Cheap, good tulips...

Geoff Thompson
Thu Jan 7 17:40:35 1999

On 07-Jan-99 Russell Nelson wrote:
> Robert G. Brown writes:
>  > It would be nice to be able to update the list of "supported" cards
>  > on Don's tulip page with currently available cards that are
>  > "guaranteed" to work.  To facilitate that, let's try to just
>  > register new cards that work on the list, rather than dis the
>  > manufacturers of the cards that do work, especially for
>  > irrelevancies.
> Maybe a more fruitful course of action would be to ask Digital (well,
> okay, Intel) who is putting their chips on PCI boards.  After all,
> it's in Digital's (well, okay, Intel's) best interests to sell more of
> their chips.

I assume you are all aware that you can still buy a Compaq DE-500, and I would
guess there would also be a Compaq DE-450.  I don't know how long this line
would last for, but over here in New Zealand we have been able to still buy a
DE-500 (21142/3 based board) since the takeover.  

Compaq also sell their TI Thunderlan based cards which seem to do the trick
alright with the tlan driver, (Netflex cards??).  I've also seen the odd Compaq
with a Intel eepro based builtin Ethernet card (which also seem to work without
too much hassle).  I have no real affiliations to a particular type of NIC, so
I might be sounding like an ignorant heathen suggesting these.  I assume people
are craving for 21x4x cards because of performance reasons.


Geoff Thompson <>
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