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Post  JimLewis on Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:32 pm

Typed from a friend's house while researching new computers . . . We crashed over the weekend. I'd been seeing it coming and had time to complete a full backup (except for a day or two's worth of not much).

Anyway, what with looking for a new desktop, getting it and the %$#%#@ setup, it may be a while . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:34 pm

Consider a MAC

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Post  fiona on Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:00 pm

Billy M. Rhodes wrote:Consider a MAC
On the basis that with computers it never rains but it pours? Very Happy

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Post  Tony on Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:18 pm

I used to have a Three and a Half inch floppy in my Mac Embarassed

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Post  tim stubbs on Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:33 pm

mine was 5 1/4 inch in the first mac i used but it was 8 inch when i started all them years ago!

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Post  John Quinn on Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:36 am

Went thru a number of Macs starting with the "Fat Mac" 512k, c.1984. Went over to the dark side (PC) in 2001, though I do have an iPad too. Cool

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Re: crash, crash goes the computer

Post  JimLewis on Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:19 pm

That took less time than I thought it would.

Well, starting back with a Kaypro "portable" computer with 64 K of internal memory and two 600K floppy disk drives (before -- or contemporaneously with -- the first Apple, and well before the IBM PC) I've now gone through a gazillion operating systems, from CP/M, MSDOS, Widows 3.1 (etc), Windows 95, Windows XP, to Linux (which I really, really like) and now to Windows 7. But at this point I'm to danged lazy to clean my hard drive and re-install Linux (and I can't stand dual-boot systems).

Soooo . . . Back to virus checkers, spyware blockers, firewalls and all that other messiness.

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Post  Oliver Muscio on Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:04 pm

Sounds like Jim may have started computing just a little ahead of me. I started with an Apple IIe at work, got an Apple IIc (a more compact version) at home. Later switched to the MS dark side and went through all the operating systems Jim mentioned (except I never got around to Linux). Currently on Windows 7. So far, so good...
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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:19 pm

I started with TRS 80 and a typewriter style printer. I know it had two drives but I don't think it had a hard drive.
I have upgraded over the years with both Mac's and PC's. I used PC's at work and when I taught some college classes the instructor's manuals for the textbooks were all on PC.
Now we have the Mac where every thing is in the monitor, not sure I like that because when the monitor goes you have to replace everything, we also have two Macbook Pros.
Our son-in-law is a college journalism professor and uses Mac's, if I didn't buy Mac I would take grief from him.
I also used Apple/Mac something in the school system and had the first laser printer in out high school. My journalism computer room was very popular with staff and students. This was in the late 1980's to early 1990's.

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Post  coh on Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:15 pm

My wife has been a MAC user for many years and she has had more problems with them than I've had with my PCs. But on the bright side, her computer looks nicer than mine.

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Post  Hawaiian77 on Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:50 pm

I've been a Machead for over ten years now. My first was a strawberry iMac. (If you remember them) I had it for about 8 years. Changed out the hard drive once and it kept on going running with OS 9. Finally, it died plus with the internet I couldn't get into a lot of the websites because you needed OS 10 and higher. Now I have a Mac mini. I'm sure everybody has there own preference which is good but I know one thing. Mac's are expensive but they last for a long time. Maybe it's good for the long run.

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Post  Harleyrider on Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:55 pm

My very first computer was a Sinclair ZX81 with memory expansion and thermal printer, followed in rapid succession by a Spectrum 16k and a Spectrum 48k!!!

Halcyon days indeed....sigh.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:39 pm

Lots of comp experience between us all!

Glad you made it back quickly Jim.

I think you might quite like Win7. I certainly do and I've done everything from BBC Model B and Amstrad PC in early 1980's , through Amiga 2000's for first video editing machines to Linux, Mac's and now fairly top end PC's still for video editing and special FX.

I love it that I hankered after a 1Gb drive in the early 90's but couldn't afford it 'cause it was £1000 and now I am buying 2Tb (2000Gb) drives for £50! Very Happy And soon it'll all be "in the cloud" apparently.

I'm off to buy a stupidly powerful graphics card, so I can edit the footage from a cheap GoPro Hero HD camera that is of broadcast quality, waterproof to 60M and does slo-mo! Wonder how I can use it for bonsai stuff?

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Post  JimLewis on Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:32 pm

And soon it'll all be "in the cloud" apparently.
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Umm, not for me . . . having my head in the clouds is enough.

BTW, finding the picture to post was a task with W-7, but I suppose I'll get the hang of it. Linux was/is SOOOOOOO much simpler.

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