Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Mar 2009 22:52 UTC
Apple We all know the stories of old computers or old operating systems still dutifully performing their tedious little tasks - the examples of electronic billboards running Windows 98, or ATMs running os/2 are abundant. A recent example that has been making its rounds across the internet is testament to the sturdiness of the Mac Classic IIs.
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Old computers were made to last
by mrAmiga500 on Tue 24th Mar 2009 22:00 UTC
mrAmiga500
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2009-03-20

I had my 1987 Amiga 500 on the internet an average of 4 hours/day every single day up until the end of 2008 (when I finally "modernized"). It ran over 20 years without a single hardware failure.

Compare that to modern hardware: at work, 3 of my new notebook computers had to be returned due to failures and the one that worked had to have the hard drive replaced twice. I've seen many new computer parts fail in less than 3 months.

Modern hardware sucks.

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