[mythtv-users] OT: Old Linux (was MythTV : Thank You)
gary.dawes at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 21:44:25 UTC 2007
I remember my first PC (rather than my first computer) which was a Zenith
8086 back in 1988, running just DOS with 2 5.25 floppy disks and a mono
monitor. god alone knows what I actually used it for! I remember upgrading
the memory from 128K to 256K by actually buying and inserting the memory
chips, in the dil package 2 lines of pins on a black rectangular chip, into
the sockets on the motherboard.
at the time at work we had just gotten a fileserver with 640K of memory and
20 megabytes of hard disk space. A size which I can bearly comprehend these
days. btw we had none of this girly ethernet, we used token ring. I can also
remember using computers with 8 inch floppy disks, as well as cards and
punched tape. I could actually read punched paper tape at one point - how
sad is that!
Gary, who is older than he likes to remember
On 05/02/07, Dan Ritter <dsr-myth at tao.merseine.nu> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 02:16:57PM -0500, Tom Lichti wrote:
> > >>> Now, what CPU were you running. I seem to recall upgrading from a
> > >>> to a Pentium-I in 1993 (and getting one of the originals with the
> > >> Most likely a Cyrix 486 class proc. Couldn't afford a Pentium. :) I
> > > Luxury! My first Linux box was a 25-MHz 386SX with 4 MB of RAM, a
> 120-MB hard
> > > drive, and a 256K VGA card driving a monochrome monitor. I think I
> might still
> > VGA? VGA? Pure luxury. Try an overclocked 16MHz (from 12MHz) 286, 256kb
> > RAM, single 5 1/4" drive, with a monochrome TTL display. That was my
> > first PC...my first computer was a VIC-20, aside from the Commodore PET
> You kids wouldn't know hardship if it were forced on you. My
> first PC was a Turbo 8086 that could run at almost 8 MHz with
> 128KB of RAM. But the first computer I used had a keypunch for
> making cards. Lots of storage, but measured in roomfuls of
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