View Poll Results: What is the oldest computer you use?

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  • Older than 1985

    13 27.66%
  • 1985-1989

    5 10.64%
  • 1989-1992

    6 12.77%
  • 1992-1995

    4 8.51%
  • 1995-1997

    4 8.51%
  • 1997-1999

    9 19.15%
  • 2000-2003

    3 6.38%
  • 2003-2006

    3 6.38%

What is your oldest computer?

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    What is your oldest computer?

    Sorry, I have to ask this question: What is the age of your oldest computer that you own?

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    '93 Packard bell: Pentium I 66 MGHz (i think) and 768 MBs of Hard drive

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    I've got an old Pentium 200MHz lying around. It's got Gentoo on it and is being run as a web server.
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    Up until recently I had an Amiga 500.
    Unfortunately, it stopped working and I had throw it away
    I bought it in 1988, IIRC.
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    AMSTRAD CPC 6128 about '88 i think
    the 128 means 128k of memory WOOT

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    I've got my old Apple IIC in my closet which I got in 1985, haven't taken it out in awhile though so I'm not sure if it still works. That little baby taught be programming when I was 7

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    I've got an old apple IIe (actually my father's) from 1983 (I think), the thing is older than I am and still works

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    '93 Packard bell: Pentium I 66 MGHz (i think) and 768 MBs of Hard drive
    Does it have the floating point bug?

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    A 1987-ish 80386 I've been restoring. As soon as I get all the hardware wired together, I plan to install DOS 5.0 on it and use it to treat nostalgia with those old Sierra adventure games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kawk
    What is the age of your oldest computer that you own?
    Quote Originally Posted by kawk's poll
    What is the oldest computer you use?
    Different questions.
    Last edited by Sang-drax : Tomorrow at 02:21 AM. Reason: Time travelling

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    '88, '89 Amiga (complete with a bunch of working games including the original prince of persia)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer
    Up until recently I had an Amiga 500.
    Unfortunately, it stopped working and I had throw it away
    I bought it in 1988, IIRC.
    That's the same one I have I think, mine still works, surprisingly well too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean_mackrory
    A 1987-ish 80386 I've been restoring. As soon as I get all the hardware wired together, I plan to install DOS 5.0 on it and use it to treat nostalgia with those old Sierra adventure games.
    You realize there are pretty good DOS emulators out there already, right?

    edit: Up until about 2 years ago I used a TRS-80 as a dumb terminal all the time. We had two of them, and they both worked perfectly. Gotta love a PC that has the actually schematics freely available online.

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    hi,

    i have a brazilian clone of the CoCo, a 1984 computer using a 6809e processor

    its called cp400 color2... i ocasionally turn it on

    jmgk

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    You realize there are pretty good DOS emulators out there already, right?
    Yeah, I use DOS-Box, but it's just not the same.

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