[ubuntu-uk] memory lane, was: Please can someone look at this and try to help

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Mon Nov 12 19:03:15 GMT 2007

Kris Douglas wrote:
> I was born in '92 but I know that they had a ZX81 with the 16K ram 
> upgrade (fancy :D)... and a BBC. Then they went straight over to a 286 
> DOS machine, which they then put 3.11wg on. (That 500mb drive still 
> boots, as does windows and Qbasic and SQL Anywhere) Then they went 
> onto a 486 then a 486 Over Drive then a Pentium MMX and so on....
> Just because I wasn't there, doesn't mean I miss anythin'. We still 
> have most of these machines, beauties.
Ahh my first computer was a ZX81.  I got a 16K ram pack for it but never 
really understood much about it.  I didn't realise that you had to plug 
it in when it was turned off!

My second computer which really got me interested in computers was an 
Atari 65XE.  I loved the old Atari, was a great little machine.  Shame 
my mate's 2600 carts didn't work on it.  I think the holy grail for me 
though when I was about 9 or 10 was the Atari 520STFM (my cousins got 
one on my recomendation and I was really jealous - in hindsight maybe 
they should have got an Amiga).


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