Originally Posted by MoodyBlues
But what happens when they die?
I'd be looking at it like that, i.e., that I'd better get moving on a plan, now, to transition over to something else. I would not want to be in a position of being forced to take action as a result of a crash
Yeh if those old AT computers are your livelihood. Better have some contingency and/or moving on plan.
It's not not just the hardware and software of course, it's the people that know how to maintain and service it. They move on, retire, pass away, etc. and don't pass the information on. Whatever old system or machine craps out and no one knows how to fix it.
Think NASA found themselves in that situation for a few of their old systems and had to get people back out of retirement, or at least ask them how to service and fix them.
Talking about legacy PC things. Our classroom whiteboard projectors all have analogue VGA plugs. Some new laptops don't come with VGA sockets, especially ultrabooks, Android tablets and laptops don't have VGA either, and nor do Macs and iPads. Often it's digital DVI and/or HDMI only now. And analogue VGA will eventually disappear completely from new PC hardware, like the way serial, parallel and PS/2 ports went.