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    Can anyone recommend a good site for purchasing PC's pre-loaded with just DOS? Used or new---older and slower or new and faster. Thanks.

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    Steve
    Steve

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    Try your local PC shop (not necessarily the big "chain" stores).

    There's a couple such shops here in Racine who take trade-ins; and of course, computer technology being what it is, "trade-in" is just a euphemism for "discount."

    If the merchant can get a couple of bucks for these older units, I'm sure they'd be happy to set up a few screamin' 100-300 Mhz P1's or 486's with MS-DOS installed..

    You might also try the classified section of the little 'shopper' newspapers you pick up at the grocery store.. seems there's a lot of folks trying to sell their old computers...


    Michael Mattias
    Tal Systems Inc. (retired)
    Racine WI USA
    [email protected]
    http://www.talsystems.com

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    • #3
      Steve,

      If you're in the US then check out garage sales. Last time I was in Florida I saw many, many machines sitting in the driveways for sale. Even some old Commodres.



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      Don
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      • #4
        I wish you had asked this about a week ago. I threw three 486's
        in the dumpster last week because I couldn't even give them away.


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        • #5
          If you happen upon some boxes that you can't find any legal license of MS DOS for, check out FreeDOS from www.freedos.org. It's command.com has a lot of unix-inspired features. It is what DOS should have been back in the day.

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          • #6
            Steve,

            Send me an email and I will let you know what I have available.

            HTH,


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            Gary Stout
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            Gary Stout
            gary at sce4u dot com

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Steve Nelson:
              Can anyone recommend a good site for purchasing PC's pre-loaded with just DOS? Used or new---older and slower or new and faster. Thanks.

              I've got plenty, and can get more easily.
              How many do you want?
              ([email protected]) if you're interested.
              I collect old pcs, my wife
              says I have too many.
              I say I don't have enough.
              Any that could find homes would be great.
              I hate to see perfectly working machines get tossed.
              I'll rescue anything as long as it's still working.
              And even if I can use it for parts I'll take it.
              Anyone know of a warehouse I could use to store them all?
              Ok, maybe not a warehouse, but you get the idea.
              http://www.softcon.com]


              for hosting/internet


              access.

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