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Well if old CRTs count...

 

I took a photo of my desk back in 2008(on a similar era phone... The first Galaxy i think), then made it my desktop, then took a photo of that and made it my desktop, etc. etc. for about 3 or 4 iterations. Then i used printscreen to save this.

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Oh wait... There's Nokia PC suite... must have been a nokia of some description... No idea what it was then.

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In school computer labs we'd screen shot the desktop, set the image as desktop, then set the icons to hidden and the taskbar to hidden off to the side or top. Hilarity would ensue until we got in trouble.

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On 12/11/2019 at 6:51 AM, Lenovich said:

Typewriter sometimes. And it can run photoshop and "develop" raw. But web browsing? Absolutely not.

Older machines are great for basic tasks. I used to have some decrepit old laptop that couldn't connect to wifi no matter what, so I just used it to write a story. Now where's the hard drive...


Love,

Mother Fawkes

 

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10 minutes ago, Jessica.Fawkes said:

Older machines are great for basic tasks. I used to have some decrepit old laptop that couldn't connect to wifi no matter what, so I just used it to write a story. Now where's the hard drive...

This is why I love light weight Linux distros. I have an old old old Dell Centrino laptop which was running Xubuntu and I could watch 720p H264 videos no problem, the Banias or Dothan it had in it was sufficient for light web browsing and basic use still and still could be if the battery wasn't hopelessly dead.

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17 hours ago, Jessica.Fawkes said:

Older machines are great for basic tasks. I used to have some decrepit old laptop that couldn't connect to wifi no matter what, so I just used it to write a story. Now where's the hard drive...

 I have solution for this type of problem. For example I can replace IBM IDE HDD to micro SD card. IDE to CF, CF to SD, SD to micro SD. It will work as SSD for this, and make IBook or another laptop quiet.

 

Oh... I just google it. there is IDE to MicroSD adapters.

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17 hours ago, Bitter said:

This is why I love light weight Linux distros. I have an old old old Dell Centrino laptop which was running Xubuntu and I could watch 720p H264 videos no problem, the Banias or Dothan it had in it was sufficient for light web browsing and basic use still and still could be if the battery wasn't hopelessly dead.

Linux distros for Power PC architecture just awful. Slow, and sometimes just do not work.

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Just now, Lenovich said:

Linux distros for Power PC architecture just awful. Slow, and sometimes just do not work.

Never had the displeasure but good to know!

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2 minutes ago, Marbo said:

Issue 4B zx spectrum 48k mid surgery. 

Ooooo.  Speccyy!!!!


 With all the Trolls, Try Hards, Noobs and Weirdos around here you'd think i'd find SOMEWHERE to fit in!

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S3 video card PCI (1 megabyte video RAM), ESS Audiodrive audio card ISA, FDD Mitsumi, no name CD drive 12x, 2x 1 Gb IDE HDD, 8 Megabytes of RAM, and ordinary Pentium 120 Mhz. Cool gaming PC for 1995.

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3 hours ago, Lenovich said:

S3 video card PCI (1 megabyte video RAM), ESS Audiodrive audio card ISA, FDD Mitsumi, no name CD drive 12x, 2x 1 Gb IDE HDD, 8 Megabytes of RAM, and ordinary Pentium 120 Mhz. Cool gaming PC for 1995.

 

I wouldn't know where to start with something like that. So many different slot types and ports + configuring everything to play nice together. 

 

Similar specs to my first pc. Only thing I did to that was add a modem. I 5hink 8 got lucky when I chose the slot to put it in. 

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Get more RAM for it, over 16MB Windows 95 just flys man. We had 40MB in our Acer after we upgraded it and dang it was so much smoother! There's some tweaks in Windows to make it disk cache less and use memory more, really speeds things up when it's not hitting up the disk as often.

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4 hours ago, Bitter said:

Get more RAM for it, over 16MB Windows 95 just flys man. We had 40MB in our Acer after we upgraded it and dang it was so much smoother! There's some tweaks in Windows to make it disk cache less and use memory more, really speeds things up when it's not hitting up the disk as often.

Just found two more SIMM sticks :-) And K6. And Socket7 motherboard with both, SIMM and DIMM slots. And there is problem appears from nowhere. I just can't find any blank CD-R in my city stores.

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9 hours ago, Lenovich said:

Just found two more SIMM sticks 🙂 And K6. And Socket7 motherboard with both, SIMM and DIMM slots. And there is problem appears from nowhere. I just can't find any blank CD-R in my city stores.

DIMM memory is faster I think, not shocked you can't find blank CDs anywhere local.

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Here are pics: The Kaypro 2's flopy drive is not working and the Kaypro 2000's batteries have seen better days but in all other regards, they are in good condition. :)  The Kaypro 2000 has some cool features like a removable keyboard, a built in handle, and a docking port on the bottom.

