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Bearclaw
08-12-06, 09:24 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20060811/tc_pcworld/126692

I thought this article was pretty cool.

Mr_LoL
08-12-06, 11:04 PM
I cant believe that the BBC Computer 32K didnt even get a mention. That thing was ace. i nfact I still have it and it works perfectly fine.

The Bigman
08-12-06, 11:56 PM
Hey Bear what up thanks for the info on vintage computers. Does our area have a place that displays stuff of what we read in the top 20?

Bearclaw
08-13-06, 01:23 AM
Hey Bear what up thanks for the info on vintage computers. Does our area have a place that displays stuff of what we read in the top 20?

Hey. I see your from chicago also although don't really get what your exactly asking...try again? :o

Bman212121
08-13-06, 05:24 PM
Yup, way back when apples were used in a lot of schools. First computer I ever touched was an Apple IIGS. They seemed to phase out a lot more once Windows caught on. Also, the 386, which PWNS all @ 25Mhz!! Oh yea, it's cause of the math co-processor too. :)

Bearclaw
08-13-06, 06:33 PM
Ya, back when I was in grade school we all had macs and all we did was math processing on them. :thumbdwn: Right when I went to junior high, they got windows 95.

wnd
08-14-06, 04:33 AM
While I'm happy to see Amiga 1000 listed there, it is sad VIC-20, Sinclair ZX-81, and/or Sinclair Spectrum 16 didn't make it there.

Quoting the article, "But we managed to boil down an array of winning qualities into four factors -- Impact: Was it widely imitated? Did it become part of the cultural zeitgeist?". Both VIC-20 and Spectrum (not to mention Commodore 64) had a huge impact on home computing, IMO a lot more than gazillions of different kinds of IBM-PC (as in Alienware-whatever and all those IBM-PC compatible laptops) put together. Then again, the list wasn't solely about the impact, and anyone could put up a list of his own...

Delbert
08-14-06, 12:26 PM
While I'm happy to see Amiga 1000 listed there,
Loved my Amiga 1000. I remember playing Elite 'Frontier' on it for hours..... Bit surprise to see it number 7 though.

TimeOut
08-14-06, 03:02 PM
How come the Commodore 64 is not in the list? :fu:

wnd
08-14-06, 03:59 PM
Loved my Amiga 1000. I remember playing Elite 'Frontier' on it for hours.....

Hours? Per day sure, but otherwise more like months. Do yourself a favor and try it with a faster Amiga (such as 030/882/40 MHz). It's just amazing. You can also try JJFFE for Windows (http://www.eliteclub.org.uk/jjffe/about.htm) and/or for GNU/Linux (http://tatooine.fortunecity.com/heinlein/415/Deadly/Bugs/linux.html). There is also glFFE, but I'm yet to try it out.