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General Chat Thread, What's the oldest bit of kit still in use in your school? in General; Our IT manager is 64 there you go We have a P90 running in the food department approx 1993-4, the ...
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    Our IT manager is 64 there you go

    We have a P90 running in the food department approx 1993-4, the computer club recently got rid of an old Amiga.
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    I use an Acorn RISC PC PS2 keyboard on my service desk.

    Circa 1994.

    I've also got a BBC B 5.5" floppy disc of Repton, but it's stuck onto my wall :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Our IT manager is 64 there you go
    I NEVER win at ANYTHING <stamps feet />

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    Research Machines 380Z - We don't use it, however I think it will still works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Our IT manager is 64
    A mere slip of a boy compared to a couple of our staff - we're a Catholic convent school, some of the nuns are still on active service at 80+...

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    old printer

    We have a kyocera fs-3800 thats been in daily use for 9 years this September its in one of our computer suites so get lots of use. Just got rid of a canon photocopier 6 years old and 2.5m pages still working.
    We also have 2 old BBC computers that teacher wont let go of even though she does not use them.

    Her rational is the software cost 2000 so we might need to use it ne day so keep the BBC in case.

    I have given arguing this one its in their cupboard not my problem

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    Not much old IT kit here anymore, we did a clear out a few years back: parallel CD-ROM drives, OMR reader with instruction manual & sheets, lots of acorn & BBC stuff although thinking about it, there is a BBC still in use at our college site...

    The oldset kit in our building can be found in science though, boy do they have some crazy stuff

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    A mere slip of a boy compared to a couple of our staff - we're a Catholic convent school, some of the nuns are still on active service at 80+...
    That's just crazy

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    Your IT manager is more fun than a Nun though (I'm assuming you mean Morris...was that his name?)

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    no it's Maurice hehehe no one ever spells it correctly (sales people take note if it's wrong it's in the bin) but yes he drinks beer and doesn't make me get up on sunday so i'd say more fun than a nun. (unless it's Whoopi goldberg disguised )

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    I knew I'd got it wrong as soon as I hit submit...

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    Red face

    We have a circa 1984 BBC model B running a miling machine here. And we are a Technology College!

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    I knew it was going to happen! Just walked in to a classroom two doors down from my office and sitting next to the whiteboard are two Tiny's still in use... A P-II and an AMD Athlon 1Ghz.

    Where the hell did the P-II tower come from ?!?

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    We have an old Cyrix 166 attached to a milling machine, I remember it arriving in 1997-98 when I was 1st form...

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    When I started we had BBCs, 486s galore, dot matrix printers and s on. All long gone now.

    The oldest running kit are P2/350 DAN workstations that were bought for us in 2000. Running XPSP2, were workstations up until we retired them a few months back..I daresay there is still a couple somewhere.

    Dell Optiplex GX110s (P3/700ish) that just won't die and rarely give trouble..We're looking to retire all sub 1.4Ghz kit this summer. Our kit only has to last another 12 months anyway, then it's off to the new site with new kit throughout.

    We've just retooled CADCAM and the LRC with some "end of life" kit from our parent academy...it's a whole new world! Their "end of life" kit is as follows..

    Dell Precision 340 Workstations
    512mb RDRAM
    Nvidia Quadro cards
    3.06Ghz CPUs (not HT by the looks)
    60gb disks
    17" TFTs.

    I tell you, if ANYONE dares to say "it's slow"...I'll beat them with the most nail-bound stick I can lay my hands on..

    All the "old" kit from the room (P4 1.4-3.0ghz, 256-512mb) will filter into classrooms as and when. I personally was to keep one of the DAN machines, fill it with disks and use something like FreeNAS on it.

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