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Operating Systems

Operating Systems jorjun has used:

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MS-DOS
AmigaOS
VMS
OS/2
IBM i
System 7
IBM AIX
Microsoft Windows
Linux
Mac OS X v10.0 (Cheetah)
Cleese
Mac OS X v10.5 (Leopard)
Windows XP
1985–1988
Boring, and steady. Don't really have much to say. It was clearly designed for small office use and accountants. There was enough there to get Lotus 123 to run.
1985–1990
Loved it. But this cheerful puppy had to die.
1989–1990
Just got in at the end of the wave, by joining a Polytechnic course in computer studies. Biggest memory was email. Yep there was an email bonanza going on between young people that was as not as wild as facebook is today but similar :p
1990–1991
Was a truly brave and virtuous engineering effort, but the market was already voting with its feet and moving to something more um commodity over-priced.
1990–2002
Formerly know as OS/400 and a direct descendent of OS/38. Incredible operating system, that has provided, and most likely continues to provide many medium to large corps. with lowest bang/buck computing. Mainly because system administration and OS/level coding and database have been integrated. I believe this software is the largest C++ project ever undertaken. If this True Blue Baby was ever open sourced, it would rock the planet.
1991
Bought my first monochrome macbook with OS7 on there from an auction. It was ex-BBC stock, from when they overhauled everything and went completely 'Doze. But then after the Jobs left the glitches started arriving...
1991–1992
Had an RS/6000 on my desk at first blue-chip corporate gig. Loved the attempt to get sys. admin under control with XML and SMIT. To this day, I have never experience the same feeling of awe over run-time performance. Otherwise..meh..Linux for-the-win.
1993
http://randomoverload.com/where’s-all
1997–
As web development server platform, including database. It's all there. But I am disappointed that there are not more O/S level abstractions, and no move to an object oriented, encapsulated approach. Needs more brave evolution is my view.
2001
Thrilled that The Jobs came back. And more than a little relieved.
2003–
I checked it out a while back, and have not had time to look in great depth. This project shows tremendous initiative and needs more buy-in and support.
2007–2009
Every iteration has been zooming in on rock solid. You can almost feel the fantastic engineering and the respect for professional utilisers that is wired in. Unix power meets Mac UI know-how = Awesome.
2009–
Running on a VM so I can see what Internet Explorer breaks (and so I can redirect and not fix).