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Your first operating system?
I'm 16 years old but mine was... Windows XP.
I used it for 3/4 years and I loved it. I miss you mate.

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    Windows 95 or 98,I don't really remember. I was born in 94 and I was like 4 or something when I started using computers.
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    windows xp, so many fond memories, in fact I tried to install it again last year and it fuckin' bulldozed over my Linux partion and gave me one giant fuck you. Good times windows, good times.
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    The Commodore 64 ... But really the first OS I was aware of as such was the Amiga OS on the Amiga 1000. Pre-emptive multitasking in 128KB of system memory FTW! In '93 when I bought a 500MB HDD it was $1 per MB.

    I'm not an Amiga fanatic like some ... but that was a huge waste of great potential. I switched to DOS and Windows 3.1 very reluctantly after the collapse of Commodore.

    Been with MS ever since Win95, Win98, Win2K, XP ... dodged Vista ... Not a huge cheerleader for it, but by and large it works and I know it, or can at least find my way around it.
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    @rainmitchell yeah, i remember the classic start menu, the old paint, control panel... Windows used to be a good OS...
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    windows 98, I was 6 when I first got my hp pavilion.
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    @altermind yeah, as you might've guessed I'm a Linux person, but I liked windows xp and 7, those two were acceptable.
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    @rainmitchell same here, XP and 7 were good, now I'm on Linux
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    @rainmitchell @altermind nothing beats full control
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    Win 95 over here. On some big-ass tower with turbo button.
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    @nona42 really your machine had a turbo button?! AMAZING!
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    @altermind Turbo buttons were very common. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    For what it's worth, mine was the AmigaOS.
  • 2
    Win95.
    But the OS I have the fondest memory of is definitely WinXP. I had it for ~12 years, run the latest games with it, used my first "bigger" programs on it, did my first bits of programming against it (including a system crash caused by a loop...).
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    DOS. Yep...
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    MS DOS :)
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    SINCLAIR BASIC
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    @spl0 I also started on Sinclair. My first two computers were a Sinclair ZX81 and a Timex Sinclair 2068. I'm fucking old.
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    C64 was my first. After that MS DOS, and then Linux, and VMS.
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    Gateway GP6 350 - Windows 98
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    Commodore 64
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    Windows 95 I'm pretty sure. then 98, 2000, XP, Vista and stopped at 7. Linux, Mac and Chrome ever since before 8 came out.
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    ZX Spectrum :)
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    MS DOS and Windows 3.11 👍🏻
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    MS DOS 2.1
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    Mine was Windows ME on I think a Packard Bell. I don't remember much about it because I'm also 16.

    I thought that I could bypass my dad's login, but it turns out I was logging in as a guest.
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    PCDOS 3.0, it must have been.
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    Acorn OS on the BBC Micro
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    @Knossos oh yeah 🤘🏻 Rock on!!!
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    My middle school had an Acorn suite (a room full of Acorn computers), I'd get incredibly sad if our IT lessons were in there, knowing we had a room full of Windows 98 PC's just round the corner.
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    @drRoss Think I'd rather be in the Acorn room! :)
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    COS was first OS I *used* (not owned)
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    @spl0 Haha, Windows 98 was so shiny, I lusted over it.
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    DOS
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    we dusted off our old BBC micro a few years ago for nostalgia. I programmed an infinite loop drawing coloured lines randomly on the screen. I left it running for a few minutes as I went to get a drink. I returned to it smoking noxious fumes. I had to hurriedly unplug it and take it outside. I was coughing for a week!

    Do not leave your ancient hardware in an infinite loop!
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    windows 3.1 babby!!
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    Win 95 got my first PC when I was 8
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    Win XP. Loved it.
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    CP/M 86 on a PCW8512...and I'm only early thirties
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    @ianjofriel Not 86 surely? The 8512 had a Z80 didn't it?
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    @spl0 yep, being a dumbass, CP/M+, not 86, loaded from the stupidly noisy 3" disks...
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    @ianjofriel ha I remember those! :-)
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