Yes, my friend, definitely! :) The Pentium Pro had style and an excellent design.
Alas, the world wasn't ready yet when it debut […]
Yeah, it would definitely have been cool to have a dual cpu Pentium Pro too!
Yes, my friend, definitely! 😀 The Pentium Pro had style and an excellent design.
Alas, the world wasn't ready yet when it debuted (too much 16-Bit code around).
To me, that processor was somehow like a mystery. Before we had internet access (just BTX/CompuServe),
I always wondered what was up with that Visual Basic 6 compiler option for this "Pentium Pro".
When we "got" Win XP, I remembered the PPro and wondered how it would perform in a dual processor configuration.
This was before dual core was a thing or hyperthreading got popular even (it was all about Pentium II/III at the time still).
I can almost see your points from your eyes. Similar "feelings" happened to me regarding other products. Just to frame the context more clearly, I started my computer passion in 1992 (I was 12 years old), and I gained enough "confidence" to know what pieces of hardware/configurations to "desire" and to "dream about" around 1993/1994 and ahead.
About Pentium Pro, specifically, I still kind of visually remember the cover of my beloved Computer Magazine at that time (the Italian version of PC Magazine) showing the new processor: The Pentium Pro! I almost had just fallen in love with the Pentium, and it was already waaaaaay too expensive even for my dreams, and now this new beast: The Pentium Pro!!! Imagine what could it do!!! How could it run this, this, and this app or games I have which are pretty heavy! I would run this, this, and this benchmark on it if I had one on my desk! Wow!
That was the general feeling. The specific feeling was like a kind of mystical machine I will never have the pleasure to try or use or own 😀
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