking for W520 and W701 xp on T61 win7 64b on W500 with 2tb ssd




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