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A /g/ retro thread, no beige edition.

>> No.57078277
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>imac g3
>rainbow apple logo
>which was used on beige macs
>no beige edition

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The Digimon Movie is retro. Talk about that for a change.

Pretty much up /g/'s alley anyway seeing as Wargreymon and Metalgarurumon fight Diaboromon on the internet.

>> No.57078345

>and the old '80s typeface
it still looks nice but I'm equally triggered desu

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Black it is then

>> No.57078525

Beige is comfy yet professional looking. Also hides dust accumulation better than black.

I kind of hope one of the better case manufacturers goes back to making full-size beige cases even if it's only as part of a throwback gimmick. I'd snap one up.

>> No.57078771

Wallpaper pls

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what are some things that blend modern and retro nicely?

Pic related

>> No.57078828
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Call the cops, I don't give a fuck.

>> No.57078891

>this machine is a server do not power down

that is fucking hilarious, I imagine some ultra zealous scientist complaining about wasting energy flipping out over that fucking computer in the corner some idiot left on and he just had to go pull the fucking plug out of the wall.

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Literally a museum peice. Nice.

While I'm glad even my arduinos have more processing power then this 8080, I still wish you cold build your own machines like this with modern hardware.

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>> No.57079084

>works the same, but its a trash can

>> No.57079089

holy shit i think my grandfather had the same desk

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>comparing all in ones with towers

>> No.57079113

case name?

>> No.57079143
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>the 2010 pc pic is of a 2003 era pc

>> No.57079152

>implying there is any relevance there
i thought summer was over?

>> No.57079406

That case is glorious what is it

>> No.57079418

>goes from autistic rainbow colors to EVERYTHING MUST BE PLAIN WHITE

Face it, Jobs was schizo

>> No.57079443

Where'd you get that x-files print?

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>> No.57079783

Sorry lads, not my pic but a glorious beige clunker nonetheless.

>> No.57080721

>1990 "PC" is a pedestal AS/400 from 1988
>2010 PC is from 2005
gets me every time

>> No.57081024

are you the kind of people who get triggered if the hard drive is two years newer then it's era correct?

>> No.57081037


Does not take a genius to understand what this image means.

>> No.57081062
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Why do you let one thread 404 and make a new one instead of bumping one thread nicely to its bump limit and then making a new one if it's needed?

If you going to just fuck up threads then better not make any at all?

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>> No.57081104


Except for colors it has nothing from the old ThinkPad.

>> No.57081217

>works basically the same
>left 68k
>right x86

>works much better
>left x86 BIOS
>right x86 BIOS

>> No.57081224
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Has the same keyboard (pre-chiclet), the clitmouse, the clasping mechanism for when it's shut (which was a pretty dated design element in 2012...), VERY similar bezel, the green status lights up front... all of these are very similar to the IBM-era ThinkPads.

>> No.57081274

So, is my HP from 2013 "modern retro" design too because it has the same features like you described?


Agree on the clitmouse too, it's a feature IBM keeps cashing on retards.

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>tfw your SSDs SoC is more powerful than your computer

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>> No.57081316

>Literally a museum piece.

>get one for free from a local school
>leave it case open on the workbench while at work, cat pukes on it and it corrodes the whole motherboard

still got £600 for the whole thing

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Unicomp and Topre keyboards

>> No.57081412

Retro thread? Okay, show me something OC then.

>> No.57081518

>wanting OC in a RETRO thread

>> No.57081551

>you have to be 18+ to post here

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Yeah, I don't like the G3 Beige also.

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>> No.57081759

bad ass computer

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>> No.57081954

>2003 era pc
Topkek, more like late 80's

>> No.57082003

68, 86, same thing

>> No.57082032

might be all fun and games baiting on a shitposting thread

but it's sad to think some faggots actually think it's true

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Visited basement to contribute original content, ama

>> No.57082274

you should have just left him there...

>> No.57082283

I wonder if kids today get the same kind of feeling like we did back in the 90's when finding old tech like C64's or Apple II's but instead with Pentium 4's.
That would be fucked up.

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Going to videotape him so future generations can view him in all his glory. They will surely be able to view these tapes.

>> No.57082336

Nice, you're gonna use a era appropriate camera...

