IBM Personal Computer running DOS 1.0Introduced on August 12th, 1981, the IBM Personal Computer (PC) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2006. Erik Klein, vintage computer collector and Webmaster of Vintage-Computer.com, takes you on a tour of IBM's venerable desktop.
Erik has graciously allowed us to republish his photos and descriptions. You can find a much more detailed description of Erik's IBM PCs and additional photos of the other machines in his collection on his Web site Vintage-Computer.com.
You can share your experiences with the IBM PC and other classic computers using the disccussion link below this image, or on Erik's Vintage Computer Forums.
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