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My rather small collection (so far anyway)

Sonicman

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Digital VT420 terminal
Digital VAXstation 2000 (no monitor or keyboard or anything, so its kinda hard to see if it works or not!)
2 Macintosh Performas
Athlon 750 (old PC)
Athlon 2500+ XP (my new PC)
MMX 200 (Linux box)
2 Cyrix 233 (parts computers)
2 Amiga 500s
286 of no particular description
Dick Smith Wizzard
Apple IIgs
Instant Internet
Sharp PC-1350
2 Macintosh LCII's
2 Atari 1040ST (soon)
 

CP/M User

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Re: My rather small collection (so far anyway)

"Sonicman" wrote:

> Digital VT420 terminal
> Digital VAXstation 2000 (no monitor or
> keyboard or anything, so its kinda hard
> to see if it works or not!)
> 2 Macintosh Performas
> Athlon 750 (PC)
> MMX 200 (Linux box)
> 2 Cyrix 233 (parts computers)
> 2 Amiga 500s
> 286 of no particular description
> Some old Dick Smith computer, I cant
> remember the exact name of it at this
> moment! But it is very old!

One of the Dick Smith computer's I know of
is the VZ200, which would have to be about
20 years old. This was what they called the
computer in Australia though. In the states
it had a different name, which unfortunately
escapes me.

Cheers.
 

Sonicman

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ok, i cant get any model numbers or anything because its under a pile of old games and stuff, but it is called a Dick Smith Wizzard... I have a whole bunch of games for it as well, but if you dont boot it with a game then it goes into BASIC. The games are on cassette too if I remember correctly
 

CP/M User

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"Sonicman" wrote:

> ok, i cant get any model numbers or anything
> because its under a pile of old games and
> stuff, but it is called a Dick Smith Wizzard... I
> have a whole bunch of games for it as well,
> but if you dont boot it with a game then it goes
> into BASIC. The games are on cassette too if
> I remember correctly

Oh okay, I don't think I'm familiar with that
system, but I'll take your word for it, since I
believe that they made a few 8bit systems &
VZ200 was just one of them perhaps. That's
kinda different how it boots games, kinda like
an Apple II series machine, except the ones I
knew which booted something were disk based
(not sure about the cassette system).

Cool,
CP/M User.
 

carlsson

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Let's see... VZ makes me think of the Laser machines, which came in a variety of which at least one was somewhat Apple II compatible IIRC. I don't know how it compares to a Multitech Micro Professor (II) though, which also was quite Apple-ish.

Of course, there were tons of direct or indirect Apple II clones. I wonder if it had made a bigger impact on IBM PC (and its clones) if Apple had licensed ROMs and welcomed Apple and later Macintosh clones to get a potentially larger market share.
 

CP/M User

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"carlsson" wrote:

> Let's see... VZ makes me think of the Laser machines,
> which came in a variety of which at least one was
> somewhat Apple II compatible IIRC. I don't know how
> it compares to a Multitech Micro Professor (II) though,
> which also was quite Apple-ish.

Sorry, I forgot to mention that the Dick Smith (who's a
bit of an Aussie legend), machines had a different
name overseas, well this was the case for the VZ200.
I'm also unsure if it's VZ200 or VZ-200 (perhaps the
later). The problem is that I've forgotten what it the
foreign version of this was called! :-(

Cheers.
 

NathanAllan

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Sonicman,
I'd call the company and ask them where you could get the software and any kind of online support about that instant internet machine. It would be neat to be able to get it working and set up. I am kinda interested if it could be used with a C64/128. :)

Nathan
 

Sonicman

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As far as I know, its used to share a dial up connection over a novell netware network... I got it and the IIgs from a high school I was at, all the catholic schools here are connected in a big novell network, and they used to have dial up years ago so I guess that's what it was used for
 
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