Ya, I "upgraded" to a PCjr. My first "PC" was actually a TRS80. Of
course, I learned programming on a IBM 29 card punch! Now I feel old!
-RickG

On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 3:29 PM, CHUCK  PROFITO <cprof...@cv-access.com> wrote:
> Rick,  I think I still have some unprotected 8" floppies around here
> somewhere.... I forgot they were a 5150, we have been referring to it as a
> PC Junior, 64 k of ram with a blazing 8088 at about 5MHz.   Am I old or just
> too experienced? :^)
>
> Chuck Profito
> 209-988-7388
> CV-ACCESS, INC
> cprof...@cv-access.com
> Providing High Speed Broadband
> to Rural Central California
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
> Behalf Of RickG
> Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 9:20 PM
> To: WISPA General List
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] HP/Lenovo Netbook
>
> Ya, never know who is on this list!
> I'd still have my 1982 IBM PC-1 that I trained on back in my IBM days.
> It looked just like this --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_PC
> -RickG
>
> On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 6:47 PM, David Hulsebus <cont...@portative.net>
> wrote:
>> I'm sure I still bleed a little blue, but I've used a Thinkpad - now
>> Lenovo since 1993. I'd still have the 486 based 700 series, but IBM
>> wanted it back when I left. I've had five laptops and haven't bought a
>> new one because of breakage yet - replaced only for performance issues.
>> We still have an old PIII in use as a terminal on one of our racks. They
>> get carried onto roofs, up water tanks, have been dropped from short
>> distance and have never failed to perform when picked back up. I'll echo
>> John, I could have paid more but a year old processor does what I need.
>> And yes, I also have one of the A31 series that runs Ubuntu. Works very
>> well as a workstation around the office.  I absolutely love the
>> trackpoint. I have issues with the trackpad and sweat on my fingers in
>> the summer, it makes moving the pointer a problem for me. I bought two
>> T42 series last month coming off lease for $250 each for installation
> work.
>>
>> David Hulsebus
>> Portative Technologies
>> www.portative.com
>>
>> Josh Luthman wrote:
>>> I have seen several HP laptops - nothing really good or bad about them,
>>> they're just out there.
>>>
>>> I am a die hard fan of Thinkpad,  Thinkpads for me.  Thinkpad moved their
>>> manufacturing half to Lenovo.
>>>
>>> I just bought our new employee a $500 Lenovo from Systemax/Infotel and
> I'm
>>> quite impressed.  There are touch sensitive buttons for media, the screen
>>> has NO latch to break (it's magnetic or part of the hinge).  The keyboard
>>> isn't quite Thinkpad goodness but is still better then most.  The screen
> is
>>> awfully reflective.  Battery LEDs on the chassis itself is also a bonus.
>>> Great specs for an installer.  Also I should note Butch Evans has used a
>>> Lenovo for years - he has proven his laptop works quite well as a Linux
>>> workstation.  I only wish I could make that leap.
>>>
>>> For $500 I couldn't be happier - I need to get one myself (ethernet port
>>> fried) but I need it dock capable.  Not sure if Lenovo offers that.
>>>
>>> Josh Luthman
>>> Office: 937-552-2340
>>> Direct: 937-552-2343
>>> 1100 Wayne St
>>> Suite 1337
>>> Troy, OH 45373
>>>
>>> Those who don't understand UNIX are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.
>>> --- Henry Spencer
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 2:00 PM, <lakel...@gbcx.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> Anyone using one of these? Would love to hear pros and cons
>>>>
>>>> Tnx
>>>>
>>>> Bob
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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