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NicolasF
July 29th, 2006, 07:23 PM
What kind of use do you give to your old computers?? (if any)
I myself like to try old software, games and sometimes writing programs :D

CP/M User
July 29th, 2006, 10:15 PM
NicolasF wrote:

> What kind of use do you give to your old computers??
> (if any)

> I myself like to try old software, games and
> sometimes writing programs :D

Well when I can - which isn't very often, I might play a game
on my Amstrad or do a little programming for it (mostly use an
emulator for that though). If you could call a Pentium-based
Computer old - then I use mostly my DOS Emulators for that -
or play a DOS game. Other PCs in my 386 based systems, I do
all sorts of different things with various OSes - which
include Writing & using programs in CP/M-86 v1.1, I use the
internet on the same computer in DOS.

CP/M User.

Terry Yager
July 30th, 2006, 04:43 AM
I'm still pluggin' away at trying to teach myself 8080 assembly language (and just a smidge of 6800). Then there's a few games, and some other more boring stuff.

--T

carlsson
July 30th, 2006, 05:02 AM
See also this recent thread:
http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?t=3825

CP/M User
July 30th, 2006, 02:31 PM
carlsson wrote:

> See also this recent thread:

I recall that thread - though I didn't respond cause I thought
that dude was toying with us. I wasn't impressed with the
title either ("Anyone actually use their old computers?")
which sounds more like a statement than a question!
Interesting enough, they haven't posted since.

CP/M User.

Mad-Mike
July 30th, 2006, 06:00 PM
carlsson wrote:

> See also this recent thread:

I recall that thread - though I didn't respond cause I thought
that dude was toying with us. I wasn't impressed with the
title either ("Anyone actually use their old computers?")
which sounds more like a statement than a question!
Interesting enough, they haven't posted since.

CP/M User.

So I was not the only one who thought that, I wanted to stick it in his face that YES, I do use ALL my old machines for something. That's one of the things that sets me off the most, and how I got into this hobby in the first place, was dealing with salesmen and "uppity" "keep up with the joneses" computer geeks. I got rather tired of hearing from people "oh, just buy a new one", "oh, just get a new computer", "oh, just buy a new this" "buy a new that"........and the whole time I was just a poor high school kid desparate for ANY kind of computing power to get my hands on.

Thankfully, I was out looking for a PCMCIA LAN card for the Thinkpad today, and nobody once gave me crud for looking for a 16 bit card for it. If anything they were actually supportive......which is surprising, the Northwest is more technically advanced than the goody-arrogant southern state of which I moved from, and they don't even bat an eye about buying odd old peripherals for an aging machine. Obviously I moved to the right place.

CP/M User
July 30th, 2006, 07:21 PM
Mad-Mike wrote:

> So I was not the only one who thought that, I wanted
> to stick it in his face that YES, I do use ALL my old
> machines for something. That's one of the things that
> sets me off the most, and how I got into this hobby
> in the first place, was dealing with salesmen and
> "uppity" "keep up with the joneses" computer geeks. I
> got rather tired of hearing from people "oh, just buy
> a new one", "oh, just get a new computer", "oh, just
> buy a new this" "buy a new that"........and the whole
> time I was just a poor high school kid desparate for
> ANY kind of computing power to get my hands on.

Well, I always hate to be wrong about these things - it was
just a feeling I had about this poster. They have only posted
that message & I just had the feeling they were one of those
what's the point sorts - in the way they typed their message.

At least this thread is a little bit more open & supportive to
favour the Vintage Computer Scene - the other one could have
been knocked up by some kid doing his High School assignment
or something. Who knows?

CP/M User.