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    Just wondering what Operating Systems you guys have used before.

    I have usedUL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>Windows 95/98 (5 years total)<LI>DOS (4 years) <LI>Windows 3.1 (4 years, and yes I learned Win95 before I played with 3.1)<LI>Linux (Hardly at all, I installed it half a year ago)<LI>BeOS (2 months)</UL>

    I know this won't help too much, but I was just curious what you people use. Post everything you have guys!

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    <LI>Windows 3.1 (7 years)
    <LI>Windows 95 (4 years)
    <LI>Windows NT 4.0 (2 years)
    <LI>Linux (here and there for a year)
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    Macintosh - 7 years
    Whatever the old comodore 64 ran on - 2 years
    Windows 95/98/NT - 4 years
    Unix (various flavors) - 2 years

    hmm...


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    It's late, I forgot to includeUL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>MacOS (starting with 6.7, ending with 9.3...starting in 1993)<LI>Windows NT (1 year)<LI>whatever TI computers run on (1.5 years)</UL>

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    Forgot to include about 9 years with the MacOS (perhaps because I am not proud of that fact?)

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    <LI> C64 - 3 years
    <LI> MSX-DOS - one year
    <LI> AmigaOS - one year
    <LI> DOS - 7 years
    <LI> Windows 3.1 - one year
    <LI> Windows 95/98 - 4 years
    <LI> Linux - one year
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    I still have two C64's, two floppy drives, one Commodore 1084 monitor (for Amiga) and bunch of old PC's. Too bad that I sold my MSX2+ away few years ago, there were like 2 of those machines here in Finland.

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    It's my second year I work on acomputer so here it is:

    - Windows 95 (1y)
    - Windows 98 (1y)

    Oh yeah and when I was a kiddo sometimes I worked in

    - MS Dos

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    Where's that spirit? Blue screen and error messages are fun! Just kidding.. Never had big problems so I like to make fun of those who have.

    Christophe - the guy whose Windows never crashes - Johanns


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    I set the screensaver on my linux box to "operating system screens of death". Whenever I'm away the computer shows the "blue screens" of various operating systems. This makes me appreciate linux all the more.

    I always try to keep my computers reasonably up to date. Well, I have a 200 MHz Macintosh clone (PowerTowerPro) and even though it is 3 years old, it can run most modern programs with little slow down. Just goes to show how far ahead of the curve Apple was with their hardware.

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    MSDOS - 9 years
    Windows 3.1 - 7 years
    Windows 95 - 6 years (we had a Beta copy)
    Windows 98 - 2 years
    Windows NT - 4 years
    Windows 2000 - 1 year
    Mac OS - 4 years
    Debian Potato - 1 week

    PS. I still use Win3.1 regularly. I have two 486SX/33 machines which run this little gem very neatly indeed.

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    Hi!
    I just registered to SitePoint.

    <UL TYPE=SQUARE>
    <LI>Vic20
    <LI>C64
    <LI>DOS
    <LI>Windows 3.1/95/NT
    <LI>UNIX (Various flavors) - 7 years
    <LI>Linux (Various flavors) - 4,5 years
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    I mainly use Linux, Mandrake Linux 7.0 to be
    exact. But I do test my Web pages in Win95 using VMware on Linux.

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    I'm afraid my list is not so long as yours:

    -MS-DOS(about 4.5 years; since '91 I thought)
    -C64 (only for games)
    -Windows 3.1(half a year)
    -Windows 95(1.5-2 years)
    -Windows 98(too long)
    -SuSe Linux 6.3 (two months, I believe)
    -BeOS Personal Edition 5.1 (two months)

    I've never had the chance to try the MacOS (should I be happy?) and I'm now trying to work only in Linux (after I've installed it on this PC). To be honest, I think that I've seen enough of this Micros*** junk. Ever seen an 486 with Win95 after 2 years? (never try it at home!)

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    Originally started using DOS 5 (for 2 years)
    Windows 3.x for about 2 years
    Windows 95 till present
    Windows 98 for about 1 year
    Mac OS 7+ for 3 years

    Never used Linux, Unix, or NT

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    Not Linux for me...just DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98...and (soon) WindowsME.



