I posted some of this in my introduction but was not getting responses so I figured I would post here also.
For my first vintage computer I am looking for a computer from about 1987-1995, I want it to be compatible with Linux and have decent specs for that era. I plan to mostly play with old versions of Linux distros but it would be a plus if it could run old DOS games, I may set up a dual boot.
As for specs;
- 386 or later (because these usually compatible with Linux)
Graphics capable of at least 256 colors (I want to try out early window managers(SVGA)).
If it does not have CD-ROM, then a spare slot for one in the chassis so I can install one would be a plus but not essential.
Network Card or Serial Port so I can connect it to the internet would be a plus
I looked on trademe but there were not many options and the few that I did see were a bit too pricey for me, I would rather buy a complete working computer which I can upgrade if I need to, I can get the display and other peripherals separate if I need to.
I mostly signed up for some advice on where I can find old computers and components for a decent price.
Hopefully you all have not migrated to social media such as facebook which I refuse to use.