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antdude
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Re: Do you still use Windows?

said by chrisretusn:

You can play on words all you like it does not change the fact the acronym DOS "Disk Operating System" refers to operating systems such as IBM-DOC, PC-DOS, MS-DOS and the several other like operation systems.

IBM-DOC?
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So what. It's an obvious mistype. You know exactly what I meant.
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said by StuartMW:

Yup. The "Golden Days" of computing are gone. Computers are just another appliance nowadays.

I don't miss rewiring boards, or using a wire wrap tool and land cutter on IBM System/3.

Loading programs onto IBM Series 1s was a great leap forward. We used a plug-in console with a touch pad to enter commands in hex to load software from an 8" diskette.

There was no backspace, so if you screwed up on an entry, you had to start over.

God, we're old...

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not a floppy disk?



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said by chrisretusn:

So what. It's an obvious mistype. You know exactly what I meant.

:P

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Not invented then. Or at least not in common production use.

A little later, likely in the time of PDP11 Unix, 2.5MB occupied a single rigid 14" platter. I still remember being given my own RK05 pack when I started work. How could I ever fill it up?

(I likely never did: in those days, storage expanded faster than my capability to fill it).



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Yeah, and one will never need more than 640KB of RAM either

(Yes, I know Bill Gates never said that)
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Maybe, maybe not, but that was after Microsoft had negotiated the limit up from 512K -- the original IBM plan had the address space split evenly between RAM and IO.

So Microsoft was more right than IBM, though not right enough.



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said by StuartMW:

Yeah, and one will never need more than 640KB of RAM either

(Yes, I know Bill Gates never said that)

Al Gore invented the Internet. (Yes, I know he didn't say that).


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said by antdude:

said by StuartMW:

Yeah, and one will never need more than 640KB of RAM either

(Yes, I know Bill Gates never said that)

Al Gore invented the Internet. (Yes, I know he didn't say that).

I thought he did.
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my bad, he said he took the initiative to create the internet.


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And the guys that invented the internet agree with him.



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However Al Gore did invent Carbon Credits and has done very well from that.
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