FSX_RETRO - Retro computing and any old tech discussions. From early computer hardware and software, calculators, watches and more. if you have collected it, use it, need it fixed tell us about it here.
Yay! I'm so glad this base has been created! Especially as it seems that RetroNet is not so active/not taking new members on at the moment...
Some of you already know me from my YouTube channel, "Al's Geek Lab", but I
do lots of retro stuff on the channel. My collection is modest these days (I used to have my own museum back in the UK). My current collection consists of: * IBM 5162 XT/286 (that's the machine I'm using to write this message with!)
* IBM 5160 XT
* IBM 5170 AT
* Compaq Prolinea 4/100
* Apple IIe Platinum
* Apple IIGS ROM3 with Uthernet2
* Apple Macintosh SE
* Apple PowerBook 520 & 540
* Osborne 1
* Panasonic Sr. Partner
* and a few other things that either don't work, or haven't been tested yet
The main thing I love to do is make the machines work on the net. Push them
to their limits and expand them to the point where they are no longer expandable, whilst keeping them using their original motherboard. For
example, my XT has a 286 daughtercard, 1MB RAM (around 760k usable) and a network card. My XT286 has a 1.5MB AboveBoard RAM card, a compact flash
drive, a 3com NIC and is paired with an ATI EGA Wonder 800+ with the IBM 5154 EGA display. My pride and joy!
If you want help with anything DOS machine related, I should be able to help because that's what I play with most.
Al // hyjinx
hyjinx // Alistair Ross
Author of 'Back to the BBS' Documentary: https://bit.ly/3tRINeL
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