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Windows 7: Teens react to windows 95

07 Mar 2016   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Teens react to windows 95

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07 Mar 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Funny
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07 Mar 2016   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I'd hate to think what they'd be like if we went back 10 more years and gave them DOS a blank screen except for a small flashing cursor
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07 Mar 2016   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Or back 50 years and give them a coding sheet where they can enter the binaries. Then punch the cards.
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07 Mar 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Can't say I'd be any better off until x-p appears
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07 Mar 2016   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I started with a Timex Sinclair and I never did figure it out.
Then I started using Windows 98 and dial up. I thought it was great. I bought the computer from Home Shopping Center. A bunch of boxes were delivered with bunches of things that I had no idea what they were except the monitor which weighed about as much as I did. Getting everything hooked up wasn't all the bad. Installing everything took me weeks to figure out. It took me forever to understand that Windows 98 had to be installed first before all the rest of the programs.

Remember I had no books, no friends that had done it before, no internet to go to a forum for help.
All I had was a few foldouts that showed which cable/harness went where.
Once I figured out what a I.S.P was and got a modem and on line I thought I was in hog haven.
Then I upgraded to Windows XP-Pro, WOW and 4 gb of ram. Now I know for sure I want more neat sh-t.

How many young-ins would go through all that today just to have a computer and go online?
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08 Mar 2016   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Jack - although I'm a little younger than you (I think), I actually first dabbled with computers in the early 70's (still in High school), then continued from there, through building my own ZX80 at home and then in business things such as Sinclair QL, Early PCs including a BBC Micro ( one with a add on 5" dual Floppy system Including an additional Z80 CPU). I moved onto Early 8086 systems using DOS, At this time I was not actually employed as a computer tech but just did what I could and eventually my job role changed so that I ran the IT side for the company.

One thing I do miss about the old days was the fact that there was No right way or wrong way, just a way that worked, today's kids are lucky with the hardware and software they have but they actually know little about the Art of Computing
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08 Mar 2016   #8
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm a teen about their age and I do know all of it, I'm surprised that some don't know the history.
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08 Mar 2016   #9
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Still lucky to have used Windows 95 when I was 6 years old
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09 Mar 2016   #10
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I remember being so amazed by Windows 95. You could play Doom in a window! I was blown away by that, and a few other things, but it was such a difference from Windows 3.1.

It's what got me away from DOS pretty much forever.
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