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ringo
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Message 11 of 40 (889194)
11-09-2021 11:23 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by jar
11-08-2021 2:22 PM


I'm at the library on an HP Compaq (3.30 GHz, 4.00 GB RAM) running Windows 7 Pro SP1.
At home, I'm running Windows XP on a machine that I've had for more than ten years and it wasn't new when I bought it (not connected to the Internet). Our local used computer stores all seem to have disappeared, so when it dies I'll probably have to buy new.
I started out on Windows 98. I once had a laptop running Vista, which I didn't like much.

"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"
-- Lucky Ned Pepper

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ringo
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Message 31 of 40 (889246)
11-12-2021 10:53 AM
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11-09-2021 2:32 PM


Percy writes:
I started out on a PDP-8 programming assembler.
Well, old-timer, if we're going back to prehistoric times, I learned BASIC on the university's PDP-11, working from a teletype. Remember 8-inch floppy disks? Later on, I learned Fortran on a Xerox Sigma 9, working from punched cards.
My brother got a Commodore PET around 1977. Then I got a VIC-20 and eventually a C-64, both of which were still running until a few years ago.

"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"
-- Lucky Ned Pepper

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ringo
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Message 36 of 40 (889280)
11-14-2021 1:34 PM
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11-12-2021 5:42 PM


Percy writes:
RSTS/E using an ASR-33?
I don't know what version of BASIC it was.
The teletypes were something like that, with the long-stroke keys and the big rolls of paper. They printed every space.
There were also some more modern terminals called DECwriters but you had to get to class early to get one of those.

"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"
-- Lucky Ned Pepper

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