Discussion in 'polls' started by HURST, May 21, 2008.
DOS on a harddisk of less than 30 mb, which was in those days a sensational capacity, it could contain more data than on a floppy. Unbelievable.
I can't say if using Commodore or Spectrum counts, because I don't know what these things ran on.
But my first machine that I can really say I used and ran was an 8086 XT with 640KB RAM, no hard disk, CGA monitor, 2 5.25" floppies - and DOS 3.0.
One of the best, most stable DOSs made, alongside 5.0.
Sony HitBit. Can't remember which model exactly.
Exactly same specs machine here, 1988 if I remember well. You could make an extra Ramdisk as well (128 KB). So you had 768 KB.
according to wikipedia, the commodore sx-64 (which was the first computer I ever used) ran under "Commodore BASIC 2.0" OS.
Still I voted DOS, which was the first one I *really* used... commodore doesn´t count
the first OS i used was windows 95 with my old Viglen machine. works pefectly to this day.
two reboots in 4 years of use must be a record for windows. and even those where because of a scratched CD.
Windows 98 that came with my parents computer.
Definatly DOS. that was some kind of computing,really glad things have changed. .
DOS, don't remember the version (6.xx), in '94 taking a part time computer course @ B.C.I.T.
Apple IIE with monochrome green display
You had a video screen?!
DEC's RSTS-11, then many months later RSTS/E running on the new, super fast PDP 11/40, accessed from home via a 110 baud (acoustic coupler) dialup using an ASR-33 teletype. (You could type faster than the characters would print and could get way ahead of the printing if you were a good typist.)
DOS Release 23 or 27. It preceeded OS/360
Some of us are really showing our age....
Win 3.1 on an 8086 XT, local computer shop built PC...I can not remember all the other details... wish I could but it was in 1994 I think.
It almost turned me off to PC computing. Only when I jumped light years to ME OS with High Speed cable did I really get excited.
Same configuration as my Compaq XT in 1985. Subsequently replaced second floppy drive with a 20MG hard drive at a cost of $125. Considered that almost "limitless" capacity at the time. Then came my PC clone with Windows 3.1 and a Sony PC with Windows 95. Those were the days!
WoW. Some of you guys sure that they didn't run from vacumm tubes?
Pleased to say my first O/S was Windows 98 but my best friend who toured me thru his college lab once while majoring in computers i got to see my first TAPE MACHINES
Amiga Commodore was my first OS back in the days
If you don't count my C64, first one (at the office) was an Osborne running under CP/M. I heard that Bill Gates liked it so much he "borrowed" a lot of its features for DOS, which for us meant switching to DOS (on an XT) involved very little learning curve.
(Edit) As a P.S., those were the days that one of the critical factors you looked at when buying a new system (or even software for it) was what percentage it was "IBM compatible".
From the Commodore 64 which was programmable in machinecode (if you were a really accurate typist) I went straight to Windows 95
So I kind of missed out on the DOS experience.
My first machine was an Ohio Scientific Superboard II, whatever OS it used...
DOS 2 on a Compaq Portable with 2 floppies here.... goes back pretty far eh?
Actually, I had a little Timex Sinclair before that with 64k memory.
My first OS was Windows 95 (OSR2 I think because it had Internet Explorer) on a Pentium MMX machine, back in 1997 when I was all of five years old
But at that time I didn't really have my own computer, I'd just use the computer at a friend's house for a short while. I remember being so amazed by Windows 95, people would tell me why I always look at the PC with my mouth wide open
When I got my own PC, it was 2000 and the OS that came with it was Windows 2000. So I guess I need to say that Windows 2000 was the first real OS that I used
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