>> No.57082344

Damn nigga that is pretty

>> No.57082369

CGI always is

>> No.57082401

> have one of these, it's already retro/old but keep it because first computer
> live with parents until end of high-school
> get drafted, go strait from high-school to military
> come home after 12 months
> we cleaned up the stuff you packed before it took up so much space
> no atari, no stereo, no records, no nothing
> found place to live, nothing to move because parents threw everything

>> No.57082418

have a (You)

>> No.57082433
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>have a made up computer
ebin d0de xDDD

>> No.57082477


Looks like a faggots dick coming right at you from the screen

>> No.57082488

>it's going to the right
>i'm viewing it from the left side

>> No.57082499

> Atari didn't make computes
I can assure you that they made a bunch of them. Apparently so many that I'm not even sure which one I had now that you made me look 'em up. Doesn't really matter, though, it's gone.

>> No.57082518

>typical ST user
>no idea about hardware
>thinks even a made up CGI of a mashup is real

>> No.57082616

I'd say late 90s early 2000s compaq. Had a few before that I've long past gotten rid of.

>> No.57082870

sure a early 2000 PC has a 5.25" drive
topkek fucking kids, such "experts"

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Lunix anyone?

>> No.57082971


It's a mockup of a cross between an Amiga and an Atari. Neither manufacturer made a computer like this.

>> No.57082982

>falling for obvious bait

>> No.57083109

Talking about the "2010" one cunt

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>> No.57083216

Fuck you, hope you get cancer.

>> No.57083268

>no beige edition
Not that it matters. They're all yellow by now.

>> No.57083753

>wat is retr0bright

>> No.57084446

>you must be 18+ to post here

>> No.57084503

whats up with the sudden increase anti-apple shit on /g the last couple of days?

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I really want one of these!

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>> No.57085062

kek, suits you right

>> No.57085336

That tower

>> No.57085517

>a plextor and a samsung optical drive
this man has good taste

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>> No.57085542

I now need to hear the "vmmm urr urr urr" of that floppy dive.

>> No.57085671

No problemo, señor


Aww shit, I had the first time of these captchas where you have select the stuff freehandedly and wanted to draw a swastica but I fucked up and the next captcha was just a regular one if you know what I mean you will see it too eventually alright folks thats it for today thank you for liking and subscribing and I would really appreciate it from GOogle and Youtube if they would start paying me because I can use money real good you know its true lets make money great again ok

[aims at the moon]

>> No.57085796

Best thing I ever seen in those threads

>> No.57087339

late '90s compaqs were beige and rounded, HP Compaqs and the industry in general didn't really start adopting the modern two-tone black/silver color scheme until around 2003 and those particular models were made probably until 2007/early 2008 since I've never seen one with a nehalem badge

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And it lives again.

Wish I could find some nice CAD software for it.

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>> No.57090582

>Wish I could find some nice CAD software for it.

Nice case. Gut it and toss modern PC guts inside, then torrent you some AutoCAD.

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This bad boy stills lives
Wish I wasnt so lazy and had a spare monitor so I could had it constantly up

>> No.57091067

I like it
Post guts

>> No.57091451

>gut one of the greatest NT4/Win2k systems in existence to do shit I can already do on my main desktop
No thanks

Not really that great a case anyway for a mod, definitely stands out in the crowd but it's huge as fuck but only has a single 5.25'' bay, can only hold three hard disks, and as the picture shows it shows scratches pretty readily. It's the fascinatingly weird, powerful architecture and quad-slot power that makes the VWs so kickass to begin with, not just the looks.

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24mb of RAM in all its glory
I still cant remember wich Pentium I model it had

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>> No.57091950

Nice little box, probably a Pentium MMX-166 judging by the ceramic package

Where'd all the cards go?

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blow it out your ass

>> No.57092008

>big gaping hole in the deskpro

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So, I have two of these (Dell Precision 220) and I want to max one of them out. I've already ordered a pair of slotkets (Which will be fitted with 1.1GHz P!!!s) and 1GB of RDRAM. I'll also be throwing SATA, USB 2.0 and GbE cards in it. Sadly, I dug out my Radeon HD4650 AGP only to find out it is dead. Now I'll have to spend a shitload of money onto another card. Should I get another 4670 or a GeForce 7600? I just want it to be able to move my 1680x1050 + 1280x1024 setup and maybe play HD video. Also, how's the unofficial support for win2000? It would be nice to dualboot.

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>Where'd all the cards go?
only god knows
five years ago my uncle bought an old place that used to be of the guvmint party and there where a bunch of these, mostly without HD and ten kinds of reked
this was the only one with almost every piece in its place
>mfw seein half a dozen of these beuties destroyed in a dirty ass storage room

>> No.57092508

Doesn't look like it would take much to get it workable again though, pretty much all you really need is a graphics card since it looks a little before the age of onboard video, probably shipped with a ViRGE or some similar cheap and common card.

