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    MSTI PDX-1000 1 GHz Vortex86DX Linux thin client PC
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    Published on Feb 5, 2017
    Ever wondered what a first-generation, non-MMX Pentium would be like running at 1 GHz? That's basically what the Vortex86DX CPU in this MSTI PDX-1000 thin client is.

    More info: http://www.dmp.com.tw/tech/vortex86dx
     
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    Can you use windows 3.1 as your main OS?
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    Published on Feb 8, 2017
    Is it possible to use this obsolete Operating system in 2017? Lets find out!
     
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    Brings back memories!!
     
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    Vintage puters> No thanks!

    I keep a Dell 610 laptop for XP on a private (NO INTERWEBZ!!) network because, for now, I'm still a diehard Crown amp user for audio systems and they absolutely will NOT port their digital monitoring/control systems to Linux or even Android though most of the audio industry has already done so. Fortunately, other mfrs. also make Windows control for their product so my Dell handles them quite readily too. The following statement intends NO insult to Mac users: using a Mac interface, to me, feels like being in first grade again...no thinking required. I can see it's benefits but I really like to feel like my brain is running on ALL 12 cylinders. Part of doing audio is knowing how to quickly diagnose and adjust/repair whatever failure has appeared. This includes computers, networks and software nowadays. Spent a lot of time on PCs and Windows software so I am quite comfortable working through Redmond errors and foibles.

    For all the rest of my computing needs I'm a dedicated Linux user/abuser. No blue screens of death...ever! It just works!

    Yeah I learned about computing, and frustration, on a DEC Rainbow/TCP system. Thank God Almighty that's ancient history! Migrated to MSDOS and then on to Windows 2 until '98-2. Had all I could stand and dived into Linux and have been there since.
     
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    IBM ThinkPad A30 and A31 with LS-240 drives
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    Published on Feb 19, 2017
    The biggest ThinkPads of 2001-2002, unfortunately not equipped with the highly-sought-after 1400x1050 IPS FlexView display, but still having some unique features and capabilities not found on modern laptops.
     
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    Can you use a windows98 computer in 2017?
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    Published on Feb 26, 2017
    I raise the stakes in this video. Not only will i try to use Windows98 as my main OS in 2017, i will do so using a computer from the same period.

    music:
    Kevin MacLeod - Exit the Premises
    Kevin MacLeod - Severe Tire Damage
     
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    IBM Wheelwriter 10 Series II electronic typewriter
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    Published on Feb 28, 2017
    A fine business machine, built like a tank, with IBM's famous buckling-spring mechanical keyboard.
     
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    Bag O' Computer Parts & Quantum Bigfoot hard drive
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    Recent thrift store finds...
     
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    What can you do with a $20 laptop?
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    Published on Jan 31, 2017
    I picked up an old ThinkPad for $20 - now what to do with it? In this video I talk about fixing up and giving new life to old computer hardware - and yes, games are a big part of that (even on a ThinkPad!). I also install Linux to see if a modern OS can run on a Pentium III-450.

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    HIGH SPEED DIGITAL COMPUTERS & DATA PROCESSING 1960s MAINFRAME IBM COMPUTERS 53034
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    Published on Mar 26, 2017
    The System Development Corporation presents “System Technology,” a circa 1960 color film featuring footage of “modern” computers and data processing. At mark 00:40 we see several large IBM computers, each about the size of a bookcase, as the narrator explains how technology marvels are able to handle vast computations and hold data. Data processing is involved in nearly aspect of daily life, we’re told, including transportation, insurance, banking, credit cards, and information technology. We are shown an automated oil refinery near mark 01:30 as the narrator continues an explanation of how computers are an accepted part of the work world. The Air Defense Command’s Continental Defense Network (mark 01:50) is also a user of such technology. At mark 02:17 we’re taken to the Santa Monica headquarters of System Development Corporation, a purveyor of such technology. Inside we see scenes of engineers at work drafting diagrams and maps, engineers in meetings, and various draftspersons. By mark 07:55 the film discusses how such technology serves the training needs of the US Air Force and other branches of the military. Via a mix of animation and meeting scenes, the film explains how personnel create detailed training exercises, each meant to achieve a specific goal. Much of that work is also automated, we are told at mark 11:45, as punchcards are shown making their way across the screen and are later used to create a detailed map. At mark 17:00, the film shows a simulated air raid shown on a cathode ray tube and at mark 19:00 learn more about how punchcards are used as system production tools, as its data is transferred to preprinted maps. Mark 22:00 touches on how the corporation has also been working with military defense systems for national security.

    System Development Corporation (SDC), based in Santa Monica, California, was considered the world's first computer software company. SDC started in 1955 as the systems engineering group for the SAGE air defense ground system at the RAND Corporation. RAND spun off the group in 1957 as a non-profit organization that provided expertise for the United States military in the design, integration, and testing of large, complex, computer-controlled systems.

