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    Hey all, I went big style, and spent $24 on a laptop on eBay, just to play with.

    I will install Windows 3.11 onto it.

    Intel 486 25MHz
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    199MB of HDD
    Windows 95
    640x480 10" Screen

    I couldn't be happier with the purchase. The next PC I am buying is a Mac Mini.
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    OMG.....I remember when that was top performance....and top dollar....Where did you get a copy of 3.11? I'm surprised that floppys that old still work ok
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    I got Windows 3.11 a long time ago off eBay Floppies do still work, installed 3.11 on a VPC about 4 months ago.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=290251109403

    Thats the link to the item I won, if you are curious.

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    LOL nice.

    I built a Mac with an old AMD Sempron 3000, ran OSx Tiger just fine with a few hiccups. In truth, it wasn't a true Mac obviously.......more like a Hackintosh

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    Sounds nice I just bought some RAM for it, $3, free shipping, a whopping 8MB!!! Wowweeeeeee. LOL :P I can't wait for this now.

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    Ohhh Gareth... what are we going to do with you lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    LOL nice.

    I built a Mac with an old AMD Sempron 3000, ran OSx Tiger just fine with a few hiccups. In truth, it wasn't a true Mac obviously.......more like a Hackintosh
    I think you can run Tiger on PC now and definitely you will have hiccups due to driver issues. I never done it myself yet but I've read some where a guy did it and it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciro View Post
    Ohhh Gareth... what are we going to do with you lol

    I know I am dead excited to get it though, ive always wanted a 486 . I wonder how a 1MB superPI would be on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    LOL nice.

    I built a Mac with an old AMD Sempron 3000, ran OSx Tiger just fine with a few hiccups. In truth, it wasn't a true Mac obviously.......more like a Hackintosh
    thats what we should do with my wife's g3

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    I got an 8MB Stick of RAM through the mail today! Here is a picture of it, I've never seen RAM like this before. The laptop should arrive tomorrow.


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    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ioogOFbvi1M

    Here is a video of my new baby PC

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    Kinda resembles an Eee PC lol

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    I never thought of that, but it does!

    The floppy disk drive is dead, so I ordered a replacement, I also ordered a Serial to RJ-45 internet adapter, so I can connect on it I should post on PureOC on it Screenshot PureOC in black and white!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth View Post
    I should post on PureOC on it Screenshot PureOC in black and white!
    It will probably explode if you try that

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    LOL, that would be horrible if it did. Best $24 ive ever spent IMO, its excellent :P I was playing Wolf 3d on it, in monochrome, errrrr... Yeah, its very basic I've noticed it has no vents on it, anywhere, so it must not get hot

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