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Post beautiful vintage computers in this thread.

And no, your 2005 alienware doesn't count. 2000 or before.
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>>52654954
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> vintage

nig/g/er, my 1997 octane is 'high end' brand-new-released shit ok
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>>52655045
fuck i loved those cases
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Hentai game express
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>>52654954

>tfw no one makes cases like this one these days
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>>52655775
Nehalem-era ThinkStations are similar to the PS/VP cases.
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>>52655775
when you see it........
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Fujitsu FM Towns II. Tower case and CD-ROM as standard in 1989.
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I'd love to have one of these, don't really think AIX has as much of a hobbyist following as Solaris or IRIX though.

I always wondered what niche the workstation RS/6000s even had.
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>>52655823

Only the handle. The aesthetic is gone.
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>>52655893
That really does look nice.
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>>52654954
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>>52656009
That sure does fit the bill as vintage, it's seen better days though.
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>>52655987

Why does this old tech look so good? What happened to industrial design?
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>>52655987
Darkened windows need to make a comeback, shit you could probably retail that case as a whole in the modern market with minimal modification.
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>>52656029
Computers got really cheap and the gamer aesthetic took over.
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>>52655045
ayy lmao
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>>52655868
thats sexy af anon. I know a lot of people who were still using disquettes in the early 2000's. Soon CDs will be outdated too.
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>>52656024
>That sure does fit the bill as vintage, it's seen better days though.

Even thinkpads don't survive this long
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>>52655868
>>52655775
>>52656070
>>52655893

10/10 familia
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SGI > all
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>>52656313
>tfw no symbolics shitbox
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Look at that monitor stand. Look at it.
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Straight outta Gundam
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>>52656359
Does it walk?
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No G4 MDD? C'mon guys.
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Portable arcade machine
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>>52656356
Could be from a Cronenberg film. What is it with the 70s on film?
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>>52656491
It's a CRAY 1, one of the most recognizable supercomputers.
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>>52656560
Too bad BeOS died the way it died
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>>52655045
Is that a re-branded Antec case?
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>>52656580
I feel pretty bad about PowerPC disappearing from desktop systems overall tbqh. Thanks Steve.
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>>52656054
>Computers got really cheap and the chinks took over.
FTFY
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Macintosh quadra 610
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>>52656612
more like thanks ibm for making the g5 a steaming pile of shit
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First programmable desktop calculator
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:^)
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>>52656747
LGR fan pls go
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>>52655797
SEX
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>>52656400
i have a PPC 512 from my dad. does it has any good games? damn thing weights more than an actual desktop PC tower
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>>52655797
I would buy that thing today if it had modern harware in it.
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>>52656909
A lot of us would, anon. Let's mailbomb Sharp.
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>>52656962
It's just my impression or tech from the 80s/90s screams future, while tech from 2000ish onward screams chink?
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>>52657000
i dont know but i find it wierd that so many PCs from late 90's early 2000's were white when black looked much better. and also black didnt turn into yellow over time.
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Retro overloado, I have an old pentium 3 Gateway 2000 buried under a cupboard somewhere too.
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Apple's first dabbling into trash cans as computer components
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Late 90s powerbooks were pretty sexy.
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DEC VT05
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running it now
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>>52655868
sweet case
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>>52656747
FUUUCK. My school used to have these. Nostalgic as fuck
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>>52656747
is this the final boss?
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>>52656403
people don't know what these looked like when you opened them up. That's the real beauty behind this case imo
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>>52657831
what is that? solar internet?
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>>52656747
this is probably the only packard bell shitbox I would unironically add to my collection

it's a neat as fuck design, would be cool if someone tried to make one again
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>>52658407
Most likely a LTE router being powered by a solar panel, and a RJ45 to whatever the HP use as a network port adapter
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>>52657831
With how small and useful SBCs are getting now, I've been thinking lately that it would be pretty neat to try and replicate your kind of setup in a PCMCIA card form factor.

There's probably enough room in here to fit a decent low-power ARM or MIPS chip, wireless connectivity, maybe an I/O dongle or two if needed. Perhaps the card itself can appear to the host as a serial port that can be accessed with any old terminal client?
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>>52658731

I know its not vintage computer but fuck me gets me every time, first memory of using a computer.
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>>52655045
Man, i remember those Area-51 pc's. They used to get shipped with a copy of Area-51.

