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Old 05-13-2016, 10:22 AM
 
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I had six C=64s at one time, and yeah the Timex Sinclair with the abysmal add on memory that kept coming unplugged. There is an original Mac sitting in the other room that needs to be tossed. The Apple ][ went a while back. I have a working laptop from about '96 w/ 95 on it. The hinges are toast but if I prop the screen up it still works.
I wouldn't toss that original Mac. They're worth something.
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Not.here
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I have my dad's old Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

A very basic home computer that was introduced in the UK way back in 1982. In fact this machine is older than me by 11 years!!

No idea if it works as I don't have the PSU anymore
They have a few available on eBay.
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Old 05-13-2016, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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What's the oldest computer you have, and what is the OS?
Depends on how you define computer. :-)

Oldest traditional computer that I have that still boots: Mac IIci running MacOS 7.01. At least, I think it still boots. It did last year.

Oldest in daily use: a pair of 1.6 GHz HP NC6000 notebooks running Windows XP SP3 plus a bunch of additional security software. I think those are from late 2003 or early 2004. One dual boots to Xubuntu 12.04 LTS.

I have a Fossil Abacus AU5005 watch running PalmOS 4.1 that still works. Does that count?

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Old 05-13-2016, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Table Rock Lake
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I have a few TRS80's and a few other misc. others prior to the XP's.
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Old 05-15-2016, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Vienna, Austria
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I had 8086 computer for a short time: MS DOS, big 5 1⁄4-inch floppy disks etc. The installed programs were: Norton Commander, Turbo Pascal 7. The PC worked very slow and I soon upgraded it to i386.
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Not.here
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Depends on how you define computer. :-)

Oldest traditional computer that I have that still boots: Mac IIci running MacOS 7.01. At least, I think it still boots. It did last year.

Oldest in daily use: a pair of 1.6 GHz HP NC6000 notebooks running Windows XP SP3 plus a bunch of additional security software. I think those are from late 2003 or early 2004. One dual boots to Xubuntu 12.04 LTS.

I have a Fossil Abacus AU5005 watch running PalmOS 4.1 that still works. Does that count?
Sounds good to me.

One of these days I'm going to have to check out Xubuntu. I currently dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on three desktops. Is it a lighter version than Ubuntu?
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Old 05-16-2016, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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They have a few available on eBay.
Good idea! Just never got round to buying one. I'm always a bit wary of buying things electrical from ebay, especially old power supplies; I worry about the correct amperage/voltage that just might blow the motherboard (have had that happen a couple of times on PCs)


Anyway,
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Sounds good to me.

One of these days I'm going to have to check out Xubuntu. I currently dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on three desktops. Is it a lighter version than Ubuntu?
It's an official Ubuntu desktop that uses the lighter XFCE desktop. Otherwise, same thing more or less.

I chose it in a strange way ... I installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS for the first time on one of my desktops, and the video drivers wasn't working properly. Slow. The card was a GeForce 7600GT, so nothing super special, but I knew that wasn't right.

I tried the Xubuntu LiveCD, and no issue. It was much faster. So I installed Xubuntu 12.04LTS instead of the regular Ubuntu, and I've grown to like the interface. Most of my boxes are running 14.04LTS now.
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Old 05-17-2016, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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My i3 system with Vista 32 I've built back in 2012. I used it for a few months while piecing together an i5 system with Win7 month by month. It was the beginning of 2013 that I started up the i5 and put the i3 away in storage.
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:08 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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