Which was the first OS you ever used?

Discussion in 'polls' started by HURST, May 21, 2008.

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What was your first OS?

  1. DOS

    124 vote(s)
    33.8%
  2. Win 3.1/3.11

    46 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. Win 95

    59 vote(s)
    16.1%
  4. Win 98

    50 vote(s)
    13.6%
  5. Win NT (2000/NT/XP)

    17 vote(s)
    4.6%
  6. Some Linux flavour

    3 vote(s)
    0.8%
  7. Mac OS (any version)

    10 vote(s)
    2.7%
  8. Other, please specify

    58 vote(s)
    15.8%
  1. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    Just wondering...
     
  2. ErikAlbert

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    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. :)
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    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.

    Mrk
     
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  4. MikeNAS

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    Sony HitBit. Can't remember which model exactly.
     
  5. gerardwil

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    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.

    Gerard
     
  6. HURST

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    @Mrk

    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 :D :D
     
  7. lodore

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    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.
     
  8. WSFuser

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    Windows 98 that came with my parents computer.
     
  9. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Definatly DOS. that was some kind of computing,really glad things have changed. .:cool:
     
  10. wat0114

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    DOS, don't remember the version (6.xx), in '94 taking a part time computer course @ B.C.I.T.
     
  11. Coldmoon

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    Apple IIE with monochrome green display
     
  12. LowWaterMark

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    You had a video screen?! :eek:

    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.)
     
  13. AKAJohnDoe

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    DOS Release 23 or 27. It preceeded OS/360
     
  14. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    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...:oops: wish I could but it was in 1994 I think. :doubt:

    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. :thumb:
     
  15. RobZee

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    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!

    Rob
     
  16. Meriadoc

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    :D You Win!
     
  18. EASTER

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    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 :blink:
     
  19. dawgg

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    Amiga Commodore was my first OS back in the days :)
     
  20. MikeBCda

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    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".
     
  21. Pieter_Arntz

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    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.
     
  22. reparsed

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    My first machine was an Ohio Scientific Superboard II, whatever OS it used...
     
  23. Kerodo

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    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.
     
  24. Firecat

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    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 :D

    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 :D

    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 :)
     
  25. Cloudcroft

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    Windows 3.1.
     
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