Also just googled it, apparently it's a lineup that's existed for a long time, and they still make them. Shows you how much i know about Alienware.
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>>52658867
Flying toasters goes back pretty far, fuck the whole vintage vs. non vintage shit-flinging war anyway.
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>>52656587
I have one case like that but in a different color, and it's a Chieftec. bought it in 2002 I think.
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>>52656403
>>52658405
Where did it all go so wrong.
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>>52657078
That's true. Look at this IBM case, though. Just fucking look at it.
>>52655893

It looks like something that would have scared the soviets.
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>>52656457
that looks gay as fuck
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>>52657831
>tfw no UMPC

Are there any that are decent and affordable? Would love a pocketable SSH machine for ssh and such.
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>>52659528
got dumb at the end there, stopped typing the post for a sec and finished without re-reading
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>>52656420
Fujitsu make hella weird computers.
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>>52657304
Don't the cables prevent it from sitting flush with the walls?

Also, I'm waiting for a VGA card for my 5150. I'll try to get pics of it running when it arrives.
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>>52658407
cheap 5v panel + tl-wr703n with openwrt in client mode

future plan: gl-ar150 wired serial to free up pcmcia slot & save power
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>>52655868
Fuck yeah! Beautiful case.
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>>52658830
Check EOMA68
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>>52655893
fuck
FUCK
I WANT IT SO BAD
WHERE CAN I GET IT PLEASEEEE
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>>52660200
Nice. The wiki page states it doesn't attempt to be PCMCIA-compliant though, which is a bummer. Looks like it would give an RPi a run for its money in small clusters though.
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>>52660357
Plenty of 44Ps on Ebay if you've got $500-$600 to burn.
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>>52660507
It's little brother, the 43P, can be had from upwards of around $200, though the black versions are very uncommon.
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>>52660567
>It's
Just kill me
Anyway, there's also the F80, if you want something more big-irony, but good luck finding one for under a grand, let alone shipping the damn thing.
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>>52655848
I don't see it.
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Had this one in 2001.
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>>52656154
Half of it is missing and it is fossilized...
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>>52654954
turbo button ftw
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Whoreslappers.
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>>52661285
I used to see these shitboxes all over the place, kind of want to pick one up but they seem to have all been exhausted now

;_;
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>>52657335
But anon, that trash can is just a subwoofer

the computer is part of the main unit. it's practically an LCD iMac grandfather-prototype
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>>52661389
You know the turbo button actually made the computer slower, right?
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>>52662871
>packard bell
He wouldn't be able to tell the difference anyway.
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>>52662830
The trash can is also the power supply, with huge multi pin connector to the cable going to to the computer.
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>>52661575
>"Post beautiful vintage computers"
>scrolling through thread
>so many average pcs
>so many pieces of shit
>holy fuck if there's not at least one photo of a NeXT machine i'm going to go outside and slap a bitch
>anon to the rescue
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>>52655893
I've got one of those. It's a POWER3 Processor, IBM/AIX workstation. Mostly used for server functions.
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>>52656747
>>52657304
I don't suppose anyone has a guts shot of this?
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>>52656747
>>52657304
>>52657335
So, did you just get done watching LGR's video?
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>>52664242
I have a PC-RT out in the garage. Haven't fired it up in a while (like 10 years or more).
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>>52656024
>it's seen better days though.
But I'll bet it hasn't enjoyed them.
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>>52656442
The Sony repackage of the Mac Portable.
Came out just after the Powerbook 170.
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>>52656420

>pcmcia card

we've come full circle with SSD's in the same fucking form factor.
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>>52656612
>I feel pretty bad about PowerPC disappearing from desktop systems overall tbqh. Thanks Steve.
Also for IBM not cranking the G5 up to 3GHz like Steve promised. That's why Apple went to Intel.
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>>52656580
>Too bad BeOS died the way it died
Gassee had the chance but overplayed his hand. He wanted too much for it.
Steve's price was lower and he got the job.
Can you imagine where Apple would be now with Gassee running the show?
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>>52656844
>SEX
I've heard of it.
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>>52664901
Nah, the problem is that Microsoft's ludicrous monopoly practices prevented Win98/BeOS dual boots from being able to actually boot into BeOS by default or offer a boot menu. Had the US's justice system slapped Microsoft around like they deserved, BeOS would have come preinstalled on millions of PCs and dethroned Microshart at the height of its power.
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>>52656313
What is this anon?
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>"We want a smaller Connection Machine but with the same awesome design and blinky LED's"

