The Unisys ICON 2 is one of my favourite computers of all time. I learned Turing and C on these, and also spent a lot of time playing games before school. These ran QNX and were my first experience with a Unix-like OS. The Ontario government destroyed the computers and software and they are now incredibly rare.

There are some pictures of one of the few working ICONs here:


Spinning the trackball was oddly satisfying. I can still remember the sound it made.

@AppleStrudelMan i still remember the time the volume was up when we booted one in the primary school's computer lab and that horrible H E L L O came gargling out of the speaker. Blew my tiny 8yr old mind.

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