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Old 05-12-2016, 09:42 AM
 
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What's the oldest computer you have, and what is the OS?

Mine is a COMPAQ Presario SR5210NX desktop. Bought it in 2007. Upgraded memory years ago. Came with Vista HP. Upgraded to Win 7 HP. Now running dual Os's .... Win 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.

Never had any hware problems with it.... keeps on ticking.
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:32 AM
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IBM ThinkPad from 1998. Running Windows 2000.

Still using the machine.
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:09 AM
 
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I currently have a Gateway about 15 years old with clean install of XP on it, was keeping it around for emergency use. I have it on CL for $40. Maybe I could convince Dude to "upgrade" and sell it to him.
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:19 PM
 
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I have a 286 I built in '95, but I haven't turned it on in a while. I'm sure it'd still run...something.
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:47 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I have commodore 64 from 1984, with SID 6581 sound chip, floppy discs, joysticks, and all the stuff.
The Commodore 64 has sold more than any other computer in history. The Guinness Book of Records estimates that there were about 30 MILLION units pushed out of Commodore plants, which soundly thrashed the competition for years!
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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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
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:57 PM
 
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I have a self built Windows Home Server from 2008, running the version of WHS built around Server 2003.

For desktops, my i7 from 2012 is the oldest box that I still have.
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Old 05-12-2016, 02:08 PM
 
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I have commodore 64 from 1984, with SID 6581 sound chip, floppy discs, joysticks, and all the stuff
Very nice so do I honey!!!!

I LOVE MY COMMODORE!!!
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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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.
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:19 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I still have a 486 Windows 98 machine, but have not turned it on in about 9 years. It has software that cost me $10,000 back in 1998, so I hated to just throw it away, and it also has a lot of old business files that I could have needed in case of an IRS audit. I guess the 7 year limit has passed now so I should recycle it.
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