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Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-2-05 @ 14:37

Since there was never a post about purchasing retro software or OS on here, I might as well start one.

I purchased a pristine copy of Yggdrasil Plug-and-Play Linux from 1994 on vcfed.org for $25 (offered $20 + $5 S&H).

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Comes with boot diskette(s), and 2 CDs. Requires a 386 with 4MB or higher, CD-ROM drive, floppy drive (as always), mouse and keyboard, video card, and HDD (if you want to install the OS or optional).
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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby Gered » 2018-2-05 @ 19:31

As someone that likes buying retro software, I like this idea for a topic. :)

These weren't bought today, but arrived here within the last week or so:

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I seem to have grown into collecting retro development tools for whatever reason, heh. Turbo Pascal and Watcom both were sealed still, but I don't buy things to sit on a display case forever so I promptly opened them both up.

Unfortunately 3/4 of the Turbo Pascal disks didn't work anymore. :( This is actually starting to steer me away from buying software that comes on disk now... I bought a complete-in-box copy of Doom (v1.666) a few months ago and all of the disks also had problems (and that was really annoying to me, as I cannot find disk images of the v1.666 release... though a 1.2 -> 1.666 patch is available, but still, it bugs me :P ).
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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby Tetrium » 2018-2-08 @ 16:03

Gered wrote:As someone that likes buying retro software, I like this idea for a topic. :)

Same :)

I did buy such related media but I ended up replying to the retro-hardware thread.

Though since I already kinda have all the OS's I wanted and not actively looking anymore, chances are slim I'll contribute here on any kind of regular basis.
I did get a Vista install disk (with license code) last year and if iirc it was the 32-bit version, but that's more an older OS.
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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby sf78 » 2018-2-09 @ 15:54

These are from the hoarders house. I might have posted some of these in the hardware thread, but it seems more apppropriate to post them here too.

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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby blurks » 2018-2-09 @ 18:30

I just found another picture of my recent Office XP acquisitions.
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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby lolo799 » 2018-2-11 @ 22:02

Cool idea for a thread!
Here are the two oldest Linux distribs I have, Unifix Linux 1.5 from 1994 and Red Hat 3.0.3 from 1996
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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby Woolie Wool » 2018-2-17 @ 17:33

Picked up a NOS sealed copy of MS-DOS 6 Upgrade. This only requires you to have a working DOS boot disk to install, right?
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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby gdjacobs » 2018-2-17 @ 20:09

Nice. What format are the floppies?
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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby Woolie Wool » 2018-2-17 @ 23:26

the box wrote:Package contains 3.5" high-density disks and a coupon for low-density disks.


Just your usual 3.5" 1.44MB disks.
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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby gdjacobs » 2018-2-17 @ 23:57

Ah, I've got an MS-DOS 6.0 upgrade box with 5.25" floppies. Sadly it's not sealed.
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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby xjas » 2018-2-22 @ 21:22

I didn't get this "today" but a couple months ago. It's virtually mint. Only one packet of floppies have even been opened, and that's set 4 of the Bonus Pack for some reason?? Even the box itself is a tank; big, heavy & structured, and everything fits in perfectly without an iota of wiggle room. Proper oldschool IBM packaging.
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To be honest I'd love for this to find new a home with someone who'd appreciate it, but no-one over on VCF wants to offer me any money for it and I just don't have much time or energy to spend packaging up & shipping off free items right now. So it sits in my closet for the time being... :(
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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-2-22 @ 21:40

Ah, OS/2 Warp 3. I ran OS/2 Warp 4 on my Socket 7 system years ago. Before IBM made their own OS, Microsoft made OS/2 for IBM back in the 1980's, and stopped because Microsoft wanted to make their own OS, known as Windows (monopolizing at their finest).
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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby subhuman@xgtx » 2018-2-22 @ 22:26

Gered wrote:As someone that likes buying retro software, I like this idea for a topic. :)

These weren't bought today, but arrived here within the last week or so:

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I seem to have grown into collecting retro development tools for whatever reason, heh. Turbo Pascal and Watcom both were sealed still, but I don't buy things to sit on a display case forever so I promptly opened them both up.

Unfortunately 3/4 of the Turbo Pascal disks didn't work anymore. :( This is actually starting to steer me away from buying software that comes on disk now... I bought a complete-in-box copy of Doom (v1.666) a few months ago and all of the disks also had problems (and that was really annoying to me, as I cannot find disk images of the v1.666 release... though a 1.2 -> 1.666 patch is available, but still, it bugs me :P ).


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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby xjas » 2018-2-23 @ 07:40

Ah hey, and why not post these too, while I'm in the process of installing one of them on the new G4 hotness? Here's my little collection of every boxed OS/X worth owning.
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Interesting how much sparser the packaging got over time. Tiger (10.4) is in a big box, Leopard (10.5) is in a CD-size box with an elaborate unfolding insert, a thick manual, and holographic artwork, and Snow Leopard (10.6) is in a flimsy white crushable cardboard packet with clip-art. The 'grey discs' are non-retail machine-specific installers of 10.6.4 (iMac) and 9.2.2 (PowerMac G4.)

I'm still missing the holy grail of 'grey discs', an install set of Tiger for x86 machines (all big box/retail Tiger versions are PowerPC only.) They're hard to find but they do exist.

Incidentally my big box Tiger is still sealed(!) Not that I'd have any qualms about opening & using it. I'm installing Leopard on the G4 for now though.

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I wish they'd done a physical media release of Mountain Lion (10.8 ), my favorite version for x86_64 systems, but it was all digital-only by then. Everything afterwards went downhill. Mavericks is Mountain Lion with added bloat & bugs, Yosimite was the Herald of the Dark Times, and 10.11-10.13+ are the Dark Times. Ah well.

(At present I don't even have a downloaded installer of Moutain Lion if I ever want to revert my Macbook, which is running Mavericks. Should sort that out before every way to get it falls off the internet.)
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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby vladstamate » 2018-2-27 @ 19:18

xjas wrote: I'm installing Leopard on the G4 for now though.


How? I though the last OSX to support G4 is 10.4.11 (which is what I have on my G4 733Mhz).

Oh I see, you must have a 867Mhz+ one:

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I personally still would not install 10.5 on a G4. It stretches the poor G4 and slows down the entire system.
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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby xjas » 2018-2-27 @ 23:40

Actually I have a Sawtooth G4/400 AGP with a dual 1.7GHz upgrade board & and 2GB SDRAM. There's a build thread in system specs. Runs great. :)

I might put Tiger on another HDD for OS9 compatibility... or just OS9. But enjoying it w/Leopard at the moment.
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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby blurks » 2018-2-28 @ 17:34

I was offered these for a very good price:
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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby KCompRoom2000 » 2018-3-05 @ 04:36

These weren't bought today, but they are my most recent software purchase:
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This is the set of software (excluding driver and OEM tools discs) that came with the Dell Dimension 4600 that I bought a few weeks ago as shown in one of my posts on the retro hardware thread.
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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby ynari » 2018-3-06 @ 00:11

FYI, you can hack Leopard onto slower G4 systems - I have it on my Digital Audio 733, by using some open firmware commands. Worked fine as far as I could tell, although mostly I use it for late OS 9 games and non Apple OS.

I'm impressed someone has a floppy copy of Warp 3 red spine; by that time OS/2 was mostly on CD. It was painful enough installing 2.1 from floppy..
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Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

Postby Tetrium » 2018-3-06 @ 12:02

Does anyone have any beta disks or other more uncommon Windows install disks?

I'd need to get my camera out and start making some pics to add for here :D
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