Fordlover From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 194 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1322 times:
KROC will probably shaft me, but it's his fault. He insulted my Commodore 64 in one of his replies, then the Atari, Kaypro, and Wang owners came out of the woodwork. Does anyone have an operating old computer just for the fun of it? I've got a Commodore 64 and a 128, as well as an assortment of disk drives, plug in accesories, etc. Every once in a while, I'll warm the beast up for some Super Zaxon, or the original SubLogic flight Simulator (there's nothing like seeing Chicago drawn in wire-frame). Anyone else suffer from this sickness?
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1305 times:
I have a Commodore 64 tucked away in my closet. I haven't fired it up since about 1992 or so. So I have no idea if it still works or not.
But it doesn't really matter. I never did really learn how to use it. I have a couple of games, and a flight simulator game for it, plus a box of 5" blank Kodak colored discs. I couldn't even figure out how to format the discs.
Someday, just for fun, I should pull it out, dust it off, and hook it up and see what I can do with it.
Aer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1585 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1302 times:
I have a Compaq Presario 468 machine somewhere upatairs. Its a 33Mhz machine from 1993 ! When I got it it had 4mb of RAM and 120mb of hard drive space. Hey it ran Windows 95 after an upgrade though !!!
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6439 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1262 times:
I have one of the first pentium based systems that I use for my databases. I built it many years ago and it is so much faster than this 800 Mhz thing I use for the internet. Of course it is not plagued by the Windows operating system, just good old DOS 6.1. I turn it on and within 60 seconds I'm happily updating my databases. This thing I'm using now takes 3 minutes just to load Windows and another 5 to get operational.
I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.