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1 posted on 05/08/2007 12:28:09 PM PDT by ShadowAce
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2 posted on 05/08/2007 12:28:41 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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I’ll bet that girl still looks great, 26 yrs later.


3 posted on 05/08/2007 12:32:18 PM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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The good ole days of the cassette tape load and ‘walkie-talkie’ style modems pushing data at a screaming 300bps.


4 posted on 05/08/2007 12:35:21 PM PDT by AU72
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What?!?

No picture of that first Compaq portable (uh, luggable)?


6 posted on 05/08/2007 12:38:18 PM PDT by dmz
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Royal had a UMPC long before that even.

7 posted on 05/08/2007 12:39:09 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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One for sale on eBay

...probably get it for a song.

8 posted on 05/08/2007 12:39:56 PM PDT by TChris (The Democrat Party: A sewer into which is emptied treason, inhumanity and barbarism - O. Morton)
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I thought the first UMPC was the Banana JR 6000.


14 posted on 05/08/2007 12:58:39 PM PDT by magslinger (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors. And miss. R.A.Heinlein)
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Nice.


16 posted on 05/08/2007 1:00:19 PM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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I had one for programing programmable controllers. After a while I moved up to a QX-10. After that I got a PC.

I still have both Epsons.

17 posted on 05/08/2007 1:02:10 PM PDT by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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My first "luggable" - the Panasonic Senior Partner. Still have a couple that still work, although they are nearly useless. Has an 8088 cpu roaring along at 4.77 MHz, 256K ram, 20 meg hard drive, only weighs 31 pounds.


19 posted on 05/08/2007 1:05:31 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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It seems to me that Radio Shack (Tandy, to be precise) sold a very similar portable computer to this one which, if my memory serves me, was also actually made by Epson but rebadged and subtly modified to Radio Shack’s specs.


21 posted on 05/08/2007 1:09:45 PM PDT by -YYZ-
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I had a friend who was a photojournalist and owned one of these things for filing stories. The last time I was at his house was in 2003 and he was still using it then, more than twenty years after he bought it. He dragged it all over the Third World. In all that time it had never crashed or malfunctioned in any way. I've been asking for years when he is going to get himself a nice Powerbook, but he refuses, saying his old Epson is pretty near indestructible.

-ccm

22 posted on 05/08/2007 1:15:15 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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Neat article. I've got one in my collection along with the Osborne and others.
26 posted on 05/08/2007 1:27:08 PM PDT by Filo (Darwin was right!)
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32K of memory - hummmmmmm.

WOnder if there is a LINUX distro........


27 posted on 05/08/2007 1:27:38 PM PDT by ASOC (Yeah, well, maybe - but can you *prove* it?)
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I preferred these:


Basically the same, but the Olivetti (below) had a tilt screen that made it easier to work with. My friend had the Radio Shack. It was funny trying to share peripherals at first, thinking they weren't compatible, until we figured out the Olivetti's motherboard, and thus the connectors, were upside down.

The very tough Radio Shack is still in wide use today in harsh environments such as marine research vessels.

28 posted on 05/08/2007 1:41:46 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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I still have my Osborne in the bottom of the closet. I also have an Underwood that looks like the Royal pictured in the thread.


30 posted on 05/08/2007 1:54:46 PM PDT by PAR35
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So while the HX-20 combined not only a full QWERTY keyboard, a display, storage and even a printer into its 28.4 x 21.3 x 4.4cm casing, but also a rechargeable Ni-Cad battery.

$5 to the first person to correctly diagram this sentence...

32 posted on 05/08/2007 2:34:44 PM PDT by Sloth (The GOP is to DemonRats in politics as Michael Jackson is to Jeffrey Dahmer in babysitting.)
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33 posted on 05/08/2007 2:39:30 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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Tom’s Hardware has a current article on the UMPC as well:

The UMPC dies. And no one notices.
http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/31899/113/


36 posted on 05/08/2007 3:26:07 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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Born the same year as me.

I have a much more versatile display however.


39 posted on 05/08/2007 6:56:12 PM PDT by Shion (Hunter 2008! www.gohunter08.com)
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