Vintage Computer Wiki
The Higher Intellect Vintage Wiki (https://wiki.preterhuman.net) functions primarily as a reference for vintage computer related hardware and software. Our wiki database contains information on a variety of vintage computing subjects as per the categories below.
Vintage Computer Systems/Components
- Sort by processor type (x86): 8086, 8088, 80186, 80286, 80386, 80486, Pentium, Pentium II, Pentium III, Pentium Pro, Celeron
- Sort by processor type (68k): 68000, 68010, 68020, 68030, 68040
- Sort by processor type (RISC): PowerPC, MIPS, Alpha, SPARC
- Sort by expansion bus: NuBus Cards, PCI Cards, AGP Cards, VLB Cards
- Sort by expansion type: Video Cards, Sound Cards, Controller Cards, PCMCIA Cards
- Sort by component type: Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Disk Drives, Tape Drives, Modems, Motherboards, Network Cards
- Sort by peripheral: Monitors, Input Devices, Printers, Accessories
Vintage Computer Documentation
- Sort by topic: Programming, How-To, Security, Troubleshooting, Graphics, MIDI, Telephony, Piracy, UNIX
- Sort by medium: Magazines, Books, TV and Radio, News
Vintage Computer Software
General Vintage Topics
- Sort by vendor/manufacturer: Apple, Silicon Graphics, Compaq, IBM, Toshiba, DEC, Sun, NeXT, Packard Bell, Motorola, Microsoft, Cray, Amiga
- Sort by year (where applicable): 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
- Additional sorting: People, Places and Events
Vintage Internet Documentation
Vintage Company Directory
- Internet Service Providers: @Home Network, AboveNet, America Online, CompuServe, EarthLink, Internet Direct, Internet Gateway Corp, Juno, MindSpring, NetZero, Prodigy, PSINet, Qwest, SpryNet, United Online, UUNET, WorldCom
- Internet search engines/directories: AltaVista, Ask Jeeves, Dogpile, Excite, Google, HotBot, Infoseek, Inktomi, LookSmart, Lycos, Magellan, MetaCrawler, WebCrawler, WhoWhere, Yahoo!
- Personal web hosting: Angelfire, FortuneCity, GeoCities, Tripod, Xoom
- Browse by industry (general):
- Hard disks: Conner Peripherals, Hitachi, Maxtor, Quantum Corporation, Rodime, Seagate Technology, Toshiba, Western Digital
- Sound cards: Ad Lib, Advanced Gravis, Creative Labs, Media Vision
- Video cards: 3dfx Interactive, ARK Logic, ATI, Cirrus Logic, Creative Labs, Diamond Multimedia, Headland Technology, Hercules Computer Technology, Micro Conversions, Orchid Technology, Radius, RasterOps, S3 Graphics, SuperMac Technology
- Tape/disk drives: Colorado Memory Systems, Conner Peripherals, Iomega, SyQuest Technology
- Video game companies: see List of 80s and 90s PC gaming companies
Important Wiki Notes
- This wiki is a continuous work in progress so new articles and categories will be added from time to time, and additional content will be added to existing articles when possible. This is a public wiki open to registration for users wishing to contribute content.
- Please keep in mind some articles may be written as present tense yet be extremely outdated. Articles based on news reports or archived copies of websites will typically appear as they did when the material was originally written. This is left like this on purpose as we feel it adds to the experience of reading the content as if we were still living in that era.