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IBM THINKPAD 750C LAPTOP

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The IBM ThinkPad 750C laptop was the top model. The lower cost 300 and 400 models came with grey scale displays while the 750C came with a color display. I was able to afford this machine from money earned selling long distance for Sprint. The laptop probably earned me even more as I was so …

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SGI INDIGO² WORKSTATION

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Indigo² desktop workstations have two models: the teal Indigo² and the purple IMPACT model. Both have identical looking cases except color, and sub-model case badging. The original machines came with the R4000 MIPS processor with various speeds.  The available CPU types, the amount of RAM, and graphics capabilities, depend on the model or sub-model variation. …

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MOSAIC

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The National Center for Supercomputing Applications released Mosaic which was the first browser by contemporary standards. The licensing terms for NCSA Mosaic were generous for a proprietary software program. In general, non-commercial use was free of charge for all versions (with certain limitations). Additionally, the X Window System/Unix version publicly provided source code (source code …

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DUNE II

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Dune II was released in December 1992 by Virgin Interactive. The game was developed by Westwood. Dune II is a real-time strategy game. While not necessarily the first real-time strategy (RTS) video game, Dune II established the format that would be followed for decades to come. As such, Dune II is the archetypal “real-time strategy” …

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STAR CONTROL II

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Star Control II was released on November 30, 1992 by Accolade. The game was developed by Toys for Bob. Star Control II is a top down action platform shooter. Like the original Star Control, the gameplay consists of open space exploration, talking to alien races, and engaging in space combat via ship. Your ship is available …

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1 TO NIL SOCCER

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1 To Nil Soccer was released circa November 2,1992 by Wizard Games. The game was developed by New Era Software. 1 To Nil Soccer is a soccer (football) simulator. 1 To Nil Soccer is a top down ASCII soccer manager. Yet, in spite of its limited graphics set (mostly consisting of ANSI ASCII)  the playability and …

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MORTAL KOMBAT

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Mortal Kombat was released on October 8, 1992 by Midway who also developed the game.Mortal Kombat is a 2D combat simulator. Midway sold about 24,000 machines. The development of the first game was originally based on an idea that Ed Boon and John Tobias had of making a video game starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, but as …

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THE ALL-TIME BEST FIRST PERSON SHOOTERS

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There is no question that the first person shooter has the leading game category for many many years. Shooters go back long before we began with a smaller top 10 list. Half Life 2 Quake 3 Arena Halo: Combat Evolved Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Call of Duty (2003) Halo 2 for Windows Vista …

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SPEAR OF DESTINY

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Spear of Destiny was released on September 18, 1992 by FormGen. The game was developed by id Software. Spear of Destiny is a first person shooter. Spear of Destiny is set as a prequel of the Wolfenstein series. The game itself consists of 21 levels, including two secret ones and a boss level. Two mission packs, serving as …

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RENAMING FILES IN MS-DOS

MS-DOS has several options for renaming files. This includes adding characters and removing them as needed. Beware that renaming is powerful and there is now going back. Make a copy of the files if you are unclear about using advanced MS-DOS techniques. * is the wildcard for all characters, ? is the wildcard for one …

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