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POLL: How old are you?
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gnz11

Joined: 18 Jun 2008
Posts: 31

PostPosted: Mon 19 Mar 2012, 14:56    Post subject: not really  

from the age range of the poll what i see are folks that wanted to try something different.

most have been around windows for many years and some of the pre-windows computing.

so they weren't necc worried about having to get their hands dirty.

i'm 46. one of the reasons i came to puppy was the xp drive i had died.

i had a w2k disk and was able to use it for a year before i saw linux as an alternative.

i came to linux at the time that livecd were just getting started.
i had disks for about 4 distros, some install required. the mian issue i had with all were that none liked my modem.
i finally came across puppy- 215ce and it found my modem right off.

the nice part with puppy from a livecd was that i could still use all the daata on my win box but not have to do all the housekeeping of windows.
this freed up over half of the time i was spending. and on dailup that waas a huge improvement.

the main reason i have stayed with puppy is that i can use it on almost any hardware,in any location.
with one cd i can start up a whole table of computers, and they are all functional.
for less than 200m i get a full os. and few side issues.
i think that i'm like many of the puppy users, i want an OS that works and doesn't tell me what to do.

i can make my pup as hard or difficult as i care to.
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Monsie


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PostPosted: Mon 19 Mar 2012, 15:57    Post subject: POLL: How old are you?  

Hi all,

I am the same age as Bill Gates. Well, apparently I am 6 days older... and as his "senior" I haven't yet had the opportunity to offer him any advice. Wink

Currently, I am having coffee from my favorite mug that I've had for over 30 years... it has my name on it along with a picture of a 1955 Rolls Royce.

Cheers,
Monsie

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izezi

Joined: 19 Mar 2012
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Mar 2012, 21:31    Post subject:  

Today is my birthday. I'm 55 years old today! Smile

My first experience with a computer was an Apple with a real floppy disk that I taught myself to use in my spare time at work.

I was about 30 at the time and everybody else that worked there were college students who all had prior experience using computers. I wasn't about to let them know I had never touched one in my life and taught myself how to do all sorts of cool things, like access their personal files. Smile

When they finally upgraded to a new one I was the only one who knew how to boot it up because you had to flip the floppy during boot. Razz
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Colonel Panic


Joined: 16 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Mar 2012, 14:15    Post subject:  

izezi wrote:
Today is my birthday. I'm 55 years old today! Smile

My first experience with a computer was an Apple with a real floppy disk that I taught myself to use in my spare time at work.

I was about 30 at the time and everybody else that worked there were college students who all had prior experience using computers. I wasn't about to let them know I had never touched one in my life and taught myself how to do all sorts of cool things, like access their personal files. Smile

When they finally upgraded to a new one I was the only one who knew how to boot it up because you had to flip the floppy during boot. Razz


Many happy returns!

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pemasu


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PostPosted: Tue 20 Mar 2012, 14:36    Post subject:  

I am old enough...to have used 386 cpu diskless comp in job in 1992. The comps (512 kb RAM !) in my workplace booted dos 5.0 image from novell netware 3.1.2. The server was massive 486 50 Mhz with 100 mb hdd. It worked fine. Data was backed up to DAT on another hdd included workstation nightly. The server was updated to 90 Mhz pentium with 1 Gb hdd at some time. We left dos at 2000 and changed to use win4 server. I created first linux mail server to that retired 90 Mz Pentium with 32 Mb ram. I had Red Hat 6.0 with roxen web server and IMHO webmail plugin. It worked flawlessly. There was no X in server...of course.

The comps were Grid and Tandy by name:

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

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

And my first personal office computer looked something like this: http://lazerzap.com/images/5000.jpg

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izezi

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Mar 2012, 16:42    Post subject:  

pemasu wrote:

The comps were Grid and Tandy by name:

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

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

And my first personal working computer looked something like this: http://lazerzap.com/images/5000.jpg


I have a Commodore 64C somebody gave me complete with the Learning To Program In Basic 2.0 System Guide I'd love to learn to use.

I have the power cord but am missing the cord to connect to the TV. The few times I've tried using it I've had to make due with the cord from a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) to connect to the back of the TV through an old cable TV filter and it doesn't work too great like that. Sad
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steve_s


Joined: 26 May 2008
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Location: Austin, TX, USA

PostPosted: Tue 20 Mar 2012, 17:55    Post subject:  

40

Martial arts to keep me goin' on 26, hence the avatar. Cool
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jockjunior

Joined: 29 Jan 2008
Posts: 145
Location: Lancashire,U.K.

PostPosted: Tue 20 Mar 2012, 18:11    Post subject:  

62 tomorrow 21st March

Grandaughter (14) says I do her head in. Grandson ( 8 ) thinks I need help
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linuxbear

Joined: 18 Apr 2009
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Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

PostPosted: Wed 21 Mar 2012, 16:21    Post subject:  

I'm 58 and still a software professional working in gaming. I suppose if'in I gotta work, I may as well enjoy it too Smile
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davec51

Joined: 13 Apr 2006
Posts: 491
Location: Virginia

PostPosted: Wed 28 Mar 2012, 06:58    Post subject: Old, old  

I'm 78, and I feel it. I figure I'm about eight years behind in knowing about computers, smartphones, etc., and the gap is increasing. But Puppy is still comfortable.
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DipStick


Joined: 28 Mar 2012
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Mar 2012, 18:30    Post subject:  

23...and rather newish to linux/puppy
...i also fine it rather strange for the age list....but its nice to see the..."people of age" not sitting on the porch but "takin the puppy out for a walk" Very Happy
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Lazy JW

Joined: 21 Dec 2011
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Mar 2012, 18:53    Post subject:  

54 and counting. New to computers ingeneral, but Puppy is more fun than the rest.
Joe
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Minimatter

Joined: 08 Feb 2009
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Location: Massachusetts

PostPosted: Wed 28 Mar 2012, 20:52    Post subject:  

Until some time in the 1990's, my computer was a two floppy IBM XT. I worked hard to get as much on a 360K disk as I could: DOS, a good text editor, Vernon Buerg's LIST, Turbo Pascal for programming. To make it more responsive, you could put command.com in the high memory area and copy other parts into a ramdisk. 640K was enough memory for that. Now it's a flash drive with puppy. Maybe the principle is the same.
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Eyes-Only


Joined: 10 Aug 2006
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Location: La Confederation Abenaquaise

PostPosted: Thu 29 Mar 2012, 07:46    Post subject:  

53 and getting ready to stop counting pretty soon.

I was always the one who said he'd have a computer in his house "over my dead body!" About 26 years ago I must've died because I purchased an Apple IIe used for correspondence purposes - it was far easier to use than a typewriter. LOL! After several years that died out and nobody locally could figure out how to fix it. My wife bought me a 100mhz pentium I computer, they had just come out, with 16megs of RAM and a 1gig drive... My "guru" installed an OS upon it which later became known as "Windows 95" ( he was an alpha/beta-tester for Redmond ).

My last version of Windows was 98se but at that time I had been running something named "AstonShell" over the top of it for several years along with mostly open source software. A project that I worked for was upgrading its systems to Cairo graphics - 98se lacked it - and it was either drop out of the project, upgrade to XP, or switch to Linux. Seeing that my wallet was empty the latter choice was more than appealling.

The rest is basically history, as they say.

Cheers/Amicalement,

Eyes-Only
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sunilrathaur

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PostPosted: Fri 11 May 2012, 08:06    Post subject:  

41
feel like dino, feed like dino
afraid of rex at home
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