Your first operating system?


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My First OS was Win 95:)

I remember when after Wind 98 came.
I did not upgrade because I was to scared of the changes..
after some time Win ME came..
I said to myself loL! why not?
so I did upgrade and wow! it took me 3 weeks to familiarize with the OS
 
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Our family had a 3.something and then bought a new computer when 95 came out, so around there.
 

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I believe my first was DOS 5, though 4 is equally likely, given the time my family picked up its first computer in the early 90s.
 

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The one that came with the Atari 520ST desktop computer.
 

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Windows 2000, the most trouble free OS that I had, until 7 came along. Although Mary Jo Foley reported numerous security issues with the OS, I never had a problem with it. Ran it for 6 years (dual booting w/XP for 4), it was a really good OS for it's time. I still have it installed in VM Ware Player, but seldom use it anymore.

In fact, XP was built upon the foundation of Win 2000, not Win Me, as some assumes. There's the common belief that MS produces a flop every other OS, that's not true, either. Win Me was three steps back from Vista, not two.

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My first was also 95 - running on a 486 @ 66MHz w/16? MB RAM and a massive (for a 3-year old kid) 3.79GB HDD. That was an old Compaq Deskpro. My dad rebuilt it, now it's got a Penty II 333MHz, 128M RAM, ATI Rage Pro and 98. I still have that thing rotting away in the basement. Sad sad story...
 

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Some still swears by Win '98 as the best ever gaming OS, but as I'm not into gaming, I can't verify this.

But those Win '98 OS's that are still available are getting decent prices for them, considering their age.

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Mine was Windows 3.0 than 3.1 then 3.11 on a CompuAdd 486 25 Mhz no math co processor.
 

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I used some of these older OS's at work, but it was in 2000, at the age of 37, when I bought my first computer, a notebook. It had Win 2K on it, and ran quite well for 6 years, until it slid out of my grasp when getting out of my car.

It hit the concrete, out of all places that it could, on the top left side. Cracked the case & MOBO. Too costly to repair, I bought a newer one with XP on it, but still set up 2K as a dual boot.

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Our first computer was a Tandy Radio Shack TRS-80 MC-10 with 4 KB of RAM, but the thing is, I don't even know if what it came with could even qualify as a full-fledged operating system. After all, it just contained a barebones set of commands for loading and saving programs to cassette, for example. (Of course, that doesn't mean it wasn't a fun little machine to play with.)

I guess the first "real" OS I used was DOS 3.3 with our Apple //e.

How I loved the sound of that disk drive when you booted the system ... CRUNCH RAT TAT TAT TAT TAT TAT TAT ... :)
 
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1982 or 83 with dos 1.1 I think.
I took a computer class in 1977 but quit because it was a joke. The teacher had us fill out cards for days to run the computer.
 
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1982 or 83 with dos 1.1 I think.
I took a computer class in 1977 but quit because it was a joke. The teacher had us fill out cards for days to run the computer.
It's probably safe to say that it would suck if personal computers were still like that today.
 
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My first was Windows XP Pro on a old Laptop ... but I like Windows 7 a lot better :D
 

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back in the DOS days. And quickly moved onto Windows 95. But i've worked with that and Windows 98, all the way up to Windows 7.
 
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Would a TRS 80 fall in here somewhere,still have it in original box.
 
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MS DOS. I remember, I have to insert a floppy disk before I could use the PC. Very old school!
 

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