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    This PC question makes me feel old


    What are Windows A & B Drives used for?

    What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for? - Super User

    It had never occurred to me that there are young people out there who might honestly not have known this, who might actually view those floppy disks as something approaching anthropological relics. And this makes me sad, somehow. But only briefly. After that I just want to turn the hose on them and yell at the little bastards to get off my lawn.



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    Re: This PC question makes me feel old

    Dude, I'm only 25 and that makes ME feel old.


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    Re: This PC question makes me feel old

    Sad part is that I still have a floppy drive around to use on some machines that make it through my door. Just used one the other day to upgrade a video bios. It saddens me.



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    Re: This PC question makes me feel old

    Try explaining what DOS is to a kid. Seriously had a kid ask me "what's a DOS?".

    :facepalm:



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    Strange. It's my knees that make me feel old!

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    "Insert disk 2 to continue playing Space Quest."

    [Here's a treat for the "old timers" : Sarien.net - Instant adventure gaming ]



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    It crazy to think some program installs used to fit on a 1.44 MB 3.5" floppy disk! I remember my parent's old 486 PC that had a 200 MB (yes MB not GB) hard drive that was just enough to install Windows 95 and still have a little bit of space to save files. Now days people make single Word files larger than what a floppy could hold.

    We still have a dozen or so legacy machines at work that run DOS and have dot matrix printers for the logs. The system they run is so outdated you'd have to upgrade to a few other obsolete technologies just to get it to a state where you could use it with an emulator.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    "Insert disk 2 to continue playing Space Quest."

    [Here's a treat for the "old timers" : Sarien.net - Instant adventure gaming ]
    I used to play that game! That and good old Lesuire Suit Larry and Oregon Trail. There are actually websites you can play those games for free now.

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    "640K ought to be enough for anybody"

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    "Insert disk 2 to continue playing Space Quest."

    [Here's a treat for the "old timers" : Sarien.net - Instant adventure gaming ]
    Still had to do that for Mass Effect 2 on xBox 360. Even with it installed on the hard drive. Stupid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    It crazy to think some program installs used to fit on a 1.44 MB 3.5" floppy disk! I remember my parent's old 486 PC that had a 200 MB (yes MB not GB) hard drive that was just enough to install Windows 95 and still have a little bit of space to save files. Now days people make single Word files larger than what a floppy could hold.

    We still have a dozen or so legacy machines at work that run DOS and have dot matrix printers for the logs. The system they run is so outdated you'd have to upgrade to a few other obsolete technologies just to get it to a state where you could use it with an emulator.
    200MB?!?! My 286 I still have which was my first computer has 4 MB worth of storage space.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    200MB?!?! My 286 I still have which was my first computer has 4 MB worth of storage space.
    My first computer was a Commodore VIC-20. I had a tape drive with it. I was so jealous of my buddy when he got a Commodore 64 not too long after that.

    And no, I don't still have it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    200MB?!?! My 286 I still have which was my first computer has 4 MB worth of storage space.
    Ha! That reminds me of our first family computer which was a 386 and had Windows 3.0. I think it cost around $3000. The 486 was available but that would have been $5000.



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    No crap on pricing. My freshman year in 1998 I thought the $1600 for the PC we bought for college was a great deal. Just this past week I ordered a brand new Dell for my parents for $400 shipped! Crazy how much prices have gone down on PCs these days.


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    I remember paying per hour on Prodigy on my first PC, which was a IBM 386 PS2. My god dial up speeds were slow.



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