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Older Computers, Operating Systems, Etc.

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    MSTI PDX-1000 1 GHz Vortex86DX Linux thin client PC
    VWestlife



    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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    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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    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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