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Date: 08/15/06 02:05 AM

39 Responses to Evolution of Computer Desktops

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    August 15, 2006 at 2:24 am
    Link: Evolution of Computer Desktops - Hey, where`s the Amiga!?
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    slaine Male 13-17
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    August 15, 2006 at 2:30 am
    was there a point to all this?
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    Dolegay Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2006 at 2:31 am
    if thier going go and say the history then they should go all the way back to commodore vic 20s
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    FudgeSundae Female 18-29
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    August 15, 2006 at 2:43 am
    I remember using MS Dos :(
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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
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    August 15, 2006 at 3:15 am
    I remember life BEFORE dos, fax machines and cellular phones...back in the "olden days." You could count on 4-6 weeks for anything to arrive.
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    xboxman Male 13-17
    381 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 3:23 am
    Hes mising windows media center edition =)
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    72tour Male 13-17
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    August 15, 2006 at 3:31 am
    I remember windows 3.1
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    jo_ero Male 13-17
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    August 15, 2006 at 4:06 am
    My grandma used to have a classic 386 computer and a old mac. But yet another reason that mac is better than windows.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    August 15, 2006 at 4:16 am
    A lot of those screenshots of Windows are low-res when they could have been high-res like the equivolent mac systems. Windows 95 and 98 didn`t look much differant from modern Windows. 95 was really the turning point.
    I remember I had windows 3.1 back in 92...
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    JonIncognito Male 18-29
    35 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 5:12 am
    A few computers missing from that list..

    Commodore, Amiga, Tandy, et cetera.

    And sure the Eniac was not a desktop computer by any means, but they could at least mentioned it.

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    JonIncognito Male 18-29
    35 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 5:20 am
    Or the Atanasoff-Berry Computer.

    The first electronic computer, but there were also other non-electronic computers invented throught history. Check out this link on Heron, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero_of_Ale... he built complex machines involving weights and rotating dowels with pegs in which ropes could be placed to operate various things.

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    beternal Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2006 at 6:04 am
    Gets you wondering what the next 10 years hold...
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    Manicstoive Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2006 at 6:46 am
    It seems to me that the Mac OS was actually heavily ripped of by windows in the early days. I miss my Commodore 64 though. I`m gonna find an emulator!
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    XloveX Female 13-17
    342 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 8:12 am
    Vista looks pretty good
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    signed_in Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2006 at 8:18 am
    I think you will find that Britain made the first electronic computer, but that is still clasified information. It was the Colossus, and was made to crack the enigma codes during WW2.
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    infearno Male 70 & Over
    382 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 8:36 am
    Hands up who wants WinVista... anyone? come on someone must want it? no? Ok then

    and what about GEM the Atari ST GUI

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    videogamer Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2006 at 9:47 am
    I think the evolution of the PC and the Mac should have been side-by-side, not all merged into one list. It`s hard to compare this way.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2006 at 10:14 am
    there is a huge leap when you see mac osx.
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    nondescripti Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2006 at 10:20 am
    Windows 3.1 was the first computer my family ever had. Boy that brings back memories.
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    kitten_soup Female 18-29
    368 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 11:16 am
    Those first Mac screenshots bring back so many memories! My dad brought home an Apple LC running Mac System 6 in December of 1989, when I was 4. The first software we bought was KidPix. Damn, those were good times.
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    twizzler01 Female 18-29
    552 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 11:19 am
    mm i want vista... i got xp
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    nickbrick Male 13-17
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    August 15, 2006 at 11:31 am
    Makes as much sense as the evolution of french fries.
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    whatup09 Male 18-29
    169 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 11:34 am
    vista looks sick kinda. wikipedia that ish
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    VVIsGod Male 13-17
    53 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 12:07 pm
    "It seems to me that the Mac OS was actually heavily ripped of by windows in the early days."

    Apple actually filed a law suit against Microsoft about that, although they didn`t win because the judge had no clue what they were talking about.

    Vista is just an OSX knockoff. I actually saw a video... Someone was describing the new features in Vista, and all of those features were being shown with OSX. Pretty funny, actually.

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    Boxtop Male 18-29
    652 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 2:03 pm
    "Commodore, Amiga, Tandy, et cetera."

    Correct me if I`m wrong, but I assumed these computers ran on command-line/text only interfaces, and not GUIs. That`s probably why they`re not listed, because these never ran on "desktops."

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    Boxtop Male 18-29
    652 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 2:06 pm
    "Windows 3.1 was the first computer my family ever had. Boy that brings back memories."

    Same here, like the time I completely messed up Windows 3.1 by deleting some files I shouldn`t have and we had to get a new computer.

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    kittykatrock Female 18-29
    68 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 2:11 pm
    i remember having the 1992 looking one when i was younger =b haha wow
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2006 at 3:12 pm
    HAHAHAH WINDOWS 3X, I REMEMBER THAT AND WIN 95 AND 98 HAD A TANDY PC BACK THEN

    AH THE GOOD TIMES WHEN THERE WEREN`T PC`S TO EDIT YOUR HOMEWORK. HAD WORDPAD. AND THOSE 5 INCH FLOPPIES WITH `NUMBER MUNCHERS` AND `THE OREGON TRAIL`

    THAT KDE SH`T LOOKS EVEN BETTER THAN MAC OR PC WHAT IS IT?

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    tatervent Male 18-29
    373 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 3:50 pm
    i had windows 3.1 for ever, and i remmebr the pc was in dos... so you hd to type /win or win or whatever...

    then i went all the way up to 95, then 98, then windows ME, and finally windows XP (on a computer which is actually an acceptable speed unlike all the others)

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    3R1N Female 13-17
    141 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 4:18 pm
    didnt they miss out windows ME?
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    qquuaacckk Male 18-29
    333 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 4:44 pm
    hahaha 8 inch and 5.25 floppies.
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    patteacher Male 30-39
    30 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 4:56 pm
    I`m still operating with a Win3.x. Has there been an update? Didn`t see that coming. Any suggestions?
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    Boxtop Male 18-29
    652 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 6:12 pm
    "didnt they miss out windows ME?"

    Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows NT etc. all had the basic interface of Windows 98, therefore it would be redundant to post shots of them. The only thing different about them is how they worked.

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    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
    888 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 7:26 pm
    I noticed alot of the Mac screens are in higher quality, and have nice images in the background (95, for example, was just a plain color..)

    Anyway, thanks for bringing another Windows vs Mac war to IAB!

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    BakaNeko728 Female 18-29
    666 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 7:52 pm
    i feel so old looking at the older ones -.-
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    brutalnz Male 30-39
    1386 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 8:50 pm
    I thought it was only a nightmare, Mac sys 5 existed??
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    mostclever Female 30-39
    316 posts
    August 15, 2006 at 9:40 pm
    I went from a Commodore 64 to Windows 2.0. Makes me wish I would`ve gone to Unix instead.
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    philitup23 Male 18-29
    468 posts
    August 17, 2006 at 4:41 pm
    if you go to Clever Spider they will probably be able to make something like this
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    Omgroflwtf Male 13-17
    510 posts
    August 19, 2006 at 10:33 pm
    notice how all the mac shots after the year 2000 look like they`re 5 years ahead of the microsoft.

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