A History of Computers I owned. Interesting to see the advancement of computing machine speed, storage, and memory over time. See at one point in time the crop of machines




Machines Owned


Year Model Processor Memory Operating System(s) Languages Storage Comm / Networking Disposition
1978 SouthWest Terminal Products 6800 Motorola 6800 24KB none 8K Basic Interpreter on Tape 300 baud "tarbell" Cassette tape 2 RS232 Serial Ports (110 - 9600 baud) Disposed 1992
1987 Elek Tek Capital-E 10 MHz 80286 with 80287 math coprocessor 1MB Coherent, MS-DOS 3.0 Pascal, COBOL, dBaseIII/FoxPro 40MB Segate ST-251-1 hard disk, 1.2MB 5-1/4" floppy, 720K 3-1/2" floppy External 2400 baud Zoom modem, parallel port, RS-232 Serial Given to parents 1992
1990 Monochrome NeXTStation 25 MHz Motorola 68020 8MB NeXTStep 2, then 3.0 Objective C 200MB Internal disk, 80MB removable disk, 3-1/2" 1.44MB floppy External 9600 baud modem, ISDN (unused), TP Ethernet Recycled
1992 Gateway 80486 33MHz Intel 80486 (later CyrixDX4) 16MB (later 32MB - 1996) Windows 3.11, NT 3.51 AutoLISP, FoxPro 400MB disk, 1.44 MB Floppy, 4x CD-ROM External Hayes 28.8 baud modem, TP Ethernet Given Away
1996 Sun SparcStation 5 70Mhz microSparc 32MB Solaris 2.51, (later domain host OpenBSD 2.9,3.1 - 2000, 2002) AutoLISP, GNU C/C++, Perl, Java, Ruby 2GB disk (later 9GB - 2000), External SCSI Panasonic 8x CD-ROM (later removed) TP Ethernet, dual RS-232C Recycled
1999 HP Pavillion 6545C 500 MHz Intel Celeron with 128K cache 256MB Windows 98se, RedHat Linux 6,7,8,9 Ruby 13GB EIDE disk (later second 30GB disk), EIDE CD-Writer Plus, 3-/12" 1.44MB floppy TP Ethernet, Rockwell 56K internal modem, RS-232C Recycled
2000 Dell Optiplex GXa 300MHz Intel Pentium II 64MB (later 192MB - 2002) Windows 98se Java 1.3.1, GNU C 3.1, Borland C 6.0 3GB internal EIDE disk, CD-ROM TP Ethernet, Internal 56K modem, Parallel, RS-232C Recycled
2002 Sun UltraSparc 170e Creator 167 MHz UltraSparc 128MB Solaris 2.6, 7 & 8 GNU C/C++ 3.1, Java 1.1.8, Oracle 8i 2GB internal wide scsi disk, 4GB internal wide scsi disk, 24x CD-ROM, 1.44MB 3-1/2" floppy (unused) TP Ethernet, dual RS-232C Recycled
2002 Silicon Graphics Indigo Squared (Solid Impact) 195 MHz MIPS R10000 128MB IRIX 6.5.3 GNU C/C++ 3.1 4GB internal SCSI TP Ethernet, dual RS-434 Recycled
2004 IBM Thinkpad T22 Laptop 900 MHz Pentium-III 384MB SuSE 9, SuSE 10, Ubuntu 7.04 GNU/Linux Ruby, GCC C and C++ 20GB EIDE, DVD-ROM 10/100baseT Ethernet, RS-232C, USB Recycled
2005 Dell Precision 530MT 1.5 GHz Xeon 1GB (1024MB) SuSE 9, SuSE 10, Ubuntu 6.10,7.04,7.10,8.04,8.10 GNU/Linux, Windows XP Ruby, GCC C 18GB + 36GB = 54GB SCSI, CD-RW, CD-ROM 10/100baseT Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wireless Ethernet, RS-232C,USB Given to Kevin Clover
2005 HP 9000: Model B2000 400 MHz PA-RISC 512MB HP/UX 11v1 C/C++, Perl 5.6 9GB SCSI, CD-ROM 10/100baseT Ethernet, RS-232C Recycled
2007 Dell GX 60 1.7 GHz Celeron 256MB Debian 4.0 GNU/Linux, Debian 5.0,OpenBSD 4.x Ruby, PHP, GCC C and C++ 160GB EIDE, CD-ROM 10/100baseT Ethernet, USB Recycled
2007 Apple iMac G3 400 MHz PowerPC 384MB Mac OSX 10.4 none 10GB EIDE, CD-ROM 10/100baseT Ethernet, USB, 802.11b/g Wireless Ethernet Recycled
2009 Apple eMac G4 1.2GHz PowerPC 512MB Mac OSX 10.4 Southeast Asian Soap Operas (Wife) 40GB EIDE, DVD-ROM 10/100baseT Ethernet, USB, 802.11b/g Wireless Ethernet Recycled
2008 Toshiba Satellite 1.73 GHz Dual Core Pentium 1 GB Dual Boot: Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.04,8.10,9.04 Ruby, PHP, Perl 120GB PATA, DVD-RW 100baseT Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wireless Ethernet, USB Recycled
2009 Custom System with Asrock Motherboard 2.33GHz Quad Core Pentium Q8200 4 GB Ubuntu 8.10,9.04 Ruby, PHP, Perl 750GB SATA, USB 2.0 DVD-RW 100baseT Ethernet Recycled
2009 Sun Ultra 2 Dual 300MHz UltraSparc II 512MB Solaris 9 Ruby, C,C++ 2x9GB wide SCSI,SCSI CD-ROM, 1.44MB Floppy 100baseT Ethernet Recycled
2010 HP T5135 Thin Client VIA Eden 400MHz 128MB OpenBSD 4.6 - 5.4 Home IPv6 Router, Domain Hosting 60GB USB Minidisk 100baseT Ethernet Recylced
2011 Toshiba Satellite AMD Athlon II 2.2 GHz 4 GB Dual Boot: Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17.3 Ruby, General Use 640GB PATA, DVD-RW 1000baseT Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wireless Ethernet, USB In Service
2012 Custom System with MSI Motherboard Six Core AMD 1075T 3GHz 16GB Linux Mint 13 Ruby Development, VMWare workstation for other OS (Windows 7 Pro for taxes and VPN to work, Oracle DBMS testing, multi-tier architecture prototyping), and of course General Purpose Home Use 90 GB Solid State Disk, 500 GB SATA Disk, 2TB Usb Disk, USB DVD Writer, 10/20 GB EIDE Travan Tape, EIDE DVD Reader Gigabit (1000baseT) Ethernet Given to my Father
2014 HP t510 thin client Dual Core VIA Eden X2 U4200 1.0 GHz 2GB OpenBSD 5.5 through 6.0 rsiegler.com domain, IPV6 tunnel, vpn 40 GB usb attached disk Gigabit (1000baseT) Ethernet In Service
2014 Apple 24" 2009 iMac Core 2 Duo 2.66GHz 4GB Mac OSX Tiger Southeast Asian Soap Opera Portal (Wife) 640GB Disk Gigabit (1000baseT) Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wireless In Service
2016 Dell Optiplex 980 i5 660 3.33GHz quad core 8GB Linux Mint 17.3 Ruby Development, VMWare workstation for other OS (Windows 7 Pro for taxes and VPN to work, Oracle DBMS testing, multi-tier architecture prototyping), and of course General Purpose Home Use 250 GB SATA, 2 TB SATA Disk, 2TB Usb Disk, EIDE DVD-RW, USB DVD Writer Gigabit (1000baseT) Ethernet In Service
 



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