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[split] Old monochrome displays
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The "new gen" CRT displays... My first PC had a green-on-black monochrome display.
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(12-05-2016, 11:32 AM)Ofnuts Wrote: The "new gen" CRT displays... My first PC had a green-on-black monochrome display.

Got one of those in the basement.  I never owned one when they were new, but I had friends who did.  I found one for 5 bucks at a Village Discount store marked 'as is' ... because it didn't work, or so they thought.  Someone had installed a hardcard at some point, and it was frozen up.  Took it out and voila!  Works like a charm.  Got some real floppy disks and downloaded a copy of dos 3.0 and I was good to go.
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Quote:..Got some real floppy disks and downloaded a copy of dos 3.0 and I was good to go.


Ah...nostalgia. You can get a lot of fun from old gear and applications.

I am a real hoarder and while I have periodic clear-outs, still have a fair collection of old floppy disks.

Including this 5.25" although it is several years since I scrapped the last actual drive.

   

Mid 80's had a Sinclair QL with a greenscreen monitor. Colour monitors were horribly expensive and the QL only had 4 colours anyway. Down to an emulator now. The first IBM compatible I had was an Amstrad and that ran DOS 3.3, 2 floppies, no HDD.
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