>> No.57092938


It's SuperMicro SC-750 or similar.

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>no beige edition.
Actual project. Portable 486, some loose connections and some hinges and latches need some work... Keyboard is clicky alps.

>> No.57093340

>I was only pretending to be retarded

>> No.57093479
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I fear that I may have entered a zone from which I cannot return.

Old laptops will be the end of me.

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>> No.57093928

>constant 100% CPU usage

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80's and 90's unix workstations had such godly aesthetics.

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>dat CDE

>> No.57094269

Such a bummer CDE's gone, hopefully somebody will take the defunct code and maintain it eventually.

>> No.57094295

Supposedly the existing code can be run, but it's a clusterfuck. I've never tried.

What I wouldn't give for a UI like that nowadays. Clean, timeless, productive, without any of the stupid meme designs that have infected everyone.

Windowmaker is the next best thing I suppose.

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just added this to my collection. finally installed win 3 for shits and kicks.

2 20meg hd's and 2 360k 5.25" bit crammed inside.

>> No.57094321

Top fucking win, anon


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CDE just looks like such a functional desktop, no fucking around just straight to business.

I guess it truly reflected what old school proprietary unix workstations were all about back in the day.

I'd totally run it if it got launched back into the 21st century.

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been working on cleaning up the insides too, i love the aluminum they used.

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Last update in June

>> No.57094575

Gee Bill, two hard drives?

>> No.57094583

This is going into my pretty computers folder.

>> No.57094653

yeah, i had one from a previous compaq portable 1. however that machine is dead, so i stole the drive. im setting up a dualboot between windows 1.01 and 3.0 each os on a separate drive, just for fun.
aw, thanks <3

>> No.57094684

Awesome, I love luggables. I really need to get my fleet of Zenith Z161's cleaned up and working.

>> No.57094692

Are all the expansions full?
Got a Ethernet NIC in there or room for one? That would be neat BBS browsing machine.

>> No.57094697

As >>57094479 posted, it's being maintained as an open source project now.

Really the only improvement I'd wish for it to have is either more user-friendly customization or just better documentation.

>> No.57094742

fuck yes, please do. i'd love to see one of those up and running.
yeah, but i can take out one of the drives and only boot from one. i do have an old 3com nic that i could use however i have no idea how i'd set up the drivers for it/set it up.

great idea though, i'll look into it cause i'd love to put this little machine to good modern use.

>> No.57094800

Is it a Etherlink II / III? There are modded 8088 compatible package drivers and then get mTCP.

All you have to do is load the package driver and put DHCP in the mTCP config and load up, for example, telnet and it will just werk.

If the 3com card isn't already configured, then you have to use a PnP compatible computer and plug it in there and enable DOS and non-PnP modes with the config utility that comes with the DOS drivers.

>> No.57094880

I'm going to bed but here's a shitty video.

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holy shit, yes it is (pic related). i've been using it in my grafika w/w95. when i boot up the machine it loads the config after the dmi pool data shit.

i'm not sure if the compaq has the pnp compatibility though.

thanks for the info btw.

>> No.57094950

Then you can just switch it to non-PnP mode in your Grafika and then plug it in the Compaq, it has it's own non-volatile memory to store the configuration.

I also have the exact same card in my XT.

>> No.57094959

That's a nice shitty video!

>> No.57095059

oooh fuck yes. i'm so doing this.

i just found the 3c5x9x.exe too.

>> No.57095085

>i'd love to see one of those up and running.
I had one fixed up to use for playtime, but the last time I pulled it out it wouldn't boot off the HDD. I misplaced one of the FDDs (it's here somewhere) which is apparently the one with cable terminators on it, so I can't use the remaining one either. Upset because I finally sourced a pdf of the programming manual (have had these beasts for around 7 years).

>> No.57095098

follow up on >>57095059
also, what software would you recommend for bbs browsing.

>> No.57095150

Also, when you load the package driver under DOS, every time, you have to assign a software interrupt for it.

as in
3c509.com 0x60

After you load the package driver, you can use mTCP

Get mTCP and use the telnet client.

Don't forget to set MTCPCFG environment variable in autoexec.bat

If you run DHCP.exe from mTCP it will configure it automatically, you might have to change hostname or gateway.

Heres also the 3c509 that's compatible with the 8088


>> No.57095157

awh that's a shit deal. i had the same problem with a 20meg mfm i had in my 5160. i died a little that day.

i just love the way the luggable zenith machines look, soo good.

but when you do get one running, make sure to post it. i'm always lurking/shitposting lol.

