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PC Nostalgia

Who remembers Cyrix CPUs?
PCs that had a "Turbo" button?
The "awesome" (at the time) quad speed optical drives?
Voodoo graphics cards?
SCSI?
56K modems being "leading-edge" technology?
16M colours being something more than slightly impressive?
4Mb RAM being above average?
A 486 DX2 being the best you could get?
A 100 Mb hard drive was big
Windows came on a set of floppy disks (95 being about 40 of 'em or something stupid)?
Loading Windows off floppies?
Nestscape Gold Navigator 3.0?
Alta Vista?
It's not even 20 years ago...

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KentsOkay7 years ago
The turbo button and 56 internal modem is all I know from that list.
Goodhart7 years ago

Who remembers Cyrix CPUs?
:-) Yes, but I had already gotten very fond of the 8086 and later the 8088 uP's (first pic)

PCs that had a "Turbo" button?
Yeah, that button you used when you didn't want to play games like an older version of PacMan and have the machine beat you in 3 seconds flat. ;-)

The "awesome" (at the time) quad speed optical drives?
The good ole CD-420E. Still I resisted all of that with floppies until I got my first "dual core" up

Voodoo graphics cards?
Heck, I remember the Hercules MONO graphics card LOL

SCSI?
We still have scsi drives on our servers at work....

56K modems being "leading-edge" technology?
I remember acoustic couplers as leading edge technology ;-)

16M colours being something more than slightly impressive?
I remember the good ole CoCo and the Commodore 64 too and they had a lot less ;-)

4Mb RAM being above average?
How about when it was in the Kb range?

A 100 Mb hard drive was big

I remember when the 10 Mb HD was BIG :-)

Windows came on a set of floppy disks (95 being about 40 of 'em or something stupid)?

I had a set up until about a month ago.....Win95, I believe, had about 13 disks to it ( and, just in case I had forgotten how many there were, I looked it up )

Alta Vista?

Oh yeah, and don't think I didn't freak when I found this out - - (second picture)

And one extra:
Does anyone remember having to PARK their heads (on the HD) in order to move the computer safely to another location? :-)
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lemonie (author)  Goodhart7 years ago
Oh crikey, yes. The school's Archimedes had a 1Mb HDD, thanks for pushing me even further back. L
I still have an old 8088 uP chip in my collection somewhere, from when the motherboard gave up the ghost ;-)

I am not really sure what I can do with it though
ps: I still remember the TV ad coming on to sell the handheld calculator that did ALL four functions ( +-X \ ) AND had a new LCD screen on it, for only $199.95 ! The last calculator I bought, had trig/calc/geometry functions as well as the ability to create and nest functions, and it cost me $9.95 :-)
I still remember when my dad brought this beauty home.
lemonie (author)  Tool Using Animal7 years ago
Wow, weighing only 18 pounds it's portable too!

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P.S. Check out the price!!!!!
DJ Radio7 years ago
Looking at all that, computers have come a long way....
lemonie (author)  DJ Radio7 years ago
Oh yes, which is largely why I did this. L
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