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i stumbled across this just now....God so long ago.....thought I would share....please smile and hopefully laugh. Enjoy

 

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Think my 1st PC was a P-100. HD was possibly 20 or 30 Gb back then, I remember I paid xtra for a CD burner. Ordered from an outfit named Digirex out of that big old Computer Shopper book that used to come out. I used to grab that book every month as the Technology was booming so fast. My Second one was from an outfit named Multiwave, they're still around last time I looked selling parts. Then later at a Computer Show I bought a Barebones rig that I finished out and powered with the then new AMD Thunderbird chip. Since then I've bought nothing but Cyberpower rigs, The latest one I bought back last January is my 4th from them. Never had any problems or failures with any of them.

https://www.cyberpowerpc.com

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In the early 90’s my first computer was a window 98 which I bought to run a demo version of AutoCAD which included a tablet. I used this to make the drawings I needed for my business as a Land Surveyor.

Today I have four other employees who are using the latest version of AutoCAD & our survey crews are using GPS.

Having said that, I am still using my old windows 98 to do my job until the day I die

 

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God....you guys are making me feel really old. My IT trip started with breadboards and punch cards...my first computer was a TRS-80 I think there was 4k of ram ...you had to re-key every program in if you turned the machine off. I was in hog heaven when I got the cassette to save them. Forget hard drive....the cassette was  your hard drive.

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First pc was bought in 1997 486sx25I think. Had windows 3.1 with a 500mb hard drive and a b/w monitor. The look on my face must have been priceless when the man I bought it from connected the dial up modem to the internet. It was later upgraded a "green" cpu chip of some kind. It lasted me through an upgrade to Windows 95. Finally bought an Acer desktop in 1999 and the processor speed was AMAZING compared to the 486!

 

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On 12/2/2017 at 5:40 PM, Guido2 said:

God....you guys are making me feel really old. My IT trip started with breadboards and punch cards...my first computer was a TRS-80 I think there was 4k of ram ...you had to re-key every program in if you turned the machine off. I was in hog heaven when I got the cassette to save them. Forget hard drive....the cassette was  your hard drive.

I had that computer! I was ecstatic when I got a "hard card" - a hard drive mounted on an expansion card. It had 20 Megabytes of storage - more than anyone could ever use! Finally I could write a program that could be compiled and linked without two floppy swaps! :)

I am not looking forward to my next box and Windows 10, which I regard as consumer unfriendly (since it forces updates).

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1 hour ago, Evil Yoda said:

I had that computer! I was ecstatic when I got a "hard card" - a hard drive mounted on an expansion card. It had 20 Megabytes of storage - more than anyone could ever use! Finally I could write a program that could be compiled and linked without two floppy swaps! :)

I am not looking forward to my next box and Windows 10, which I regard as consumer unfriendly (since it forces updates).

If you like Win 7 Pro..you will hate Win 10 ...once again like Vista....moved around a of stuff into no logical organizational pattern that I can decirne. You used to have the option of downgrading to 7 on most systems for free... but as of late ....no.... Win 10 or nothing.

However provided what you buy has a dvd/cd you can purchase OM software with codes on the web fairly cheaply.

OOOOhhhhhh and another thing is things that used to be 'free' are not and if it is is sucks. For example they give you a mail program....like express...however....you can't store anything on your machine...it all has to be left on the main In-box folder....YOU CAN'T CREATE SUBFOLDERS....NO POOP. All sorts of things to force you into renting things like office.....yes you just can't buy a copy and not give a poop about an upgrade....you RENT it ... in a year you could have bought a copy in the old days....and were done.

Suggestion....go to Youtube etc. and check out some training on Win 10 to get familiar with it before you dive in. I 'thought' with my background it would be a quick learning curve....NOPE....still figuring stuff out.

Hope this helps. PM me if you have any questions so we don't clutter the thread. OK?

Hope this all helps.

Guido.

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