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Interesting how the Kaypro 2000 is an IBM compatible... would have been nice to have a tiny Z80 based CP/M laptop


I'm not an expert! In fact I'm usually just 1 google search ahead of you. 

If you want to check out my retro misadventures, visit me on YouTube 💾DaveJustDave Retro

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4 hours ago, TinyNerd200 said:

Here are pics: The Kaypro 2's flopy drive is not working and the Kaypro 2000's batteries have seen better days but in all other regards, they are in good condition. :)  The Kaypro 2000 has some cool features like a removable keyboard, a built in handle, and a docking port on the bottom.

 

 

Well done to whoever stored them, they look brand new. 

 

The 2000 is cool. Looks like a cross between a typewriter and a vtec. 

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5 hours ago, TinyNerd200 said:

Here are pics: The Kaypro 2's flopy drive is not working and the Kaypro 2000's batteries have seen better days but in all other regards, they are in good condition. :)  The Kaypro 2000 has some cool features like a removable keyboard, a built in handle, and a docking port on the bottom.

The Keyboard on the 2000 wouldn't look out of place on a modern rig.  Is it mechanical at all?


 With all the Trolls, Try Hards, Noobs and Weirdos around here you'd think i'd find SOMEWHERE to fit in!

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20200115_210305.thumb.jpg.1be5a64ef61661745845e02473cc0578.jpgSamsungs DDR II 2gb rams 8gb Kit and some other crapy DDR II 800 1gb CL5 Axega rams.20200115_210403.thumb.jpg.89cf72ab06179af7dede3493a6c5e7b2.jpgthis was my Last working pc ... 😂 ...20200115_213852.thumb.jpg.30bc70bfb54c1834e7eb0eb4f9e513e7.jpgschould i do a gaming rig out of this guy ?

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8 hours ago, NuKleZz said:

schould i do a gaming rig out of this guy ?

Alien themed, you already have these creepy cables.👽

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Here's some of the items I have. 20200118_000523.thumb.jpg.9faece0e2ee98f63fc175195f7cb24f9.jpg20200118_005342.thumb.jpg.992bad4d139fec3e3b6dd613fd08b1e7.jpg

 

First up an XFX HD 4890 with original box. AFAIK it should still work. The keen eyed will notice that's not the original fan ;) 

 

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Next is some random Cyrix cpu I have.

 

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Last is my sealed pack of 5.25" floppy disks with lifetime warranty xD.

 


More links in my profile! Builds: Project(Main Rig): Cosmos Sv2 -- 2nd PC: Old School AMD -- Project: HD4890 Revival,

↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ Specs Below ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓

 

 

 

Cosmos Sv2:

  • CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K @ 5.1ghz
  • Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000
  • GPU: Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Turbo
  • Case: Modded Cosmos S (Cosmos Sv2)
  • Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME, WD Black SN750 2TB NVMe, 2x WD Red 2TB raid 1, 150GB Toshiba 2.5"
  • PSU: Corsair HX850
  • Display(s): Samsung LC32JG50QQNZA 32.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz, LG 29UM58-P 29.0" 2560x1080 75 Hz
  • Cooling: Custom Loop
  • Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platinum
  • Mouse: Corsair Dark Core
  • Sound: Oboard with Logitech something or other 5.1 speakers and HyperX Headset
  • OS: Win 10 Pro
  • PC Part Picker URL: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/NotSoEpicMods/saved/LYysZL

 

Old School AMD:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
  • Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX rev1.0
  • RAM: 16GB Patriot Sector 5
  • GPU: XFX HD 7950
  • Case: Cougar MX330-G Glass Window
  • Storage: 2x HyperX 3K 120GB SSD 
  • PSU: Corsair 650W
  • Display(s): Samsung 32"
  • Cooling: Hyper 212+
  • Keyboard: Logitech G110
  • Mouse: Logitech M100
  • Sound: HyperX Headset
  • OS: Win 7 Ultimate
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14 minutes ago, NotSoEpicMods said:

Last is my sealed pack of 5.25" floppy disks with lifetime warranty xD.

Would be fun to go to them now "hey, so this diskette isn't working anymore..."

The company most likely hasn't existed in a long time though...


Desktop: i7-5960X 4.4GHz, Noctua NH-D14, ASUS Rampage V, 32GB, GTX1070, 2TB NVMe SSD, 2x16TB HDD RAID0, Corsair HX1200, Thermaltake Overseer RX1, Samsung 4K curved 49" TV, 23" secondary

Mobile SFF rig: i9-9900K, Noctua NH-L9i, Asrock Z390 Phantom ITX-AC, 32GB, GTX1070, 2x1TB NVMe SSD RAID0, 2x5TB 2.5" HDD RAID0, Athena 500W Flex (Noctua fan), Custom 4.7l 3D printed case

Dell XPS 2 in 1 2019, 32GB, 1TB, 4K / GPD Win 2

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