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Windows 7: What a difference 30 years makes...

06 Apr 2011   #21

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

This was my first "Portable";

Kaypro II computer

Certainly kept you fit lugging it around.

Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Apr 2011   #22

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

A friend of mine had a Kaypro II. He ended up marrying one of my sisters. (No connection, I'm sure.) We all marveled at the thing - wow, a whole computer in a box! Truly amazing stuff back then.

He kept it for years after that until my sister finally made him throw it out. It still worked perfectly. He could probably get something for it today as a collector's item.
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06 Apr 2011   #23

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Here is one of the commercials;

YouTube - Kaypro: The Complete Computer Commercial

I sold mine to an enthusiast a few years ago. I got quite a bit for it! Was a really good investment, quite apart from all the use I got out of it.

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Apr 2011   #24

 
 

My first computer (was a desktop - tabletop more accurately) was home built by step-dad. It had a massive motherboard with cards that were the size of most encyclopedias. The entire thing was dos based with a monochrome (that sickening green color) text only monitor. I had an rpg game that was loaded from a cassette tape and player attached to the motherboard. LOL I was freaking thrilled when we added the floppy disk drive. The only audio was beeps and blips. There was no case for it, was just attached to a plywood base. This was back in 1982.
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09 Apr 2011   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

i bought my first pc in feb 2007 lol.
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09 Apr 2011   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

what kind of software did it have? what did they used if for anyways?
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09 Apr 2011   #27

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tlakoyo View Post
what kind of software did it have? what did they used if for anyways?
While the Osborne was a good deal at $1795, it also came bundled with about $1500 of free software:
CP/M System
CP/M Utility
SuperCalc spreadsheet application
WordStar word processing application with MailMerge
Microsoft MBASIC programming language
Digital Research CBASIC programming language

Source

It was a computer that was portable. Used for whatever they used a computer for way back when

A Guy
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09 Apr 2011   #28

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

is the CP/M something like DOS? I think it's a safe bet to imply it didn't have any multimedia or games support right?
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09 Apr 2011   #29

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

speaking of old things did anyone notice they are trying to reinvent the old commodore 64?

Commodore VIC-Pro
although now it's just a laptop with no monitor attached...
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09 Apr 2011   #30

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciara View Post
30 Years ago I was -9
Same here



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
speaking of old things did anyone notice they are trying to reinvent the old commodore 64?

Commodore VIC-Pro
although now it's just a laptop with no monitor attached...
So you can hook up a nicer monitor and play retro games in style, lol.
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