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Windows 7: Why did you get into computer?

12 Apr 2010   #1

Why did you get into computer?

hi people i thought it might be interesting to start a thread on why you got into computers?

my reason: my dad likes computers so it gave us a common ground to agree on and base to start a friendship.

so whats your reason?

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12 Apr 2010   #2


As a very young child, I was exceptionally gifted with learning, where the public school I went to wanted to me to skip grades completely. My parents hadn't agreed since they wanted me with children of my own age. Nevertheless, because of my so-called "gift", I became sort of a loner although still somewhat friendly with my peers.

So, I got into Commodore 64s and learning how to program them.
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12 Apr 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I had just finished university and there was an ad in the newpaper looking for programmers. Since I had done some programming at the university, I applied and got the job - that was in 1961. I stayed with the company until retirement. Never had any problems - only challenges.
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12 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

it was one of the few things i was good at that none of my friends could do. And it just kinda stuck with me. I find it exciting
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12 Apr 2010   #5

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86

I started out as a hobbiest , got into high end audio (studios, theatres, etc.), needed a job and took one fixing office equipment. Moved from there to computers for better pay in 79 and never looked back...
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12 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

My dad had computers around the house when I was a kid. Mostly commodore Vic-20's and Commodore 64's. Got used to working on them and learning my way around. Eventually moved to an 80-86 and MS-DOS on that. Had some experience working with 386 and 486's in high school with a science teacher who was very much into using computers and technology in the classroom. Been playing with them ever since.
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12 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I never was a physical person, and when my high school opened a computer lab for student, I used it as an excuse to get out of PT (Gym Class). I discovererd then an aptitude for computers, and my parents bought my first computer (ZX Spectrum 128K +3), which was follwed later by a 386SX.

I've been using computers ever since, and have never looked back.
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12 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

do you know... i honestly can't remember a time when i haven't been into computers, even when i first started school, using Acorn's and those ones with the wierd blue screens (cant for the life of me remember what they were called) i have always been into them
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12 Apr 2010   #9
Valor D

Windows 7 64 bit

My family saw an ad in the paper for a free Apple //c computer for anyone who placed $10,000.00 into a bank account, and left it there for 10 years. That was in 1986 (and yes, I remember playing on the Commodore 64 at a friend's house, as well. Now I'm showing my age. ha) I took a computer class shortly after in grade school, where we learned BASIC aka DOS 3.3. I've been hooked ever since.
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12 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home x64

Built my first PC in 96, think it was a Tyan Mobo and an AMD K62 processor. Can't remember how much RAM or what size HDD I had. I do recall that I was crazy for Turtle Beach sound cards and Diamond video cards (8mb perhaps?) Also, the USB was a bit buggy, but Win 98 came out and all was well from there on in. I've been building my own ever since.

I'm certainly not one of the old grognards, I never punched in cards and didn't do any soldering and coding. I did mess around with dip switches, so that should count for something.
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