Windows Rant

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Sun Jul 11 23:52:58 UTC 2010

On Jul 12, 2010, at 6:03 PM, chris <chevhq at> wrote:

> On Sun, 2010-07-11 at 15:27 -0400, A. Jorge Garcia wrote:
>>> Please don't tell me it was for Lotus 1-2-3 or Wordperfect.
>> Believe it or not, we did do a lot with BASIC, Lotus, WordStar and
>> DBase in those days....  Well, before we had PCs, we had GIMIX  
>> (like an
>> early Linux that ran UNIX apps on a mini computer) and dumb
>> terminals....
>> I remember getting Windows 2.0 on multiple floppy disks (the real
>> floppy 5.25" disks with cardboard covers) for free at PC Expo in
>> Manhattan in 1989?
>> Anyone remember PCs before Windows and the Web??
> yes, started with trs80's commodore 32 was a big deal when it first  
> came
> out, and then moved to the z80.
> we used to import components from radio shack and build computers then
> First operating system was an early version of cpm.  Damn good system
> too.
> Cheers the kiwi
> -- 

I still use a Z80 emulator today!  Google VTI or Virtual TI, it  
emulates a TI-83/84/84/86/89/92 Graphing Calculator running a vitual  
Z80 in DOS.  It still runs in Windows and it's the one app I need WINE  

A. Jorge Garcia
Applied Math & CS
Baldwin SHS & Nassau CC
Sent from my iPod

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