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you nostalgia? you lose
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>>46470597
I can nostalgia for things that brought me joy.

I will not nostalgia for dial-up.
Fuck dial-up, and fuck internet explorer.
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dad isdn
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>>46470597
;_;
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>The days of downloading linken park DBZ AMVs and sailormoon_hentai.avi.exe

Ah, the days of Kazaa.
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>>46470679
You forgot the resolutions
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>>46471933
>people actually downloaded and used Kazaa
I don't get it. I downloaded Shareaza and got a program that wasn't loaded to the gills with shitware.

Same thing with Bearshare. Why the fuck did people install it?
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>>46470597
>waiting 39 years for 90 MB of data.
You could have walked there and returned with the data printed out on 5x8 index cards much quicker.
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>>46471933
>He had ads on his kazaa
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>Tfw don't have enough space for the "MAXIMUM" install
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>>46470679
>hey dad, why does the computer play dubstep when i connect to the internet?

>>46471933
My mother thought the internet was shit and would never catch on. That is until she found kazaa.
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>>46470597
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Found this on a 1997 driver CD yesterday
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>>46471937
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>>46471933
This was THE thing in the early 2000's Sweden.

How big was it in places like America? I don't really hear many people mention it.
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>>46471961
Fuck yeah I made room. the only thing I didn't have room for was lag.
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>>46471961
I forgot about that shit, damn. Doing the max install and copying the entire game to your HDD felt like luxury.
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>>46471951

that 39years is shooped

but back in the dial up days it did used to take around 15 minutes to download a single 128kbps mp3 song off kazaa

and the dial up speeds were around 5KB/sec
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>>46471973
Because it's useless.
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>>46471973
DC++ was huge on college campuses, but not as generally as P2P programs like Kazaa outside of that.
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>>46471973
Big enough to be responsible for the dmca law in 2000.
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>>46471980
>that 39years is shooped
Why are you in this thread?
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>>46471973
Only used it in LAN parties, where it was perfect.
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Those icons...
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>>46471973
It's still huge on The Gathering in Norway
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>>46471996
Why do you care?
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animoot(RIP)ed
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>>46472017
It's not shopped.
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>>46471961
I had to settle for the minimum install and was forced to keep the disc in the drive in order to play the game, shit sucked now that I look back on it.
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>>46472010
never understood what those bars represented
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>>46471996

because downloading a 180mb file at 4.61kb would only take 27 days not 39 years, faggot
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>>46471985
I mean. Fair enough.

>>46471986
Ah. I think it was the choice for most pirates before torrents here. To the point of it being referenced on national television as a synonym for piracy at any rate.

Obviously Kazaa and Limewire were used a lot as well. But it seems almost everyone I know have at some point used DC++.

>>46471989
I can see that.

>>46472013
Cool.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pzpQrmzFKw
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>>46472028
There was a thread about it the other day.

http://rbt.asia/g/thread/S46403279
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>>46472034
You know what, fuck this thread.
Why are you guys pretending to be old enough to know about this shit?
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>>46472034
You do realize you can't trust Microsoft to measure that sort of thing, right?
http://superuser.com/questions/43562/windows-file-copy-dialog-why-is-the-estimation-so-bad

There is a picture ( sadly with words ) that you might find easier to understand the concept. Also, you could still probably travel there and back with index cards in less than a month.
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>>46472034
That's true, but estimated times were fucking stupid and never made sense.

Same thing happened when you copied a large file and it would say it will take 339 years.
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>This computer is NEVER OBSOLETE
could I sue them for false advertising?
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>>46472042
thanks anon
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rate my desktop
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>>46472111
virtual machine/10
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>>46470597

RIP UMPC's
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anyone know how to underline in word perfect 4?
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>>46472115

it isn't though
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>>46472111
windows used to look good.
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>>46472111
>Top 10 reasons to upgrade to Windows ME
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>>46472138
lenovo, I remember walking past those computers in stores looking for something better and wondering why they even sell that shit
like last year
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>>46472138
Wow, Didn't think you could do classic style to that degree in 7.

Shame they got rid of it in 8.1 at any rate. I would love to use that right about now.
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>>46472154
guy looks like he honks of under arm odour and ball sweat mixed with the tang of semen and skidmarked pants
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>>46472154
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This game was the tits.
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>>46472194
vaguely remember that
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>>46472083
>when you join emachines network
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>>46472083
If you actually read the label
It says When you join the emachines network.
which would allow you to upgrade to the fastest machine they had every 2 years for $99

so no false advertising there.
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>>46472194
http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/410/Chips+Challenge.html
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>>46472083
this was my fist computer...
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>>46472209
didnt those emachines use a cyrix chipset?
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>tfw you had to type something into command prompt to run a program or game
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>>46471973
Is this an eDonkey client, or is it something similar?
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>>46472227
DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE RAM
DOS=HIGH, UMB
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>>46472227
I grew up with MSDOS when I was 5.
I couldn't even read.
Hell I remember starting some mario game on it and Tyrian
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>>46472227
I remember when my brother first got a Commodore 64, you had to input all of these specific commands just to boot up some crappy Spider-Man game that took forever to load from a cheap floppy disk.
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>>46472204
>>46472209
You guys ruined that picture for me... I hope you're happy.
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>Dealing with extended memory managers for hours to get certain games or applications to run.
Having to use QEMM for games and EMM386 for windows 3.1
Modifying config.sys for hours to find the best performance.
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Anyone else remember REALPlayer?

