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    Who remembers...

    The AMI BIOS that was point and click?

    Yup, it looked like Windows 3.1 - and you navigated through it with a mouse.

    Anybody remember it?
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    Man, imagine what noobs could do with that!!! It wouldnt even look threatening anymore!!!

    No, I personally cant remember it, but any particular reason why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kez
    The AMI BIOS that was point and click?

    Yup, it looked like Windows 3.1 - and you navigated through it with a mouse.

    Anybody remember it?
    Yeap .. I know a friend that has that bios on his PC still Its an old PC World cast off system - probably about 600-900 Mhz with a voodoo 2 the last time I checked.

    It took me by suprise when I seen that BIOS I can tell you. I'm more impressed with the standard menu affair as I know my way round the menus

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    I must admit I find the text menu's easier to work with.

    However when I updated the bios on my oldest computer, i was diappointed to see the GUI replaced with boring text.
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    I have a Super Micro PIII 450MHz server board with that BIOS. Runs SETI 24/7. It's cool but since it's not common the text is easier (more familiar).

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    I have been at this game since 1980, I can't remember it either.

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    Yep, I remember those.

    I also remember some old IBM ThinkPads had a mouse controller BIOS, with a little flying duck cursor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kez
    The AMI BIOS that was point and click? Yup, it looked like Windows 3.1 - and you navigated through it with a mouse.
    Yeah, I remember that..

    S.

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    I use to have a DX4 100 box that had that BIOS. Interesting and pretty nontheless. The box is now over at my uncle's place with Win95, a dodgy mouse and a B/W dot matrix printer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kez
    The AMI BIOS that was point and click?

    Yup, it looked like Windows 3.1 - and you navigated through it with a mouse.

    Anybody remember it?
    Yep - I had that on my first PC (486 DX33) and we've still got some PII/300 PCs at work with that style of BIOS.

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    Hmmm...I had that (I think) on a Supermicro P6SBA, which was a pretty nice board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach
    Hmmm...I had that (I think) on a Supermicro P6SBA, which was a pretty nice board.
    Still running Debian on a P6SBA here. They were very nice boards.

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    I had an old laptop with a similar BIOS once
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    Neverhad one myself. One of my mates had that sort of Bios on a 486 era machine. I much prefer award bioses.

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    Still have a Pentium 60 sitting here with that BIOS IIRC

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoGuE|SaBeR
    Still have a Pentium 60 sitting here with that BIOS IIRC
    Dam you beat me in slowness. I still have that BIOS on a Pentium 90! Pure Extreme speed

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