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 Post subject: Windows XP for another five years!
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:29 am 
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Windows XP for another five years!!! :D

Who's with me?

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 Post subject: Re: Windows XP for another five years!
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:10 am 
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I say we just go back to Windows 3.0

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 Post subject: Re: Windows XP for another five years!
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:33 pm 
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Well at least Windows 3.1. I remember that on my Intel 286! Word Perfect et al.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows XP for another five years!
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And what was wrong with MS-DOS?? It was very stable! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Windows XP for another five years!
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MS-DOS <insert pictures of fluffy clouds and sounds of birds twittering>

I lost my computing cherry to that OS. My first custom built system:

DOS6.0, DX33 processor - no heatsink or fans required, a massive 4MB of ram, whopping great 150MB HDD - I think I had to partion it to get it to work, 1MB graphics card that simply flew and a soundblaster card - I could hear stuff!!. And Windows 3.0 with Lotus word processing - pictures in documents, ok B&W on a cannon bubble jet printer but WOW!

Played the shareware Doom for hours.

I have a tear in my eye just thinking about it. :D

Now, where are my slippers and pipe?

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 Post subject: Re: Windows XP for another five years!
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:39 pm 
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Boy, am I feeling old! My first contact with a PC was the Commodore Pet--complete with ASCII skiing game :) ...and I thought 320x240 was amazing high res on my C= 64. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Windows XP for another five years!
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Before MS-DOS/Win 3.1 and our 286/486 we had Commodore Amiga's. We had the Amiga 1000, then 2000, and finally the portable 500. Beautiful color graphics for a computer back then. Great games, but one could do word processing as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows XP for another five years!
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Aha! Another ex-Amiga user. :) I had a 500, 2000, and then a 4000 (Power-Towered)...and still running the Workbench Nostalgia pages:

http://www.gregdonner.org/workbench/index.html

BTW, Drange is another ex-Amiga user--he'll get me later for squealing on him. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Windows XP for another five years!
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I was an Apple classic 2 user,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_Classic_II we had them at my primary school where learned how to boot up and wait 1 hour to start playing where in the world is carmen san diego.It was all green ascii type gaming, ha those were the days.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows XP for another five years!
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:47 pm 
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I like XP Pro also. I just paid Dell way too much (i'm sure) to put XP Pro on my new 630i. Of course, I also got the Vista Ultra disk, and plan to install it also in a dual boot setup.

Since I paid for Vista Ultra, I may as well get to see how Visa Ultra works. So for, been useing just XP Pro both at work and home since 2003.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows XP for another five years!
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I remember being amazed at my first computer with a hard drive (a generic 286 box) after upgrading from my Tandy 1000.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows XP for another five years!
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First "mini-computer" I used was a Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-8/E back in 1975. With 8 kb of memory! You had to toggle in the intial boot up instructions on the front panel of the computer. It has a tape drive which used 1 inch reel to reel tape, a paper tape reader attached to a teletype, and an ocilscope as a monitor. The college I was at paid $14,000 for it at the time, and that was a great price. It used a proprietary programming language called JMS. At the time it was state of the art.


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