[mythtv-users] OT: Old Linux (was MythTV : Thank You)

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Feb 5 23:04:07 UTC 2007

On Feb 5, 2007, at 2:34 PM, Dan Ritter 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 486
>>>>> 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
> boxes...

You had "turbo"? Wow. The original PC was fixed at 4.7 Mhz (That's an  
"M", not a "G").

But I *really* wish I hadn't sold my Altair way back when as I see  
some of them going for $$$ on E-Bay.

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