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TechSpot Celebrates 30 Years of the PC

By Julio Franco
Aug 30, 2011
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  1. ok, props to Intel on 386DX (marking the 1st of many lawsuits against AMD for reverse engineering, but i loved my AMD 386DX 40mHz!) 1st 32 bit CPU. 486 DX million transistors and FPU on one die (or if the FPU failed, disable it and sell a 486 SX lol), the Pentium 60/66 and later 100mhz. and i give Intel props for fully disclosing the "Pentium bug" an errata that would have affected a incredibly small portion of people, yet Intel stepped up and took the hit. but c'mon... give AMD props for hitting 1ghz, x64-86 and Dual Core to market before Intel. this despite Intel slamming the later two as un necessary while still touting the P-4 deep pipline, hrmph. and how about MS for investing in Apple? and no Zork, EQ or birth of LAN parties...ahh those were the days... when you would start a DL and leave it all day, surrendering you phone line. remember those?? home phones, with wires??
     
  2. Steve Jobs didn't resign from Apple, he only resigned as a CEO. He's still working for Apple though.
     
  3. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Netscape, wow that died a quiet death, sort of reminds me of Altavista before google showed up and MySpace before Facebook
     
  4. Why you post it in Win8 theme?
     
  5. gingerbill

    gingerbill TS Enthusiast Posts: 175   +12

    WOW , quake , doom and half life definetly deserved a mention , i also think EQ or ultima online deserve a mention , UO was light years ahead of its time and still no modern games have as many features . EQ invented the WOW type of MMO.

    Enjoyed the article , nice to have a trip down memory lane :)
     
  6. Nice, but you forgot to include the best selling personal computer of all time - The Commodore 64.
    Also the Vic 20, The Amiga 500 and Atari.
     
  7. SKYSTAR

    SKYSTAR TS Enthusiast Posts: 250

    great review thanks for TechSpot
     


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