There is a pretty strict distinction stemming from the definition of these words: […]
JSO wrote on 2022-07-19, 20:11:
Greek language and the vocabulary hasn't a translation for the word "vintage" neither for the word "retro". […]
So apparently you don't understand the meaning of this word and you use it in place of word "old" or "vintage" then (at least in some cases 😀
Greek language and the vocabulary hasn't a translation for the word "vintage" neither for the word "retro".
So, the "old" is the appropriate word for vintage PC's or retro PC's for me.
For me all the old PC's that are DOS and Windows 3.x / 9.x compatible are vintage or retro.
There is a pretty strict distinction stemming from the definition of these words:
Vintage something -> something at least 20 years old (AFAIK from Catalan: vint - twenty, age - well, age) - this applies to all sort of old computer hardware and software too (ie vintage computers, vintage games, vintage computer parts and so on) hence the name of https://vcfed.org/ for example...
Retro something -> something made recently to look or work like something old (ie. VW New Beetle reminding old VW Beetle or A500 Mini which looks and works similar to old Amiga 500, retro clothes and so on) - so basically new items, new software and so on.
Retro activity -> using something like in the past (ie. retrogaming may refer to both playing old (vintage) games on new hardware which is topic of this forum, playing old games on old hardware or even playing new games which are intentionally made to look like old games, retrocomputing -> activity of using old (vintage) computers like in the past, but also using new modern hardware in conjunction with old hardware, retro fashion will be a wearing vintage clothes or new clothes made too look vintage and so on).
These words are not synonymous -> they have opposite meanings.
Please don't create confusion by applying your own definitions 😀