Checking my old computer.

Michael Pavling pavling at
Sun Jul 11 22:28:17 UTC 2010

Go to bed. You have school in the morning :-/

On Jul 11, 2010 11:19 PM, "Karl Larsen" <klarsen1 at> wrote:

    I have found the floppies and they are 5 and 1/4 inch paper encased
which were invented in 1976 so my computer had to in the late 1970's. I am
10 years off on age. DOS was also invented about this same time.

The first microcomputers <> did
not have the capacity or need for the elaborate operating systems that had
been developed for mainframes and minis; minimalistic operating systems were
developed, often loaded from
ROM<>and known as
*Monitors*. One notable early disk-based operating system was
which was supported on many early microcomputers and was closely imitated in
MS-DOS <>, which became wildly popular as
the operating system chosen for the IBM
PC<>(IBM's version of it was called
DOS <>), its successors making
In the 80's Apple Computer Inc. (now Apple
abandoned its popular Apple II
<>series of microcomputers to
introduce the Apple
Macintosh <> computer with an
innovative Graphical User
to the Mac
OS <>.

The introduction of the Intel 80386<>
CPU <> chip with
32-bit<>architecture and
paging <> capabilities, provided personal
computers with the ability to run
systems like those of earlier
minicomputers <> and
Microsoft responded to this progress by hiring Dave
who had developed the VMS <> operating
system for Digital Equipment
He would lead the development of the Windows
NT<>operating system, which
continues to serve as the basis for Microsoft's
operating systems line. Steve Jobs <>,
a co-founder of Apple Inc. <>,
started NeXT <> Computer Inc., which
developed the

    So it is sure the computer was closer to 1980 than 1960. In fact I had a
work computer in 1960 that had paper tape storage of everything :-)

 73 Karl


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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