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Just looking at the motherboard today I miss the old Parallel port and Serial Port. Also gone on Intel and reduced to one port on an AMD system is the IDE and PS/2 port. Anyone remember 3 1/2" floppy? How about another device about the size of the CD-rom drive, the 5 1/4 floppy? Maybe you got a Zip Drive gathering dust or an LS Super Floppy that never gained traction.

I'm still using a pair hand me down 17" CRT monitors in dual screen mode. I'm upgrading slowly and surely. Whatever minimum wage can a afford. Saving up for a triple screen eyefinity set up.

asked Jun 25 '11 at 01:05

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I miss back when Windows 98 was good, the Pentium III was the newest thing around, and people still knew what a floppy disk was... I might only be 15, but I remember that and miss it.

answered Jun 25 '11 at 02:59

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I'm right with you on that. I still have my first computer around here, P3, 128MB RAM, and the 3 inch floppy. I've never used the bigger floppies or zip drives, but lots has advanced even in the last 10 or so years that I remember.

(Jun 25 '11 at 11:07) KylePolansky KylePolansky's gravatar image

My first one had Windows 95... I don't remember how much RAM or what processor it had, but I think it might have been 8MB or 16MB with some slow Pentium processor.

(Jun 25 '11 at 17:32) HerpDerp HerpDerp's gravatar image

I really do not miss old tech, I was using 3 1/2 up till about a two years ago because of an old camera I had, was finally able to upgrade and have zero use for a floppy drive, if it was not for that camera I would have been done with them years before. I never a fan of cassette tapes or VHS so glad those are gone, never had zip drives or anything like that.

answered Jun 25 '11 at 01:09

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CRT TVs and monitors.

I'm desperately looking for brand new one of each around here, but I can't seem to find either. The only ones on sale are used and look like crap.

answered Jun 25 '11 at 01:41

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Billy Aoki

What do you like about CRT monitors and televisions? They last about ten times longer and work well for standard dvds etc..? I have thought that it will become impossible to get CRT once all the old ones die, I know some people like them just for the reason of them lasting forever. I like my LCDs because they are thinner with higher res.

(Jun 25 '11 at 02:00) Xiro Xiro's gravatar image

CRT monitors are great for gaming, they have significantly less lag that any type of flat screen monitor out there right now.

(Jun 25 '11 at 11:05) KylePolansky KylePolansky's gravatar image


I only like them because low resolutions like 640x480 on those things don't look pixelised. DVDs, go figure.

(Jun 25 '11 at 12:15) Billy Aoki Billy%20Aoki's gravatar image

@Billy Aoki I figured that was the reason, standard DVD's do look good on a regular CRT monitor, my one issue aside from size of CRTs is the overscan which can be a pain to fix.

(Jun 25 '11 at 16:39) Xiro Xiro's gravatar image

Also, I need a good cheap monitor as a second monitor to my desktop. One that won't make low resolutions look like crap.

(Jun 26 '11 at 06:15) Billy Aoki Billy%20Aoki's gravatar image

I miss my Creative M003 mobo with a P3 850 CPU. It was one of six machines in the world that ME actually ran well on it and the integrated case with all the inputs and outputs made it an excellent workstation for MIDI, audio editing, podcasting and live streaming. I actually kept it alive for almost 12 years, using it daily.

answered Jun 25 '11 at 17:12

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I don't miss any old technology. Computers in general are far easier to use, although the software requires more power, but gives superior human computer interaction, while HD screens bring the cinema to the home, which means everyone can get the cinema experience. Peripheral devices are now far more standardised so everything is easy to plug into your computer. Fast internet connections mean we can consume content how we want. Anyone remember 56k? "Wait, i've got to the turn the internet off so I can call Samantha because I can't stand watching you through video because you're moving at around 2 frames a second and besides it will probably crash or re-set soon". Downloading songs. What? 15 - 30 minutes for one track, all night for an album. "Hang on, i've go to leave my PC on all night download x or y". Let's not even go to floppy drives because they really did suck and so did my amiga 500, 3 - 4 disks for some games and a puny amount of portable storage that was almost as prone to getting corrupt as grandma is to getting stuck on the toilet.

I'm glad I remember that, but I don't miss any of it.

answered Jun 25 '11 at 18:05

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edited Jun 25 '11 at 18:06

I miss when operating systems were a little more manual...

The old hardware can get out. Anything that is smaller, lighter, faster and more energy efficient is good for me and is less time spent loading or locking up is great as well as having portability now. I just prefer to have more control over the OS.

answered Jun 25 '11 at 20:22

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I miss Microsoft Bob and Windows Me.

answered Jun 26 '11 at 09:19

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