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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    This is a 486 [laptop] I kicked online about a year ago, using Blueflops [live diskette distro].
    What you see is the machine on IRC [what else ].
    G! dpu s:++ a C+++ UL++ P L+++ !E W+++ N+ o? K- W-- O- M- V- PS+ PE- Y+ PGP t- 5 X+ R* tv-- b DI- D- G e+ h+ r--- y+

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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    The oldest computer I have is a 486 laptop. I installed DOS 6 on it and Windows 3.1 for awhile, then switched to BasicLinux 3.5 which works quite well. Here's a few pictures of it in action:

    http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/2675/img1183le5.jpg
    http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/1749/img1180hd9.jpg
    http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/8183/img1179se3.jpg

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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    I like the old-school tech museum , and I don't even have to travel to see it.
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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phrea View Post
    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.
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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    Last edited by magmon; June 12th, 2010 at 03:49 AM.
    These days, my computers change so much, all I can say for sure here is ubuntu.

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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yes View Post
    The oldest computer I have is a 486 laptop. I installed DOS 6 on it and Windows 3.1 for awhile, then switched to BasicLinux 3.5 which works quite well. Here's a few pictures of it in action:

    http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/2675/img1183le5.jpg
    http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/1749/img1180hd9.jpg
    http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/8183/img1179se3.jpg
    Sorry for not being exactly on-topic, but I have an old laptop (I think it is a 486, it runs Windows 95 atm) and I have been searching around for a Linux Distro to use on it. It has 8megs of RAM and 167 mghz processor. Will Basic Linux 3.5 work on it?

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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Windows Nerd View Post
    Sorry for not being exactly on-topic, but I have an old laptop (I think it is a 486, it runs Windows 95 atm) and I have been searching around for a Linux Distro to use on it. It has 8megs of RAM and 167 mghz processor. Will Basic Linux 3.5 work on it?

    Scott
    Absolutely, it would run fantastically on that.

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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    I have no old computers left but memories of the sounds when it booted up and ran is music to my ears. Now my current box is so quiet it`s like it shut-off.

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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phrea View Post
    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.
    Argh! The 5.25 is a quantum bigfoot! They were the worst drives I ever used.

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