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Old 12th November 2014, 11:08   #1
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If you remember this, you're old. Very old.

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If you remember this, you're old. Very old.
You just took me back to 2001.
Windows 98/98 SE had it.

I'd newly learnt the magic of Ctrl+Alt+Del to remove hung threads and I was so much a star in my class at school.
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I vaguely remember that.

Anyway, the world has changed. Now it is never safe to turn off the computer!
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You just took me back to 2001.
Windows 98/98 SE had it.
Windows 9x to be exact - Windows 95, 98, 98 SE and ME. remember the logo.sys file?


miss them files - autoexec.bat, msdos.sys, io.sys, himem.sys, command.com
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remember the logo.sys file?
Yup! I had put a different logo as my PC's startup logo as well. Ah!
Thanks a lot for this; boss!
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Windows 9x to be exact - Windows 95, 98, 98 SE and ME. remember the logo.sys file?


miss them files - autoexec.bat, msdos.sys, io.sys, himem.sys, command.com
How about the 5.25 floppy with project files on them!! Also the HDD those days were far less than the RAM we use today...

And how many still remember writing their first TSR programs!! Hmmm good old days..
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ah, them five quarter drives with flippty-floppy disks that often catch fungus in the center. our first computer, 486 DX-II had a 66Mhz processor, 4MB RAM and 54MB hard drive (i couldn't install Windows NT Workstation 4.0 coz it needed minimum 8MB RAM)! my current rig has 4.2Ghz octacore processor, 16GB RAM and almost 5TB of disk space (yep, me planning to open a data center at home)

how technology has changed!
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Yep and for many of us the speed of CPU/GPU, no. of cores, RAM, HDD Size and speed, network speed can never be enough. Ealier this year had built a high end gig on a x79 platform, and its already outdated with X99 supporting DDR4. Its a differnt aspect as to how much of it is used extensively. That could be another topic in the jokes section.
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How about the 5.25 floppy with project files on them!!
How many of you have used an 8-inch floppy, let alone seen them or even know they existed?!

Yes, I'm that old (but can still fog a mirror)
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How many of you have used an 8-inch floppy, let alone seen them or even know they existed?!

Yes, I'm that old (but can still fog a mirror)
I am not that old and we had one of those floppies with "lotus" software. And a monitor with white and green color options only.
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The first computerised phototypesetting machine I used had 8-inch floppies. But I don't remember the capacity? It was in Kb, wasn't it?
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Ever seen a punched card. These preceded the floppies. Had seen them a few years back in my Dad's old files.
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How many of you have used an 8-inch floppy, let alone seen them or even know they existed?!

Yes, I'm that old (but can still fog a mirror)
A friend of mine has preserved one as souvenir from his earlier days. The first time he showed me I was like

looks like we are all revealing our ages
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How many of you have used an 8-inch floppy, let alone seen them or even know they existed?!

Yes, I'm that old (but can still fog a mirror)
Reminds me of this joke, which is very true with the current gen.

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