Hi everyone, I just registered so I'm a Newbie. I have played with computers since the 80's. My first was a Texas Instruments console that hooked to the TV and used DOS. I went through computers like the IBM running 8088's then the 286, the 386, Pentiums, AMD's and on and on. Recently I started collecting old or obsolete desktops and refurbishing them then donating them to local churches and other organizations to go to families that cannot afford. I load them with games and useful programs (outdated like Windows 98 with MS Works). This allows kids to get involved so they don't fall behind in technology. I have boxes of obsolete sound and video cards, cases of every type and an infestation of mice. It's fun to see what I can make work and I am competent in Windows from Win 3.2 to Windows 8. I took a class in 1990 to learn DOS, and earned an Associates degree in ITC which centered on Microsoft Office 2007. I am now a full time student working towards a Masters Degree in electronics/computers engineering. This is a lofty goal for a 60 year old with learning disabilities but I am enjoying the whole thing, well not so much for calculus but I'll get through it.
Its great to meet everyone and I look forward to melding of the minds. Peace.