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Windows 7: Any old timers?

04 Mar 2010   #11
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

I guess I'm too young here
I started out with a Spectrum ZX in 1990 and moved on to a 386.
My first own PC was a 486 33MHz with 4MB RAM and a 40MB HD. Been a long way from there.
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04 Mar 2010   #12
Little Darwin

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Along with seeing many technologies come and go, I just realized something. I no longer have to run the latest and greatest, biggest and fastest of everything I can get/adfford.

My laptop is a Netbook, since I was tired of lugging around a huge laptop. I find it does just fine for what I want to do in the portable world.

I will admit that I wondered if I should upgrade to Windows Ultimate... but I quickly got over it.

I think part of this is the realization that whatever I buy today will be obsolete very soon from the perspective of always having to be on top, but what I have will probably last me for years if I go by what actually provides meaningful benefit.

With that said, I am glad I moved to Windows 7, and a better video card and look forward to the next thing that draws my interest enough to explore it.

Now, what I would really like is a system with power roughly equivalent to mine and only draw about 60 watts... That would address my "green" side.
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04 Mar 2010   #13
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

gladson.. no you aren't , youth is way ahead of us more matutre pc users.. it comes natural to you no doubt.. since you were taught so much about it in school...I keep learning so much from the younger generation... they learn from me as well... it's a great exchange.
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04 Mar 2010   #14
HJA

 

Wow! This thread scares me! I graduated from HS in 1971. My first "computer" was an Atari. 8K of RAM!!!!! My first real computer was an 8088 with two 5-1/4" floppy drives and......wait for it.......a 30MB hard drive. I had to take classes in Basic..remember Basic? And you're right Little Darwin, Lotus 123 was a hot property back then. Whew..this is making me tired. I need a nap.
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04 Mar 2010   #15
Little Darwin

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HJA View Post
Whew..this is making me tired. I need a nap.
Wha????

Huh???

Leave me alone, can't you see I'm sleeping?
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04 Mar 2010   #16
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

OOPS that went through twice..
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04 Mar 2010   #17
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

@Little Darwin
Your very good at keeping people enthralled! Ever thought of becoming a writer?
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04 Mar 2010   #18
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

I am minuscule at age compared to all you guys. The first computer I ever owned myself is the one I have now. But the first I ever saw was an Acer Aspire 1360.
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04 Mar 2010   #19
Fuentes

7 HP & ULT
 
 

An 8088 clone...DOS based with QBASIC, but no compiler....A WD Caviar 20MB HD was $200, if memory serves me correctly...dreams of multimedia were realized in Windows 3.1...


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04 Mar 2010   #20
Little Darwin

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
@Little Darwin
Your very good at keeping people enthralled! Ever thought of becoming a writer?
It occasionally crosses my mind, but I tend to start projects and never finish them, not a good trait for getting started in a new field. Plus I always have this fear that I will write a book, and never realize that it is a book I read long ago.

Ironically, I have always loved to read (for some reason I am not doing as much in the last few years) but I always hated English class.

My outlet is forums. Mostly Bike Forums and now here.
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