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January 29, 2010
1:30 AM
Locutus
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Oh, the site that was :(
January 29, 2010
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jumbi
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!!!

unforgettable ages :-)

January 29, 2010
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Someguy
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If this is really Windows 3.1 how'd you get it? I mean really only computer people still remember this kind of Windows.

January 29, 2010
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It's a virtual machine I made. Laugh 

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January 29, 2010
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jumbi
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so nostalgic … :-)

January 29, 2010
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Someguy
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Where'd you get the disk for Windows 3.1. I mean why would you keep it if you do have it since it's very old.

January 29, 2010
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Locutus
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Erm, what disc?

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January 30, 2010
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A virtual machine basically runs of a disk or diskette and some operating systems like Google chrome OS can be different but it is another story for Windows.

January 30, 2010
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Did you use a disc or floppy image then? If so, where can I get one, provided its not still illegal?

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January 30, 2010
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Locutus
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Yeah, I used an image of the disc.  But I can't provide you with it…

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February 9, 2010
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Ahh… My first Winderz OS. Can't remember what versions of DOS and BASIC I used back in the Dark Ages!
Cool

February 9, 2010
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sean
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it's hard to imagine an operating system now being so dependent on DOS XD

Thanks for the memories

February 9, 2010
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Locutus
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I think it was most "early-adopting" people's first Windows.

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February 9, 2010
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Being as young as I am I have missed out on this OS completely. Ah well – today's OS's have so much more potential; I can do without the gimmicks of the ancients.

Any comments? Questions? Outbursts?
February 9, 2010
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Locutus
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I actually didn't use Windows until 95, myself… shhh it's a secret, don't tell the rest of dotTech.

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February 9, 2010
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Refpeuk said:

Being as young as I am I have missed out on this OS completely. Ah well – today's OS's have so much more potential; I can do without the gimmicks of the ancients.


Ancients? I'd be offended, if I wasn't one…  LaughWinkSmile

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February 9, 2010
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Locutus
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@ASHRAF:  IF YOU READ THIS I AM GIVING YOU A FREE ARTICLE!!!
Ask dotTech:  What was the first operating system you used?

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February 10, 2010
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That's a thought provoking question Locutus.

When I started thinking about it, I had a hard time remembering. But it finally came to me. I used AppleWorks. Then used AOL to connect to the internet. If I remember right. I think that's how I did it, I really didn't have any idea of what I was doing back then.

I know I used an Apple II-GS, with 2 disk drives (no hard drive at all), and had to load the program off the 5.3 (?) inch floppy disks every time I started the computer. I remember it was so cool, because I had a color monitor too! Laugh

We've come a long way…Smile

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February 10, 2010
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My first was 95. It was on a "top of the line" machine that now would barely pass for a high school calculator. Then we had 98, and ME. I remember I was kinda confused when my dad upgraded to XP and I had no idea what was going on XD. I never used a DOS, but I do remember with our ancient 95 laptop that we basically HAD to use discs for everything because the harddrive was so small. I don't remember, but it could very well have been less than half a GB.

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February 10, 2010
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Hard drive of less than a GB. That wasn't that long ago. I think the first computer I had that actually had a hard drive was a 386 running Windows 3.0. And it's hard drive was considered fairly large at 40MB. And to install Borland C++ took 15 3.5 inch floppies.

My first computer was a Commodore 64 with no hard drives. And it was a really big deal when WordPerfect came out with a version that contained a WYSIWYG mode to check your work before printing it.

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