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Discussion in 'Computers' started by andruoid, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. andruoid

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    Rewind to a more simple age in computing, show an old screenshot or old hardware you might have kept around. :)

    I'll start:

    Windows 3.11 running in VMWare Workstation 7.0;

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    NextStep 3.3 running in VMWare Workstation 7.0;

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    WinNT 4.0 with IE 2.0 running in VMWare Workstation 7.0

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    and finally, OS8 circa 1971 (a year after I was born!) running in its own emulator ...before there was vi or emacs, there was TECO.

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    Wow. crazy stuff. I remember using the first three at different points and in every case being amazed (at the time) with what they could do. Crazy to think that any one of our phones can run circles around any one of those systems today.

    Thanks for the blast from the past.
     
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    That's modern stuff.

    How about:

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    Acorn Atom 1980, 2k RAM expandable to 12k, 8k ROM.
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    My first computer.

    This is an emulator running within another emulator(DOSBox) on a Mac. The only really usable Acorn Atom emulator is rather vintage itself, a DOS application from 1999.
    Acorn Atom Emulator
     
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    '*
    'C Hello World in Fortran 77
    'C (lines must be 6 characters indented)
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    ' PROGRAM HELLOW
    ' WRITE(UNIT=*, FMT=*) 'Hello World'
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    Anyway enough of the previously posted modern stuff....

    EDSAC 1949, running in Windows.
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    Edsac Simulator
    "The EDSAC was the world's first stored-program computer to operate a regular computing service. Designed and built at Cambridge University, England, the EDSAC performed its first calculation on 6th May 1949."

    Manchester Baby 1948, running in Java.
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    "The Manchester Small Scale Experimental Machine (nicknamed the Baby) was built at the University of Manchester shortly after the Second World War. Heavily influenced by the ideas of John Von Neumann and company at the Moore School, Freddie Williams, Tom Kilburn and Geoff Tootill built the first operational stored program computer. This was a massive step in the development of the computer allowing programs to be executed from an electrical rather than an electro-mechanical store with the order of magnitude increase in speed that this brings. The machine was built primarily to test out the use of tubes as a storage device and is the first use of the Williams Tube as it later became known."
     

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