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    Just found some old software

    Windows NT 4 Workstation
    Windows NT 3.5 Workstation
    Windows NT 3.5 Server

    I think its 3.5, i will check in the morning

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    We binned most of our really old stuff a couple of years ago but at home I have an ageing 386SX running at an amazing 16MHz. It has a 40MB HDD and 8MB RAM. It runs DOS 5 and Windows 3.11. Heady stuff!

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    All the acorns have been cleared out I think, no doubt there is something ancient being used somewhere though.

    Ive got a stack of Acer Travelmate 200's that I use for troubleshooting at switches...Celeron's with 128MB ram, but they've got serial ports so they're more useful than any new laptops!

    Also the Geography departments weather station equipment is pretty old, as is the random CRT screen mounted on a wall up there - its the only one in the school now

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    We've just taken out of service 2 Apple LaserWriters 16/600 Printers.

    They're both still working - it was just time to replace them.

    Originally purchased in 1993.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    We binned most of our really old stuff a couple of years ago but at home I have an ageing 386SX running at an amazing 16MHz. It has a 40MB HDD and 8MB RAM. It runs DOS 5 and Windows 3.11. Heady stuff!
    I can beat that - I have an Olivetti 286 in the attic at home, again with DOS 5 and Windows 3.1. Still works as far as I know! And the miracle is that it's really small - one of the first SFF PC's I reckon! It's about the same size as the small RM desktops:


    Very cool at the time, and I got given it for free from school!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crc-ict View Post
    I can beat that - I have an Olivetti 286 in the attic at home, again with DOS 5 and Windows 3.1. Still works as far as I know! And the miracle is that it's really small - one of the first SFF PC's I reckon! It's about the same size as the small RM desktops:


    Very cool at the time, and I got given it for free from school!
    Actually it sounds like what I have - it's an Olivetti PCS 11....

    ...tiny but cost a whopping 1500 back in 1992/3 I think it was.


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    Thomas Clarkson (was the The Queen's School) - www.thomasclarkson.cambs.sch.uk has:

    Acorn, and a BBC, both still working!!!

    BNC network is still in the building, but that's because it's built into the walls!!

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    Just found a reel of 1" PDP punchtape in my cupboard - maybe I need to clean more often...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Actually it sounds like what I have - it's an Olivetti PCS 11....

    ...tiny but cost a whopping 1500 back in 1992/3 I think it was.

    Not quite like that, but kind of similar.

    The monitor is the same, but the case isn't quite the same. An slightly earlier or later iteration of the same series I think. PCS something or other rings a bell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgcs View Post
    Den, one of our techs is 62.... does that count / beat that if you can
    I've got two part time techs, one is 65 and the other is about to turn 71!

    The 71 year old is such a hard worker, set him a task and he'll rattle through it in no time at all!

    Pete

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