Reply 20 of 49, by davidrg
Grabbed a pretty generic looking custom PC out of the pile a few weeks back to play around with network booting Windows 95. Specs were weird - 133MHz Pentium, 64MB RAM, Matrox video card, 100Mbps PCI NIC, no sound card. Booting it up it became pretty clear why the weird specs and which company previously owned it. I've no idea how I ended up with the machine or how long I've had it - 10+ years probably but this is almost certainly the first time I ever had a close look or powered it up.
On the hard disk was... A registered copy of WinZip! Pretty sure I've never seen that before. There was also a pile of design stuff for some airplane but most of the files were pointers to a network location - only a few documents were saved locally. There was also Office 97, AutoCad and a bunch of software to do with aerospace regulations. All untouched since the late 90s. It looks like when the machine got too slow for CAD work it was repurposed as a remote desktop terminal but the hard disk was never wiped so still had stuff left over from its original role.