>> No.57095167

Also, on your Grafika for configuring the card into non-PnP and DOS mode you have to use 3C5X9CFG.EXE that comes with the driver.

>> No.57095185

wow, thanks man. you're a god.
i've currently got the 3C5X9X.EXE but i read that it contains the config utility: http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=37820

>> No.57095199

Yes it does, just checked.

But for your Compaq you will only need the 3c509.com file from that forum I linked.

>> No.57095300

alright, i just downloaded the 3c509. i'll probably run into a few walls, but i'm determined to make this work.

>> No.57095338

Its quite easy, good luck!

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>no beige

alright faggots

>> No.57095525


What annoys me about today's designs is that they don't actually reduce resource usage of utilities, they just remove the utility entirely. I mean, yeah, you can easily just install just Openbox, but you shouldn't have to. I remember the "fully featured" KDE 3.5 working with less than the "small" XFCE or MATE does now, and that's just bullshit. That XFCE now uses the same amount of resources as a fork of GNOME 2 should cause no one to ever use it again.

I mean, the core functionality of modern desktops is really no different than fucking Workbench, but holy shit would you not think so from the resource requirements.

I think the blame is a change in what the desktop is considered to be. It WAS just the thing you use to easily get to the actually interesting things, but instead (for some reason) people wanted it to be "part of the experience!"

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>> No.57095610

you wouldn't happen to have this with sound by any chance? I bet it makes some great noises

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>> No.57095736

agreed, at this point major desktop projects are just plain compromising functionality in favor for mobile-esque design because "that's what everybody else is doing" and "it's the future lol"

window managers are the only things worth using at this point, i shouldn't have to fight with a desktop of all things to get my work done.

>> No.57096034

What gets me, in the case of Linux "developers", is a complete change in what Linux is considered to be good for. I remember installing OpenSuse ... 9, I think, or maybe an early 10, with KDE 3.5 in a PC that was starting to get sluggish under Windows and being amazed at how much of an improvement it was. And that was KDE, which was never a light DE.

Now they're targetting people who have new machines who want an alternative out of the box, rather than what made a lot of people jump to Linux in the first place: not having to buy new hardware in the first place. So we get to the point where, if money isn't an issue to might as well just get a Windows laptop/PC and stick with Windows, because you get nothing extra on Linux that isn't worth paying for. I keep this old laptop because I like it (4:3 screens will always be preferred for me), but even under minimal DEs there's a degree of sluggishness that wasn't felt when I had older versions of the current crop.

But, like I said, it's a change in the way computers are looked at, more of an experience than a means to get something done. Perhaps hardware improvements were a mistake. Maybe it would have been better to focus on efficiency than power.

Imagine how energy efficient computers would be now if about 20 years ago they said "OK, let's just focus on power requirements." Or that this is what customers wanted. It's fun to think about how different things could have been.

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>> No.57096350

I think there could still be a market for highly efficient yet capable OS/DEs if a company were to create a new class of machines. Let me elaborate…

My idea is to create a type of laptop that places battery life and affordability above all else. Think of netbooks and ultrabooks, except with their strengths greatly amplified: through using extremely low-power, power efficient SoCs, they take a normal ultrabook battery and stretch life far, far further. Depending on how far back you scale back computing power, you could get multiple days or a week out of a single battery. The OS that runs on this thing would have to take many cues from the operating systems of the past, and that includes a highly efficient DE.

This laptop would be extremely valuable to people in situations where outlet access isn't available or for people who simply don't care for the fuss of having to charge their laptop or having to carry a charger brick.

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>> No.57097371

I feel like printing this picture and cumming on it.

>> No.57097379

Post pics!

>> No.57097503
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>> No.57097524

I wonder what hes thinking


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>> No.57100199

I'm not quite sure this would be possible, because it's not the DE that's going to be the cause of most of your efficiency, it's going to be the shitty code that composes the program the user actually wants to run.

Nobody will buy your machine just because the DE takes no power.

>> No.57100201

Comfy AF!

>> No.57100377
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Current status of my comfy shitbox hideout. The PC in the back is a 486DX2/66

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>tfw playing old CRPGs on real hardware and taking notes on pen and paper, looking past the dated graphics and letting yourself be immersed in the fantasy world

There is literally no better feeling

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Da fuq is in that second Bay?

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>> No.57100999

>tfw you find a pristine datasette in original packaging at thrift store, but your beat up commodore refuses to boot up :(

>> No.57101157

Holy shit that monitor looks great.