>"Done."
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>>52665916
A Symbolics machine you uncultured scrub.
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>>52654954

IBM > most
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>>52655045
I seriously hope you guys didn't let netburst in your home.
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Damn, my dad use to give me heaps of decommissioned PS/2 machines as a child.

Wish I had kept them.
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>>52656560

>just BE your self
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>>52666046

>not a breadbin

Enjoy your "fixed" SID chip.
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>>52655292
want

Can you shoot me a buying guide on these?
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>>52659570
They also made the FM-77, the god emperor of 8-bit micros.
>TWO 6809s, with the second one as a GPU
>OS-9 Level 2 available

http://www.nausicaa.net/~lgreenf/fm7page.htm
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>>52659329
They're perfect for when your wife's son is using your computer to look at porn.

But seriously I think they're a great piece of whimsical nostalgia and I have idle fantasies about buying one and gutting it for more modern hardware (maybe just a board from a smartphone+a big battery+linux
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an elegant weapon, for a more civilized age
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>>52655797
>ED-209 the PC.

Drop your diskette, you have three seconds to compile!
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>>52659528
>Would love a pocketable SSH machine for ssh and such
literally any android phone ever. Pack a small bluetooth keyboard if you expect to need to type more than a little bit.
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>>52666120
You could also just put Debian or OpenBSD on the original hardware. Chuck on a lightweight WM and some terminal stuff and it makes a great little client machine. Hell, it can still run Emacs just fine so you can use it as an IDE.
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>>52659067
Nothing. It still looks beautiful inside a mac, the problem is accessibility.d
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>>52666136
Looks like it has a Logitech C7 as well. Love the old 3-button serial mice without scroll wheels. I wish I could get a modern mouse in the same case.
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>>52666207
Don't know about same case, but there are Hewlett-Packard 3 button workstation mice that connect over USB, and they're pretty good ime.
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>>52656356
would be remiss to include this without also posting it's freon based successor. that glow, man
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>>52656356
What is Bryan Cranston doing in the Computer History Museum?
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>>52666059
>that can of duster

degenerate
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Some anon posted this beauty a couple of years ago.
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She's so perfect
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>>52666670
I've heard the power supplies are shitty and have to be replaced or repaired.

Also there was or will be a project to produce replicas of the case for modern computers, but I don't have the link anymore.
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>Also there was or will be a project to produce replicas of the case for modern computers
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>>52666738

I haven't posted that one in ages.
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>>52666770
Good thing I saved it, this shit needs to be posted.
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Also from anon
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>>52666780
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Oldest system in my collection
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>>52656009
Imagine watching porn on that
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Macs once looked more like computers and less like fashion accessories.
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>Anon, why do you collect old keyboards ?
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>>52656313
holy shit
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>>52667677
>Sony Hit-Bit
The russians used them on the space station Mir IIRC
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first commercially available clamshell laptop
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All this power for under 100 pounds. This right here is the reason home computers are so cheap today.
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>>52667897
i can't imagine trying to do any kind of data entry/word processing/programming on that keyboard
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>>52667897
And then the ex employees of Sinclair came out with their one thing, the Atom. Sinclair computers was founded by these guys, who were later fired when Sinclair wanted complete control of his company
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>>52667771
is that a plasma display? :3c
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>>52656356
I wish my computer had leather seats.
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>>52667923
The Acorn Atom was apparently marketed at tech convention under "a much better keyboard than the ZX80"

Sinclair dominated the home market with cheap computers with a lot of games. Sinclair hated games (Sinclair also invented the pocket Calculator and portable tv btw)

Acorn made the BBC micro and dominated education

they both failed when they tried to take on each other's markets, and eventually collapsed after saturating the market with cheap computers.

