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David O'Neil wrote:
I don't miss those old 386's. Bootups in minutes...
Hardly. My first "commercial" PC (bought from the company I worked for when it went bust and sold for scrap) was a 386 with 32Mb disk and 640Kb memory. It booted to DOS in about 3 seconds and loading up Win3.11 took about another 10. These days I avoid turning mu Core i7 off if I can possibly help it, as a cold start to a useable system takes at least 5 minutes. And god forbid if MS decides it's going to apply an update to W10, it can take anything between 15minutes and 4 or 5 hours. So yes, I certainly do miss the boot-up times of "old days". (And of course my very first Compukit UK101, running the 6502 mentioned in the original post, gave the a prompt sub-second from applying power. Warming up the CRT took longer Laugh | :laugh: )
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