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Re: Windows 7 growing fast - ancient computer discussion

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Re: Windows 7 growing fast - ancient computer discussion

Quote from: dgwebb
Not sure any home user could find a use for 128bits or more than 48k of RAM.

I had more than that in my first computer - a Commodore 64 which had, as you might guess, 64kB ram.  Cheesy
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pierre_pierre
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my first desk top a Packard Bell had  a 25 M hard disc
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My first PC had a whopping 1Mb of RAM and ran windows 3.0, I blew it up because I didn't have a clue what the 110/240 switch did......
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1st computer was BBC B+ with 64KB RAM and 64KB shadow RAM.

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Is this going to turn into another thread reminiscing about old computers Cheesy?
I have just been 'upgraded' at work from Vista to W7. Can't say I am particularly impressed. It is slightly faster to boot, but otherwise just looks like a Vista facelift.
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That's because it is. Grin
pierre_pierre
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can anyone beat a still working UK101  http://www.retromadness.com/compukit/uk101.htm
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Yep, I've got a nice slide rule.
(and some old log tables)
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Is this going to turn into another thread reminiscing about old computers Cheesy?
I certainly hope not,i got a thread locked tail end of last year because one of my threads was going off topic so i would appreciate it if this was kept very much on topic,the threads about how well windows 7 is growing and how fast!!
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Yep, I've got a nice slide rule.
(and some old log tables)
so have I  mine date from the third quarter of the 50's
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Since I started the off topic posts I have split them off  Embarrassed Embarrassed
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Re: Windows 7 growing fast - ancient computer discussion

My first computer was this.
Type 8-bit Home computer
Release date 23 April 1982
Discontinued 1992[1]
Media Cassette tape
Operating system Sinclair BASIC
CPU Z80 @ 3.5 MHz and equivalent
Memory 16 KB / 48 KB / 128 KB  Wink
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We've been here before I sure  Wink
But - yes I too learnt my electrical engineering using log tables with sin, cosine, tan etc etc., and then at some stage a Texas Instruments TI58 programmable calculator http://www.vintagecalculators.com/html/texas_insturments_ti_58.html
and then a Nascom 2 - using Z80 assembler and then later added CPM  Smiley
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Re: Windows 7 growing fast - ancient computer discussion

/Strat considers moving a section of this thread to the Nostalgia forum Wink

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