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Antique computer (by RTR [AL]) Jan 11, 2021 5:59 PM
       Antique computer (by plenty [MO]) Jan 11, 2021 6:39 PM
       Antique computer (by NHsailmaker [NH]) Jan 11, 2021 7:06 PM
       Antique computer (by Dee Ann [WI]) Jan 11, 2021 7:27 PM
       Antique computer (by Steve [MA]) Jan 11, 2021 7:38 PM
       Antique computer (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jan 11, 2021 9:19 PM
       Antique computer (by myob [GA]) Jan 11, 2021 11:18 PM
       Antique computer (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 12, 2021 2:23 AM
       Antique computer (by don [PA]) Jan 12, 2021 4:26 AM
       Antique computer (by Kate [NJ]) Jan 12, 2021 7:37 AM
       Antique computer (by MMIT [VA]) Jan 12, 2021 8:05 AM
       Antique computer (by Rick [IN]) Jan 12, 2021 8:28 AM
       Antique computer (by WMH [NC]) Jan 12, 2021 8:32 AM
       Antique computer (by Deanna [TX]) Jan 12, 2021 10:19 AM
       Antique computer (by Gene [OH]) Jan 12, 2021 4:03 PM
       Antique computer (by plenty [MO]) Jan 12, 2021 5:24 PM
       Antique computer (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jan 12, 2021 6:21 PM
       Antique computer (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 13, 2021 2:26 PM
       Antique computer (by Doris [OH]) Jan 13, 2021 9:01 PM
       Antique computer (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Jan 14, 2021 9:28 AM

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Antique computer (by RTR [AL]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2021 5:59 PM
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My old computer which I only use for rent right is getting slow to start and may die someday . So I been looking at some cheap or free software as I have started to downsize .My question is anyone heard of or use Tenant Cloud free edition software and are their any others . --99.111.xx.xxx




Antique computer (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2021 6:39 PM
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I have not. Can you just use paper and pencil? Or get new computer and use excel? I have an old printer and scanner that some computer geek would love to have. --172.58.xx.xx




Antique computer (by NHsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2021 7:06 PM
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I thought this would be story about early days of computing

I was lucky to experience the beginning of the personal computer

I have saved a series of the original Apple computers - they sit in safe storage

Time to sell them to a collector. My IBM XT took 5" floppy disk - run on DOS

way back when we designed sails on paper I rode my bike up to Cornell to the computer lab and put the cutting design on IBM punch Cards

I sent the cards to Annapolis where we created the first laser X -Y plotter sail cutter

I was on the revolution of 2 technologies - great memories - thanks for the post --73.61.xx.xx




Antique computer (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2021 7:27 PM
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Me too, Sailmaker.

Hopefully I don't have any floppy disks anywhere. As I'm downsizing, I might find some DOS disks. Had several previous laptops sensitive data destroyed last summer.

OT Sailmaker: have you watched the Sampson Boat CO. rebuilding of the Tally Ho on Youtube? Fascinating... --75.11.xx.xx




Antique computer (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2021 7:38 PM
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NHsailmaker, I imagine that you might know Ted Hood or Robbie Doyle or JB Braun

--71.174.xxx.xx




Antique computer (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2021 9:19 PM
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Extra software from Windows obsoletes a lot of older computers where view some videos on You Tube on how to install Linux 20 operating system. I found by installing Linux 20 was able to keep older computers without changing internal parts. When a new operating system is installed then everything is wiped clean in the computer. --99.236.xxx.xxx




Antique computer (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2021 11:18 PM
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I brought an apple in 79 when the 64K was just coming out. The newest, an apple 2E was 2 drives and 128K. God lets not go back to those days. Forget I posted that it was so long ago. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Antique computer (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 2:23 AM
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Another Rent Right user!!!! --76.120.xx.xxx




Antique computer (by don [PA]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 4:26 AM
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My class at Drexel was the first college class where everyone had to have a computer. Drexel contracted with Apple to get the newfangled Macintosh, which used something called a mouse to click on a graphic interface rather than having to type commands. The MAC was not on the general market yet,and people were trying to get students to sell them theirs Unfortunately, the delivery was delayed and I learned computers on the school's mainframe. Still have the MAC with a D for Drexel on it. --73.141.xxx.xx




Antique computer (by Kate [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 7:37 AM
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Computer switch-overs are so painful. I think I've seen every version of Windows upgrade.

The OS of my first computer was on a 5" floppy! I had to program my own Table of Contents/Welcome Screen on my Radio Shack Tandy.

My uncle, an aeronautical engineer teaching at VPI (remember that?), remarked: "Can you imagine that we launched a man into space using a slide rule?"

Bwahaha! But word processing was such a boon!! :-) --172.58.xxx.xxx




Antique computer (by MMIT [VA]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 8:05 AM
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Who remembers the 8" floppy disk?

The company I worked for had just bought a Wang computer that was programmed with Basic and the floppy disk held 1024 bytes.

That was cutting edge technology in 1977 at a price tag of $50,000! --70.188.xx.xx




Antique computer (by Rick [IN]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 8:28 AM
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I remember using an abacus ;) --50.229.xx.xxx




Antique computer (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 8:32 AM
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I learned word processing on an IBM computer that used 8" floppies and circled around the room. I'm old enough that I can't remember its name. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Antique computer (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 10:19 AM
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We had a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model III, a Model 4, and a 4P. :P

I still remember having to format the floppies before I could use them, and typing in BASIC in order to play my games or write my stories... :) --137.118.xx.xxx




Antique computer (by Gene [OH]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 4:03 PM
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RTR [AL], you could speak with a computer repair shop. Usually it is the hard drive which slows down a system. If the issue is the hard drive, they might be able to put in a solid state one and they can migrate everything from the old system drive to the new drive and you don't have to install anything. It is worth a try if you like your old system and old software. --136.228.xxx.xx




Antique computer (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 5:24 PM
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I remember and used 8" floppy disk! --172.58.xx.xxx




Antique computer (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 6:21 PM
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With all these conservative sites being attacked right now, I'd steer clear of anything with the word cloud. Cloud means you don't control it. --108.69.xxx.xxx




Antique computer (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 2:26 PM
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I just jumped ship last year from Rent Right. Excellent program that does just the basics and i liked that.

I decided against trying to keep it - because Windows XP is just that. Also tried to grow my hair into a mullet too, but that didn't work out too well. --24.101.xxx.xx




Antique computer (by Doris [OH]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 9:01 PM
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My first college computer class involved punch cards and a computer the size of a large room. Oops, my age is showing. --184.59.xxx.xx




Antique computer (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 9:28 AM
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Steve [MA] - Crewed for Ted Turner, and worked with Robbie Doyle & JB Braun at Hood Sailmakers

Ted Turner, Robbie Doyle JB Braun and I were all part of Ted Hood's Americas Cup challenge in 1976 - 1977

I took a sabbatical from College for a Campaign for 1976 Olympics and then the Americans Cup work - Great Memories

Ted Hood built a 12 meter called "Robin" as all his boats were called

Ted Hood bought previous 12 Meter Defender "Courageous" as a trial Horse and Ted Hood skippered it - Ted took the old boat and beat all the new boats - teehee - that was fun

I did not sail in the Americas Cup itself but crewed for Ted on "Courageous" and his Sparkman and Stevens 62' called "Tenacious"

--73.61.xx.xx



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