General Chat Thread, From the ark in General; Walked into the office this morning to find our junior technician working away on a museum piece of hardware!
27th March 2008, 09:55 AM #1
From the ark
Walked into the office this morning to find our junior technician working away on a museum piece of hardware!
At just over 2 inches thick and running the latest version of Windows 95, this Olivetti machine sports a single PCMCIA port, parallel/serial ports, a floppy drive and even a CD-ROM drive. The spacious 1GB harddrive had only been filled with 554MB of data.
But it's damn quick!
27th March 2008, 10:03 AM #2
27th March 2008, 10:05 AM #3
27th March 2008, 10:05 AM #4
Just 32MB of RAM and the total number of USB ports is a whopping zero
27th March 2008, 10:06 AM #5
Probably still faster than using Vista!
27th March 2008, 10:07 AM #6
27th March 2008, 10:08 AM #7
and of course dont forget the x8 speed cd rom very modern -insert hint of sarcasm-
27th March 2008, 10:11 AM #8
Ha ha! Some of us oldies will remember running a 4x CD Rom (or slower!) and wishing for an 8X one
Originally Posted by tallan
27th March 2008, 10:19 AM #9
Hows the batterty life? lol
27th March 2008, 10:20 AM #10
My first CD drive was a Panasonic jobbie. It hooked up to the machine via an interface bus on the sound card. At the time, there was quite a market in selling 'multimedia upgrades' which consisted of a ISA sound card and a CD drive that connected to it.
27th March 2008, 10:20 AM #11
* Groans * I can remember my Dad lugging a Commodore PET home from work on a regular basis with 16K (not Meg) of memory and a tape drive (That's C30 cassettes folks!)... that'd be about 1980, I think!
Originally Posted by joe90bass
28th March 2008, 12:41 AM #12
That reminds me of one of my early computers. The first computer I had was an old windows 3.11 then I went over to Windows 95
What was he trying to do with it?
28th March 2008, 01:18 AM #13
28th March 2008, 02:06 AM #14
Reminds me of the 486-DX2 66MHz we had at home (many, many years ago), 8MB of memory running Windows 3.1 Later I upgraded the memory to 16MB and installed Windows 95. Windows 95 was and still is amazing really. All Microsoft Operating Systems still have a Taskbar and Start Menu today!
28th March 2008, 09:07 AM #15
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