Laptops for SCO

Laptops for SCO

Post by Paul Fisch » Sat, 02 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Hello All,

I have a customer looking to purchase a laptop to run SCO on.
Initially she will need to run XENIX 2.3.4 or Unix 3.2v4.2, but she
plans on upgrading OSR5 when the software she uses get's ported.

If you have experience with laptops running any SCO OS I would greatly
appreciate hearing from you.


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Laptops for SCO

Post by Jim Li » Sat, 02 Sep 1995 04:00:00

: If you have experience with laptops running any SCO OS I would greatly
: appreciate hearing from you.

I had an AST Ascentia 910N with ODT 3.0 on it I used briefly for a demo.
It was used with both 16M and 32M with great results. X only works well
with an external monitor as the pan feature only works in DOS/Win the
best I could tell during the time I had it. I have a SCO 5 Hardware Compat
book in the office that could be of help here but I think has
the answers too.


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Laptops for SCO

Post by Mike Elki » Wed, 06 Sep 1995 04:00:00

We just bought and installed on a Toshiba T2450CT with 16 meg and it
was a snap.  It's a DX4/75 and it comes with an internal SCSI port so
we hooked up an external SCSI CD-ROM and it loaded as expected.  It
also has 2 PCMCIA slots which we installed a 3com etherlink III which
gave us seamless net access as well.  

It also supports 800x600 on the built in color display, but the built
in mouse, one of those IBM buttons in the middle of the keyboard,
didn't seem to work, so we use the PS2 mouse port with an external MS
Mouse installed as a keyboard mouse.

I highly recommend this one.

V-Systems R&D


1. Laptops for SCO UNIX

I know this has been asked before, but I have never seen any decent
responses to this yet (unless I missed it  :-()

We resell turnkey medical systems (Medical Manager) to medical offices and
need the ability to demo the product in the field.  Up to now, we have
taken a mini-tower with monitor and keyboard and away we went.  We use SCO
UNIX as the demo platform (since this is what we are talking about for them
inhouse anyway).

We really need to streamline the demo procedure and come up with a notebook
to carry in the field to ease the demo process.  

Our basic needs are:
486 DX/4  or Pentium
Active Matrix Color Screen (for the clarity during demos with small
                            groups of people.  Dual-Scan (Passive) seems
                            to fade as you go away from the screen to either
                            side.  They must be able to see clearly)
540mb HD  (SCO UNIX 3.2v4.2)
8-16mb of RAM (preferrably 16mb)
with the ability to hook up an external SCSI tape drive (Archive 525ES)

The ability to hook up the external tape backup is very important so we can
load on updates to Medical Manager.  An update is usually over 80mb, so
diskettes would be very very awkward.

Any ideas would be helpful and appreciated.  
Price is a concern obviously.  I got some info from Wynn Sales (
and have requested additional info from them, but they seem to be a little
on the pricey side (don't quote me on this, jury is still out on that one).


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