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Posted: 07 November 2018 at 5:52pm | IP Logged Quote Grogster

We have come a long way.....

Windows 1

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It's not much slower than my win 10 laptop.

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And to think I was paid good money to perform that task.
It reminded me of a situation where a client brought in a DOS PC and asked if I could lower the volume level as it was bringing up an error.
On further investigation of the PC it seemed some smart person had renamed the Hard Disk with the name "Too Loud" so that every time the client typed DIR the PC would reply on screen The volume is Too loud.

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Got the disks here, inc FREE version 2.0 upgrade.
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Still got a set of w2 and w3.3 installation discs here- don't know if they would still work though...
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Posted: 07 November 2018 at 8:20pm | IP Logged Quote Azure

I think I still have some of my older 8" floppies with CP/M, Concurrent CP/M, MSDOS and P system OS'
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I dont know why I keep my old floppies, I dont have a 5 1/4" drive anymore- jeez I dont have any floppy drives at all anymore, still got a tower and the old lappy with dvd burners in them, but havent used them in - over a decade? probably longer
New lappy doesnt even have a dvd drive in it at all
But I just cant chuck em out...
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Posted: 08 November 2018 at 12:12am | IP Logged Quote goc30

Last year, I found an old disk ide, with win 3.1 and word6. For fun I install this disk on my computer (an I3 intel with 4 go ram). It work without problems, and it is very very fast (6sec from boot to windows and same time for word)
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Posted: 08 November 2018 at 6:46am | IP Logged Quote Grogster

I have a set of Windows 3.11 for Workgroups floppy disks.(3.5")
That was MY first 'Windows'.
I never saw or had any experience with Windows 1 or Windows 2, so this video was rather interesting.

Windows 1 on that old XT was very slow. See how each individual window had all it's elements drawn one after another slowly? Not a criticism - that was the speed of things back then. I still remember those slow RAM checks at boot-up. Something I am glad we don't have to suffer through these days. Imagine a RAM test on 8GB or 16GB or more.....

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It was so slow and so limited that many a commentator said it had no future.

I nearly put "expert commentator"!

Mind you it was around then that "640K should be enough for anybody".

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Yes but you have to remember that the XP only ran at 4.7mhz....
A Micromite runs 10 times faster!!!

Scary how far we have come..
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Well today some of my local business are asking how I booted LINUX from a

usb drive. As They cant use the computers till MS fixes a new activation

bug. said to be fixed withing the next two days. Most can not be down for

even a full day let alone two. So I am making a dozen of them to go hand

out.


Windows 1. 2.4 and 3 wasn't this bad.


Any one remember GEM and XTREE funny how windows looked a lot like them.

work back then
LOL Two sided 8" CP/M and DBase or MT-Pascal side one. work files side 2.

and don't forget USER #n no sub folders with USER 0 to 15. WOW what a ride

it has been. 1st kit a MARK 8, 2nd Altair 8800 and many add on cards.

3rd was the MicroAce (Sinclair ZX80). To many bareboard builds to count.



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