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    Re: What is the oldest working computer that you own?

    Just got rid of my P2 300mhz. PSU died and wasn't worth replacing.


    So, now, mmmm, my main PC, in my sig...I guess. My netbook is weaker but newer.
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    Thinkpad a21m 700 p3 chip 198 ram, run xubuntu pretty well and puppy like a champ. I don't use it though loaned it to a neighbor and let them use my wifi for free.





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    Re: What is the oldest working computer that you own?

    I've got a 486 50Mhz with 8MB of RAM running Windows 95 that just sits in my closet and acts as a door stop. Still works, but it's slow as hell.

    I don't even know if it could run any linux distro with a GUI.
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    I have a decade old HP machine that had an the highest amount of RAM in its time (512mb), it has XP and hasn't been booted in a long time. I wasn't allowed to use it for my second machine for some odd reason, so I use a Dell Dimension 4600 which has half the RAM a third of the HDD space (40gb), same amount of video (64mb), and is only 7 years old. I get some use out of it. I see why there's no reason to throw away old computers with light distros out there now, they're all becoming user friendly, and they bring life back into old computers. Although I love finding silly nannies who throw away their old computers because of slowdown.

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    Re: What is the oldest working computer that you own?

    i have an old KLH Pc with windows 3.x, i dont know much about it like the year. i still havent had much time to mess around on it

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    In our garage we have an 8088 running DOS 5.0 I believe. It has 4MB of RAM I believe and a 80MB drive.

    We don't use it and it's collecting dust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McRat View Post
    They run a Coordinate Measuring Machine that is accurate to ± 1 micron. The data collected in routed into the 486, where a BASIC program translates it into CAD data formats.
    Any chance you could show a picture of that? Inquiring minds want to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K.Mandla View Post
    Any chance you could show a picture of that? Inquiring minds want to know.
    I'm at home now, I'll try to remember in the AM.

    I used to have 4 of the Mitutoyo Z-80 computers (MicroPak 21), but now I'm down to 2. Parts stopped being available 20 years ago.

    So one by one, they are getting new controllers as I run out of spares for them.

    I will miss them. I unsoldered the CPUs, and replaced them with a faster chip (NEC V20?). I found a Zenith CP/M computer to make backup 8" disks. I found out how to rebuild 8" floppy drives. I found how to adapt modern power supplies into them. I figured out how connect them to an IBM PC by customizing a RS-232<->Parallel Port converter and writing custom software to process the signal.

    I am probably the only MicroPak 21 "hacker" in existence as far as I could find. Necessity is a Mother of something.
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    Re: What is the oldest working computer that you own?

    Quote Originally Posted by McRat View Post
    There is a S-100 bus Z-80 machine with 8" drives right next to me running. Circa 1980? Mitutoyo.

    There is also a 486-33DX (1989?) hooked to it processing it's output. It cost $2200 new with 1mb of ram, Hercules B/W graphics, and a 40mb HDD, made by Zeos.

    Both machines run 24hrs a day.
    wHHOOOAH!?! Very cool... you guys are making me nostalgic!

    I've got an old PowerMac 6500 that can run an earlier version of Yellow Dog linux. Surfs great with Lynx!

    OT: I've often considered doing a case mod that guts an old VT100 terminal. (Not that I have one, but I'm always looking at yard sales and auctions)

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    Re: What is the oldest working computer that you own?

    hmm..... probably that z80 computer in the back..........
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