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Windows and others…

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The first operating system I ever laid my hands was fortunately or unfortunately Microsoft Windows.
I don’t understand why this was so. This was in my early days at school. No wait, it wasn’t windows… it was something else… I don’t recall its name… it was something like DOS I think… I wrote my first LOGO program there and then some BASIC. And, in my later stages some PASCAL. Then it was the end of non-Windows operating systems. Then it was Windows all along until I came to this place.
It opened my eyes to a whole new world of computers and operating systems. All this time I didn’t even know that the windows I had been using all this time was a pirated copy! It was time for me to experience GNU/Linux. We had this course called Elements of scientific computing 101. We were taught to compile and run simple Java programs with console commands like ‘javac’ and ‘java’.
We also had a dozen Sun systems running Solaris 6. At this time I still wasn’t aware of supposedly more powerful systems like FreeBSD. Ending todays entry with a screenshot.

Written by Naresh

September 14, 2005 at 9:50 am

Posted in College Life, Software

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    January 6, 2006 at 5:10 pm

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    Jayant Kumar

    January 11, 2006 at 1:13 am

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    January 30, 2006 at 7:58 pm

  4. Same is the case with me. Began with DOS, Win 3.1, Win 95, Win 98, Win ME, Win 2000, RH9, FC2, Win XP, FC3, and its FC4 now!

    Keep writing, I am reading.

    Anurag Singh Rana

    February 25, 2006 at 5:01 pm

  5. Even me the same . I started with Log travelled with pirated windows ended up in linux!!!
    reply here
    pavi world


    April 9, 2006 at 9:57 pm

  6. Thanks greaat blog post

    Jerry Voss

    November 2, 2022 at 8:29 am

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