stdevel,

Great to see this magazine here - makes it much easier to abandon Reddit.

Internet username/alias: stdevel
Interests/hobbies: Collecting ThinkPads and other retro hardware, mostly from the 90s.
What interests you about retro/vintage OSes? It mostly brings back memories when operating systems were more unique. Linux-based OS are becoming way more mainstream and kinda boring these days and especially Microsoft Windows totally lost its track. I love tinkering around with OS like older Unices (HP-UX, Solaris) or Windows 3.x-XP and DOS.
What was the first OS you used as a kid? MS-DOS 5.0 and Windows 3.1
What is your current OS you use? Fedora 38 and Pop!_OS 22.04

Parallax,
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Glad to see this magazine and other retro enthusiasts already here!

Internet username/alias: Various
Interests/hobbies: Homelabbing, some programming, retro computing - especially Windows 9x and XP era
What interests you about retro/vintage OSes? I love working on old hardware, testing compatibility, benchmarking, patching, making them work in a somewhat modern capacity. I think I like hardware more, because once it's built and working I tend to move onto the next thing instead of playing games! Haha
What was the first OS you used as a kid? I'm not positive, but I think it was DOS 3 on an PS/1 Consultant. Too young to truly remember unfortunately...
What is your current OS you use? Windows 10, macOS Monterey, OpenBSD, and Ubuntu Server/Docker

staticlifetime,
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Internet username/alias: I'm staticlifetime
Interests/hobbies: Linux, Programming, Vintage computing
What interests you about retro/vintage OSes? It's fun to study old architectural decisions and see how far we've come
What was the first OS you used as a kid? Apple ProDOS
What is your current OS you use? Fedora Linux

Sinclair-Speccy,
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@staticlifetime Welcome!

starstorm_x1,
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Internet username/alias: Starstorm_X1 and CyberCat2000
Interests/hobbies: Retrocomputing, old tech collecting, drawing, animation
What interests you about retro/vintage OSes? There's something about watching the evolution of UI design as time goes on and computers become more advanced, not to mention the surprises of encountering an obscure OS!
What was the first OS you used as a kid? Probably either DOS + Windows 3.11, but I really got into computing around Windows 95!
What is your current OS you use? Mix of Windows 11 and Garuda Linux (with KDE Plasma) on my main computer, Windows 10 at work

Sinclair-Speccy,
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@starstorm_x1 👀 Didn't expect to see you here

jameswoodcock,
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Hi I'm James and owner of PixelRefresh.com. looking forward to reading and taking part.

James Woodcock - GlideManiac
Retro and modern gaming & tech
Loved RiscOS on the Acorn Archimedes A3010 so makes me want to learn more
RiscOS first true computer OS I would say I used.
Windows 11, macOS, Ubuntu

Sinclair-Speccy,
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@jameswoodcock Welcome!

Sinclair-Speccy,
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Internet username/alias: Sinclair-Speccy, Sinclair, Altair
Interests/hobbies: Retro tech, world-building, mythology, spicy food, dancy fashion like the 1800s styled clothes, vaporwave (Windows96), synthwave (Dynatron), darksynth (Carpenter Brut, Dan Terminus), phonk (KSLV Noh, $WERVE!, EVVORTEX), experimental music (Frums)
What interests you about retro/vintage OSes?: The style, the aesthetic the fact it didn't suck
What was the first OS you used as a kid?: Windows XP
What is your current OS you use?: Windows 10 (On my Windows computers), Linux Mint (Late 2006 iMac)

thissa,
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Internet username/alias: Thissa / Scott
Interests/hobbies: Retrocomputing and Retroprogramming, technology in general, gaming, travel
What interests you about retro/vintage OSes? The simplicity: no notifications, no popups, and yet they are very flexible and customizable because they expose the hardware more than modern OSes do
What as the first OS you used as a kid? Mac OS 6
What is your current OS you use? Mac OS 13

Hey @Sinclair@kbin.social, you should fill out the introduction too! 😛

Sinclair-Speccy,
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@thissa You're right, I should 😂. Oh, and welcome too!

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