Watch MicroMen, a docudrama about it, it's really good
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>>52658217
underrated post
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>>52667949
>>52667928
RIP Acorn
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>>52667971
Micromen Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGiGrf2YyZE

FULL MOVIE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hco_Av2DJ8o

>>52667988
They still exist, you own one of their products right now i guarantee it.

What was Acorn is now known as ARM.
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>>52668011
ARM Holdings is a former subsidiary of Acorn Computers, but it is not Acorn Computers.
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>>52668011
Not quite. Acorn proper became Element 14 in 1998 (after they discontinued their computer division), which was subsumed into Broadcom as their DSL division two years later. ARM Holdings plc started off as a joint venture between Apple, Acorn, and VLSI Technology, before becoming an independent entity some years later.
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>>52668036
Same people, it was just a better idea to form a new company. a company is determined by it's people, not the company name.

Sinclair Radionics
Science of Cambridge
Sinclair Research

All Clive Sinclair's companies, all basically the same company with his key people moving with him to escape debts and other issues companies have as time goes on.
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I want to do something similar to this. Where can I get one of these cases?
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Dell Inspiron 3700

My dad had this computer back in 1999. The build quality was fucking crap which I guess is why I never bought a Dell myself.

Intel Pentium II 450MHz
64MB RAM (I think, can't really remember)
5GB HDD

Came with Windows 98 I think, then my dad upgraded it to Windows 2000, then after that Windows ME
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>>52668105
Side of the road? The trick is where to get the blank front / back IO covers
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>>52668152
>Windows ME
i'm so sorry
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>>52668162
just put a card reader or cd drive or something in it

a late 90's/early '00's case with no cd drive would look more out of place than with nothing installed
the point is to make a sleeper, right?
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>>52666738
>>52666817
>Designed for Windows NT / 95

For the time that laptop is tiny

What sort of specs does it have?

Also why no trackpad?
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>>52668201

166Mhz Pentium MMX (overclockable to 200 with soldering)
32mb of RAM (expandable to 64mb officially, 96mb unofficially)
800x480 active matrix LCD.

It uses a tiny trackpoint on the front of the lid and mouse buttons on the back, its so small the screen fits into your hand.
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>>52668201
Pentium MMX clocked at 233 mhz, 32 megs of ram, and a 4gb hard drive (stock). There's no trackpad because there wouldn't have been space for it. Instead, a nub at the side of the screen is your cursor, and the mouse buttons are at the back of the screen. Another favorite design of mine in that regard is the early Omnibooks, with the pop-out mice.
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>>52668201
>not being able to google the model number
>Also why no trackpad?
Because you're supposed to use the nipple on the right side of the screen
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>>52667988

Acorn computers were such a pile of shit. I still remember using them at school when I was about 4 or 5 years old.

At that time my dad bought a Gateway 2000, Pentium 133 MHz machine with Windows 95, and Acorns seemed absolutely ancient in comparison.
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>>52668256
On that note, an Omnibook.
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>>52668194
I prefer the aesthetics, I'm not necessarily making a sleeper.

Going to keep the cd and floppy drives in it because the holes look worse. :/
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>>52668175
Windows ME was awesome
>>52668247
>>52668256
>>52668261
Crazy. I bet that was a bit expensive at the time.
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poor people need not apply
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>>52668357
ditto this (cray y-mp el)
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>>52667136
holy fucking shit

it's something so small and insignificant...but I got a fucking flashback out of that picture
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saw these in a vintage junk shop

among typewriters and wooden cabinets and phonographs

weird
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>>52656403
loved this computer
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>>52666808
What case is that anon?
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>>52666374
More like Robin Williams
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>>52669587
In case anyone is wondering, the person in the picture is Seymour Cray circa 1974. Probably had the tunnel elves elves tell him something special that night, considering how smug a mug he has right there.
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>>52656272
owyeah. a machine built to make Art can only be an artwork of its own.

dat price tho, even as a collector it's hard to find one.
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>>52656356
RIP, Seymour!
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and now for something totally different
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There was good things that came out of DEC's design department. I never though black and green could be so sexy when contrasted with white tape reels and colored rocker keys.
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>>52670541
Indeed.
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>>52670037
>Found an SGI Indy in the trash at my local college
>Believe the PSU is shot
>Also does not use a VGA connector

How in the hell do I revive this without going nuts with cash?
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>>52671113
It's not for your use, plebeian.
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>>52671113
Good luck, seriously. You'll need it.
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>>52671113
Did you take it?

