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    i would be happy with any laptop as long as a compiler owuld work on it
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    Where did you dig that up from?
    I'd LOVE an old laptop to tinker around with. Minix looks like a lovely OS to slap onto a machine like that.

    I suppose I could check the local computer stores and classified ads. How much did it cost you?

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    About how much is a crappy laptop? that is jsut enough for me to run a compiler, and code ?
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    In Calgary, Pentium 200Mhz laptops are being sold for $200. Could probably find them for less.

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    so you finally traded up...
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    that laptop cost $10, i got it from a friend. his dad's company was getting rid of its old computers.

    as i said already, i installed Turbo C++ 2.01 on it. well, i did some compile time testing are here the results:

    Basic "Hello, World!" program (with iostream.h and conio.h included):

    Code:
    #include <iostream.h>
    #include <conio.h>
    
    int main (void )
    {
        cout << "Hello, World!";
        getch();
        return 0;
    }
    That exact code took 42 seconds to compile on the computer. Mainly because of all the overhead from the header files.

    I took out conio.h and the getch() function and it reduced to abotu 24 seconds.

    I then created a basic graphics program using BGI...which compiled but had some run-time logical errors made by me because i didnt know what graphics mode to use to properly do graphics on that old thing....that program took about 10-15 seconds to compile, and it consisted of only graphics.h. (a Borland header file).

    Meanwhile, I have done some BASIC programming on it as well, and those compile in a jiffy! (Mainly because QBasic 1.1 is an interpreter, not a compiler).
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    You should consider yourself lucky. Not many 8086 machines have hard drives. Nor 640k of ram either. You must have gotten one of the later models...

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