On Wed Mar-27-2019 19:06, Mark Hofmann (1:261/1304) wrote to Roger Nelson:
I should have paid attention to the alarm going off in my head when it (Win10) was offered to me FREE.
It will be refreshing when the desktop OS no longer holds people
Eons ago, when I was president of our local computer club, which consisted of just anout every available computer at the time (late 80s, early 90s), it was ALWAYS the Apple users who thought theirs were the best. I had, and was laughed at, an IBM PC jr, with two floppy drives and 384k of RAM. I wasn't asked to be president hecause of that, but because no one else wanted the job. I pulled everyone together to overcome our differences in order to understand the complexities of what the other guy was using. This was accomplished, believe it or not, in a few short months.
One of the members asked if he culd bring his to a meeting to demonstrate for wveryone how good it was. What it was, was the Commodore Amiga A500 and for me, it was love at first sight, but with two problems. 1) it was pricey and 2)
no one was writing programs for it. I was able to edit some of its shorter BASIC programs to run on the IBM PC jr and I was convinced that the Amiga was the machine for me -- someday. I was told it used contiguous RAM and at that time, the board would accept up to 2MB. I don't know how true that is. I still couldn't afford it, so my next machine was a self-built IBM XT, but without the name on it. Then I got to use an IBM AT and what I now have will run circles around the AT. (-:
...At the end of the day it gets dark.
--- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+ Aarti Mann
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