Which operating systems have you worked with?

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    I would prefer if you could separate home and work.

    Vaguely remember Commodore, although I did some BASIC with it. After that, it was DOS 3.0, then DOS 5.0, with which I had fun for many years. I skipped through DOS 6.0 all the way to 6.22. After that Win95, Win98 and then WinXP. Then came SUSE, Knoppix, Ubuntu, and then more than 10-15 other Linux distros. Finally, FreeDOS and PC-BSD.

    At school, I had the chance of playing with some primitive monster that I cannot name, but basically it was assembly-like thingie called "Learning Computer", where you played with registers like little hamsters.

    Finally, work completes the Windows cycle with W2K.

    How about you?

    Mainframes, punchcards and other evil things also apply.

    Mrk
     
  2. BlueZannetti

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    MrK,

    Ok, here goes....

    Home: DOS 1.x-6.x, CP/M-85, CP/M-86, Win95/98/XP Pro/XP Media, Linux (many flavors: Knoppix, Suse, Xandros, etc.)

    Work: KRONOS, RSX-11, Ultrix-11, PRIMOS, Apple DOS, Mac OS, VMS, DOS 3.x, Win 3.1/95/98/2000/XP, and some other minor ones that escape me at the moment....

    A bit of a walk down memory lane...

    Blue
     
  3. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Hmm

    At Home. Everything that officially has been on PC's from the first IBM XT. I guess that would include a lot of the DOS versions and Windows starting at 1.0 up to XP pro SP2 today. Also have had some plays at Vista RC1

    At Work Some of the IBM PC stuff, and also worked with Digitial Equipments DEC 10's and Vax/VMS

    Pete who may have just dated himself.:D
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello grandpas!
     
  5. BlueZannetti

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    Not quite yet! I hope! :)

    Blue
     
  6. Meriadoc

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    DOS-11, CP/M, Apple-DOS, VMS, Lisp/Lisp A.I, QDOS, MS-DOS, Commodore, Amiga, Atari, BASIC, Sun, MS-Windows 1.0/2.0/3.0/3.1/NT3.1/95/NT4.0/98/98SE/2000/ME/XP,MCE,64/Vista, MAC, OpenBSD, Linux, Solaris, and some forgot I expect.
     
  7. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Pretty much all that have been commercially available since the computer was a reality all the way up to Vista Ultimate.


    P.S.
    I am a grandpa
     
  8. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Me: all Windows versions(except Vista), FreeDOS, various Linux flavours(the noob-friendly ones :D), Mac OS X.
    In the future: xBSD, OS/2, BeOS.
     
  9. ccsito

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    Mostly work on Mainframe OS systems at work. Control Data MASTER (Multi-Access shared time executive routine), UNISYS OS 2200 and earlier UNIVAC EXEC 8 versions. I took a course on IBM ALC and used the IBM MVS OS. Also took a PC course using the Radio Shack TRS-80 (AKA Trash 80). I have used DOS versions up 6.22 and Windows 3.1, NT, XP versions at work. At home only used DOS 5 and 6 and Windows 3.11/98/XP. I also worked with the Hollerith 80 column punched cards at work and school.

    My original training was on Control Data Assembly language (with register, arithmetic controls, macro routines, operators, operands, and address manipulation) via card reader and puncher.
    Next to machine language, it provided the most complete control on what executed on the computer. Can you imagine providing each query to the WWW via punched cards?o_O :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Ice_Czar

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    DOS, Win 3.0, Win9X, W2K, W2K adv server, XP home\pro, W2K3, SUSE Pro, Knoppix(s) (STD ect), and working on learning Ubuntu\Slackware.

    Work and home are the same place :p

    strangely my experiences with Win 3.0 are recent as I have some rather old software that requires it, experiments to get it to run via VMware are underway, the trick is getting GPIB working
     
  11. Alphalutra1

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    For Windows:

    Windows 3.1, DOS(I think I played some games on it), Windows 95, 98, ME(don't remind me :p ), 2000, XP

    For Linux:

    Xandros, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Suse, Slackware, Vector Linux, Debian, and the one I have stayed with - Arch Linux

    For BSD:

    PC-BSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
  12. WSFuser

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    Windows:

    95, 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista

    Linux:

    SuSE 10.0 and 10.1, Kubuntu (Dapper Drake) and Xubuntu (Edgy Eft), Xandros 3.0, Knoppix (Live CD)

    Mac:

    Mac OS 9.0
     
  13. farmerlee

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    Started out with ms-dos 5-6 and the good old powermenu.
    The moved onto microsoft windows 3.1 . Over the years i have progressed thru win95, win98, win98se, winme, win2000 and winxp. These days i mainly use windows server 2003 which i have converted to a desktop setup. Win2003 seems to run a lot better compared to xp, although it does limit the software i can use.
     
  14. MikeNash

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    Hi Mrk,

    Home:

    ZX Spectrum 48k, 128k, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga 500 (mostly modified with various add ons). BBC Model B, Acorn Achimedes and An old Apple II for about 10 minutes. Windows 3.1, 95, 98, 2000, XP.

