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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    I promised you guys a few more pictures.
    This time from an Atari Mega [including Steinberg Cubase 2]:

    Photo 1, a nice overview, with the Atari booting [it's checking it's memory in this picture].
    Photo 2, the desktop, and the desktop configuration screen. Sorry for the bad picture.
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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    I posted pics in a different thread about old desktop computers I'm still using actively today, every day. 8" floppy discs, S100 bus, Z-80 Zilog CPU, base system is CP/M. Attached is a 486-33DX to process the output.

    Here's the thing. It was a good tool 20 years ago, and it does exactly the same thing today. Getting a newer computer wouldn't make it any better. I actually doubt any computer made today would last 20 years non-stop.
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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    I've seen your post.
    Nobody EVER expected the computers posted here to last 20 or 30+ years, yet they did.

    If I remember your post correctly, it's never been really clear what they did. But I might be wrong, because I can't find that post anymore. Please c/p it here.
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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    wow guys, you lot have still some old stuff!

    I recently picked up an IBM thinkpad 2645, p2-300, 256mb ram and a 6gb drive i think. I've having a play about with various distro's for it, puppy and dsl don't seem to like the graphics, but Lubuntu works really well.

    I really need to get a picture

    Out of interest, how many pc's/laptops etc do you all have? 5? 10?

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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...2&postcount=27

    While I've only been in business 17 years, the Mitutoyo Z-80 computers are ~1982, and the 486 I bought new when they first came out in ~1990.

    Zeos became Micron, which is now a major memory and SSD mfr.

    These computers collect output from a measuring machine then processes raw XYZ and Dia data into CAD format.
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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by mr-woof View Post
    wow guys, you lot have still some old stuff!

    I really need to get a picture

    Out of interest, how many pc's/laptops etc do you all have? 5? 10?
    Yes, you need to take a few pictures.

    I myself have about 25 machines, almost all of them in working condition.

    Quote Originally Posted by McRat View Post
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    While I've only been in business 17 years, the Mitutoyo Z-80 computers are ~1982, and the 486 I bought new when they first came out in ~1990.

    Zeos became Micron, which is now a major memory and SSD mfr.

    These computers collect output from a measuring machine then processes raw XYZ and Dia data into CAD format.
    Dude, I can't even comprehend how you got all of that old stuff still working effectively for you, after all these years.
    Serious kudo's to you !!
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    25 machines! God I thought I was bad with 4

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    I love digging up old stuff like this. Especially when you can try to put some flavour of Linux on it and see how it works. Problem is that I never have any real use for them afterwards. Keep those stories and pics coming.
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    Re: Obsolete Computers 'n Stuff.

    I have a Duracom desktop from around '97 or '98, which has a PII~266 and 128 megs of RAM, running Crunchbang Linux 10, and it runs way better than the Windows 98se install it originally came with, and a Gateway 2000 Solo 2100 that was running Windows 95 at last boot-up, yet the charger for it died so I can't really run it anymore, would like to see if I can't get Tiny Core working on it someday.

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    Necromancy. Closed.
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