Welcome to my old computer collection

Here you will find information about old computers, their parts and peripherals.

The main objective of this site is to provide information not only about technical specifications of old computers, but also instructions to make an old computer running again as well as how to use the old computers (retrocomputing) and its basic software.

You will not find large amount of software for these devices, but some files, needed to make them running, are in this site.

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2020-06-17 WARNING: Technical problems possible: As recently every year, my provider is quite reluctant about renewal, so I have no idea will there be a downtime as two years ago or not. If so, here's a temporary backup address: oldcompujggniul7․onion - to enter it you may use a Tor program or use a Tor gate, replacing .onion with .onion.ws in the address. As I don't have any other possibility for server (I'm behind five NATs), this is the only workaround I found. This experimental "server" works on a machine with poor network, so just be patient. Yes, only a few kB/s, but it is out there.
2020-05-21 Added Texas Instruments VPU200 - A TMS9900-powered microcomputer used to program industrial control devices. Although it has been made in 1984, it has 256kB of RAM and 5.25-inch floppy drive. A built-in display has a white screen which was rare in the age of green or amber CRTs.
2020-04-08 Added Panasonic CF-35 notebook from mid/late 1990s. The computer has a 200MHz Pentium processor, expandable RAM and, what was rare in 1990s, a touchpad. The built-in 12.1-inch 800x600 LCD is better than in average notebook from these times.
2020-03-14 Added a recently acquired Nec PC-8201A. This small, portable microcomputer from 1980s had some popularity among both programmers and text authors as it had a text editor built-in. Additional ROMs were present too. 16kB of RAM could be upgraded up to 64kB.
2020-02-06 Added Sharp EL-7000 - probably not entirely as a computer, but something between a programmable typewriter and calculator, a battery-powered device to calculate and type short notes which then can be printed on a paper ribbon.

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