Photos: Hardware Hoarders - Your old computers (PART 1)


Andrew McLeans Data-General-Dasher-One

Andrew McLeans Data-General-Dasher-One

Andrew says: "This machine was released in 1986 and its claim to fame is that it is the only IBM PC clone which I know of that is actually slower than the original!" "I used to work for a Data General house and saved it from the scrap bin. The secretaries used to have these and run CEOwrite on them but I couldn't find a copy of that, so the photo shows it loading IBM's DisplayWrite 2 from the same era." "My abiding memory of CEOwrite was that it used to corrupt the FAT when saving documents and the official fix was to include a call to chkdsk in autoexec.bat!" Ah, the good old days, eh?


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