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Re: Dial Up BBS
« Reply #45, on August 4th, 2011, 03:22 AM »
56 here and have a copy of Windows 2 on 5.25" floppies. It sucked.

Drunken Clam

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Re: Dial Up BBS
« Reply #46, on August 9th, 2013, 07:08 PM »
Ha, sorry to drag this up again, but, I love this topic, soooo many memories!!! :eheh: :wow:  (How we've moved on eh!)

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Re: Dial Up BBS
« Reply #47, on August 9th, 2013, 07:10 PM »
I was born around this time :D
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Re: Dial Up BBS
« Reply #48, on August 9th, 2013, 07:11 PM »
I once had a set of OS/2 Warp 3 floppies... yeah, those were the days.
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Re: Dial Up BBS
« Reply #49, on August 10th, 2013, 03:06 AM »
I once had 14.4 kbps modem. That counts right?

I spent most of my time on WinMX.

Auk

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Re: Dial Up BBS
« Reply #50, on August 10th, 2013, 04:23 AM »
Dial up BBS? Nope. I do remember Webtv and WinMX though. Dat program to get free songs. xD. I hated it because whenever I used the computer (not owned by me), the owner would pop open that program and it only ate up my dial up connection. Once the music finished downloading, they were rarely played anyway. So happy I finally saved up and got my own machine.

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Re: Dial Up BBS
« Reply #51, on August 10th, 2013, 09:58 PM »
that's where I started....

DR-DOS
10 MB HD
360K floppy drive (5 1/4")
Amber monitor
8Mhz TURBO, 8088 machine.


I ran a WWIV BBS for years on a 1200 baud modem

upgraded to Win31. on a 286 with a 9600 baud and 3 1/2" cunchy drives
then to a 386SX, and finally to a pentium (586) with a 14.4 modem.

Started WWIV in Turbo PASCAL, converted to C and then C++.
Was part of an international network of WWIV systems...  my computer auto-dialed Califonia once a night to pick up packets and then acted as the local area hub from 1-5 am as everyone else auto-dialed to grab their packets and so on...
It wa a remarkable piece of logic to handle the routing of that stuff.

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Re: Dial Up BBS
« Reply #52, on August 11th, 2013, 06:13 AM »
Amstrad 64,
64 KB Ram, Floppy drive, Tape Drive, programmed in "Basic"
Then the same hard ware route as Kindred
 :cool:
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