Just in case it had escaped ones attention Windows is 30 years old this month as Windows 1.0 was release this this month in 1985.
This original version of the OS came as a standard DOS setup (on a 5.25? floppy disk) with by current standards a simple point-and-click interface and displayed in glorious Hercules monochrome or CGA graphics.
For all the information you could possibly want on the subject please see here...and reminisce. Where has to the time gone, eh? ;)
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Where has the time flown??? :S
The first version of Windows I used was 3.1, I never did use the first. It was not long after Windows 95 came out that my Dad gave me his Windows 3.1 computer... I wanted 95. 95, I learned, just did not run well on that old boat anchor Dad gave me, so I ordered some parts, upgraded, and have never looked back 🙂
Something which I figured out is that WIndows 10 is using a technology that send automated request to the Windows Servers in order to provide critical information about the computer that you are using and the programs that you are operating. This is not fair but we cannot say anything. The only thing that one can do is to block ports and make adjustments in the windows host files in order to block these.
So, just like google now microsoft is also trying to keep an eye on almost all the movements that you do on your pc.
I would invite you to read the Community Guidelines as you plan to be a 'regular' around here. The 'rules' are pretty simple and common sense.
Never worry about asking questions... as an IT pro you know there is NEVER a stupid question, just a silly lack of asking. :)
I look forward to seeing your contributions!
About the community guidelines. I am aware about it as I have already checked in the very beginning. I am not afraid of asking anything. The only thing is that at times people do learn a lot from their mistakes. Lets see. It might be possible that I can be of help in the community as well.
I think that the main difference with Windows after all these years is that back then it was very 'seat of the pants'/relatively 'raw' when now days it is altogether more polished and the focus for many of us has changed.
I might just take up programming again one of these days...just as a hobby and for old times sakes...;)
Glutten for punishment I guess 🙂
Those lovely days when we used to work in DOS. and was moving around with 1.2 and 1.44 inches of floppy disk drive.
1. Restarting the computer into MS-DOS operating system.
2. Type in "edit" at the command line prompt to open text editor program.
3. Open the "config.sys" file.
& addding the following lines in the begginging of the file
DEVICE=C:RAMDRIVE.SYS 32767 512 256 /e R:
and saving the files that creates the immediate ramdisk in MS-DOS