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    The last post saying that only the Pentium-I is valid for this thread is from 2010. Isn't it time to include the II, maybe III and even maybe the IV? Or just all single core Pentiums? I would not mind.
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    Honestly, yeah. Even the IV is nearing on 20 years... and Retro IS in the eye of the beholder to some extent, though my interest admittedly wanes after the III.

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    I just use Vogons for newer kit than P1s. They are very responsive and supportive.
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    I wouldn't call the p4 vintage or collectible yet but p2 and p3 definitely, especially among kids that grew up in the 90's. They're still not worth anything but I'm seeing a lot of people wanting the computers they had when they were kids during that time, even junk like Packard Bells

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    A few people want what they had when they were a kid, but I would bet most want what they couldn't have back then (faster model, better brand, better cards).

    The only machine I had back in the day and decided to get again was a C64 (back when they were free on freecycle) , but what I really wanted was a Commodore 128 + 1571 drives with RAM addon and a real Commodore monitor and mouse to mess with GEOS and that I got.

    My first PC was a brand new Packard Bell 286-12 which I sold as soon as I could and built a 386. My old PB went to a friend and I don't wan't it back. I do have a few 286 these days but not a PB.

    Anyway P2/P3 are vintage enough you don't trip over them anymore.
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    I agree that perhaps Pentium II and III should be included here, due to age. I still feel the P4 is a bit too new.
    But what do I know? I'm a new guy. Lol

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    If the board has a real onboard floppy controller, and no blue LEDs, it's ok in my book.

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    I'd suggest drawing the line at ISA slots

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    We are slowly reaching the limits of compatibility, which is a good argument for including later Pentium-era systems here.

    Systems of the era now reach the point where available hardware is getting harder to find: Modern systems do not support ISA, PCI, PS/2 or other "standard" peripherals, starting to suffer from the same problems as older PCs. Also, while software compatibility generally kept things working, recent inprovements in computer security and bug-fixing have taken their toll. Hardware incompatibilities prevent older operating systems from working as well (while EHCI was compatible with OHCI/UHCI, the new xHCI interface is not).

    While I am not interested in these newer machines, I see a valid argument here.

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    I feel the pentium III and older is included. I still see people using pentium 4 computers as thier primary ones so NO I dont think so. But my slot one pentium 3 is from 1999. I think it can be considered collectible at the very least. I think we need ground rules on what can or cant be included. I always thought the main role of this site was a collaborative understanding that the machines were from the 1980's and older for the most part.

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