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DeskMate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeskMate

In an alternate reality there are hundreds of millions of people using this instead of Windows.

This was a GUI for MS-DOS circa 1990-92.
Edited by SyveRson - 7/20/11 at 4:02pm
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post #32 of 240
Yep MS-Dos, playing 8 bit games off actual "floppy" floppy+ disks that were huge lol

oh and my "rig" had a 1.2Gb drive....kick ass

Also had a spectrum zx and remember using the (awesome and new at the time) BBC Electron in school lol
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The one I remember for sure is PC-DOS 4.01, which was bundled with IBM PS/1 computres in the beginning of the 90's. It was basically the same as MS-DOS, as Microsoft and IBM shared the code up until 1993.

But the first OS I ever used was probably DOS 3.3 (don't remember the exact version number, but I'm almost 100% sure).
 
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post #34 of 240
the kind i had to put in a floppy disk to boot up when i was very young. The only one I remember clearly however was DOS and playing krustys super fun house on it.
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3.1 and I am not sure if I used DOS, but I know it was 3.1 and 95
Terrible times
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Originally Posted by doomlord52;14285936 
Yes, my first gaming experience was on DOS, when you had to type in the directory of the file you wanted to load (or game)

I'm with you there, I also remember playing on the comador 64.... the joys of loading games from tape's and floppy disks. rolleyes.gif
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My elementry school used Macs. It was the first time I'd seen them so I thought they were made by my school.

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post #38 of 240
Will you believe me when I say... MS-DOS 1.10??? Back in the very early 80's.

Look familiar?

IBM%20PC%20DOS%20v1.10.jpg

Here is a shot of WINDOWS 1.01!!!

Win%20v1.01-03.png

We've come a long long way!

Here is Windows 3.11... one of the "better" Windows.

Win%20v3.11%20(WFW)-04.png
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Whatever came on the Macintosh SE,we had a few we used for typing lessons in 1st and 2nd grade in the mid 80's.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SyveRson;14286068 
DeskMate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeskMate

In an alternate reality there are hundreds of millions of people using this instead of Windows.


I used to own the Tandy Laptop pictured in the Tandy Corporation Wikipedia page, and it also ran Deskmate, but alas it was only a gui, like Windows 3.1, not an OS.

Oh, to those people saying Windows 3.1 was their first OS, it wasn't. Windows 3.1 wasn't an OS, it was only a GUI, it had to have MS-DOS installed and running, Windows was just an environment at that time.
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Originally Posted by ManOnFire;14286078 
Yep MS-Dos, playing 8 bit games off actual "floppy" floppy+ disks that were huge lol

oh and my "rig" had a 1.2Gb drive....kick ass

Also had a spectrum zx and remember using the (awesome and new at the time) BBC Electron in school lol


There were no 8-bit PC games. EVER.

The x86 architecture was always 16-bit from the beginning. Some might confuse that the first popular x86 CPU, the 8088 had an 8-bit external bus to save money, but inside it was a 16-bit CPU, just like the actual first x86 CPU, which was the 8086 which had the more expensive 16-bit external bus.
 
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