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Re: My first computer was...

by fruiture (Curate)
on Jul 04, 2003 at 16:38 UTC ( #271518=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to My first computer was...

I have to say that most of these are simply "not my generation". I wasn't even born at the time some of you already hacked computers ;)

So I'm one of the Pentium 1 people. It was bought in 1995 and ran windows95 and is still in use as family-internet-router (running NetBSD). Since then we've always bought a new computer with a new Pentium, so now there are 4 in use, the latest since yesterday. But 8 years are nothing compared to 20, i mean, i've always had a CD-ROM drive, and i've "seen" such large floppy disks, but never used. And I actually woulnd't want to, probably I'm just spoiled.


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Re: Re: My first computer was...
by greywolf (Priest) on Jul 06, 2003 at 03:26 UTC
    Did you ever miss out on the fun of a 5 1/4'' floppy disk. They used to come single sided and you could use a hole punch (yes a hole punch for paper) to turn it into a double sided disk.

    They also made really good 'throwing stars' once they were unusable. You'll never truly understand the joy of seeing one of those floppies flying down the hallway and picking off your buddy until you've done it

    mr greywolf

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