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Blast from the past: this 100MHz PC came into the shop today! It has a 4GB IDE drive and some unknown thicc-chip RAM. Can somebody say... *Win9x*???

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  • 15
    Turbo button :3
  • 3
    marvelous! i could only afford 250mb harddrive back then...
  • 1
    @tokumei What is that supposed to do? I remember that the first PC of my dad also had this button. But I never asked why :D
  • 2
    I remember my 1024mb HDD being just enough for RA2
  • 2
    I would say probably Win 3.1 or 3.11 . I had a pentium 3 500 that came with Win 95
  • 2
    That reminds me of my old, not so trusty, 386.
  • 2
    @toXel it slows the computer down so it was compatible with older software
    https://youtu.be/p2q02Bxtqds
  • 3
    A blast from the past.

    Ooh a CD drive with headphone jack and an 3.5 floppy, damn someone wanted upgrades 😍

    This thing feels like it started at 3.1 and founds it’s way to 95.
  • 3
    @C0D4 Custom-built at the shop, some 25 years ago, give or take? 64MB RAM, 200MHz processor, math coprocessor... hi-spec at the time, IIRC
  • 2
    @toXel It slows it down to super-slow speeds (like 4.77 MHz or so) for DOS program compatibility (mostly games)
  • 3
    @Wolle it had 98 on it, surprisingly! It's a 200MHz processor.
  • 3
    I sometimes wonder why pc cases, among other stuff, were made of this ugly greyish plastic back then. Was it just the design of the time or did it have something to do with sturdiness, material availability or material cost?
  • 3
    @TheShell Certainly not for quality. That plastic is terrible!
  • 1
    @Root yeah thought so, still the question remains; why this terrible looking plastic? I know they could do better back then.
  • 3
    @TheShell If you figure it out, let us know.
  • 0
    @TheShell @Root All the better to match the shitty default office cubicle color schemes!
  • 3
    @Root I was thinking, isn't it that it was a time before the whole "computers should be a part of your home and therefore they should look good" mentality? Maybe this plastic was their way of making computers look like professional business tools and not toys.
    Just a brain fart, but sounds logical to me.
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