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First post, by Intel486dx33

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What would be the best computer for Vogons website interaction ?

I would think a computer capable of uploading and downloading files and photos.
And to gzip, extract and open and play files and binaries.

Capable of opening all kinds of DOS and Windows files and music.

Here is what I would build.

Specs:
Pentium 1,2,3 or AMD K6 CPU and motherboard.
USB ports
Motherboard with ISA slots and PCI and an AGP slot too.
128mb ram
30gb to 80gb IDE Hard-drive ( 2 drives )
CDROM 16x or faster
Floppy drives 3.5 and 5.25
AWE 64 sound card
Windows 98se and DOS 6.22
Nvidia AGP video card.
Network card.

Reply 2 of 12, by aaronkatrini

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You mean... Best "retro" computer?
Because best I would consider an Amd Ryzen 3950x, 64gb Ram, RTX 2080Ti! 😜

Anyway, I personally don't let my pre-c2d systems online, they're slow for it and there is still a little risk. I use modern Pc to access the Internet.

IMO iP2 and slower wouldn't run Vogons website decently.

Reply 3 of 12, by keenmaster486

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It used to be you could access VOGONS and it would work perfectly on any computer that could run browsers from ~2000 or newer.

You could use older browsers and it would still work, though with no CSS.

Now it works on ~2000-2008 browsers only after security hacks, and renders without CSS, and on older browsers not at all.

The best computer for VOGONS is now anything that can run modern browsers.

I flermmed the plootash just like you asked.

Reply 4 of 12, by blurks

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2020-03-03, 16:50:
What would be the best computer for Vogons website interaction ? […]
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What would be the best computer for Vogons website interaction ?

I would think a computer capable of uploading and downloading files and photos.
And to gzip, extract and open and play files and binaries.

Capable of opening all kinds of DOS and Windows files and music.

All the other spam bots and trolls like you trust on the iPad. Ever tried?

Reply 6 of 12, by Jorpho

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blurks wrote on 2020-03-03, 18:11:

All the other spam bots and trolls like you trust on the iPad. Ever tried?

I thought this was a spambot too, because it doesn't make the least bit of sense otherwise. (gzip? wtf?)

Reply 7 of 12, by brostenen

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Best computer to interact with a forum website? That is easy to answer.....

A modern machine.

Because....
Opening Dos files, playing music, playing Dos/Win98/WinXP-games and so on are not a feature of Vogons.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 8 of 12, by brostenen

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Jorpho wrote on 2020-03-03, 22:27:
blurks wrote on 2020-03-03, 18:11:

All the other spam bots and trolls like you trust on the iPad. Ever tried?

I thought this was a spambot too, because it doesn't make the least bit of sense otherwise. (gzip? wtf?)

It is a referance to the OP have previously praised the iPad as the universal-can-do-it-all-only-computer-you-ever-need.
(Like in ever, as in there will never ever be a better tool for anything at all, in all eternity until the universe ends).

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

My blog: http://to9xct.blogspot.dk

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Jah ich will trynen... Die Leute wie macht scheisse in dem Grünen.

Reply 9 of 12, by brostenen

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Baoran wrote on 2020-03-03, 18:23:

Probably something that runs linux if you want to use a retro computer. With linux you can compile a modern browser on most older computers even if it runs slowly.

That is a good candidate.... However, retro and vintage software is not a feature of Vogons. We talk about it here, not using it on the site it self.
I say a modern machine, build on relative fast hardware. That can run Win10 or a heavy feature rich Linux or Unix distro, or an Apple Mac.
Those are like the choices out there. You won't be able to use all features of Vogons on something like an Amiga or Win95 machine.
Unless you do some really fancy software setup, if that is even possible at all. (It was possible on the old Vogons)

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

My blog: http://to9xct.blogspot.dk

001100 010010 011110 100001 101101 110011

Jah ich will trynen... Die Leute wie macht scheisse in dem Grünen.

Reply 11 of 12, by cyclone3d

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Why y'all even bothering to respond?

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Reply 12 of 12, by ragefury32

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Well, you'll need something pedantic, ridiculous, masochistic and seen by others as a complete waste of time, but somehow sublime.

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How about this one? A 5 year old Lenovo Miix 2 8 Windows 8 tablet, quadcore Z3740 (around the same as a Core i3-330UM), 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, hacked to run the latest Win10 32 Bit build and used to run DOSBox, MUNT, a bunch of arcade emulators and a few WinXP retro games. Oh, and since it's a tablet you'll need a bluetooth keyboard/trackpad or else SDL won't initialize and DOSBox wouldn't run. Oh. And it'll run a modern browser just fine...although running more than a few tabs will crash the browser due to the ridiculously low RAM allocation.