It's beige

From the Apple IIe in the late 1970s through the IBMs of the '80s and unto and beyond the introduction of Windows' Start menu, there was one indisputable fact about computers: They were beige. Oh sure, there were shades of beige, ranging from landlord white to engineer khaki, but beige. (Pictured: the original IBM 5150 PC, in beautiful beige.) It worked in the corporate offices, it worked at home and, anyway, who expected a computer to be pretty? It was what was on the inside that counted, like the eight sexy megabytes of RAM recommended for running Windows 95. Chances are, if your computer is beige, it's still worried about the Y2K bug. Look, there's no nice way of saying this: You have to put Ol' Yeller down.
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