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Oldest computer os that you own

what the oldest OS you have running on one of your computers?   110 members have voted

  1. 1. what the oldest OS you have running on one of your computers?

    • Windows XP
      23
    • Windows Millenium
      3
    • Windows NT
      2
    • Windows 98
      11
    • Windows 95
      21
    • Windows 3.1
      15
    • Other version
      20

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Just wondering how many of us are still in the stone age, im still running 2 windows 95 machines!!!

*Make sure your still using the machine also, those old computers in the closet dont count :). neither does virtual pc. this is the main OS.

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Not counting any crappy public computers (like our school's) the oldest thing I'll work on is XP :)

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well, as i fix computers every so often, i only myself work on XP, but i client of mine, just upgraded to 95 :/ lol

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I still have one machine running 95, but I only touch it when I have to repair it :)

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I keep a dos 3 machine around to play those old games that just don't run any other way, or you can't play because the new system is to fast to even see things move.

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My dad STILL has a working, IBM XT clone! MS-DOS 3.30, no windows. He still uses it for writing out letters and some number-crunching (taxes? anyone?) with AS-EASY-AS (shareware). He still has an Epson FX-286e printer (he re-inks his cartridges himself). So I guess he has the oldest PC! He mostly uses his Pentium 4-1Ghz PC (Windows 98!!! ) but still uses the old "frankie" PC for simple stuff. It boots to command prompt in less than 30 seconds!. hehehe :)

A year ago I still had a working 386-DX-40 Mhz MoBo, but since I bought my current PC a 960 Mhz Pentium III PC with 256 MB RAM and 80GB HD, I kinda "donated" it to one of my cousins who's in a vocational school.

Everytime I see my dad working in the old PC, I joke him about donating it to the Smithsonian or to an antique shop. :rolleyes:

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Well, I've got a P1 box running 98SE as a winamp player downstairs, but technically the oldest os I use on a (ok, semi-) regular basis is ZX Basic on my faithful old Sinclair Spectrum (48k, of course :rolleyes: ) And for anyone who remembers them, the reason is 3fold - 1) the feel of that keyboard, with its easy to see commands printed on, 2) one of my all time fave games, iD and 3) pure nostalgia. And of course for the fact that when it crashes, a flick of the switch and it resets in about 2 seconds. Beat that, microsoft :)

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the oldest thing i use day-to-day is xp, but i have a pc using win98

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NT 4 Machines at work, damned US government is so far behind!

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Windows 3.1! :)

Virtual and non-Virtual PC! :rolleyes:

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NT 4 Machines at work, damned US government is so far behind!

You really believe that! I work at an university, and they still have PCs with Windows 3.0 !!!! The previous university I worked with had PCs with DOS 3.0!

And they wonder why students "hack" their PCs all the time. :)

p.d.: Not the whole campus, but some departments are somewhat cheap-minded and they want to "squeeze" the maximum life of their systems. Try to explain "technology development" to those guys!

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Windows 3.1! :)

Virtual and non-Virtual PC! :rolleyes:

what, then how come you never showed it to me?!?

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:D Still using a :afro: 286 laptop for network trouble-shooting calls. Also use dial-up and Apache web browser :rolleyes: for DOS when I can not get on my computer at home. Finally upgraded the DOS from Zenith 2.1 to MSDOS 6.22 and Windows 3.0 for some of the older games that I still own. :)
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Im sittin on a win 98, 2000, and 3 XP machines. I refuse to use 95 anymore.......

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why do people still use 95

I am suprised at the level of use of this OS . the poll even states a high percentage when i voted

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I actually have a diskette of DOS 2.01 somewhere at home :)

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**Edit** Don't know why but my post appeared twice. Sorry mods, not sure what happened here. :/

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I have disks somewhere with Windows 2.01 (I think) ... and I did have disks for Windows 286 & 386 (a lesser known variant) somewhere but I'm buggered if I can find them anywhere. I also have some very old versions of DOS lying around however the only ones I can put my hands on are 5.25" DOS 5.0 although I have a Research Machines version of DOS 3.12.

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I have  disks somewhere with Windows 2.01 (I think) ... and I did have disks for Windows 286 & 386 (a lesser known variant) somewhere but I'm buggered if I can find them anywhere.  I also have some very old versions of DOS lying around however the only ones I can put my hands on are 5.25" DOS 5.0 although I have a Research Machines version of DOS 3.12.

CD

Yeah, actually your post just reminded me that at home I've also got a boxed copy of Windows /286. LOL those were the days! :)

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i have DOS 5.1 someplace.. not that its used.

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windows 98se stripped to 90mb no media or internet intergrated.

I use winamp and mozilla firefox with java.

with Irfanview and some other 3rd party tools,

Its a very strong system with a celeron 1ghz and 512mb ram.

As far as im concerned, I wont need to even touch windows 2000 for at least 5 years.

Even then, I'd still stick to 98se cuz its the best OS of the last decade.

Give me DOS anyday NT sucks.

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**supplimental**

I dont need a swapfile at all.

Instead it starts when memory runs out completely.

I partitioned my 40 gig hdd to keep a separate 2 gigs just in case the paging goes nuts.

I have instant-on memory paging even though my system is running after 0.980 seconds cold boot.

This is as 32 bit as anyone should need at home especially when free personal firewalls are out and better than xp.

like sygate and zonelabs.

AVG Antivirus better than norton and free.

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i have on disk WINDOWS 1.0 :D

please don't ask me if i use that :)

bye bye guys!! :rolleyes:

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I think I still have a copy of DOS 3.33 lieing around somewhere, dont use it of course, I'm using XP pro :)

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On my oldest pc (appx 10 years, and it just died a while back) it ran DOS-SHELL.

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