The Compaq ProLinea 4/33 - Computers of Significant History, Part 3

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The Compaq ProLinea 4/33 - Computers of Significant History, Part 3

Here, in Userlandia, I think I’m a clone now…

Compaq was in a crisis in the early 90s. Upstarts were undercutting them just as they had undercut IBM. Facing their first loss, massive layoffs, and the departure of their founder, they needed something special to turn their company around. That something special was the ProLinea, their first PC targeted directly at value customers. Listen to find out how the ProLinea put Compaq on the right path.

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Published August 23, 2022

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00:00:00 - Intro
00:00:31 - The ProLinea Arrives
00:15:38 - The Clone Wars
00:30:56 - Beige to the Future
00:35:47 - Outtro & Credits

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  • Jasmin

    Great episode loved 12:30 the most good interview


    The part where he mentions that he wants to be adopted by a more functional family even at 45 yrs really hits home. Really delineates how no matter how old and independent you are, you still need love and support.

    6 months ago·8 likes·
  • Roober54

    Daily listen podcast this is <3

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    10:30 til around 20:00 is a great part

    6 months ago·9 likes·
  • Evaa22

    Overly cool m8


    “You have thousands of mintues of work.”

    6 months ago·4 likes·

    the intro is way to long but good episode still skip till 5:30

    6 months ago·6 likes·

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