Even non functional units can sell for a bit of cash.
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>>52664242
Nice, that's probably what I'd use it for if I got my hands on one.
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>>52666145
That's what I do right now, they suck at it. Shit multitasking and Bluetooth keyboards are usually bulky and oversized.
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>>52668105

I found the case through a friend, it came with pretty plain Athlon XP internals, old hospital PC.

Just look at used old PC's off your "graigslist" or whatever, that's how I found a case identical to the original one

Pic related, a little peak under the covers :)
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>>52671113
if you can guess enough of the psu output voltages you could wire in a modern ITX power supply (of at least 170W)
while 5 minutes of searching didn't land me any details, in a lot of computers black is ground, yellow is +12v, and red is +5v
the video connector can be wired up to a VGA monitor, either you could use a premade adapter or just cut a VGA cable and wire it in there
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>>52656492
Nah fuck macs always looked faggy
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>>52671113
You lucky motherf...

okay, as long you take care of it it's fine. these are rare beasts. PSU's wiring colors are all standard. 3.3 ,5 . 12v and grounding. you can adapt a mini atx supply into one, it's just like an ATX.
for the VGA adapter it requires a 13w3 to standard VGA adapter, lurk on ebay.

>>52671831
yep that's my best guess, otherwise
- http://www.nekochan.net/reputable/indytech.html#Powersupply
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>>52667021
Looking at this makes me wonder, with all computing sticks flying around if it would be a good idea to make something looking like this.
All the usual connectors, and a keyboard to boot. Still smaller than a laptop, more mobile than a tablet+keyboard combo.
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>>52656403
The ugliest piece of shit ever "designed"
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>>52672310
yeah like the microcomputers like Atari/Commodore era, you carry just a keyboard, plug it on any TV you want. that's the idea.

>>52672331
yeah Apple always been trying too hard.

i'd just love to find a sgi230 or one of these win2K stations built on ATX format, and upgrade it just for the case. and eventually use 4DWM on gentou. just a project i got in mind.
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>>52671831
>>52672245
to add to your link;
http://nekochan.net/wiki/13w3_to_VGA

he should keep in mind not all adapters are suitable, if he gets an adapter it needs to be an *SGI* 13W3 to vga, not a *SUN* one

SUN monitors use sync-on-green, barely any PC monitors support this (they use seperate H and V sync, which the SGI connector also outputs, just the adapters differ in how they're wired up)
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>>52654954
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>>52672450
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>>52672410
Would be great in my chop shop. Instead of running full and mid towers, checking customer disks for errors i'd just plug this bad boy. I'm sure there would be a way to slip a sata or even ide port in there.
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>>52672480
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>>52671113
Try replacing capacitors in the PSU. Also do some googling, I seem to recall one of the PSU vendors was prone to failure, there might be a repair guide.
I won one of these in a (free) drawing and it was interesting to mess with. Unfortunately the HDD failed on me and I haven't got around to buying a replacement (garrrr, SCSI).
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this baby
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>>52668105
The blanks are very often interchangeable. The rear definitely, the front one sot always but close to. If all else fails, it should be possible to just force them in or mod them, because just the front matters.
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I miss the anonymous beige box PC.
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>>52655369
Edgy
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>>52672480
>>52672511
That guy's site is pretty neat, good reference for MCA hardware.
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>>52658909
>Chieftec
>Cheap Tech
AYYYY
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>>52672450
what's the point of living when you'll never shitpost from a cluster of PS/2 M80s

;_;
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>>52656844
>posting trannies
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I know it isn't a great photo, but could anyone please tell me the name/model of this computer? Late 90s I think.
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>>52656492
Ahh, that particular mac. I remember when a place I worked at upgraded from the Macintosh 128K to those. Those were such a change from the boxy everything of the Macs they replaced.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9887joVqT7c
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Obligatory.
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>>52666046
I still have my old commodore monitor, its hooked up to a dstv box in the kitchen.
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>>52672416
>http://nekochan.net/wiki/13w3_to_VGA