>> No.57101383
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>Open/Libre Office consumes about 10x the memory as Office '95 despite having the same functionality

I know that's because it's written in Java, but come the fuck on.

Hardware improvements were a mistake.

>> No.57101395

>dat lisp machine

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>> No.57101849
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a polish mechanic using a c64 to calculate setings for drive shafts

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I bought this thing for around 50U$S with monitor and keyboard included. I have no way to communicate with it though because AAUI and GeoPort adapters are literally non-existent in my country.

>> No.57102355

If you don't like it why not install KDE 3.5 on your new machine?
Nothing keeps you from doing it.
But instead you will keep whining.

>> No.57102394

>minimal DEs
Here's a hint: XFCE isn't "minimal", it's heavier and slower than Plasma.

Install a WM or something truly light like LXQt.

>> No.57102584

I'd probably peg OO/LO closer to Office 2000 with some enhancements from later versions, but for the most part you're still making a good comparison for the average use case.

>Hardware improvements were a mistake.
People blow this up way too much, you can still run these modern office suites on hardware from 10 years ago and even multitask without a sluggish system, you couldn't even hope to run Office '95 efficiently on the $2,000 386DX you bought three years before, old hardware was anemic as fuck, even they knew it at the time.

>> No.57102683

Just order one online, AAUI adapters are cheap as fuck.

Also, I tought they are nonexistent here too, still managed to find one from a local add from 2009 for 3€ after a proper 15min search.

Also, more pics pls.

>> No.57102701

I've just looked on ebay for some classic computers, and there are some nice things. (Although everything is way too expensive)
But there was one dude who was selling shitty p4 desktop computers (the kind which you'd throw away, or sell to your nephew for 5 bucks) for 150 dollars.
He sold them as retro gaming stations.
But the worst part is, people actually bought them...

>> No.57102719

Yup, hipsderdom.

>> No.57102739

50? that's a little much, looking at what shape it's in, also what country?

disregard jewbay

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And I thought this shit I just saw on Craigslist was bad...

>> No.57102824

Is this retro related?

>> No.57102830
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I'm getting ~250GB of files off of this Dell Precision 220 which I've been using as a server for a couple of years. Check dem dual P3s

>> No.57102845

>disregard jewbay
Where else can I acquire retro Hardware?

>> No.57102849


5 1/4 inch floppy drive, then an optical drive, young un.

>> No.57102859

locally through craigslist, surplus stores, thrift stores, recyclers

>> No.57102879

You'd need to take an Apple-like approach and kickstart it with a robust set of first-party software, then. Make the platform open and let the first part software serve as an example.

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The machine I'm copying the files to (it's a sleeper; it has an i7 920 and a couple of GPUs for gaymen VMs) and the XT I was trying to sell a while ago.

>> No.57102942

>Install a WM or something truly light like LXQt.
Not him but I find that most of the truly "light" DE options feel very… duct-tapish. It's a shame that none of them carry the polish of, say, the classic Mac OS desktop or NeXTSTEP desktop (yes I know about WindowMaker, and it's just a WM)

>> No.57102974

>(yes I know about WindowMaker, and it's just a WM)
You can install GNUste applications to get (almost) the full experience

>> No.57102995


God damn mushy HP keyboard

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>> No.57103213

Social interaction

>> No.57103221
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All I take away from these threads is how interesting the past was compared to computing from the mid-90s onwards.

I'm really sick of "Windows running x86."

I was variation and interesting things again. I'm sad that the UK couldn't stick with its ubiquitous Acorn usage.

>> No.57103300

glorious. makes my 486 setup look like garbage.
it was one of the default themes for windows 95 I think.

>> No.57103324

They were all that color actually to hide cigarette smoke stains. Back then you smoked cigarettes while you shitposted.

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not sure if I belong here

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>> No.57103531

it was definitely exciting but I wouldn't want to go back to it

too many expensive, volatile, incompatible platforms that aside from having a different badge on the front were ultimately no different to the end user in any way

cigarette smoke shows up even worse on beige than other colors, my third IIci came out of a smoking household and it's a horrifying sickly orange

are all those memes attached to retro hardware?

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Is it worth it to buy a very old case and cram a modern hardware inside of it?

I have a secondary computer that I'm using as a rendering station and I want to buy one of those large IBM Thinkserver cases and cram everything inside of it

>> No.57103653

leave that case for someone who needs it.

>> No.57103664

It will only end in tears.

>> No.57103697

It's possible; just look up before if it's compatible with your motherboard/psu.

I don't think anyone actually really needs it.
It's more likely people just use these as toys.

