John makes a living in product support for software that runs on Intel
Joe originally writes:
- [John, what's the speed of your Pentium?]
- 20 meg RAM
- SVGA video with 1 meg RAM
- external expansion chassis
- Quantum 730 meg SCSI disk
- Fujitsu 450 meg SCSI disk
- Quantum 250 meg SCSI disk
- for the non math inclined, that is a toal of
1430 meg of SCSI disk space
- Exabyte 2.3 gig Tape backup SCSI
- Toshibia 3501 4x CD Rom drive SCSI
- 3com 3c509 NIC w/ Lantastic and TCP/IP
- [2nd ethernet card]
- Cannon BJC-4000 Color Bubble Jet Printer
- Windows 95
True love: computer geek buys computer for his significant other,
and she ends up with a better computer than he has.
It started simply enough, Chris strongly hinted that she wanted a specfic
program for Christmas. After I had purchased it, I discovered it required
Windows and at least a 386 to run, her machine was a 286-8. So I went and
got her a replacement motherboard, getting a good deal non a 486DX-50.
After I got it home, I discovered that it wouldn't fit in the old chassis.
So I went out and got a mini-tower case. As I was building the system, I
found her old 40 meg HD couldn't hold her old programs, Windows and the
new program. So I went out and got her a 200 meg SCSI drive.
- Clone 486DX2-50
- 4 meg of RAM (another 4 meg of RAM currently costs more then the MB.)
- Maxtor 200 meg SCSI HD.
- Diamond SpeedStar SVGA video
- Moved from my system because Linux doesn't understand it.
- 3com 3c503 NIC w/ Lantastic and TCP/IP
- Scanman color hand scanner
- Windows 95
See also Joe's computers and our
list of old junk.
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