    Work:

    Dos 4.x onwards, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 3.5.1, NT4, XP, 2000, 2003. Various Linux including Debian, Redhat/Fedora Core, IPCop and a couple of specialised Asterisk builds plus looked at knoppix/ubuntu.. DEC Alpha.

    I think that's everything..
     
  15. NGRhodes

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    I learnt *nix on the Minix OS at Uni, moving onto Slackware. I've written some simple OpenGL, network code, decent parsers in C/C++ whilst at Uni (3 years worth).
    HP Unix mainframe, I had to do some DB++ stuff - ouchy hard only a few months.
    Also on the same Main frame I had a play at some multi threading code (rather hard) which was a simulator of a flight control system which was part of a research project funded by the RAF, just bug fixing for a few months.
    I've used every incarnation of windows from win95 onwards daily for mostly web (asp and .net) and sql 7/2k/2005 (got an MCE in 2005 and the odd bit of VB (7 years solid windows platform programming experience now).

    I have played with BBC B, Archimedies, C64, Amiga OS workbench 2 and 3, plus various other things (I remember seeing BEOS at Cebit and Nextstep), but all of these I have not done any serious work with.
     
  16. Pedro

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    I'm surprised to see references to Commodore. That's from back when i was a boy, i think it was PC 10 or something (my memory isn't that great, and i didn't spend 1/20th of the time i spend with my pc now, football of course:) )

    I didn't realize Commodore was popular.:thumb:
    I remember it being green and black, it could be from that net that covered the screen lol! Where i got my first virus, ping-pong or something, that dragged the computer and displayed a ping-pong ball of course! Game on anyway (Leisure Suit Larry 1 to those that remember)

    Vaguely i remember messing with DOS, win3.0., 3.1 (i think), Win95, 98, XP.
     
  17. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Don't wish to go much offtopic, but this demands a comment. Larry 1 (through 7), total classics!
    Mrk
     
  18. Capp

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    Dos 6, Windows 95, 98/SE, ME, NT desktop/server, 2000 desktop/server, XP home/pro, 2003 server R1-R2, RedHat 9.0, Suse, Fedora Core, knoppix, Nas Lite+, Mac OS X and some other versions of Mac I can't recall.

    That's all I can think of right now. Not much experience with Linux distros, but working on it :)
     
  19. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    I forgot to add Win 3.x, but I'm not sure if it's really an OS per se.
    Never worked with the original NT, come to think of it.
    Mrk
     
  20. lodore

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    95, windows ME UGH! Windows 2000,Windows XP,Windows NT, lots of manual driver installs on that one.
     
  21. TairikuOkami

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    G, I wonder when you people had the time to try out all those OS? [​IMG]
    I have never used anything but Windows, since there no other real OS, except MAC. [​IMG]
    My OS path started with 95, followed by 98, ME, XP and I ended up with Vista Ultimate.
    I never installed 95, 98 a few times, ME a little more, XP about 200 times & Vista 10 times.
     
  22. phasechange

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    I'll edited Mr Blues list :D to apply to me:

    Home: DOS 1.x-6.x, CP/M-85, CP/M-86, Win95/98/SE/XP Pro, Mac OS (the last Apple I used was twin floppy based), Linux (many flavors: Slackware (my 1st Linux), Red Hat, Mandrake (mandriva now), Ubuntu [my favourite] etc.), as well as various 8 bit OSs often with Microsoft BASIC or similar as a shell (Oric1, Atari 130XE, ZX81, Spectrum).

    University: MS DOS 3.1 (DOS 4 at home), PRIMOS, Apollo/Domain (first GUI programming was X11 on this)

    Work: PC DOS up to 7, OS/2 2.0, 2.1, 3.0), VMS, Win 3.11/2000/XP, AIX, HP-UX, SunOS, and Solaris. My favourites from this list are Appollo/Domain, OS/2, HP-UX, and Solaris.

    My first IBM Compatible was a Compaq luggable. My first home computer was a 1kB of RAM machine expanded to 16kB (current PC is 2GB).

    I don't work in communications not IT now so my OS experience isn't going to change much now and my memory ain't perfect either :D

    Phasechange
     
  23. ThunderZ

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    98, 98SE, ME (what a joke}, 2k, XP Pro, a couple different MS Server Editions, a short stint with Suse, run from CD Ubuntu. Have the final RC of Vista setting on DVD (just so I can say I have it :cool: ) [MOVE]Running[/MOVE] away from the final release of Vista as fast as I can. :D
     
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    I always used the cheat sheets to see all possible scenarios as you move the character around the game. :p
     
  25. TNT

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    Work: Windows NT 4, Linux (various distros), Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, OpenBSD, Solaris

    Home: Texas Instrument's TI-99 4/A Basic, Amiga Workbench, DOS (some versions, can't remember exactly all of them), Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT 4, Linux (various), OpenBSD, Mac, Windows 2000, Windows XP
     
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