>> No.57103715

I mean for someone that is building an old desktop.

>> No.57103760

some people do need them. I have an old gps plotter that requires a serial port and some old software that wont work on modern systems. It was a 10k system when it was new and if I wanted to upgrade to the new stuff it would cost about that much.

>> No.57103822

how about you just not be a hipster and aesthetically embrace the 21st century like everyone else while we enjoy the hardware just the way it is

>> No.57103857

Ayyy burn

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just buy a supermicro or chenbro workstation case and call it a day.

Not worth the effort to hack the shit outta some 15+ case when you could get something infinitely better new.

>> No.57103959

But are there any in beige?

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>> No.57104047

Not in relation to the thinkserver,
but are there any modern cases, which are simple and beige?
I just think it looks really comfy.

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pretty sure you can still get beige supermicro cases in mid and full tower configurations.

>> No.57104162

Of course you can, but the people posting bait here don't bother to check

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>> No.57104888

I'm sad too. My family had an A3010, which was the only real computer we had from 1993 until about 1998. (well, we had a BBC micro model B, but that got put away and forgotten once we got the A3010)

>> No.57106953

That could be taken as a really nice fallout 4 screenshot, given the developers knew anything about art direction or cohesion.

>> No.57106971

any good collections of old websites?

>> No.57106973

so is it a really nice fo4 shot or not? what are you trying to say?

>> No.57106980

1995-2005 is like the golden age of hardware diversity, though
>still a ton of platforms to choose from with actual strengths and advantages other than "it's not x86"
>said platforms could actually be used for general purpose computing
>just enough outlandish design and innovation (or hope of it) to keep it interesting even in the x86 realm alone (OEMs actually engineered their shit instead of putting their logo and plastics on a metal shell with off the shelf foxconn parts)
>but not as disjointed and shitty (and expensive and useless) as the systems of the '80s and early '90s

>> No.57107049

agreed. I loved my pc jr.

>> No.57107165 [DELETED] 

Why can't modern PCs look so good?

>> No.57107166


thank you for this

>> No.57107247

atari design was really swell in the late 80s/early 90s.

I wish the jaguar hadn't been such a hardware fuckup.

>> No.57107265

right-most machine is sweet as shit, like something out of blade runner

>> No.57107298

an impermanent solution

>> No.57107376

no, he's saying that if bethesda knew what art direction was, or knew how to create visually cohesive designs, then this could pass for a screenshot from the games.

But they are incompetent in many ways, so it remains a fitful reminder of when fallout was in the hands of competent people.

>> No.57107395

It looks like an accordion that's about to die from sheer obesity

>> No.57107479

I think he was saying it is a good shot, and COULD be from fallout if they knew how to compose pictures, but they do not.

>> No.57108644

>I don't know how to do something properly

>> No.57109001

>Atari design
That's the level of "retro enthusiasts" that come to these threads

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>> No.57110173

[email protected], 640k ram

i recently installed a nic and connected to the net a few hrs ago, super satisfying.

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>i can still feel the pain

>> No.57110697

diggin' it, nameplate alone makes it a pretty damn good collector's piece, and with the drive compliments it sounds like you can actually accomplish something with it

get a good dot matrix and use it to troll university professors with typed assignments

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>> No.57110808

>apple invented cheap colorful plastic
M8 my $2 nokia 3210 case would dispute that

>> No.57110847

>nokia invented cheap colorful plastic

>> No.57110911

No, they just made it popular to put on electronics

>> No.57110945

Yeah, because when people think about the end of beige in computing they think about some literally who Nokia number salad.

>> No.57111013

it's amazing how far you will go to try and erase Apple from computing history because it isn't a brand you worship

the Nokia 3210 didn't kill beige, it didn't kick off the legacy free paradigm, it didn't bring all-in-ones back into the mainstream, it was just a phone, and one made after the iMac at that

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Are there any good sources of mothballed enterprise software anymore?

I really want a copy of ArcGIS or Solidworks suitable for an early Win2k box but I've come up with fuck all wherever I look.

>> No.57111061

>it was just a phone
The best selling phone of all time before the cult of apple
>Apple killed beige

Fuck off, plenty of beige computers still being made today.

>> No.57111066

Weren't those the windows that you still had to use dos to move files. You could drag and drop but the file was still in the same 'folder' in dos on the hdd.

