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My Current Hardware
For those interested in this sort of thing here's info on the
two computers I own at the moment.
The Tandy was used from late 1987 to '91, I think, where it was
replaced by an Austin 386SX-20 and later a put-together 486DX-33.
Those last two were stolen and sold, respectively, so the Tandy was
back in use from 1992 to 1997.
The thing just won't quit working. (^ ^)
During those years I fell behind and never really caught up.
Had Linux 0.95C+ up and running and was getting acquainted with
the then unreleased Window NT (I received a couple beta packages
with NT and Win32s SDK but lost the 486 just before receiving
the finished version). Tried some X Window programming via
DESQview/X and GCC, too. All forgotten though since there wasn't
too much I could do on an XT-class machine. But anyhind...
- AMD 80386DX-40
- 32MB RAM
- 128K Cache
- 635MB IDE Hard Drive, Quantum TRB635B
- 1.3GB IDE Hard Drive, Western Digital Caviar WDAC21200
- 1.44MB 3.5" Floppy
- 1.2MB 5.25" Floppy
- CD-ROM Drive, 32X, Atlas Peripherals/Wearnes
- Tape Drive, 2GB, Iomega Ditto, External (Parallel)
- Diamond SpeedStar 64 Video, 2MB RAM, Cirrus Logic GD-5434 chipset
- Sound Conductor SND20 Sound Card, ESS1868 (SoundBlaster Pro)
- MIDI Card, MPU-401, Music Quest (hooked up to Korg X5DR sound module)
- Controller, SIIG EIDE Master ISA+I/O
- Monitor, Hewlett Packard D3857A, 15"
- Modem, Practical Peripherals MC288MT II V.FC, 28.8 Kbps, External
- Mouse Systems PC Trackball II
- Gravis PC GamePad
- Caldera DR-DOS 7.03 BETA with 4DOS 6.01 command processor
- Windows For Workgroups 3.11
- Linux (Slackware-based), kernel 2.0.36
Tandy 1000 HX
- NEC V-20, 7.16MHz (apparently)
- Memory Card, Xtra-K 1000 PlusCard providing 736K Low/DOS RAM, 5MB EMS
(expandable to 8MB total EMS)
- 524MB SCSI Hard Drive, Toshiba MK2428FB, 2.5"
- SCSI Controller, Storage-Master 1000 PlusCard w/one 9-pin serial port
(Future Domain TMC-950 BIOS)
- Two 720K 3.5" Floppy Drives, Internal
- 360K 5.25" Floppy, External
- 1.44MB 3.5" Floppy, External, Microsolutions Backpack
- Video, Tandy Graphics, CGA compatible with enhancements [PCjr]
(Max color and max resolution of 320x200x16 and 640x200x4, respectively)
- I/O Card, SIIG I/O Professional (two 16550 serial, one bi-directional parallel)
- Monitors, RGB/TTL, Tandy/Samsung/Panasonic, whichever one is working
- Microsoft MS-DOS 5.00 with 4DOS 5.52 command processor
- DeskMate 3.05
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