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What old 16-bit x86 cpu do you have (approximately)?
8086/8088
6%
 6%  [ 2 ]
80186/80188
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
286
24%
 24%  [ 7 ]
NEC V20/V30
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
more than one
6%
 6%  [ 2 ]
none of the above
58%
 58%  [ 17 ]
Total Votes : 29

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rugxulo



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Just curious: does anyone here still have a (working, fully put together, installed, ready to use) 16-bit Intel-compatible x86 computer? I don't, but I'm just wondering.

(In particular, the VIM sponsor voting results page only lists one [it was zero last I checked!] person suggesting to "improve the 16 bit DOS version (avoid out-of-memory problems)").
Post 18 Feb 2007, 05:51
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PC: MS-DOS and MS-Windows


Maybe they should separate DOS versions from M$-stuff first Sad

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Post 18 Feb 2007, 07:11
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rugxulo



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Nobody, not even Privalov?? (I wonder if he still has his 386 ... oh well).

BTW, I'm assuming that was you, ATV, with the 286. Cool
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I seem to remember computers being pretty amazingly expensive unless you got units like the commodore64, SinclairQL,Amiga or a BBCmicro.

My first decent unit was a p90 with a whopping 16megs of ram in the early 90s.

It was £2000, £200 of which was for an extra 8 megs of RAM.

When I was a loaded expat in the early 80s I didn't even consider buying a computer because they were so extortionate.
I bought a flat and a car, both paid outright in cash, but only gave a proper computer a quick glance before settling on an Acorn electron.

My memory is that the money they wanted back then for a proper computer was way out of proportion to its usefulness.
Post 21 Feb 2007, 03:42
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roboman



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I've got one 8086 and two 286's
At work we still have two machines on classic 16 bit Macs. And an old data logger that runs with a c-64.
Post 21 Feb 2007, 05:04
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shoorick



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i have some working boards, including 286. also i have separate 80286 cpu of 6MHz and Soviet 8086 analog.
Post 21 Feb 2007, 06:09
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ATV



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Yeah I have working 286 with very bad quality gray scale LCD
Post 21 Feb 2007, 08:08
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eek



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You can still get stuff like the HP 200LX on Ebay which has a 80186.
Post 21 Feb 2007, 12:04
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i still got working 486dx system, my first system ever. never seen or used anything earlier
Post 21 Feb 2007, 15:13
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eek



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This was my first ever computer...with the worst keyboard in the universe.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/23/TRS-80_Color_Computer_1.jpg/320px-TRS-80_Color_Computer_1.jpg

Back then you couldn't always get the connection kits, so there was no storage, so you got a computer mag and then click-typed two or three pages of code into your unit, which took at least an hour, and then you prayed to the god of computers as you tried to run it.

Most times it didn't run...

I alway regretted not getting a ZX 81...the ZX wound up being the dogs bollox if you were a computer geek.
Post 21 Feb 2007, 17:25
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Timex Sinclair 1000 (Z80) was my first toy Very Happy

With an incredible amount of RAM, that I even can't remember.So many figures Razz
Post 21 Feb 2007, 21:34
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Tomasz Grysztar



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rugxulo wrote:
Nobody, not even Privalov??

I had an original IBM PS/2 under my care for a few months many years ago (before I wrote fasm). Wonderful machine it was... Smile
Post 21 Feb 2007, 21:44
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shoorick



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o! found foto of my stuff Smile

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Post 22 Feb 2007, 12:02
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macgub



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I have 286 board, as far as I remember it works (???) . Battery of course go down. Last time I use it in 1996. :{)
Post 23 Feb 2007, 08:41
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rugxulo



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Okay, now the obvious question: did anyone ever install or use OS/2 1.x on a 286? (They claim a 286 was intended for multitasking ... which I kinda doubt, but hey, who knows.)
Post 01 Mar 2007, 03:33
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LocoDelAssembly
Your code has a bug


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But 286 has tasking support, I used Windows 3.0 with it but I haven't got a 286 anymore.
Post 01 Mar 2007, 13:13
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Goplat



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You can write a multitasking OS for pretty much any CPU, as long as it supports interrupts. I've heard that some people have even written multitasking OSes for the C64.
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Quote:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contiki

Contiki is a small, open source, highly portable, multi-tasking computer operating system developed for use on a number of memory-constrained networked systems ranging from 8-bit computers to embedded systems on microcontrollers, including sensor network motes. The name Contiki comes from Thor Heyerdahl's famous Kon-Tiki raft.

Despite providing multitasking and a built-in TCP/IP stack, Contiki only requires a few kilobytes of code and a few hundred bytes of RAM. A fully fledged system complete with a graphical user interface requires about 30 kilobytes of RAM.
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Cas



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I don't have any of those, by I own a working Commodore 64. Does that count? Razz (already cast my vote)

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LocoDelAssembly
Your code has a bug


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About commodore http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_f3uIzEIxo (quite funny the marketing of those times Laughing)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8pK_q-_6dw <- Commodore 64 family pack

PS: BTW I think that Commodore 64 does not qualify because it is an 8-bit computer (if I remember right).
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