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hunter

(38,302 posts)
11. My old IBMs are generally set up with DRDOS and Geoworks.
Mon Dec 4, 2023, 05:18 PM
Dec 2023

I skipped Windows 1 and 2.

My oldest low serial number IBM PC and monitor looks like this, fully loaded with a full height floppy disk, hard drive, and memory:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Personal_Computer

The machine cost someone a lot of money new. I got it as junk. I've set it up as it would have been in it's prime.

Most of the machines I've used since the 'seventies are fully emulated on my Debian desktop, including the first electronic computer I built. It used an 1802 processor, similar to the Popular Electronics COSMAC Elf.



The last Windows I used on my home machines was 98SE.

My favorite computer ever was the Atari 800 line.

Whenever I build a new desktop machine I transfer all my older files and disk images to it.

Honestly, I'm afraid to turn on some of the old machines these days, fearing the dreadful sound of old capacitors going off like firecrackers.

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