[mythtv-users] OT: Old Linux

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Feb 5 17:36:46 UTC 2007

On Feb 5, 2007, at 10:31 AM, Tom Lichti wrote:

>> Now, what CPU were you running. I seem to recall upgrading from a 486
>> to a Pentium-I in 1993 (and getting one of the originals with the
>> FDIV bug). I had to fill out some sort of form for Intel stating that
>> I actually had a need to do floating point division in order to get
>> the replacement. Pretty stupid huh? Like having to prove a need to
>> type an "F" in order to get a bad keyboard replaced.
> Most likely a Cyrix 486 class proc. Couldn't afford a Pentium. :) I
> recall RAM was about $100 a MB at the time...

And for you kids out there who are saying "Gee.. that's the same  
price as today", note the "M" for Mega, not a "G" for Giga, and  
that's not a typo.

At least by then we were using SIMMS, putting all those DIP chips on  
a board in the 286/386 days was a real pain.

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