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Oh sweet 95! I remember it being the bees knees when I didn't have to go into the DOS prompt anymore to play X-Wing. If you guys want a real belly laugh, you should do a search on YouTube for Jennifer Anniston and Matthew Perry doing their infomercial on it.

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Yeah I remember those times, even though I was much younger. The reason people went nuts over Windows 95 was that it was a huge improvement over the previous Windows 3.11 version. Plus Apple was nowhere as popular as it is today so that made Windows the only available OS for mass consumption.

 

I liked Windows 3.11, but I do think Windows 95 was the first windows OS where I didn't need to type "win" at the DOS prompt.

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Windows Fitted in a floppy disk... Now not even a song can fit in a floppy disk :P

 

And to make it worse, you could even email a song without much issue. That shows how small a disk is LOL

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I wonder how Un Advanced Email was back in the day.

Since I was just a small fellow I cant remember anything, I just remember playing Lion King on my PC :)

 

I can answer that. My first email account was text only and ran off a command line interface. My username was ZDAC149, if I remember correctly. It was still awesome to be able to communicate by email, though... :)

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Historically, MIT in the US created a system called MAILBOX, back in 1965.

 

Eudora was popular back in 1988, and Pagasus Mail was also doing the rounds.

 

MSN Hotmail was the first web-based email I believe, and that was started in 1996. I think I created my first Hotmail account in about 1999/2000.

 

Source: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-were-the-first-email-providers.htm

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I started using a computer before MSDos came out. The OS I was using was c/pm which was short for computer program for microprocessor and it was made by Digital Research Incorporated aka DRI. I have only fuzzy memories of the first time I installed Windows 3.1. However I remember installing Windows NT. From something like 35 floppy disks. And was informed on the 35th disk that the computer I was installing it on wasn't compatible. How exciting!

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Email used to run in a Command line interface? Wow.

What was the first Email Provider? Yahoo?

 

LOL, no. Plenty of providers before then, though they were mostly individual to specific networks. My first email account was on the UK academic network (at a ".ac.uk" address).

 

Eudora was popular back in 1988, and Pagasus Mail was also doing the rounds.

 

Eudora was not really a provider. It was predominantly an application - a mail reader - that worked with most standard email systems. It also had its own online version (which was an email provider setup). Pegasus Mail was a full-blown solution (mostly for Novell, I think). I remember using them both and, in fact, Eudora was extremely good... especially for the time. Way ahead of most other clients, with templates, filters, spam checking and all sorts of other stuff.

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Huh? My first self-build was before Windows was released. As in, the original Windows, not 95. I don't see the connection.

really? You must've been a techie then.

What I meant was... Now anyone new to the computer world cna check up a few youtube videos and make his dream build :D

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Eudora was popular back in 1988.

 

 

 

WOW, now thats a blast from the past! Used to use Eudora

 

Definitely! I loved Eudora. It was a great little email program. It really had some great features.

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LOL, no. Plenty of providers before then, though they were mostly individual to specific networks. My first email account was on the UK academic network (at a ".ac.uk" address).

 

 

 

Eudora was not really a provider. It was predominantly an application - a mail reader - that worked with most standard email systems. It also had its own online version (which was an email provider setup). Pegasus Mail was a full-blown solution (mostly for Novell, I think). I remember using them both and, in fact, Eudora was extremely good... especially for the time. Way ahead of most other clients, with templates, filters, spam checking and all sorts of other stuff.

Ah, I was only going off that website I linked, as I was only born in '87!

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