Post subject: Re: Geekiest purchase you have ever made? Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:37 pm
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Joined Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:33 pm
Location Where do you want to go today?
Favourite OS All Microsoft operating systems!
In order: 2006: An Introduction to Electronic Computers, 1965, Gordon B. Davis (you can easily tell by the year what this book is basically like, anyway, I got it for my birthday) February (actual purchase), March (shipment) 2008: Microsoft Windows 95 Codenamed Chicago Build 490 with the Microsoft Office for Windows 95 Pre-Release, two CD-ROM set, originally purchased on eBay and released here at Release-a-fortnight in early April 2008. April 23rd, 2008: One of the Microsoft OS/2 1.x programming references from the entire library, Visual Basic 3.0 complete set, a series of hard disk heads, and a Digital Equipment Corporation 8 Inch floppy disk copyrighted 1975) May 2009: IBM DOS 5.0 manual, Microsoft Windows 95 Resource Kit manual November 2009????: Cairo Build 1314 (could also be 1304) Workstation, not leaked as far as I know, came with manuals, paperwork, original bootable CD-ROM, original Setup disks, and custom emergancy recovery disk, purchased on eBay
There's a lot more on my list, but my post would have been too long if I listed it all here, so I just listed the most special items that I purchased, received, or otherwise aquired.
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Post subject: Re: Geekiest purchase you have ever made? Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:32 am
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Joined Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:08 am
In order: April 23rd, 2008: One of the Microsoft OS/2 1.x programming references from the entire library, Visual Basic 3.0 complete set, a series of hard disk heads, and a Digital Equipment Corporation 8 Inch floppy disk copyrighted 1975)
I wish that shipping from US to Malaysia wasn't too expensive, since VB3.0 complete set weight cost me quite alot.
Post subject: Re: Geekiest purchase you have ever made? Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:45 am
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Joined Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:12 am
One could have, eg Window 3.51 + resource kit here. Its mainly used for running vintage dos in vms. It comes with a lot of manuals, but ye still need your trusty 3.1 manual to see how to run apps like notepad and paintbrush (yes, they have their own chapters...)
The latest is a UNICOMP version of the ibm model m keyboard, in UK layout, so i can use the UKINT keyboard layout.
Post subject: Re: Geekiest purchase you have ever made? Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:51 pm
Amateur Beta Collector
Joined Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:36 am
Favourite OS Chicago 189
Buying 10 packets of floppy disks for my DOS machine at an town that is 400km away from my house in 2010 and the cashier not knowing the price. I was charged $50 but they are the best brand ever.(EMTEC BASF)
Post subject: Re: Geekiest purchase you have ever made? Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:42 pm
Amateur Beta Collector
Joined Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:45 am
Location United States
Favourite OS windows xp
my geek purchase would have to be sins of a solar empire. Oh and no, i do NOT like that game. Waste of $30. Its a cheap game. DONT BUY IT. Even Though, I seen it 1 time at goodwill for $4.99 LOL. BARGAN BIN!!!
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Post subject: Re: Geekiest purchase you have ever made? Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:57 am
Joined Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:42 am
Location Napa, CA, USA
Favourite OS OS/2 Warp 4 (14.098b_W4)
All for $10 (Pays to know the right people),
Dell SE198WFPv monitor 2 KVM Switches; 1x 4 port IoGear and 1x Belkin 3 Cat 5e cross over cables 5 Cat 6 network cables Belkin Wireless N USB adapter and a couple of PS/2 to USB adapters for keyboards.
If your wondering, they came from a mac person who owns a 27" iMac.