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    Hello, I am a second semester Computer Science student and I though that I should socialize with people with the same interest. I just happened to run into these forums which seem to be very broad so here I am. The community seems to be very nice and helpful so I might decide to stick around. I am very thirsty for knowledge, I love every aspect about computers and I'm here to learn, hope to see you all around.

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    Welcome to the forum, you'll find this one a bit more relaxed and tolerant than most, I spent a lot of time working with computers from around 1973 to 1997 including taking part in the design of several, after that though I'm just a windows user like anybody else - Have a nice stay.


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    Welcome to the boards, its a good forum this one.

    Mega brain has proven to be of great assistance, its good, but were not all Windows users Olinphal, Macs the way to go hehe this might start a debate, oops oh Linux systems are nice aswell. M$ is the devil! lol Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Problemed
    Macs the way to go
    Thanks Prob! I didn't know I was so popular! j/k..I know what you mean.

    Welcome to the Board, Olinphal!
    Fixin' shit that ain't broke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Problemed
    Macs the way to go
    Thanks Prob! I didn't know I was so popular! j/k..I know what you mean.

    Welcome to the Board, Olinphal!
    Mac went a long time ago, just keep an eye on his avatars to see how fast he is deteriorating....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    ...I spent a lot of time working with computers from around 1973 to 1997 including taking part in the design of several, after that though I'm just a windows user like anybody else - Have a nice stay.
    Thank you for the warm welcome(everyone), I doubt after that much experienced obtained you can call yourself a "normal" user hehehe, but no really, I understand ^_^, well I will see you guys around.
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    lol i hope your suggesting that MacGyver went out a long time ago not Mac my beloved Apple systems, Mac will gain a heavy load of the market in no time at all with the standard of users increasing dramatically its only normally that Mac will take over, i believe everything is easier on a Mac, and well one nice thing is u dont get virus's. Works out the box, and well jump on a Apple running OSX, its where Vista got all its new ideas from, and mac has had them out for 5 yrs, tiger coming out soon, yet another unbelievable OS so should be fun.

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    p.s. windows was hacked withing 5yrs of public release! OMG
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    Originally if I remember right, MAC OPSYS was developed for the 68000 series micro (far superior to 86x) hackers took to it (WIN SYS) because it had evolved through stages giong right back to win 3.1 & even back to dos, there were plenty of books on how it did things. MAC (at the time) had far few users and therefore writing virus's would not have had the mass impact that [malicious hackers/virus authors] seem to crave. If MAC really does take off don't expect it to survive even 5 years, since there are more people around with experience who might want to turn their misguided talents towards it... :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    Originally if I remember right, MAC OPSYS was developed for the 68000 series micro (far superior to 86x) hackers took to it (WIN SYS) because it had evolved through stages giong right back to win 3.1 & even back to dos, there were plenty of books on how it did things. MAC (at the time) had far few users and therefore writing virus's would not have had the mass impact that [malicious hackers/virus authors] seem to crave. If MAC really does take off don't expect it to survive even 5 years, since there are more people around with experience who might want to turn their misguided talents towards it... :wink:
    are you refering to the 68000 made by motorola ? (which is probably being used to power my washing machine ?

    I dont like macs.
    PC's are just about bearable.

    GOD BLESS THE AMIGA !!! (Which incidentally used the 68010/20/30/40 motorola processors)
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    Whatever you call them, they are all direct descendants of the 68000 series processor.
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    So why do you think that the 16 bit 68000 was superior to todays processors made by Intel or AMD ?
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    Intel processors are flawed. The 68000 derivatives are true linear address mapped processors, the X86 jobbies are far from logical in their structure. - I am using the generic term for the processor families remember.
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    I can kind of agree with you there, the motorola did a pretty damn good job at handling the Amiga's OS (Workbench) - and I dont think my system ever crashed !! - Ever !!!

    For anyone who is interested to know, the dinosaurs in jurassic park was made using the commodore amiga + video toaster.

    Why did Mac switch to Intel then ? Was it cost ?

    Does anyone remember a computer called the "Dragon 32, it was designed and built in Wales (of all places!) it came with 32kb of RAM"

    What ever happened to archimedes computers ?
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    Ask Mac, I presume it was for the same reason Sony eventually made VHS machines, their earlies (Betamax) was far superior and a little more expense, Joe (the knob-head) public went for the cheapo - same with the PC - now you'll all suffer.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by leohopkins
    I can kind of agree with you there, the motorola did a pretty damn good job at handling the Amiga's OS (Workbench) - and I dont think my system ever crashed !! - Ever !!!

    For anyone who is interested to know, the dinosaurs in jurassic park was made using the commodore amiga + video toaster.
    Ahhhh Amiga! So ahead of their time. I had an Amiga 1000 and later a 3000. They totally blew the doors off anything PC's and Mac's were putting out at the time. It had a 4096 color screen, when PC's used monochrome, and Mac's were black and white. Had a built in stereo sound card, when pc's just had a 1" tinny sounding system speaker. They had a full GUI interface long before windows, and a great OS...plus the developers had a sense of humor. (fatal execution errors were called "guru meditation errors") and the inside of the case had all the developers signatures, including the paw print of one of their dogs. They were awesome..I wonder what they would be like today, if they still made them.

    p.s. Lightwave 3d (the 3d modeler used by the toaster) was also used for the show "Babylon 5".

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    Yup, my first was an Amiga 500+ then later I had an Amiga 1500 (with the twin disk drives ) After that I had an Amiga 600 with a 40 meg hard disk. and after that I had an Amiga 1200. (Must say though, that I wasnt too keen on the A1200 with its AGA chipset, they had got rid of "hold & modify" for some reason. Workbench was great though, you really felt like you were inside the computer as opposed to nasty Windows 3.11 and its predecessors !!

    If I won Euro-millions i'd buy the Amiga from Amiga Inc and start making them again - only this time with modern tech (backwards compat though of course !!)

    While we are remenising on old times, do you remember Deluxe Paint ? Photon Paint?
    And Geoff Crammond's "Formula One Grand Prix?" - I must have spent at least 1000 hours playing that game. lol. Striker was a good game too !!
    And the wordprocessor, "Wordworth" :-)

    May Jeff Minor be with you !! :-)

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