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Old 22 July 2010, 03:02   #41
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Here's a selection of mice (mouses?) from 1985-1993. Notice how Apple, IBM and Amiga all went from square or irregular shape to "teardrop" or rounded shape. (...I forgot to put my A4000 mouse in there, but it's "teardrop" shaped)



That clunky IBM thing on the end is "convertable" - flip it over and it's a trackball. (using it now with my BeOS PC)
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Old 22 July 2010, 10:43   #42
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Everything is so clean and dust free!!
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Old 22 July 2010, 10:58   #43
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That's some collection!! Nice!
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Old 23 July 2010, 20:14   #44
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Everything is so clean and dust free!!
Yes, I even completely disassembled and cleaned nearly every keyboard so they're spotless inside and out. I don't like the idea of not knowing what kind of disgusting crud is hiding in the keyboard under my fingers.
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Old 23 July 2010, 20:20   #45
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I want a ti99/4a Awesome collection though
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Old 23 July 2010, 22:21   #46
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The TI-99/4A isn't a great computer to use, but the early version has an awesome keyboard - best feel of any keyboard (...if only they had included more keys). Here's a nice closeup photo. I wish the Amiga 500 had keys like this.

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Old 23 July 2010, 22:21   #47
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Here's a keyboard colour you don't really see anymore. (early Kaypro II)

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Old 23 July 2010, 22:56   #48
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Very nice mate and that ti-99 looks in great shape!
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The TI-99/4A isn't a great computer to use, but the early version has an awesome keyboard - best feel of any keyboard (...if only they had included more keys). Here's a nice closeup photo. I wish the Amiga 500 had keys like this.
It was the first computer my dad ever purchased. He later swapped it for an Atari 2600. He later swapped the 2600 for an Acorn Electron and a load of games (about 100).
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If you don't have a Linux kernel with SGI disklabel support compiled in (which I don't), then that won't work anyway. It's not just that. There are a bunch of other problems.
Gee, recompiling a kernel is really difficult, isn't it?

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Then there are hassles with GRUB. There are many threads by experienced IRIX users having major problems mounting IRIX drives. So, no, it's not easy.

On top of that, after many attempts to read my IRIX drive with Linux, it now doesn't boot in the Indy. Probably it got corrupted somehow. Just thinking about it makes me violently angry and makes me want to smash any computer I see running Linux.
It is easy. You obviously have absolutely no idea what you're doing. This is a classic example of someone who spends more time collecting things than using them.
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It is easy. You obviously have absolutely no idea what you're doing.
So... you've mounted an IRIX SCSI drive in Linux then? How did you get around the problem of Linux not supporting XFSv1? Please, tell me how you did it and post pictures. (preferably showing your Linux computer reading and writing to the IRIX drive)

I admit that I've never compiled a Linux kernel (mainly because I violently hate Linux and think it's a fucking pile of shit). The point is - I don't want to start now.

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This is a classic example of someone who spends more time collecting things than using them.
You obviously have absolutely no idea what you're saying. I had my Amiga 500 on the internet daily from 2002-2008 - every post made, every eBay win, everything done with the A500. Every single piece of music on my MP3 player was copied using my Amiga 3000 (only computer I ever connected the Sansa Clip to). I use my TRS-80 Model 100 for writing things daily. I keep spreadsheets and databases on the Atari 800XL, Classic Macs and Amigas. I even attempted to write a short story with my Kaypro.

I didn't deliberately "collect" the Indy. At the time, I needed a keyboard and the Indy came with it ($20). Many of my computers weren't "collected" deliberately.

No, this is a classic example of someone having too many computers to use and no time to fuck around with computers he doesn't really care about (but doesn't want to trash), using operating systems he violently hates.
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Old 28 July 2010, 20:27   #53
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Very Impressive collection. Although I just can't see me doing any more collecting myself these days. The wife didn't even like the full size arcade machine I had in the lounge.
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