Better yet, just hardwire in the VGA port. There's no magic inside the adapter. You don't even need a SoG monitor.
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>>52671249
Indy Anon from earlier
>>52671113

Of course I have it.
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It has not aged well, but I still have hope that I can get it running.
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>>52655292
Like the Millennium falcon of computers
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>>52656348
I Want to live in this world
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>>52675125
>posting dundertale
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How long till the hipsters ruin this
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>>52675125
>undertale
>believed rose when she she she was a guy
get rekt fag
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>>52677690
>>52677743
Nice, even has the XZ graphics board. Not too common an option to see on those systems.

It's a little rusty, but should be alright. If the power supply is actually dead, a new Sony PSU from Mashek would run you around $120. The Nidec is cheaper but has a shittier reliability record. If you don't feel like dumping that much on it and don't want to keep it around as a display piece, someone on Nekochan might still be interested in it. Can never have enough parts.

As far as the monitor goes, any sync-on-green monitor should work. I've used mine with a Sun-rebadged Trinitron GDM-5010PT (though through its VGA input rather than its 13W3 input) and a Samsung SyncMaster BX940
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>>52678167
This shit's too niche for hipsters, they only really penetrate consoles and maybe PPC Macs when it comes to tech.
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>>52678368
>BX940
940BX
Not that anyone gave a shit
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>>52655223
Hey, my uncle had that same case long ago. It's still in his shed somewhere.

(No, I can't get a pic. Go ahead and laugh.)
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>>52655868
I came.

I wish computer companies can make more grey cases, keyboards and monitors like this.
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Saw one of these at a thrift store once that I think was like $20 or $30 including the external drive bank. Was like 13 or 14 just getting into collecting old shit and I passed it up because I couldn't justify spending more than $10 on a machine back then

Regret the shit out of it, 10 years and countless Suns, SGIs, Pentium Pros, Alphas and Itanics later and I've still never seen another one.
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>>52678368
That's good to know. I have not opened the PSU as of yet on the other side to get a closer look but the fact that it does not turn on when plugged in gives me the assumption that it's dead.


I have took some more photos of the inside however if anyone is curious.
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>>52678625
>500MB disk
Damn, that's an early one, take a shot of some of those chips on the XZ board, I wanna see how old this thing is.

Check out the CPU too, can't remember where the model number was on the board but you should be able to find it without pulling it.
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>>52678625
>>52678662
Wait, nevermind, I can see a 9425 date code on one of the chips, so it's probably from around June-July 1994? Not good at converting weeks into actual dates in my head.
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>>52678662
>>52678677
I took most of these in advance, I still have a few more.

>>52678590
This may be funny, but I actually got my hands on a black IBM Aptiva system awhile ago at my local town thrift shop. For $20 as well. But it did not come with an external drive bank, or the hard drive for that fact. Was planning on using OS/2 for it, but IDE drives are a bitch to find these days.
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>>52678768
Yeah so that's definitely mid-'94 vintage, figured out what CPU is in it? Looks like it might be a reasonably high-end config, dunno about the drive but it looks like there's two of them in there?

>but IDE drives are a bitch to find these days.
Shit, they're all over. Probably difficult to find locally though, you have to go through Ebay for that kind of stuff.
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>>52678822
I would try to but I did not have my tool set on me to get to it right then and there. It might be something for me to do tomorrow or next week perhaps if I get a chance and can find my set.

Also with IDE, I try to find them locally only because I do not want to be scammed out of a dead drive. New IDE drives are not cheap either though, I am just looking for a used one that still works.
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>>52678903
I hear you, but it still might be worth risking it if you're having difficulty getting some stuff locally, just check the feedback and their return/warranty policies. I don't buy parts often, but spending a little more on a guy with good guarantees on their hardware really pays off if you have problems. Drives themselves are pretty resilient as long as they're packed well and some faggot isn't throwing them at the wall (which with shipping is admittedly pretty possible)

Aptivas typically used Deskstars in around 4-16GB sizes depending on how old they are, you can score those for $10-$20 online if you're interested in trying to resurrect it.
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>>52678625
apparently it's common for the psu to die in those machines

this has an upside though, it means that there's a good chance yours is just a dead psu, and nothing more critical
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Always happy to shitpost.

