Computers Manufactured in 1986

From: Derek Peschel <>
Date: Mon Apr 1 23:58:48 2002

On Tue, Apr 02, 2002 at 12:31:35AM -0500, Torquil MacCorkle III wrote:

> Pardon the ignorance here,
> But which would you guys consider to be the most modernly functional one
> of the 1986 bunch?

Well, some of them are ancestors of modern machines -- the Mac II of the
modern Macs, the Kaypro 2000 of modern PC clones (I believe), and the
RS/6000 of modern IBM UNIX workstations. So you could choose the most
compatible ones.

Or you could choose the most powerful ones (of course, power depends on
what you need -- CPU speed, I/O speed, ability to run particular kinds of
programs quickly, etc.). The powerful ones may be the power-consuming ones,
of course. So low power requirements would be another measure of goodness.
You could even look for the smallest and most portable machines.

But I would let them show their own strengths -- try them out, see if they
have some software or hardware you like, or some features that haven't been
duplicated in systems you're familiar with.

-- Derek

P.S. What about the Amiga and the Atari ST? No one's mentioned them yet.
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