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nooby

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PostPosted: Tue 15 May 2012, 02:15    Post subject:  

My life would be a disaster without Puppy. Smile

Don't ask me how I feel emotionally. Half of what you guys feel.

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Eyes-Only


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PostPosted: Tue 15 May 2012, 05:38    Post subject:  

FEEL 25? REALLY?! Shocked Maybe YOU guys do so speak for yourselves! lol! But speaking for myself I usually feel like the little kid I always was, and just never grew up. Ask my wife as she'll whole-heartedly agree! "Sheesh! You're always such a kid!" But I don't think she means it nicely. It's normally said out of exasperation at me! Wink

Yes... I still feel much like a kid. However, it's this body that spends much of the day being pushed around in the "roadster" that simply will no longer follow my commands to do as it's told to equally behave as a child - and that can get rather frustrating most times.

Still though - and this is directed to Jay ( Puppyluvr ) - there's no way in hell I'd ever want to be 38 again. Nor even a child! I'm far more comfortable on this end of the spectrum and will be glad when I "buy the farm" as the proverbial saying goes. Very Happy

My 2 cents worth anyway.

Eyes-Only
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Tue 15 May 2012, 06:18    Post subject:  

tallboy wrote:
The distribution that keeps you young! Proven by the age of it's users!


+1 from me....Nice!
I'm for adopting that as our slogan!

I'm 65 at the 2012 deadline date, 21st December, so feel very connected to all the changes going on in the lead-up...hope you're all keeping safe, and flowing with the changes

People have often asked me how old I am, and a favourite answer is 943, as I seem to have access to certain wisdoms that I know I haven't acquired in this lifetime...
...but as to how old I feel....well, like tallboy's quote, I feel about 27....as that was just a year before I was told I had 2 years to live....so the number of years doesn't matter as much as what you use them for, don't you agree?

Puppy certainly helps, and has been a source of inspiration and conversation since discovering it a few years ago

There's nowt wrong with feeling young, other than the body complaining of abuse, trying to keep up.... Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue 15 May 2012, 10:29    Post subject:  

I remember some of my 20's, mostly they are a haze. 35-43 also not too clear. Not sure if I ever felt as good as I do now at 47, but I do miss how fast I could recover from long nights and injuries, seems like everything takes twice as long these days and I have half the time to do it.

I also missing being able to eat anything I wanted, these days it's all about low-fat, raw veggies, fruits, several small meals during the day and no binging on crap before bed. Gone are the "iron stomach" days.

I think the average age of Puppy users indicates the wisdom of choosing Puppy. We tried the rest, found the best. I used to spend hours dicking around with my computers, I just don't have the desire anymore, I do enough of that at work. Puppy just works, after due diligence with distro-hopping I learned my lesson.

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linuxbear

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PostPosted: Tue 15 May 2012, 15:46    Post subject:  

sunburnt wrote:

Beat that !!! ( someone will come along that worked IBM 560 ).


ummmm, does an IBM 370 running VM/OS count? Does other old mainframes tied to StorageTek six foot tall (American refrigerator sized) tape-drives count? This of course before the first IBM personal PC was available. Also of interest, IBM has a history of using what "just works" and not upgrading unless necessary. The first Blackberries available in the US were issued to IBM Global-Services personnel and connected to an old, though still usable mainframe. Later IBM created a virtual machine of that system and ran it on an AIX cluster.

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PostPosted: Tue 15 May 2012, 15:52    Post subject:  

STK 3650 Tape Drive

http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/accession/102688152
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puppyluvr


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PostPosted: Wed 16 May 2012, 00:59    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello,
Remember when the 5 1/4 floppy was such an amazing improvement over the old 8 inch format.. My first Hard Disk was 10 mb, and I was awestruck..
I held one of the first 100 mhz CPU`s, in the Intel factory, while it was still "top secret" Cool , but wasnt impressed compared to my 486 dx4-66... Rolling Eyes
Until the 2011 tornado here, I still had my Commodore 128D running GEOS...

Ahhh... Memories...
"SYS64738"

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zenn

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PostPosted: Wed 16 May 2012, 03:56    Post subject:  

No wonder most of the users in this forum are more experienced in commands and scripts. And that's not a bad thing when it comes to linux. Smile

I don't perceive the age gap here at all. I'm 24 this year. Tinkering with computers led me to look past windows. Started with Knoppix, then Ubuntu and finally this distro which made my old hardware fly.

Community seemed friendly and that is why I joined. Very Happy
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8-bit


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Location: Oregon

PostPosted: Wed 16 May 2012, 04:23    Post subject:  

If you really have to know, figure it out for yourself.
I was born in 1947.
I was born again when I discovered Puppy linux!
And I was also reborn when I rediscovered the advances in old Atari PCs.
I am not as frequent visiting now because of the last one as I am trying to build addon hardware for the old Ataris.

I can boot the Atari from a disk image stored on my IBM compatible PC using Windows or linux with a serial connection.
But I am still battling doing so with a USB2serial adapter connected to my serial2atari cable in linux. Works in Windows and I really hate having to go to Windows just for that feature.

I also am going quite insane! Wink
Hope no one ha noticed! Smile
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Eyes-Only


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PostPosted: Wed 16 May 2012, 06:06    Post subject:  

Welcome to the Puppy Kennels ( "forum" ) Zenn! Hope we create a tonne of fond memories for you here and many awesome adventures in the world of Linux my fellow Puppian Friend!! Smile

Cheers!/Amicalement!

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kros54

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Location: member of Hungarian Puppy Linux Community

PostPosted: Wed 16 May 2012, 07:49    Post subject:  

I saw people on the moon.
My first computer ZX81.
I know what it means in Fortran, Algol, Basic programming language.
In the past three years, the Hungarian-language was developed more than two dozen puplet.
In short, I am 58 years old...
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ETP


Joined: 19 Oct 2010
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Wed 16 May 2012, 09:17    Post subject: HOW old !!!!  

LX (knew that Latin “O” level would come in handy one day)

Still recovering from the following shocks:

1. Sinclair high fidelity monolithic integrated circuit amplifier launched in June 1971. (Went back to valves/tubes eventually)
2. DOSSHELL – multitasking with a RAM drive. Even more impressed years later when I realised it could read NTFS volumes.
3. The A-Z of WordPerfect – a collection of macros that made WP as easy to use as the later Word.
4. Trying Puppy Linux for the first time.

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zenn

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PostPosted: Thu 17 May 2012, 03:21    Post subject:  

Thanks for the warm welcome Eyes-Only. A small community already feels cosier than a large, commercialised one.
No doubt my exciting adventure has only just begun. Smile
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tallboy


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PostPosted: Thu 17 May 2012, 21:37    Post subject:  

Zenn wrote:
I don't perceive the age gap here at all. I'm 24 this year.


What age gap??

tallboy Cool
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tinker

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Location: Midwestern United States

PostPosted: Thu 17 May 2012, 22:37    Post subject:  

I am 56, so I can't win the age contest, but I HAVE been programming since 1972, so call me 40 in programmer's years. (My high school had only started offering programming classes a couple years before that. We used a PDP 8L with 8K memory and a dial-up line and teletypes to get to a computer system at a local college.)

First computer was a Timex/Sinclair. My second computer (circa 1985) was an AT&T PC 6300, an IBM XT clone that one-upped the speed to 8mhz. (that's MEGAhertz, children).

I've done other things, but finally came back to programming (which I do as a job) and messing with obsolete/small/failed/obscure computers and tiny/beautiful/effective/elegant/home-brew operating systems (i.e., puppy) which I do as a hobby.
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