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yeah, but my OS 4.1.x remained stable and I never saw a BSOD the entire time I owned it, yet it did absolutely everything I needed and faster than current Windoze Confused

It didn't take much computer to run the apps that existed 25 years ago. rofl
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That's what happens when the apps are coded properly instead of feeding the manuals to a hippo with dysentery and letting it [spit] into the compiler.  Doh
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We didn't have any, we went to computer class at Blocks dept. store and rented time on their Mainframe. Now at home we had PDP 10, PDP 11, various Atari models, Apple, and 8088 rigs.......... Whistle
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Now at home we had PDP 10, PDP 11, various Atari models, Apple, and 8088 rigs.......... Whistle

All of which you had to hand crank 15 miles, through the snow, getting up 2 hours before you went to bed AND paid t' pit owner for t' privilege!
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All I know is my dad could run the Mac without any training and hammer out letters on it, which made him happy Thumbs Up
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It didn't take much computer to run the apps that existed 25 years ago. rofl
They fit on one floppy.......... rofl  rofl
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All I know is my dad could run the Mac without any training and hammer out letters on it, which made him happy Thumbs Up

Typewriters did a damn fine job of that too, and for a lot less. rofl
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yeah, but my OS 4.1.x remained stable and I never saw a BSOD the entire time I owned it, yet it did absolutely everything I needed and faster than current Windoze Confused

It didn't take much computer to run the apps that existed 25 years ago. rofl

They fit on one floppy.......... rofl  rofl


If you think about what GP said, you can't help but come to the conclusion that most people using computers at home today have way more machine than they actually need for what they do with it.  Word processing, internet and email get no advantage from multicore processors and heaps of RAM and even a lot of media useage, music and video, don't necessarily need as much horsepower as the manufacturers try to sell us.  GP's old Mac worked fast and stable because it was never asked to do much more than word processing, a most basic task.  Today's computers are still plenty fast and can do much, much more than Jobs and Wozniak could even dream of way back when.
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OS 4 took 4 floppies. Had Works on it and the word and spreadsheet got regular workouts. Concur that we have way more machine than we need. 'Bout all I've added to my uses is muzak, movies, email [which wasn't an option on the old 2 mg Plus!], and internet surfing. Geek
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It did it all, but it wasn't as pretty and shiny... rofl
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i imagine gp is one that loves what they did with office 2007... lol
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I like DA's new avy.   lol
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i imagine gp is one that loves what they did with office 2007... lol
They changed it ?? rofl  rofl
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I'm stuck with an old copy of Office-XP.... Seems every time I need to re-install it another file is fubar on the CD..
What don't work so far...
Access, Frontpage, clipart, that stupid assistant crud  I don't use anyway...  Yap yap yap  rofl  Doh
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I've got an Office XP disc but Frontpage is on a separate disc in the set.  Is your disc scratched?
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Oh YEA!!!...   rofl   One of these days I'll try to do a "repair" on it and see what I can resurrect and burn to another disk..

Nice little cracked copy I got from "somewhere" (Can't remember  Embarrassed  ).
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My set came from a college bookstore for $5.  Also got 2 copies of Office 2000 and one of Office 2003.  That last one cost $10 but you could still legally have it on 3 pc's at once. lol
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A really, really, REALLY good friend <smooch, kiss, hug, molest> helped me get this copy. And it's the biz for getting stuff to editors - once I figured out the expletive deleted controls Brick Wall  Throw Computer
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If MS didn't change things and add new features every few years, nobody would need to buy a new copy. lol

I don't have a college bookstore connection any more so it looks like I'll be staying with Office 2003 for quite a while.  No way I'm gonna pay retail for it and the cheap student edition doesn't include Outlook so it's not worth bothering with.
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They changed it ?? rofl  rofl

the new "ribbon" thingy....i've noticed draws one of two emotions in people.  complete love, or complete hate. Doh


new laptop at work has 2007 on it.  Brick Wall  guess my thoughts on it... rofl
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A really, really, REALLY good friend <smooch, kiss, hug, molest> helped me get this copy. And it's the biz for getting stuff to editors - once I figured out the expletive deleted controls Brick Wall  Throw Computer

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