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It was 1985... 26 years ago

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#1
Announced in 1983 (shortly after Apple released the "Apple Lisa", but before the Macintosh), Not released by Microsoft until 1985 as Windows 1.0:



Many of you out there weren't even born yet!

More history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Windows
 
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#2
I was 9 then :D My 1st encounter with Windows was 3.1 in my high school in early 90s.
 
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#3
I wasn't born until 4 years later haha!! 30024K LOVE IT! My first HDD was 4GB!
 
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I remember finding a bootleg copy of Win 1.0 once, never did anything with it.
 
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6 years for me xD. I think the first computer I used, according to my parents as I have no recollection, was an Apple when I was 2
 

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I was here....but only about 2-3 months old....

who would have thought daddies little trooper would grow up to spend over 500hrs+ in CoD:Uo and over 1000hrs in BF2 -- serving teh interwebs *salute*
 
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Word. ^^

Tandy TRS 64k anyone?
 
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my birth year... it was a busy one for science. i like that :)
 
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I was 2:D but it would be another 10 years before I got to touch a computer. I do remember windows 3.1 and those real "floppy" disks, and being taught to be afraid of breaking computers. Now I kinda love it when something's not working. :toast:
 

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I ran Windows 1 on this:

5150caboose.jpg


However I had a color monitor and a color gfx card, but this is mine. I got rid of the color stuff to put it back to the original B&W configuration.

:love: my IBM 5150.
 

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I was born like 8 years later

My 1st encounted was a PIII at my dad's office. Then I just HAD TO BUY a PC.

So when the shiny new P4's were launched, I grabbed the fastest one, 1.6GHz I remember, 64MB SD DDR RAM, 20GB HDD, 15" CRT, Yeah, Win98(XP in a few months), and yes a RIVA TNT2 Gfx Card
 
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I was -1 year old at that time.
 
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in 1985, Doc Brown's time machine made its maiden voyage.
 
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i was 25 at the time didn't have a computer then got my first one in 1999 it was a emachine with a 20 gig hdd and 512 of ram and win 98.
 
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i was 25 at the time didn't have a computer then got my first one in 1999 it was a emachine with a 20 gig hdd and 512 of ram and win 98.
Hey you're older than me! :laugh: I was working on school (university) supplied HP desktops at the time, I forget what OS it was. My Dad had upgraded from an XT to an AT, and went from 4.77 Mhz to 6.0 Mhz, and he was PSYCHED! (note that my current computer runs at 4.2 GIGA Hz, LOL... 1000x faster than the XT going by clock speed alone).

My computer experience at the time was pretty much limited to Fortran on Unix and programming in Basic on an Apple IIE.
 

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Was 16 then, was not into pc's then though was into motorbikes 'n' girlz :p
 
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Was 18 then. Had been kept informed about the whole Microsoft thing, which I thought was fairly laughable (as was Apple: good gear, but utterly poor implementation).
Had a C64 which a classmate & I were furiously trying to do some serious coding on, before discovering the power of the Amiga.
Nostalgia tends to wash-away the agonies of yesteryear ;)
 
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i was 6,i remember the first pc i saw had black and white display,they showed us kids some circles on the screen and told us they where coloured...
 
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i was 6,i remember the first pc i saw had black and white display,they showed us kids some circles on the screen and told us they where coloured...
Can't fool a 6 yr old! :)

In 1985, color monitors were quite a bit more expensive than B&W. But I don't recall seeing anything other than color with the Apple II's
 
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They should bring back Reversi.