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Posted 2/4/13
I would vote but the OS I started on isn't on there Windows didn't exist when I started playing on computers~

Early 80's, the rare times I went with my dad to his work, talk about dinosaur age for computers back then......I'm talking about the huge reels that they used to store the computer data on (kinda looks like the movie reels they had in movie theaters, but bigger).
Back in 5th grade I went to an extra class where we played with DOS.
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Posted 2/5/13
want to go back a little further for us older folks? My first computer used Apple DOS 3.3. It was a hand me down Apple IIe I got in 1987. My first Windows OS was CE 1.0.
Posted 2/5/13
Had a DOS machine when I was in 1st grade, I remember we still had monochrome Apple machines at school as well.

I eventually built my own box around 10-12 as a project with my Dad and from then on I've always been addicted!
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Posted 2/6/13
My dad had a ZX Spectrum when I was little back in the 80's and also a Commodore 64.
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Posted 2/6/13
IBM PC-DOS 2.10 on a PC Jr.

No, I didn't remember what DOS version it came with, I looked it up.
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Posted 2/12/13
There were only main frames and I used them in the 70's. So those were my first computers. Later got an Timex/Sinclair to play with in the 80's and an Osborne 1 which came with CPM, a great OS, much better than DOS which followed it. Finally a XP and now up to Win 7 and Linux. So I used from Unix to current days OS.

And yes I still have my slide rulers and I still know how to use them. No batteries required for them
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Posted 2/13/13
I remember playing Kings Quest on a GREEN SCREEN!! sadly i have that computer to play that and oregan trail. its like keep a NES around lol
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Posted 2/16/13
Windows 95
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25 / F / Australia
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Posted 6/29/13
Windows 95... It was probably the newest back when I was taught how to use a computer in primary school.
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49 / M / Hawai'i
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Posted 6/29/13
The choices are pretty limited. But not surprising considering it was set up by someone under 30.

I still remember the Atari vs C-64 days. Makes the Mac vs PC wars looks like a playground dance in comparison.

I ran circles around my roommate who had a C-64, then a 128 with my Atari 800. It wasn't until he got an Amiga that he was able to surpass what I could do with my little 8-bit Atari.
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Posted 6/29/13
either windows 3.0 or windows 95 i dont exacly remeber
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Posted 6/30/13
windows XP
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Posted 6/30/13
No vote for me, either... Feeding punch cards into a Univac 1110 card reader back in the early 70's... Then I got friends who were paid operators, and they let me actually use a terminal, which wasn't something generally available to the other students at the time.

After that, a DEC Rainbow 100 with the CPM operating system was my first PC. It was a highly-advanced machine that used 5 1/4" floppies. I wrote programs in 8080 assembly language on it because that's all there was available. Then the boss bought an internal hard drive for it. A full 5 megs (yes, just 5 megs), cost was about $600 at the time.... DOS was an upstart O/S, but Bill Gates soon took care of that with MS-DOS. Windows didn't come along until a bit later, and Windows 2 was hot on the heels of that.
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49 / M / Hawai'i
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Posted 6/30/13
Punch cards? 8" floppies must have been really ground breaking to you when they came out.
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Posted 7/1/13
I started with and old Apple IIE!! Oregon Trail and everything!!
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