Qwertius


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Hello folks,

I'm Qwertius

I'm what you might call - an older man.

I'm a bit of a OS agnostic in that I am confortable using a bunch of operating systems.

From Windows to Linux to MacOS etc.

Been around computers since the 1960's and onwards.

I'd like to think I can learn something -- or try something new every day -- or at least every other day.

Life's too short to sit around doing nothing.

That's it.

Q
 
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wow. I go back a few years, but '60's+ Can you give us a backgound of what you were using then?
 
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Hi Dave,

I was a kid in high-school.

We used a computer that filled a room and used punch cards.

I'd be lying if I told you I could remember the actual specs of the machine.

But I do remember having a load of fun -

----as well as getting into trouble for making the dot-matrix printer go through about 50 sheets of paper. :)

By the late 80's I was using IBM's at work and a mac at home.

Moved up and through many PC's & Macs - trying to keep up with things.

Now I use mainly stock standard Dell's & HP's running Windows & various Linux flavors.

Occasionally I work with Mac - but not so much these days.

And yourself ?
 
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Not so glorious. I was in senior management at a small airport in the Middle east. Desktop computers ca e along, about 1984, I think, and, in the absence of any volunteers, my employers told me to get on with to and organise desktops for each department-No Internet or forums to fall back on, and only DOS. I survived! Now basikly use Windows, don't like Linux, but just starting to dabble with Apple Ipads and Phones.
 
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Ah the days before internet.

I forgot to add - at the college I went to - they used a new machine with a floppy drive that had the Operating system installed on it.

The floppy disk was the size of a small dinner plate.

Linux ?

Perhaps -- one day you might be interested.

I've mostly unhooked myself from Macs these days -- although I used to like them.

Here's a picture of my FerenOS (Linux) layout. (re the icons locations - I laid them out like that for fun)



FerenOS is remarkably similar to Windows.

Q
 
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Mid to late sixties. I was working on Ferranti Argus and DDP 224 for flight simulation and a PDP 8 for telephone switching. Vey late sixties an English Electric 4130.
 
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Amyway, Welcome to the forum, Qwertius. Quite a few “No longer young”, members here.
 
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First computer was in '92, an AMD 80386/40MHz Hewitt Rand with both 3.5" and 5.25" floppies, 4MB RAM 120MB HDD, never did get to work with the 8" floppies.
 

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Welcome aboard Qwertius, sounds like you've had a fascinating computer background :).
 
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Hi Ian,

Thanks for the nice warm wlecome.

Dave -- yep -- don't mind being an older guy.

I have loads of fun & loads of head-scratching in the process.

I don't think anyone who is into computers will ever suffer from 'Old Timer's' disease.

Our noggins are too stuffed full with geek

Q

BTW - if you find there is a delay in my replies -- its because I live downunder - in OZ.
 
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Wll, I am getting very close to being put in the Recycle Bin, but I hope they will just leave me unused in the start menu!
 
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LOL -- I have a feeling that there are a few old geezers here.

And most likely --- they might even appreciate Monty Python & Fawlty Towers & the Goons.

---- or at least I am hoping that is the case.
 
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72 is as far back as I go. Everyone here calls me a young'n. I think Admin is the only one younger than I. lol
 
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I went back through my memories.

1968 - or 1969.

1972 -- oh what a good year. ( ---- in more ways than one)
 
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LOL -- I have a feeling that there are a few old geezers here.

And most likely --- they might even appreciate Monty Python & Fawlty Towers & the Goons.

---- or at least I am hoping that is the case.
I was just a young kid and I remember sitting close to the radio listening to the Goons and in the UK, Journey into Space.
Ying Tong Diddle-I-Po
 
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Couple of good series for kids, maybe a little earlier - Dick Barton , Special agent, for example. And I can never forget the radio series of the Count of Monte Crysto - Even my homework was abandoned for that.
 
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