>> No.57111172

>The best selling phone of all time
so? that doesn't really mean much, are you obsessed with angel soft toilet paper too just because it's the best selling name brand? the volume doesn't matter, the computing industry rightfully didn't give a fuck that nokia slapped a piece of colorful plastic on a casual appliance while they were transitioning from beige, colorful handheld devices were absolutely nothing new, they've been a thing since transistor radios and beyond over half a century ago
>before the cult of apple
>muh apple cult
companies you don't like can make something nice every once and a while, sorry it wasn't a dead marquis you only like because you had one as a kid

>plenty of beige computers still being made today.
jesus christ that's some contrarian delusion, half the "content" in these threads are people lamenting the death of beige and the scarce availability of modern beige computers for fuck sake

go read a book, or a magazine, or something, nobody was sucking Nokia's dick in 1999 over a boring-ass phone, the goddamn thing saved a company that was basically dead for fuck sake, an irrelevant product isn't going to do that

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That layout makes me wet.

>> No.57111231

>if it's not apple it doesn't matter

m8 don't try to brainwash me with your cult of jobs

>> No.57111251

>Apple protected the iMac design with legal action against competing computer makers who attempted to imitate the iMac, such as eMachines’ eOne.[15] Some manufacturers added translucent plastics to existing designs after the iMac, following the trend started in 1997 by Dyson.

Fuck off appleshill

>> No.57111276

Fuck off, gameboy color was the first mainstream translucent plastic electronic. Fuck your apple revisionist history.

>> No.57111327

>nobody was sucking nokia's dick in 1999 over a boring-ass phone

Look at this millennial pretending he was alive back then.

>> No.57111342

A big, rainbow, apple-ended penis.

>> No.57111573

>if I demonstrate my inability to read I will be right
>if I call him a /v/ buzzword I'll be right
>citation is literally a dyson marketing page about a product that again is absolutely irrelevant to computing
>manufacturers were really copying a children's toy!
the GBC wasn't even released until 3 months after the iMac, fuck off with your revisionist straw grasping
>I don't know what a millennial is
>if I project my underage on someone else I'll be right
one could say the same about some dumbass trying to tell everyone the real driving force behind the death of beige was some nokia brick

>> No.57111591

Fuck off appleshill, go call applecare and have a wank with your faggot buds

>> No.57111620

>call him more buzzwords and names because I literally have no counterpoints whatsoever
good to see the point has sunk in
have fun jerking it to your useless thrift store brick phone nobody will ever give a fuck about

>> No.57111659

>actually pretending that the Nokia 3210 wasn't revolutionary because you're a appleshill.

See how all phones don't have an antenna now?

Guess who thought of that first?

>> No.57111670

You know that bit where when you type things and the phone predicts what you're going to type?

Nokia did that first.

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Who's that faggot appleshill

>> No.57112026

yeah? what again does this irrelevant straw grasping have to do again with desktop computer design? we're not talking about the 3210's impact on the design of other phones, we're talking about the original claim that it was the 3210 that spelled the beginning of the end of beige desktop PCs, rather than the widely accepted iMac

and what the fuck does this have to do with anything?

love it when I strike a nerve

>> No.57112050

>love it when I strike a nerve
What nerve? I just came here and don't understand what the fuck you faggots are buttblasting about

>> No.57112138

all you have to do is follow the quotes brother, but honestly I don't think anyone knows what the fuck is being argued over anymore so here's a free summary:
>some nigger gets buttblasted at OP's image acknowledging a company whose dick he and other "enlightened" contrarians don't nostalgically suck
>the idea that apple actually did something is absolutely mind boggling to him because /v/ told them they only copy and take credit for it
>tries to credit /g/'s beloved Nokia for the iMac's impacts on desktop computer aesthetics because they released a successful phone that had a colored plastic face plate a year later
>a bunch of other niggers join in citing a bunch of "revolutionary" impacts the 3210 had on shit still unrelated to desktop computers
>to this day they still continue to grasp at straws even going so far as to say the iMac just ripped off a Dyson vacuum cleaner (according a single sentence from Wikipedia citing a dead link to a marketing page on Dyson's own website)

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k, have fun

I like 68k Macs though

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>> No.57113253

... and the man has a real Think pad.
Not the later, cheaper plastic one, either.

>> No.57113350


>> No.57113699

are you visually disabled?

>> No.57114427

Visually? No, just mentally

>> No.57114751

>powerful architecture
>Pentium IIIs

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>> No.57114850

Is that dual monitors on a Quadra 700?

>> No.57115637

Dual monitors was quite normal thing of the Macs and Amigas of the time.

>> No.57115686

Jesus, that's elementary school library level comfy. I want to play 07 Runescape on that thing.

>> No.57115800

Do you do anything productive with that machine?

