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post #21 of (permalink) Old 06-17-2007, 10:22 AM
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Ya know.. once you "upgrade" to that Fat Mac, you'll be stepping on an upgrade treadmill you can't get off... just like the Jeep!
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Ya know.. once you "upgrade" to that Fat Mac, you'll be stepping on an upgrade treadmill you can't get off... just like the Jeep!
Yeah, I know...I spent 3 years doing the upgrade dance on that machine...first was a RAM upgrade...to 2mb. Then a second 750k floppy...then more RAM (up to 4mb) then finally a hard drive...85MB! Whoo, Hooo!

Was a great machine given it's price and it's learning curve...

Wish this IBM T41 and WindersXP was that simple to use...Not much fluff in the programs back then.

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...Was a great machine given it's price and it's learning curve......Not much fluff in the programs back then.
Yep, I cut my programming teeth on a Timex Sinclare 1000, then "upgraded" to a Texas Instruments TI-99/rA and then came the big one.. the $3,000 IBM PC with a ProPrinter and Color VGA. That lasted me about 5 years through college and graduate school. By the time I was out of college, programs were bloated. What took two passes of a compiler then took five or six. The computer aided sofware design systems were just coming into being when I left programming. Whew.. I escaped a bullet on that one. But I've got to hand it to Microsoft and MAC, they both opened up computers to the world... and that's a good thing.
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He He - time machine is right.
I never liked dBIII because it was too standardized - too many menu driven things. They eliminated some of the things you could do with it. Once you learned dBII, it became far more versatile than anything I've even seen since.


My businesses were all done in DBII and were made to link with Lotus 123. I wrote it all myself.

He He - going back in time - In College I took a couple of classes in Fortran and Basic. That was touted as the wave of the future! Once in a while I still play around with Basic on an old cumputer.

No, DBII won't even load up, and I use Smart Suite - it has a later version of 123, similar to the old 123.
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Have you tried the newly released Safari? Once reserved for the MAC, it's now available for the Windows world. It's a nice, fast and clean browser. Do I use it? Nope, but I have loaded and worked with it. I'll stick with Firefox, and it's working great on my Linux powered comupuer.

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... then "upgraded" to a Texas Instruments TI-99/rA ...
Somewhere, in a box in the basement, I still have a TI-99/4A with original box and half a dozen game cartridges. I liked “Hunt the Wumpus.”

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Those who understand binary and those who don't.
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Well, this is just my luck...
1,600 wiring harnesses that are incorrect and my 'puter takes a crap...

Trying to load an anti-virus program, and the computer I was using takes a giant sh!t...

Now I'm finally up and running on XP, but I'm sure not liking it so far... Maybe it's like a fungus and it will grow on me.
We got so feed up with Windows we went to a MAC and will not be going back.

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Larry, I'm just curious how well your linux machine does in a windows world. My son is trying to convert me, but I use some expensive tax software that is written and tested for MS.

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I'm interested in that too. I run an enhanced version of AutoCAD that's designed around Windows and Intel. If Linux works without too much trouble I might try it.

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