>buffering
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>>46472297
I remember having South Park episodes in real media format in an ridiculously tiny resolution but I was so amazed that they just took a few mb.
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It's sad that most people never realized there were 1.5 Mbps internet in the 1980s, that got murdered by the cable company monopoly. Oh and the president of that 1.5mbps company is now chairman of the FFC who just passed the utility bill.
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>>46472317
I remember I once watched Austin Powers in like 240p. Downloaded for some old Symbian phone just to see how it looked and I ended up watching the entire movie on my computer instead.
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>>46472194
man, i still got the music of that game in my gamemusic playlist
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>>46472344
People have bigger concerns then their internet connectivity.
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>>46472129
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>>46472393
Overpriced.
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>>46472401
>100€ used
>overpriced
k
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I was using SLI before all the Nvidia kids were doing it.
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>>46470597

Classic 32-bit overflow error in action. :)
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>>46472257

Same here.

I wonder how the fuck did I do it?

My father knew jack shit about computers, so he sure as hell didn't teach me to use it.
Yet somehow I managed to learn how to start Supaplex and other games via DOS.

Probably just countless hours of trial and error or something.
Kids can be pretty damn persistent when they feel like it.
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>>46471933
Dude, I found tons of CP in these programs in 2000-2001, but being 13 myself I didn't think much of it.
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>>46472470
I think my dad taught me the commands "dir", "cd" and generally how to start up programs.
That's it.
Getting shit like sound to work at that age was trial and error though.
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>slow internet
yeah no fuck that
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNXzMBA9VU4
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>>46472083
>usb AND game ports
top fucking percentage
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>>46472581
>mfw no sound card after a format
>never heard those sound until years of installs
this is why i like linux
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miZHa7ZC6Z0
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>>46472601
Who needs USB when you can PS/2 it?
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>>46470597
i don't feel nostalgia, i feel disgust that i was once a winfag
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>>46472083
>Plus, upgrade your PC to the fastest model on the market every 2 years for only $99!
Well damn, I should of bought one.
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>>46472424
>no goldfinger
step up nigga
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I honestly can't remember the last time anything crashed on me. Feels kinda odd.
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>>46472661
It would have never worked. It's too expensive.
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>>46472671
>This program has peformed an illegal operation
when I was a kid, I thought this meant that the computer actually did something illegal as in breaking the law. The error sound and popup box would scare the shit out of me, so I would stop using the computer until the next day.
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>>46472661
You had to sign up for their $20 a month service thing, so in 2 years you'd have paid them $480, and then an extra $99 on top for a "new" pc.
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>>46471933
I saw so much on kazaa.

I found out from my somewhat Russian friend about it because he'd always sing "kuh-ZAAAAAAA!" In science class.

Boy, I was singing too once I started searching for sailor moon and teens my age.
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>>46472702
Same.

Can we all agree on "Bubbles" being the greatest wallpaper of all time?
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>>46472737
Here's a png I ripped from an actual install, since .bmp isn't allowed here.
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>>46472737
I prefer leaves.
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Gabe depressed.
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>>46472794
I know people using WinXP (pre SP1) and using this shit everyday...
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>>46472781
do you have it in png?
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>>46472817
It's good what do you use 7 but they should update to sp3?
I use debian + xfce4
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>>46472794
Am I the only one who got ME just because of that green head WMP skin?
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>>46472832
>>46472794
>>46472817
You can still download those.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/windows-media-player-skins#t1=topdownloads
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>>46471973
Yeah, I only heard about kazaa on /g/. Limewire, emule and dc++ are what people used in my country.
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>Be me, like 8 years old and Argentinian
>Get this shinny new computer from my uncle in Spain
>It's actualy a pentium 1 with 64 mb of ram but still [spoiler]I still have a 128 mb ram computer with that ram on it[/spoiler]
>I had no interest on internet because I trough it was only text and text and text
>Use most of my days exploring system32 or whatever it was called back then, with very few games.
>Start menu
>Jukebox
>In spanish game is "Juego", so I was convinced it had a game hidden somewhere
>Spent like a year searching for it
A-anyone else?
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>>46472111
>Top 10 reasons to upgrade to Windows Me
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>>46472661

>should of

You should have paid attention in English class.
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sigh...
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>>46472424

Matrox + 3dfx master race
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Old school.
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>>46472622
Still the best.
Seems like they stopped caring about system sounds with Windows 8 onward.
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>>46472818
I just googled leaves wallpaper windows.
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>>46470597
fond memories
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>>46472240
That CD on the right used to scare me when I was little. It looked like an eagle's eye the way it's edited.
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I used to play the fuck out of this game.
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>>46473133
my entire elementary school experience
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>>46473204

Jizz Jickribbit.
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