    SDC became for-profit in 1969. With that change, it began to offer its services to all comers rather than only to the American military.
    In 1980, SDC was sold by its board of directors to Burroughs Corporation. In 1986, Burroughs merged with the Sperry Corporation to form Unisys, and SDC was folded into Unisys Defense Systems. In 1991, Unisys Defense Systems was renamed Paramax, a wholly owned subsidiary of Unisys, so that it could be spun off to reduce Unisys debt. In 1995, Unisys sold Paramax to the Loral Corporation, although a small portion of it, containing some projects that had originated in SDC, remained with Unisys. In 1996 Loral sold Paramax to Lockheed Martin. In 1997, the Paramax business unit was separated from Lockheed Martin under the control of Frank Lanza (one of the original founders of Loral), and is now a subsidiary of L-3 Communications.

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    1987 Toshiba T3200 gas plasma laptop
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    Published on Mar 30, 2017
    The most powerful laptop of 30 years ago, with a 12 MHz 286 CPU, two built-in ISA expansion slots, orange gas plasma display, and Alps mechanical keyboard. Batteries not included.
     
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    author JAMIE LENDINO on the impact Atari computers had on the world
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    Published on Mar 31, 2017
    We spoke with ExtremeTech editor-in-chief Jamie Lendino about his new book: _Breakout: How Atari 8-Bit Computers Defined a Generation_, which details the rise, impact, and fall of Atari 8-bit computers. Atari computers weren't the first home PCs nor were they necessarily the best of the time, but they were without-a-doubt one of the most important.

    PCMag.com is your ultimate destination for tech reviews and news.
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    Why you don't want a STN screen.
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    Published on Apr 1, 2017
    In this video i'll show you why you DON'T want a STN screen!


    Images from Beckhoff automation and
    http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk
     
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    Microsoft FINALLY scraps its 'disastrous' Windows Vista operating system ten years after it first launched
    • Microsoft launched its Windows Vista operating system back in 2006
    • The firm is ditching the old system, in favour of the more modern Windows 10
    • Vista will work, but will not have support, leaving users vulnerable to hacks


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4402378/Microsoft-scraps-Windows-Vista-operating-system.html#ixzz4dxubKqFq
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    Not a computer but wtf........................

    1980s Goldstar TWS-6061 double cassette boombox
    VWestlife



    Published on Apr 2, 2017
    A boombox without the "boom". Quite possibly the cheapest dual cassette boombox ever made.
     
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    Restoring Gateway 2000 G6-300 to Original 1998 configuration
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    Published on Apr 24, 2017
    In this video we gonna restore a computer to it original config! I found this Gateway 2000 G6-300 and it was upgraded with some more modern parts.

    So we gonna do some research on the original config. And we gonna rebuild the system and Install windows 98 on the system.

    More info about Gateway 2000: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway....

    I used twilight CD's to install some games on the system. The twilight cd's are borrowed from the collection of https://twilight-cd.com/
    The usage of the twilight series is for demonstration purposes to show the history of computers.

    Video presentation about the twilight CD's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8U7q...

    The games shown in this video:
    Dungeon Keeper 2
    Grand Theft Auto 2
    Need For Speed, High Stakes
    Star Wars, Episode 1 Racer
    Jazz Jackrabbit 2

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    Music: Teknoaxe
    1. Fast Car Intro
    2. Speeding to Paradise
    3. Wall of the Heart
    4. A hero Steps Forward
    http://www.teknoaxe.com

    Intro v1.0 done by Bart Remmers
     
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    Pansonic JR-200U rare vintage computer review
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    Published on May 2, 2017
    The computer which couldn't keep up with Commodore.
     
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    My old BBC Micro system
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    Some 8-bit archaeology!
     
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    LGR - Strangest Computer Designs of the '70s
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    Published on May 26, 2017
    The 1970s. As the personal computer concept was still being defined, many of these machines appeared "strange" at the time simply because they were the first of their kind! Let's take a look at some that stand out the most for their design and significance.

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    ● Music used in order of appearance:
    Never As Lonely, Beam Me Up
    http://www.epidemicsound.com
     
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    LGR - Strangest Computer Designs of the '80s
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    The 1980s saw the explosion of a worldwide microcomputer industry, and with it came countless bizarre and awesome machines. Let's take a look at ten of the most unusual devices!
     
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    LGR - Strangest Computer Designs of the '90s
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    The 1990's weren't just the age of boring beige boxes! There were some truly funky designs and interesting experiments as well. Time to take a look at a bunch of them!
     
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    beg pardon...

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    Virtualization EATS CPUs. I'll probably swap out these 12 core opties for a couple 16 core beasties before too much longer. 32 cores should hold for awhile.
     
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    Teardown Friday: Dumpster Xeon Server, IBM X3400
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    Published on Jul 4, 2017
    Today we do something different! Inspired by Dave from EEVblog we do a teardown of an IBM X3400 server. The server is probably build in 2009. And this machine is found in a dumpster. To young to be real Retro to old and power hungry to daily use. So I took it apart.

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    Music: Teknoaxe - Fast Car Intro

    Intro v1.0 done by Bart Remmers
     
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    Awesome drive - and it held a gargantuan 5mb of data for a mere cost of $150,000 (my SWAG at it LOL).

    Did you work at Burroughs? Back in the early 70s my parents were friends with a family whose father worked at Burroughs. I spent quite a bit of my youth going to Burroughs Farms near Brighton Michigan, hanging out at the beach with the all those pretty Burroughs girls, and playing a round of golf once in a while. Ahhh the memories that come flooding back.
     
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    I was a field engineer on large systems, in Minnesota.
     
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