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    I just saw the post of Nitegold... He states he has worked with OSses for over 33 years! Woow.. You must have invented the PC and tested it years before we got it man!!
    I can state too that I have worked 8 years with DOS because I sometimes play with it?

    Christophe

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    Hi,

    <LI>Windows 95/98 (and ME when I get it) - 4 years.
    <LI> Windows NT - 2 Years
    <LI> Dos - 3 years
    <LI> Linux - Here and there for about 3 months
    <LI> Beos - Very little in about 2 months.

    Fletch


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    Commodore DOS
    Atari DOS
    Amiga DOS
    Apple DOS
    LISA
    MacOS
    freeBSD
    Linux
    AIX
    Windows 3.0+
    Windows 95+
    Windows NT3.51+
    VAX/VMS
    AS/400
    OS/2 2+

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    Micros~1 Windows 98 (11mths)
    Micros~2 Windows 2000 Pro (3mths)
    Linux (1yr)
    BeOS (7mths)
    Mac OS 6 - 10 (since '93)
    FreeBSD (2mths)
    AtheOS (2mths)

    Of course OSes like FreeBSD and AtheOS aren't my normal ones. I usually boot into Win2k or Linux (Mandrake).

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    Christophe: why pick on my post? ;-)

    Actually I remember using a computer over 11 years ago. I think it was an Apricot. I'm not even sure if it was a PC. I also remember typing on our Oracle machine. It was a wierd keyboard-thing that you attached to your TV. I can remember typing on it in our old house... that means it was 12 years ago at least ;-) I was about 4 yrs old I think.

    And thanks wluke for mentioning OS/2, it brings back memories. Our old school network ran 70 Win3.1 PCs off an OS/2 server. Nice stuff. I used to get access to it sometimes. A beautiful piece of work.

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    DOS from v5 - 2 years
    Windows 3.0 - couple of years
    Windows 3.1 - couple of months
    Windows 3.11 - 1 year
    Win95 - since b4 release
    Win98 - since b4 release
    Win NT 3.50 - couple of months
    Win NT 3.51 - couple of months
    Win NT4 - couple of years
    Win2000 - Various flavours - Since RC2
    Linux (SuSE, RedHat, Slack) - couple of years
    RiscOS - Various flavours again - 6 years
    C64 - couple of years
    C16 - 6 years
    Solaris - Only a little
    MacOS - Only a little


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    freesources&gt; he didn't say he used them consequtively. For example, I use linux, mac, and windows everyday so by your measure I have proabably used computers for longer then I am old (I wish. hehe ).

    Owen

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    Sorry NiteGold... But just.. it seems impossible to me to work with 3 computers a day when you still have to go to school...

    ANyway congratulation.. I'm going to try that too.. working on two osses at the same time...

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote/font><HR>Originally posted by Elledan:
    Ever seen an 486 with Win95 after 2 years? (never try it at home!) <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Well right next to me is a 486 with Win98, Office 97, IE 5, FP 98, and a ton of games.

    Performance is pretty bad, but it keeps the rest of the family from using the "Good" computer.

    As nitegold mentioned, I also have a little keyboard thingy that connects to my TV. It's a Texas Instruments computer, dating back to the 70s I think (scary thought: it is almost twice as old as me). It still works, and runs what is similar to qbasic.

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    It's quite easy. You just smart-talk your teachers into giving you two of the old network computers at the end of the year. I've given one to my mum so she can learn to type etc and one to my sister so she no longer needs to use my main puter. Oh, and I'm on my summer break at the min

    BTW, I really like Win3.1. It loads in about 2 seconds on my 486DX/33. Unlike Win95, which used to take 5 mins to load on the same machine. I used this machine up til about 1998, with W95, Office 97 and IE4. Yeah it was hell. But I liked it.

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    The 486 I was talking about had that W95 on it for two years without ever reinstalling it. No matter what you tried, you got:
    a/ a blue screen
    b/ an error message
    c/ reset

    Doesn't sound like fun, or does it?

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