What was your first OS?

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    Windows 7 Professional x64
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    What was your first OS?


    Like the title says; what was the first OS you used as a child? Was it 95, 98, ME? Or 2000, XP, Vista, or 7? Or hell, even the old IBM, Tandy, or Mac computers from the 80's? Feel free to share!
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  2. Posts : 1,399
    Win 7 Ult 64-bit
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    My first was 95. I didn't touch a computer till I was 50.
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  3. Posts : 48,214
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
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    C64 Basic then over to DOS.
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  4. Posts : 538
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
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    My childhood pre-dates the availability of any OS for personal use. My first hands-on experience was OS/8 on a DEC PDP-8e. My first truly personal OS was MS-DOS 3.0.
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    Win7 Home Premium x64
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    Whatever was on the original Mac 2. . . don't recall anymore, too many years ago! Great thread!
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  6. Posts : 2,924
    Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
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    VAX PDP-11, UNIX, MS-DOS and BBC Micro.
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  7. Posts : 6,084
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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    What ever Apple called it for the green screen Apple IIe computers. Would that be called DOS? You did have to use a 5.25 diskette.

    Latter on I used many other versions of Apple computers in school that used the desktop At Ease. I loved trying to crack the passwords on my school's computers and I found some passwords I had did give me Admin rights. I once had a summer job working at two schools as a janitor's assistant or what ever and there in the teacher's lunch room was an At Ease manual. I asked if I could borrow it and I read that thing cover to cover. LOL I really wanted some type of Macintosh back then but could never afford it. During this time I had experience with Windows 95 as well. And I dabbled in Windows 3.1 for Workgroups I think it was called.

    My very first real computer was a Dell C600 laptop that ran Windows 98se. I still remember my space screen saver and theme and then I switched it to the SETI screen saver to help find "alien life" on other planets. Flash forward a decade latter and I did participate with F@H.

    I absolutely loved XP. Pretty much could fix everything and anything that went wrong. Then I gave XP 64 a try and that worked alright too. Then finally I installed Windows 7 in 2009 I think it was and to this day I still use Windows 7. I passed up Vista based on the reviews I've read from tech forums I was a member of. Then 8 came around and I saw what crap that was . LOL Now there's 10 with boat loads of telemetry passing in and out of the NIC. I'm presently messing around with 10 in VMware Workstation Player in preparation for when I do use it for this new Sim coming out that's simply called Flight Simulator. I just like to call it FS2020. It's pretty damn impressive. Go to YouTube and search for flight simulator and you won't believe your eyes. Hopefully there are no real massive bugs with it and the accompanying buggy OS that is 10. I'll probably dual boot 10 and 7.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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    To get really white and nerdy, my first router OS I ever messed with was DD-WRT for my great and still quite capable Linksys WRT54GL. Now I roll ASUS Merlin.

    I do plan on deploying Pfsense in a nettop when I use Win 10.
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  9. Posts : 684
    Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x86
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    OS? OS?
    Well, I almost had to use hypnotic regression, to answer that. It's been a while!

    I can't remember the exact year (I forgot to write it down), but it was somewhere around 1980.
    And the OS was Commodore Basic. I learned it, I programmed with it, and I even re-wrote the C-64 Kernel Rom, to speed up the little C-64 computer.

    But if by OS, you mean a Microsoft OS, then that would have to be MS DOS 2.0. I ran it on a home-built IBM PC XT Clone. I never did learn IBM basic, but I did learn how to write Batch Files in DOS.
    Shortly after building that XT Clone, I started building them for other people. Voila! I was in the computer business.

    Dang, that was a long time ago.

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  10. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Professional SP1
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    Mine's was MS-DOS on a Tandy 1000 HX. But my first "Windows" system was 3.1
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