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This is the Computer History Wiki, a knowledge base about historic computers which anyone can edit. Currently, we've got [[Special:Statistics|{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}]] articles!
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This is the Computer History Wiki, a knowledge base about historic computers which anyone can join in order to edit. (Due to past problems with spam, anonymous editing and automatic account creation have had to be disabled.)
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Currently, we've got [[Special:Statistics|{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}]] articles!
  
 
<big> [[:Category:Computers|Systems]] • [[:Category:Peripherals|Peripherals]] • [[:Category:Software|Software]] • [[:Category:Computer Manufacturers|Manufacturers]] • [[:Category:Operating Systems|Operating Systems]] • [[:Category:Network Protocols|Networking]] • [[:Category:Tutorials|Tutorials]] • [[Other Resources]]</big>
 
<big> [[:Category:Computers|Systems]] • [[:Category:Peripherals|Peripherals]] • [[:Category:Software|Software]] • [[:Category:Computer Manufacturers|Manufacturers]] • [[:Category:Operating Systems|Operating Systems]] • [[:Category:Network Protocols|Networking]] • [[:Category:Tutorials|Tutorials]] • [[Other Resources]]</big>

Revision as of 13:22, 22 October 2017

Welcome to the Computer History Wiki!

This is the Computer History Wiki, a knowledge base about historic computers which anyone can join in order to edit. (Due to past problems with spam, anonymous editing and automatic account creation have had to be disabled.)

Currently, we've got 1,294 articles!

SystemsPeripheralsSoftwareManufacturersOperating SystemsNetworkingTutorialsOther Resources

For an introduction to MediaWiki syntax and Computer History Wiki conventions, please see Help.

Introduction by the Administrators

This wiki is an experiment to create a means for knowledgeable people to enter their information into some kind of a knowledge base. This is however, not the relatively formalized tone and style imposed by Wikipedia. Sentences starting with "I seem to recall" are perfectly welcome here - and articles do not have to be in the descriptive, encyclopedic style Wikipedia enforces. On the contrary, it is preferred that many of the articles be references, guides, helpful hints, suggestions, tutorials and so on.

If you have any information you want to contribute to this wiki, please, contribute it. We'd much rather remove or modify a dozen potentially unsuited submissions than miss out on a single good one. We hope this wiki grows into a useful resource for everyone interested in classic computing, no matter what their level of knowledge may be; it is meant to be all-encompassing. -- Tore & Lucky 16:11, 16 May 2007 (PDT)

Wanted Pages

If you're not sure what to add, the Wanted pages page is always a good place to start! Right at the moment, two Apple II pages, and a Windows page, are top of the list. So if you have any expertise there, please weigh in! Jnc (talk) 21:44, 2 August 2017 (CEST)

News

  • Category work - As a result of an observation about Web crawlers being able to find all our content pages, I've started a major campaign to improve categories, make sure all articles are tagged, etc. I have some queries; see here (the best place I could think of to discuss them, since we've had similar discussions there before). Jnc (talk) 00:40, 11 June 2018 (CEST)
  • Major version update - Mediawiki has been updated to latest release. If there are any problems that should appear, please let me know. -- Tore (talk) 16:13, 15 April 2018 (CEST)
    • We're currently experiencing a problem where non-logged-in users see old versions of some pages. You can check for this by going to a page's 'History' tab (which also does not show recent versions, on affected pages), and in the 'From month' pulldown menu, select 'June', and then hit 'Go'; all the versions do show up. Clicking on the most recent version in that list will get you the most recent text. Jnc (talk) 12:55, 23 May 2018 (CEST)
    • Uploading of content (images, etc) is also currently broken. Regular article editing works, though. Jnc (talk) 16:44, 17 June 2018 (CEST)

Older news is here.