Windows Rant

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at
Mon Jul 12 02:27:45 UTC 2010

On Monday, July 12, 2010 03:27 AM, 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....

Ooh wow. Definitely more useful than logo.

> 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??

Nah, it was Apache or Doom over the modem or people with no lives 
getting together for 16 player lan parties over ipx.

> Anyone remember SneakerNet and PCs without hard drives or graphics???

Without graphics? Are you talking about something like the Spectrum + 
tape drive that you connect to a TV? Frog hopper anybody?

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