On Wed, 19 Dec 2018 at 13:35, Bill Degnan <billdegnan at gmail.com> wrote:
486 / early pentium computers have their own support challenges, both hardware and
software. The skills differ from the XT era PC clones and such.
This is definitely a vintage era of it's own, I
call the GUI era to differentiate it from the WWW era that followed it.
I like that distinction.
The broader GUI vintage includes all Windows/MAC,
Amiga, NeXT, SGI desktops made for home use,
Whoah whoah whoah, what?
SGI made home computers?!
desktop publishing, mouse-driven applications, LAN
comms, and before widespread Internet communications. The GUI era would have its origins
in the 70's but it's heyday would be 1985-95.
Yep, sounds about right.
To that end, there are some tough to find GUI era
items that were trash 10 years ago that get a lot of $$ on Ebay now. Color adapter for
NeXT, certain Soundblaster cards for thr 486 PC, first gen Pentium 60/66 machines, Working
/ complete and functioning Novell network demos, BE boxes, MAC Ivory systems, etc.
I recycled stuff in 2014 when I was leaving the country that's now
sellable -- and I did sell everything I possibly could.
5?" HD floppy drives -- if Fred will spare me, PC-AT style 1.2 MB
drives -- fetched $30--$40 each, and I had at least half a dozen of
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