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Erik Klein's photo shoot of the IBM PC and original software

For the 25th anniversary of the IBM PC's launch on August 12, 1981, Erik Klein took the following photos of his IBM PC running DOS 1.0. Thank you Erik for taking all the trouble to shoot these, and folks please please see and join Erik's Vintage Computer Forums and also see Erik's collection of vintage machines. Now for the photos!

Photos of the IBM PC running

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Erik Klein reflected in the
screen of his IBM PC running BASIC
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Full PC
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IBM PC with manuals/software
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Booting to the date/time setup
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Date and time set
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Date and time set
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DOS DIR of the root and only directory
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Another view
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Floppy drive
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Chasiss and boards/drives
(well built!)
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Top view of interior
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A board
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Another view
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Yet another view

Key software packages that shipped with the IBM PC on August 12, 1981
(some still in their plastic shrinkwrap!)

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A full set! The famous IBM sofware
for the original PC
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Disk Operating System
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DOS 1.0 Diskette
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Software Submissions

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Software submission guidelines
for the all-important
third party developers!

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DOS Manuals edge on
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BASIC Primer
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One Hundres and One
Monochrome Mazes
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Microsoft Adventure
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Typing Tutor

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Typing Tutor (interior)
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Typing Tutor
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Microsoft Decathalon
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Microsoft Decathalon

Key magazine stories and other documents about the IBM PC

Original IBM PC Hardware Fact Sheet
Interior of Hardware Fact Sheet
Original sales receipt for
IBM PC purchased by Erik's
father from Computerland

BYTE Cover

Microcomputing cover
IBM vs Xerox

Creative Computer cover

Tech Journal cove

Thumbs up, thumbs down!
PC Magazine cover

Charter issue!
PC World cover

Premier issue!

Personal Computer Age
Premier Issue (Jan 1982)

See Also:

Our pages on the 25th Anniversary of the IBM PC

Erik Klein's movies of the IBM PC booting up and running early applications

Our IBM PC 5150

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