Poor little guy stopped wanting to boot recently. It might finally be his time.
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>>52667270
holy shit this is what i used at my first job. Had to scan 35mm slides with it, seemed ok.
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>>52661285
ayyyyyyyy
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>>52668105
I usually find crap tons of old computers on the side of the road during council clean up week (Australiafag here) and I just gut them and put modern components in. they make nice home systems for like kids or parents.
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>>52680895
Is that a modded Xbox?
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>>52675163
It's a generic whitebox system, probably built by a local computer store.
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>>52683170
that thing is cool as shit, too bad the floppy drive got blown the fuck out
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>>52683193
Yeah, Colani designs are awesome. That guy is a genius.
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>>52683170

I have Colani tower P90, will post pic later.
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>>52683170

Here it is
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>>52683424
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>>52683424
>>52683438
Nice!
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>>52683438
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>>52683116
Oh okay, thanks anyway. Disappointing though, would've liked to have known the specs.
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>>52667110
Oh, Anon, I had a Netvista A20 as first computer.
Great little monster. Lived almost eight years before die forever.
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>>52666036

In some weird way, this pleases me plenty
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>>52656272
>>52668357
>>52670037
>>52670149
>>52677690

>sgi

Mah knee grows!
inb4 hinv, she's in storage.
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>>52678590
Came to post this. Most aesthetic desktop ever.
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>>52655893
Motorola made a line of AiX desktops that weren't as aggressively ugly as IBM's. Instead, they look like the 80s and 90s shelf stereo systems you'd expect to see in a kid's bedroom. You know, the ones you could convert into a boom box and run off of six C cells.

We had one of these in our computing club at university. Not really a fun box to work on.
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>>52684820
Ok asshole. Enough with posting porn on /g! I don't want to hide a stiffy on the bus again.
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>>52685164
That's because AIX was terrible. I bet Debian, NetBSD, or OpenBSD could be made to do wonders with it.
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>>52677690
Mine died ages ago. Water damage.

Keep that one safe for us anon!
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>>52676707
oh my
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Anyone here follow any vintage computer collectors/restorers?

This guy happens to have a goddamn kingdom of old systems.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIO__gceaGU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgECJPIU1AI
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>>52685351
LGR
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>>52682431
Yeah. Bigger HDD, edgy red lights in the controller ports, edgy red jewel, and a USB port in back. Nothing really fancy.
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>>52685572
No CPU upgrade?
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>>52685621
Nope. Now that I have a job, maybe I could look into it. It deserves love.
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>>52656046

It's not hard to apply your own glass tint
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>>52656403

when will clear plastic become a meme again?
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>>52686544
Totally, but finding a case in that style is.
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>>52685185
What is so shitty about it? People on /g/ I meet who actually work with AIX generally don't shit on it too much. Maybe I just find particularly optimistic types.
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> *wakes up*
> Anon are you alright? I believe you had a nightmare :-)
> what? 2016? hahah no sweetie, we are in 1998, everything is fine...
> Come on, lets play Age of Empires II on the new Compaq Presario and eat some cereal
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not quite vintage, but this is my oldish case.
came as a barebones kit with a keyboard and mouse using ps2, the mouse with a ball in it still.
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>>52687574
Then you find out it's another dream because Age of Empires II wasn't out before late 1999.
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>>52655775
This shit was so fucking heavy.
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>>52666918
THAT CD DRIVE AT THE BOTTOM THERE, I HAVE ONE OF THOSE, IT CAN TAKE 5 DISKS IN A AUTOLOADER PACKAGE LIKE CARS USED TO HAVE, IT'S AMAZING
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>>52670700
I almost got one of those once, kind of balked at what it would cost by the pound though and instead opted to salvage what I could and leave it at that.

Looking at the going rate of them online, should have taken it for the probably $60-$90 or so it would have cost.
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>>52655823
Own an S20 - the most beautiful device I ever owned... Beides muh ps4 *gnhrr*
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