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Windows 7: Windows 7...why?

14 Nov 2011   #31
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

No...not yet!

My first exposure to a computer was a campus computer in OU, Hyderabad in 1976, TDC-12 (Trombay Digital Computer) made by ECIL (Electronics Corporation of India Limited) and built by BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Center). It was a second generation computer made with transistors and filled a big hall in ECE building. When I first saw it, I was awed with the vertical panels containing tape drives and flashing lights, punch card machines and line printers.

From those days till now it was a long story....

Computing has evolved very fast and today we have laptops much more powerful than the earlier mainframes.

We have to accept the changes in operating system versions. I was progressing smoothly from MSDOS 6.22 to Windows 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 3.11 with Novell Netware, 95, 98, NT4, 2000 and finally XP. I gave a slip to ME and Vista. After using XP for more than 8 years, I reluctantly switched over to Win 7 x64. But I adapted to Seven very fast and now comfortable with it.

We have to put up with some of the changes with every new version of OS. It only takes some time to get used to, though we curse sometimes to these changes.

By and large it was a thrilling journey throughout these years ...


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14 Nov 2011   #32
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
... I'd love to have been around when a pc took up a room, and all of the components were massive! Its just no that satisfying being able to put ram in one handed lol I'd liked to have lifted something the size me into place! *insert satisfying generic movie type clunk sound*
I don't think there ever was a time when a PC took up a room. The idea of a Personal Computer didn't come along until until computers started coming down in both size and cost. Those computers that took up an entire room generally had a staff of people looking after them. At large customer installations, IBM would have full-time support engineers on-site.

In my job, I have to constantly switch between different Windows versions since the product I work on is supported on all versions of Windows XP and above. Just this morning I have been bouncing between Win XP (32-bit), Win Vista (64-bit) and Win 7 (both) and my day has just started. I'll probably also access Win 2003 Server by the end of the day. The mix gets even more interesting when I start adding in those same OSes but in languages other than English (we also support French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Portugese). I don't have the luxury of worrying about which OS I prefer, I just deal with their differences.
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14 Nov 2011   #33
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rraod View Post
No...not yet!

My first exposure to a computer was a campus computer in OU, Hyderabad in 1976, TDC-12 (Trombay Digital Computer) made by ECIL (Electronics Corporation of India Limited) and built by BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Center). It was a second generation computer made with transistors and filled a big hall in ECE building. When I first saw it, I was awed with the vertical panels containing tape drives and flashing lights, punch card machines and line printers.

From those days till now it was a long story....

Computing has evolved very fast and today we have laptops much more powerful than the earlier mainframes.

We have to accept the changes in operating system versions. I was progressing smoothly from MSDOS 6.22 to Windows 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 3.11 with Novell Netware, 95, 98, NT4, 2000 and finally XP. I gave a slip to ME and Vista. After using XP for more than 8 years, I reluctantly switched over to Win 7 x64. But I adapted to Seven very fast and now comfortable with it.

We have to put up with some of the changes with every new version of OS. It only takes some time to get used to, though we curse sometimes to these changes.

By and large it was a thrilling journey throughout these years ...
Way to go. It has been a roller coaster of a journey and I have enjoyed every minute of it.
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14 Nov 2011   #34
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

wish i had a job in computing, i decided not to study computer science at university as it was just as the economic climate started to go bad about 5 years ago and i had the offer of a full time job..

but meh, a jobs a job and it pays for my computer habits
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14 Nov 2011   #35
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I got into it by accident. I was volunteered by my boss behind my back while I was on holiday. He thought it might be useful if someone knew what these things did.
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14 Nov 2011   #36
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

I think we should ask the OP whether s/he is using the 64-bit version of Windows...as we all know the 64-bit version of Windows has no 16-bit support which pretty much all DOS applications are 16-bit.
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14 Nov 2011   #37
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hey Kado897, you and I must be from the same era. I can remember upgrading our commercial computer system with an additional 10K core plane (genuine ferrite rings) Price +$3800. Wow. In those days we wrote our application programs in BAL -Basic Assembler Language. You could have a very sophisticated running in 10k.
Cheers
JohnnyA
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14 Nov 2011   #38
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnnya View Post
Hey Kado897, you and I must be from the same era. I can remember upgrading our commercial computer system with an additional 10K core plane (genuine ferrite rings) Price +$3800. Wow. In those days we wrote our application programs in BAL -Basic Assembler Language. You could have a very sophisticated running in 10k.
Cheers
JohnnyA
I guess so Johnny. My programming was of a scientific nature so I mostly used Fortran but I also did some BAL programming where needed. I wouldn't know how now.
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14 Nov 2011   #39
gregrocker

 

Type it in the Start Search box. Couldn't be easier. If it doesn't bring up what you need, check your Indexing Options. Type it in the Start Search box.

Whenever I have to go back to work on XP, trying to search for something is suddenly like a missing feature by comparison.
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14 Nov 2011   #40
apogee07

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle_SP1 View Post
Every time an new version of windows supersedes the previous some things get worse.

AWW! poor thing!. Just the same as life then!
It's the assumption that they know what's good for you that irks me.... I don't care what's "in" or what's "cool". I know the way I want to work...!
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