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View Poll Results: How OLD is your OLDEST computer that you have right now? (currently working)
< 1 year 2 1.23%
1 year 2 1.23%
2 years 6 3.68%
3 years 8 4.91%
4 years 8 4.91%
5 years 11 6.75%
6 years 6 3.68%
7 years 8 4.91%
> 7 years (eeeeehoooooowww) 112 68.71%
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Old 03-05-2004, 07:28 PM   #1
Nukem
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How OLD is your OLDEST Computer that you have right now?


How old is the oldest computer that you have right now (CURRENTLY WORKING).
 
Old 03-05-2004, 07:39 PM   #2
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My oldest is my HP Pavilion, new 3 years ago Feb. Running Red Hat now.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 07:55 PM   #3
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8 year old, 55MHz 386, runing LRP as my router.

-Joey
 
Old 03-05-2004, 08:07 PM   #4
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Since it was aquired, I do not know it's age.
A 486 Digital DEC PC.
It was running Zipslack but I swapped some hard drives around and replaced the 200MB drive with a 500MB drive. I will test Deli Linux on it. It also is running PTS DOS.
I believe the two running Pentiums are next in line, but their age is also unknown.
One had Windows 95, still infected with the Stoned Monkey Virus which is transmitted by floppy.
It is a proud Linux server now.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 08:59 PM   #5
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where is the 16 year old option? I currently have a 16 year old 286 that still works just fine.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 09:00 PM   #6
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still have my Atari 800
 
Old 03-05-2004, 09:19 PM   #7
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atari 800!

There is still two XL's in a box somewhere at my paretns house. Is there a linux distro that runs on these?
 
Old 03-05-2004, 10:15 PM   #8
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My sister actually had this!
 
Old 03-06-2004, 12:47 AM   #9
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A 7-year old Power Macintosh 7300/200. The sucker still runs Quark 4.0, Photoshop 5.5, and Illustrator 8.0!
 
Old 03-06-2004, 01:44 AM   #10
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I have a Morrow Micro-Decision - Z-80 <2MHz(i think), 64K memory and two 200 k floppies (circa 1983) and a PC clone - 8088 2.7 MHz, 640K memory, 30 Meg hard disk, two 5 1/4" floppies (360 K)

Both were still operating fine when I mothballed them - have fired them up from time to time just to check, but not for about 8 years now.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 01:46 AM   #11
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Forgot to mention - the 8088 is circa 1984 - so the Micro-decision is 21 years old and the 8088 is 20 years old
 
Old 03-06-2004, 02:14 AM   #12
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I have a 386DX 40 MHz
 
Old 03-06-2004, 02:53 AM   #13
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I have a Macintosh 128k next to my Linux computer, haven't turned it on for a long time now, but I'm pretty sure it would still work.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 03:02 AM   #14
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Compaq 75MHZ with 8 of RAM, HD 300 mega. It has Dos 6.22, Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 3.1, Grey Cat Linux 3.0 and a few DOS games installed:

Out of This world
Prince of Persia
Wolfenstein
Commander Keen

And I've paid 8 US dollars for that babe
 
Old 03-06-2004, 04:21 AM   #15
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I also got a mac128k :-) And I just booted it up to check that it works, which it did.
 
  


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