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Anybody Out There Got An Old Computer?  
User currently offlineFordlover From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 194 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1003 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?  Nuts

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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 989 times:

I have a couple of old bitches, an Atari and a ZX Spectrum  Smile  Smile  Smile

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 986 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.


User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 983 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 !!!

User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 978 times:

I also had an old Compaq 33mhz from the early 90s, I got Flight Simulator 4 and Windows 95.


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 978 times:

I have a Commodore laptop from 1990 or so, it has 15mhz processer, 965kb of RAM and 40mb HDD, it was awesome!!! It took nearly 3 days to install windows 95.

User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 975 times:

The oldest computer in my house is a Kaypro II. I can't remember what my Dad paid for it brand new but it was around $2500 and he said that was a bargin for back then.

We've given away two 486s and one 386 so the slowest running machine in the house is PII-200.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21467 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 962 times:

My oldest is an ancient TRS-80 compatible; I´ll have to dig it up one day to try rescuing some of my earlier work...  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineCheese-Jet From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 956 times:

I have a Commodore 64 sitting around in my basement, its all covered in cobwebs and dust.  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6294 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 943 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.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 941 times:

Why would I?

User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 937 times:

Why would you not?

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 930 times:



Just a fun photo


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 927 times:



Another funny comp photo


User currently offlineSophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 925 times:

My brother has my old Mac SE that I bought in college. What's sad is that was about a $3500 computer then! Now you can play one game on it and listen to it "bing."

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