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    Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    I posted a few pictures of some old stuff I have, and people seem to react to it, so I thought; why not dedicate a thread about old[er] hardware and software.

    A few of my old machines.
    The one on the left isn't obsolete, it just sits in the picture to make me feel modern and youthful.
    The one in the middle, with the amber screen is an IBM 5155 'portable' computer [people call them luggable nowadays]. It still works, but as you may see, on the picture it runs without any system disk, I was too lazy to put one in.
    The machine running on the right is a Macintosh Classic, I believe it runs MacOS 7.0.1.

    The flat thing on top of the IBM 5155 is an IBM PC Convertible with a printer attached at the back, it does not run, it lacks a power supply.
    The computer on the shelf above is an Apple ][ Europlus, it still works, but it sadly misses Disk I.

    Behind the small monitor on top of the Macintosh Classic is an Apple Macintosh ED.

    A few more machines.
    Left to right: Commodore Plus/4, Atari 130XE [brand spanking new], Atari 2600 [also brand spanking new], Commodore 64, keyboard for a Sinclair ZX81, the Sinclair ZX81 itself [and yes, that is a picture of my grandpa next to it, may he rest in peace].
    Lower shelf, in the middle, that's a Commodore VIC 20.
    Lower shelf, on the right: do I really need to explain?

    Also, a monster IBM HDD with a 5.25", a 3.5" and a 2.5" hdd in front of it. I think the big disk is 5MB, but not sure.

    I've got a few more, but I can't take pictures of them atm, it's a bit of a mess !

    Show us what you've got please !

    Cheers.
    Last edited by Phrea; June 11th, 2010 at 08:05 PM. Reason: Fixed spelling error.
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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    ok

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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    Loving those oldschool macs!

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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    Does that HDD have a motor?

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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent0 View Post
    Does that HDD have a motor?
    That grey thing on the bottom left is the motor.
    Yes, it's huuuuuuuge.
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    Wink Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    http://i.imgur.com/GPRWr.jpg

    Reminds me of my office in 1983 or so... Trackball and all; of course only the "wierd "guy had the Mac - but he did show me how to scan things with the hand scanner... We used AT&T PC's and soon, I got myself a keen AST Premium 286 with the whopping 1.2Mb of RAM for about $2000 - and a gen-u-wine Epson FX-80 printer too!

    But Hey, Bud, where's the AST TurboLaser and the Davong Hard Disk Unit; and the Ashton Tate dBaseII binders ?
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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by emarkay View Post
    http://i.imgur.com/GPRWr.jpg

    My office in 1983 or so...

    Where's the AST TurboLaser and the Davong Hard Disk Unit; and the Ashton Tate dBaseII binders ?
    Do you have any pictures?
    Pictures made back then are even cooler than what I've posted !
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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    This is just a small part of my mac collection:



    The G3 on the right is running headless with Debian stable, I use it for an mp3 player

    The computer on the left is a Compaq with 400Mhz celeron 256Mb ram and is currently being upgraded to Lucid.

    I also have a Blueberry iMac running Xubuntu



    I have several more Macs including a Mac Classic stored at another location. BTW everything still works.

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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    This is just a small part of my mac collection:

    [...]

    I have several more Macs including a Mac Classic stored at another location. BTW everything still works.
    Please, take the time and boot a few of those up, and take pictures !

    * Phrea does not feel all that alone anymore
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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    They'll have to wait until next week, as I've got several projects on the go at the moment. I just took the time to dig them out from under the work bench to take a picture. Then put them back again.

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