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Hi Y'all My name is Rich98528

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#1 Rich98528


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:19 PM

​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 I load them with games and useful programs (outdated like Windows 98 with MS Works).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.  

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#2 Condobloke


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:35 PM

G'day Rich, and :welcome:  to BC.

A lofty goal indeed, but judging by your past experiences you will achieve it.


Again, Welcome to where the real learning takes place....

Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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#3 ubuzz


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 11:01 AM

Wow.  Rich.  That's awesome!  Very inspirational story.  Keep it up.

Edited by ubuzz, 20 July 2014 - 04:09 PM.

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