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Retro magazines online!

Unread postby Trippynet » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:09 am

Looks as if the Internet Archive has done it again. There's now a repository of thousands of classic computing magazines online there from 2015 to 1975, including PC, Amiga, C64, etc.

https://archive.org/details/computermagazines

Seriously cool stuff! I'm off for a read :)
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Unread postby uunix » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:53 am

Fantastic!!! :D
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Unread postby guardian452 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:00 pm

Really awesome!

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Unread postby Shiunbird » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:00 am

This ruined my work day.
The article on Byte about Oracle buying Sun is great.
Also very interesting comparison of UNIX workstations from 1989. It was great and enlightening!

"How to run Windows at high resolution (800x600) at super light speed" =)))))))
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Unread postby Hakimoto » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:19 am

Oh, NICE! All the old Amiga magazines are there, too. ~:D

Great find, Trippynet! Thanks for posting this.
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of your current Amiga at about the price you paid for the
Amiga way back when. But you can smile to yourself, knowing
that you were touching the future years before the rest of
the world. And that other computers and operating systems
will do with brute force what the Amiga did years before with
grace, elegance and style.


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Unread postby spiroyster » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:46 am

Happy times!

Recognised some of those CU Amiga magazines from '93. I still have them! Surprised to see CU Amiga was still being published in 1998 o.0.

SGI's (Indigio2 mainly) were such pipe dream for me then during my Amiga days. Roll on 14 years, and my first programming job, I drew the short straw and had to finish porting some Irix code from the malformed little blue cube with a bloody loud HDD to a spanking hot Pentium4, before dumping the thing. Needless to say I didn't dump it, still have it and it was my first Irix box :)

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Re: Retro magazines online!

Unread postby Trippynet » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:27 am

I've just been reading a nice, big article about "Roots and branches of 3D" from an issue of Byte published in the early 90s. Got a bit of a shock when I got to the end and saw that the author was none-other than Jim Clark (yes, that one)!

Link is here if anyone wants a read of it: https://archive.org/stream/byte-magazin ... 3/mode/2up
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Re: Retro magazines online!

Unread postby spiroyster » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:03 am

Trippynet wrote:I've just been reading a nice, big article about "Roots and branches of 3D" from an issue of Byte published in the early 90s. Got a bit of a shock when I got to the end and saw that the author was none-other than Jim Clark (yes, that one)!

Link is here if anyone wants a read of it: https://archive.org/stream/byte-magazin ... 3/mode/2up

Wow, that whole issue is a really good read for anyone interested in computer graphics from the early 90's.

radiosity methods - the new kid in the world of rendering

Byte Volume 17, p195

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Re: Retro magazines online!

Unread postby josehill » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:18 pm

Back in the late 80s/early 90s I used to get MIPS Magazine and Personal Workstation Magazine. Both were focused primarily on Unix workstations, though IIRC, they also covered occasional developments in the VMS, NT, and Apple worlds. I also remember a "Unix" magazine from the early/mid 90s. Unfortunately, I don't have any copies any more, and I haven't found any online or in local libraries. I had hopes that they were in this collection, but unfortunately, they aren't. :?

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Re: Retro magazines online!

Unread postby sgifanatic » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:55 am

josehill wrote:Back in the late 80s/early 90s I used to get MIPS Magazine and Personal Workstation Magazine. Both were focused primarily on Unix workstations, though IIRC, they also covered occasional developments in the VMS, NT, and Apple worlds. I also remember a "Unix" magazine from the early/mid 90s. Unfortunately, I don't have any copies any more, and I haven't found any online or in local libraries. I had hopes that they were in this collection, but unfortunately, they aren't. :?


I've been looking for scans of Unix magazine too, without much luck. It seems to be have disappeared from the face of the planet. There was one issue in particular that featured HAL Computer Founder and IBM Fellow, Andy Heller, on the cover, wearing his bolo tie. I used to have a copy (in the 90s) but have since misplaced it.
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Re: Retro magazines online!

Unread postby sgifanatic » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:58 am

By the way, this is a little off-topic for this thread, but many here might be interested in looking up HAL Computer - it's a bit of lost Unix workstation history. Andy, who I got to know in later years, was the father of the RS/6000 and left IBM to start HAL. It was later bought by Fujitsu.
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