>> No.57115852

People don't realize just how long the IBM clone market was playing catchup on things like this

Mid-late 80s Amiga/Mac/NeXT people had lots of stuff that DOS/Windows people were only starting to get in the mid-late 90s

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>> No.57116334

What a pleb


>> No.57116374

get off Apple's NUTS

>> No.57116413

Was that system ever widely used? Seems irrelevant to what Anon was saying.

>> No.57116452

>seems irrelevant
That was the basis for everything to come, you ignorant fuck

>> No.57116485

false, Apple invented the mouse

>> No.57116492

But how is it relevant to IBM/IBM-like vs everyone else in the 80-90s?

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who the fuck made this image

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>CPUs are the only component of a computer
The CPUs (which in the 540 were Xeons, not limp little PIIs like in the 340) and drives are about the only parts those things shared in common with an off-the-shelf PC, otherwise they were much more similar to the O2 line with their unified memory architecture, ARCS PROM instead of a BIOS, and 100% home grown graphics chipset. Gave them pretty awesome memory bandwidth compared to traditional PCs and Cobalt was supposedly very good for all things OpenGL (but comparatively lackluster for CAD according to what I've read)

Makes finding an operating system for them a bitch, too.

When I had that setup going I mostly used it for building shitty models in Mathematica, as well as compatibility testing on my website.

And Klondike, can't forget that.

>> No.57119664

Dunno about the Amiga or other platforms but multi-monitor support on 68k Macs was breddy good, absolutely seamless and limited only by how many NuBus cards you could shove in your system.

>> No.57119745

Those angled function keys make me wanna die.

>> No.57119920

There's something very inviting about those computers. Memories of childhood :(

>> No.57120093

the summer wars part of the movie was great and i rewatched it recently, very nostalgic...

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I've gotten it working in both a debian and ubuntu VM, it's pretty functional aside from insecurities in rpcbind and general disagreement between dt and gtk.

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I Just found this little fucker in my spare electronics drawer... Have no clue how long it has been there.

>> No.57121479


>sweaty CEO lying at incredibly high speed.

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>> No.57122239

Pics of it online?

>> No.57122361
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Goddammit, i'm drunk...

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comfy af

>> No.57122742

beats the hell out of muh touchpads.

>> No.57122757

Do they not test or check the computers before buying them?

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how'd i do?

>> No.57122925

i've been running telnet on it and accessing networks. keeping it up to par with the world.

>get a good dot matrix
fuck i'd love to, but i have to find one first haha

>> No.57123278

I Agree, It's pretty sweet.
Looked it up, It is a "grid Compass 1101".

>> No.57123296

holy shit that functionality


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still has the original battery, so i'd say she needs a new one since i don't know how much i'd trust it.
any tips? dunno where i'd find a new battery

>> No.57123429

fucking appalling

>> No.57123439


>> No.57123459

A Model M isn't worth $77 just because it's old. It only has a 2 key rollover

>> No.57123461

>replying to bait

>> No.57123753

>12 fucking bids
gotta love dumbass keyboard hipsters
this feels like a good excuse to post this page to show off how badass the 1101 was:
I've got like 60 laptops and I've seen old batteries blow up from improper storage like maybe... once or twice, don't lose sleep over it

>> No.57123855

alright, nice. i'll just buy a new hdd and figure out a way to get an os on there

>> No.57124046

You have only yourself to blame.

>> No.57124303

It wouldn't be right without justin.Thanks for being a failure bb

>> No.57124366

I got 2 model Ms for $10 each from my university's surplus store. I have not had any rollover issues, but I don't play many games that need you to press a lot of buttons at once. I like the feel more than my keyboard with cherry browns or my keyboards with white alps.

>> No.57124441


Buckling springs are fantastic switches. It's too bad they're only 2KRO, but they are amaze for typing.

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>being this young
oh children these days will never understand the nostalgia of a Model M

>> No.57125119

>clitmouse is better then a touchpad
I bet your waifu is better then atual sex too

>> No.57125134

Bad, outside eBay they are worth pennies.

>> No.57125159

justin, I never bought anything, all I have I got for free
how is it my fault?

>> No.57125282

Hell no, I can buy those pieces of shit for $2 all day long at the thrift store and I do.

It's just a keyboard, an ugly, huge, fucking obnoxiously loud one with an obnoxiously loud following to match it at that. I paid $2 for my white label and ~$20 for my blue label only because it still had the PS/2 Model 30 I actually wanted attached to it.

>> No.57125374

What the fugg, you live in the same city as me.

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