Amiga! I still have my old Amiga 500 + monitor + expansion/SCSI interface in my attic. I took it out some time ago to fire it up and still works fine. I have the 68030 CPU, memory expansion, etc....I should see if I can get anything for them since I have no plans on using it anymore. Beats tossing to the trash/etc...
Thank goodness for good old-fashion American engineering (creating, not copying, CD excepted) - our Amiga 1000 run like a charm still. Oldest computer we have since we stupidly
got rid of our Commode (sic) 64. So let's see - 25 years old. We do have two Dells that are like 10-12 years old, but they're reduced to running HW that Win7 couldn't be bothered to support.
Yeah, Intel and M$ need an FTC inquiry into both - Win7 forces you to dual-core and 4GB of memory, and upgrades of 90% of your HW & SW! Screw that. Our color printer and scanner are fine. Thank goodness we have an old Dell thin-line from 1998 that's got Win XP on it and can run both - and we can use them from Win7.
This American thing for "stuff that breaks in 5 years so you get to buy new stuff!" economy - well, you can see what you get.
Anyway, we're got tons of Amiga software, we'd be into trading, but be warned it's 60% games (some fantastic still) and where the heck to get 3.5" floppies any more? We cleaned out this summer to gift a non-profit homeless shelter that still uses 3.5" floppies in PCs for their clients to save resumes, bus schedules, etc.
PM us! OK, to bed. Hoopy Holidaze y'all.
Oh, and major props to the ole Macs - 1984 was out first intro to them, and we had a big lab in high school (being in IBM country back when they made 'em) but a small lab w/8 Macs, and man - you could draw stuff! All the real geeks and/or smart people (and us, since an exception to the rules is necessary) just totally abandoned the old PCs for the Macs. And the old ones, like Amiga's - they just never
die! Maybe there is a god after all... and he's a Mac user?