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Old 08-12-11, 11:42 AM   #1
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Personal_Computer

This computer was released 30 years a go today. It's truely amazing how far we have come.

IBM Personal Computer model 5150 with monochrome phosphor monitor (model number 5151) and IBM PC keyboard.

Pricing for the IBM PC started at $1,565 for a bare-bones configuration without disk drives

Type Personal computer

Release date August 12, 1981; 30 years ago

Discontinued April 2, 1987

Operating system IBM BASIC / PC-DOS 1.0

CP/M-86

UCSD p-System

CPU Intel 8088 @ 4.77 MHz

Memory 16 kB ~ 256 kB
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30 years is a long time... i doubt many electrical things remain exactly the same as 30 years ago. cool story.
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30 years is a long time... i doubt many electrical things remain exactly the same as 30 years ago. cool story.
This is true. But I have some audio equipment that is over 30yrs old that arguably sounds better than most stuff made today.
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4.77 Mhz

I remember an edition of MaxPC with "33Mhz - too fast?" on the cover

Tech has come a long way, cool stuff.
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4.77 Mhz

I remember an edition of MaxPC with "33Mhz - too fast?" on the cover

Tech has come a long way, cool stuff.
LOL, my watch is faster.
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LOL, my watch is faster.
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