30 years of MS Windows

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Re: 30 years of MS Windows

Post by Smivs » Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:47 pm

Cody wrote:Penguinistas... the under 2% crowd!
IQ above 130 - 2% of population
50+% of US national wealth - 3% of population
80+ years lifespan (US) - 1.8%

Being in a small crown is often a good thing.
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Re: 30 years of MS Windows

Post by Cody » Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:04 pm

<grins> Damn, I only get into one of those categories!

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Re: 30 years of MS Windows

Post by Smivs » Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:36 pm

Well, I'm probably closer to being 80 than rich or smart. :(
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Re: 30 years of MS Windows

Post by Amah » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:31 pm

I don't even qualify for any of these... <feeling depressed now>
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Re: 30 years of MS Windows

Post by Alex » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:57 pm

Damn I only got 128 IQ on one test.
94 at 12 year old on UK test.
168 on US IQ online test.

Question becomes;
Are you stoopid enough to belive stoopid tests of Intelligence?

Rich and smart? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 30 years of MS Windows

Post by Day » Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:40 pm

Discovered windows and computers in 1995, linux around 1997.
Switched definitely to linux for my personal needs in 1999.
Decided to never trust professionally again a MS product during an internship in summer 2001.
Only coherent path was to be a professional linuxian.
Never regretted it!

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Re: 30 years of MS Windows

Post by SteveKing » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:33 am

I was introduced to Unix early in the 90's, after using Dos in the 80's after getting to play with an early Mac at uni. Unix was 'forced' on me because of a piece of revolutionary 3-D software that was designed for a Silicon Graphics workstation. You learn quick when it's your job :?

The piece of software was rewritten for Windows around the NT era, and has been consistently plagued by annoying little bugs ever since (to be fair though, the early SG machines were prone to crashing semi regularly), but I've never seen a better speed for processing files than on a Unix system.

Sadly I'm too indoctrinated in Windows now to be much chop at anything else, but I can still surprise some of my younger colleagues with a "I know a quick way of doing this" whilst pulling up a t-shell window and typing 'awk' :D
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