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    Actually, a colleague reminded me that we have a working HP Laserjet 4m+ which is circa 1994.

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    what exactly is being classed as the "computer" here? some people saying they have a ten year old pc but have upgraded ram and changed hard drives and such may as well be up for the best roadsweeper award with trigger and his age old brush that has only had 15 new heads and 12 new handles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    does it run continuously? :P My 16 year old server has only ever been off when there was a power outage, and even then its for a few hours at most. I think in its 16 year life, its been down for a whole day in total (24 hours)
    Haha no only when required, booting DOS and 3.1 beats an old laptop on XP for boot speed so might as well go with the retro

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    The Evesham machine (that dates it for a start!) I use pretty much daily in the school Library is somewhere between 8 and 9 years old. We have a lot of kit, mostly HP, in the 6-7 year old bracket all due for replacement by the end of next summer.

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    Our school boiler system is run using an Apricot 386 running DOS, think it's from around 1986.

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    Plenty of D600's left here, they are our oldest and we are trying to swap them where we can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    what exactly is being classed as the "computer" here? some people saying they have a ten year old pc but have upgraded ram and changed hard drives and such may as well be up for the best roadsweeper award with trigger and his age old brush that has only had 15 new heads and 12 new handles!
    That was my intention - If i was in the UK i'd expect an award from the LA for saving them money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    The Evesham machine (that dates it for a start!) I use pretty much daily in the school Library is somewhere between 8 and 9 years old. We have a lot of kit, mostly HP, in the 6-7 year old bracket all due for replacement by the end of next summer.
    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    what exactly is being classed as the "computer" here? some people saying they have a ten year old pc but have upgraded ram and changed hard drives and such may as well be up for the best roadsweeper award with trigger and his age old brush that has only had 15 new heads and 12 new handles!
    I can assure you that the Evesham that I'm talking about is as supplied by the manufacturer (with a few added spiders probably! )

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    My new rack mount server is almost 3 foot long and it works perfectly :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Our luxembourg office has a white, unbranded server running NT

    it's only running their finance system.....

    Remote reboot it. Go on. I dare you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Remote reboot it. Go on. I dare you
    Why 'remote' the lucky will no doubt be sent there at some point on 'business'.

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