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    Talking 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!

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    How much RAM??

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    USB?

    *giggles*

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    Just 32MB of RAM and the total number of USB ports is a whopping zero

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    Probably still faster than using Vista!

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    and of course dont forget the x8 speed cd rom very modern -insert hint of sarcasm-

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    Quote Originally Posted by tallan View Post
    and of course dont forget the x8 speed cd rom very modern -insert hint of sarcasm-
    Ha ha! Some of us oldies will remember running a 4x CD Rom (or slower!) and wishing for an 8X one

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    Hows the batterty life? lol

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe90bass View Post
    Ha ha! Some of us oldies will remember running a 4x CD Rom (or slower!) and wishing for an 8X one
    * 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!

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    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.
    Them were the days! I still remember getting a Creative Dual-speed (300Kb/s) CD-ROM drive and a 16-bit Soundblaster Multimedia kit for my old 486 DX2-80Mhz for Xmas/Birthday one year when I was in my teens. Think it cost around £250 at the time and I was absolutely over the moon being able to play 'Magic Carpet' and 'Dark Forces' on it Those games both rocked!
    (That is once you spent several days trying to load the DOS drivers into upper memory so you could free up enough of the 640k base memory to launch them. And obviously setting all of the DMA, IRQ interrupts, MIDI, etc in the sound config file )
    I was also amazed that a single CD could hold twice as much data as my Hard Drive!

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    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!

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