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24-01-2020, 19:55   #16
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I'm paying €50 for it. Petrol and tolls on the road trip will probably cost me another €50.
Why ?

Do you think it will increase in value?
A lot of technology just falls towards zero value especially IBM clones.
Maybe early Apples have some value.

SX = didn't include a floating point co-processor
DX = did

My first PC was a Schneider Euro PC, 4.77Mhz, NO hard drive. When I needed to compile a C program I had to constantly swap two floppy disks between the
A: and B: (virtual) drives, one with the TurboC executable, the other with the libraries and include files.
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24-01-2020, 22:03   #17
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Nostalgia I guess or some just find it fun. Like the guys rebuilding Amiga 500s from bare boards.

System 7 Macs I Would love to have. They were my first Macs, and I spent a lot of time with them. But has neither the space or the time. My first PC was a 486 33DX. I used older machines before that in college etc. but ever actually bought one. I don't really have the desire to get a old PC though. Maybe some old PC games when I retire lol.
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I’d say released in 92/93, definitely not the eighties.
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No, I have no financial motivations in this nor any desire to increase value or sell.

I just do it out of interest, the satisfaction of (hopefully) being able to get it going and play around with it, and for the sake of saving a piece of old tech that is probably now fairly scarce, even if it isn't worth anything money wise.

How did your old computer run its OS if it had no internal storage? Was there flash memory or ROM carrying the OS?
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DOS came on a floppy disk back then.
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So it was a sort of live disk type set up then? cool
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25-01-2020, 00:52   #22
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No they had hard disks. My first Mac and PCs had 40-80mb 3.5" hard drives. IDE, EIDE and all types of SCSI.
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Edit: Surprisingly, the 80486 processor was in production until 2007.
The 737 Max flight computer is an 80286, well a pair of them.

https://www.palisadeshudson.com/2019...ings-problems/

https://www.i-programmer.info/news/9...-too-slow.html
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If it works ok it may be a good idea to get a USB floppy drive for your modern PC. I'm sure you can find loads of software online that will run on the old PC.
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Yeah that would be cool if I could find old apps to run on it.

And yep, my modern PC already has had the floppy disk drive ready to go. Got a floppy to USB adapter and stuck it onto the USB header on the motherboard. It'll serve a purpose now at least.
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So what is the result?
Is the machine working fully or has problems?
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I have not gone to collect it yet. he is keeping it for me.
It is in Belmullet which is a 6 hour drive, so I am going to combine the journey with a trip aI am making to see a friend in Sligo to climb Benbulbin. It probably will be another 3 weeks before I collect it.
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