[rescue] long shot... anybody got a Gateway 486?

John Floren john at jfloren.net
Tue Apr 30 11:33:10 CDT 2013

On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 9:06 AM, Laurence Brevard <brevard at 1or0.com> wrote:

> At 02:50 PM 4/29/2013, you wrote:
> >My first computer ever was a Gateway 486, looked exactly like
> >http://www.troubleshooters.com/lpm/200610/gateway_486_25.jpg
> >
> >Anyone in the Bay Area have one of these boat anchors to spare? I bought
> >the thing in the era of the Pentium III...
> That means it was old when you got it!

No way ;) I paid about $30 for the computer, monitor, keyboard, and mouse
at Goodwill. I went back later and spent another $4 on that external modem.
I know all about the Intel processor line following the 486, I was sitting
there drooling over PC Magazine in the school library but too broke to
afford one. A couple years later, I made enough money selling a hog for 4-H
that I could build myself a pretty sweet AMD system which lasted me a good
6 years.

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