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Nostalgic pictures, IBM PCs of early 80s

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This was the 5150, we had a bunch of them, also later retrofitted for more memory (on separate cards,) and hard disk:

Not a bad machine for those times, but CPM 80 machines had still more choice of software and better usability.

What really was a step up, was the 286, we were running SCO Xenix on those guys, first way to run a PC as a decent server, (after MPM,) basically, same expansion boards, RAM and multiple serial boards.

Well, nice times, we were young.

Written by dibi58

November 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Posted in hardware, historical, unix