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    What's your oldest computer?

    I'm curious:
    What's the oldest computer you still own.
    Doesn't have to be in use, but you must still own it. And be honest if its only in pieces in the basement.

    In addition to the several Commodore 64's in pieces in the basement, I have a Commodore Plus 4 in perfect working order, still in the original box.

    (ok, so i cheated, that's actually at my parent's house. hopefully they haven't thrown it away!)

    anyone know if linux works on a C64

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    Re: What's your oldest computer?

    Intel Pentium MMX 166 Mhz with 128 Megs of EDO RAM.

    I haven't used it for years, and it has no harddisk.

    If I have time, I would revive this computer, and certainly, I'll put linux.
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    Re: What's your oldest computer?

    I have two Commodore 128s that were given to me, one with a monitor and one with a printer. They're not exactly in "mint" condition, but still usable. The last time I used one of them was about 18 months ago to make a simple title for a VHS video...
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    Re: What's your oldest computer?

    my brother has a commodore "laptop"
    i'm so jealous; it has a built-in 4 inch CRT monitor!
    its an 18"x12"x4" box that weighs about 15 lbs

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    Re: What's your oldest computer?

    A Packard Bell from 1998, 64 MB RAM, Pentium processor, 7 gig HD, and a Trendnet network card I bought for it last week. I'm turning it into a print server for my home network. It's easier to print a document from my laptop and have it come out the printer downstairs than to toss that document on a thumb drive and print it on my desktop upstairs. Plus I can now print from anywhere in the world!

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    Re: What's your oldest computer?

    A Vic-20 that I got rid of recently at a garage sale, and a Packard Bell Legend 300CD circa 1994.

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    Re: What's your oldest computer?

    Quote Originally Posted by jcankrom View Post

    anyone know if linux works on a C64
    I don't recall coming across anything specifically for a C64 - it might proved to be a bit of a challenge to come up with a distro that works......
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    Re: What's your oldest computer?

    Quote Originally Posted by jcankrom View Post
    anyone know if linux works on a C64

    There's an OS for the C64, VIC-20, NES, etc called Contiki that you should check out... looks awesome.

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    Re: What's your oldest computer?

    What's your oldest computer?
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