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Re: Do you want an EGA monitor?

I have an EGA monitor thanks, works well and it was free. Did you consider it before getting it? How much do you use it compared to your other displays? Would you have got it if it wasn't free? I considered nothing. A by chance acquisition really. It came with and xt-turbo system with ega video …

Re: Which operating systems work on i586?

VectorLinux Light Edition is usable on computers with 256 MB of RAM I'm sure there are other distros but this one is based on slackware. Yes and Caluser2000 mentioned Debian Jessie (~2015) back there, so that gives some indication that maybe some older Mint versions would also work (since they're …

Re: How are things these days?

Good to see things are going well mate. Yeah prices have gone up for ye oldde stuff but there still are bargins to be had. Right time, right place and all that. May stuff has doubled or tripled in price in the last 3 or so years. I'm happy with that. Anyway good to see you are back.

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

There's always been a 'now' all through time and most people simply move along without much reflection or engagement with any aspect of their own nor their cultural past. I don't want to drag this thread too off-topic; but for most of recorded history 'now' and 'the past' were largely …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

@ Peter Swinkels So why are you here then ? Seems to me it's rather pointless to go on a forum called "Very Old Games On Newer Systems" and rant about how the old stuff sucks and we should all embrace modernity (projecting much ?) You always get this type on various forums. Just contrary folk with …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

I never used an Amiga, Acorn RiscPC or XT class, 386DX class systems. Things were a lot more interesting back then. I also like the challange of getting older stuff functional if something is wrong with them. It's a challange that keps the 60 plus year olds mind working. The current stuff is just …

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