Post by gareth evans Post by Bob Eager Post by Thomas Koenig
My first home PC, in 1987, was an Amstrad 1512 with two 5" floppy
The second home PC, 1992, was a Viglen with a 40MB HD.
40MB ? ? ?
... I just decided to delete the history from Microsoft Edge and was
warned that there were 327 MB of data associated!
Bloat, bloat and even more bloat.
It's a variation of Parkinson's Law: programs grow to fill up all
available disk space, memory, and CPU cycles.
I think Gareth hasn't learned about caches...
Again, I query the motivation behind the way in which you respond?
Whatever, but has spent some time recently restoring a couple
of Sparcstation 2 machines in the collection. Put in a 36Gb
2.5" scsi drive, modified bracket, put s socket on the idprom
and fitted a bigger battery, cleaned & relubed the fans, same
with the psu and Solaris 2.6, installed everything. Terminal
into the serial port, but does support graphcal install as
The reason for this story ?. With just 20Mb (Yes megabytes)
of ram, is quite happy running cde or Sunos and draws just
35 watts from the line. Of course a bit slow, but a nearly
30 year old machine and could still do some serious work on
Just how far have we come in 30 years ?, sometimes wonder...