[mythtv-users] OT: Old Linux

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Mon Feb 5 18:18:54 UTC 2007

Brian Wood wrote:
> 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.

I still have the chip puller too!


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