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 No.588

BECAUSE I'M A FUCKING NERD

 No.589

Suddenly I miss Win98

 No.590

Oh, the times when Microsoft started to force their shit to every user and manufacturer, and therefore killing personal computing…

 No.591

Windows 98 and its lack of HLT instruction, which makes it hard as fuck to virtualize.

Well, at least it was better than millenium.

 No.592

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 No.593

hhhnnggg glad to know I'm not the only one who gets stupidly nostalgic over older OS's

 No.594

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This was and is my favorite operating system of all time.

 No.595

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Technically not an operating system, but this was my first graphical user interface system. I have fond memories of it.

Unfortunately, I left my machine at my home country, so this isn't a screenshot of my actual desktop. I wanted to buy another one here, but, of course, they have never heard of this machine…

 No.596

>>561

OH MAH GOD

so exciting

 No.597

I liked the look of one of the older Windows, though I'm not sure which one it was.
I loved the floppy disc game I always played on it (but I can't even remember what game that was).

 No.598

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Nostalgia? What nostalgia?
>Posted 2 Months ago

 No.599

>>567

I heard FM-Towns were exclusive to the Japanese market.

An emulator can be found on the internets and a Linux distro made for this machine can also be downloaded from a Japanese website, but i highly doubt the last one would run on a regular x86 architecture.

 No.600

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This was my first computer.
Yes, my parents were awesome.

 No.601

>>574

Wrong, the Towns was officially available in many Asian countries, most European countries (it was quite common in the UK), and South American countries. (Although I got mine from my Japanese relatives.)

I know there are some emulators for it, but I would still need the TownsOS CD to use it, and it's still won't be the same as using the real thing…

Linux on the Towns looks exactly like Linux on other systems, so it would be no use to insall it on my PC. (But it would run, the Towns is a real x86 machine, only with a memory controller that is way more efficient than the PCs had back then, and a graphics controller that was about 10 years ahead of it's time when it was released.)

 No.602

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 No.603

Do VCR's count?
Those things were the fucking shit.
You could throw videos across the goddamn room and they wouldn't break or scratch or anything.
The only way that they would break is once in a while(Rarely though) the VCR would eat the tape, or, you could leave it too close to the heater and it would melt.
Other than that though, those fucking things were indestructible.
Plus, they had non-HD quality.
I don't know why everyone loves HD so much, I find non-HD really relaxing. Like, the little black and white flickers on the screen, the slight blurriness, ect.

 No.604

>>586
Hell yes they do.
I recently found a bunch of my old VCRs actually. Amongst them my Star Wars box set - episode 4,5,and 6.

 No.605

>>586

Audio cassettes, on the other hand, were great for unraveling in the car, leaving a pile of dusty, scratched film at the side of the road. I used to find that all the time when I'd go out riding my bike. Tapes kicked ass, I never really cared for CDs that much

 No.606

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did someone say tapes :3c

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 No.608

>>590
I like found footage. =3

Discs take up less space than tapes though; much like how downloadables take up less space than discs. Soon we're gonna be nostalgic over disc based games/music/movies; I'm already almost there with Blu-rays for goodness sakes!
Speaking of which: I wonder what type of medium comes after downloadable stuff; maybe things that get downloaded to your…brain?! O_O

>>591
This reminds me of that Hasbro pinball game I had (I'm not sure were it is right now, but I'm sure I still have it). There was also that baseball game that was shaped like a baseball bat; you had to swing the bat at the right time to hit the ball, and then snake the bat to run (incidentally, you could shake the bat to hit the ball too).

 No.609

am I the only one who used vhs tapes as dominoes?

 No.610

>>595
I didn't.
But now I wish I did.

 No.611

>>595
I might have done that, but I'm not so sure. What I am sure of though is that I used vhs tapes to build "MALLS".

 No.612




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