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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 03 2023, @12:11PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 03 2023, @12:11PM (#1326922)

    Apple DOS 3.3 for me, but for those of us who started during the early home PC era, I'm curious at the absence of any of the Apple II operating systems -- DOS 3.2, DOS 3.3, ProDOS, GS/OS -- or Apple SOS for the Apple III. What about TRS-DOS for the TRS-80 users and whatever operating systems were used on C-64 and Atari computers?

    I realize the poll can't be exhaustive, but the Apple II variations and clones were extremely common in the classroom so would have been first for a lot of kids. The Apple II and C-64 operating systems would each have been first used by a lot more people than OS/2 or BeOS combined, yet those each made the list.

  • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Tuesday October 03 2023, @08:28PM (1 child)

    by Freeman (732) on Tuesday October 03 2023, @08:28PM (#1327026) Journal

    Interesting, I know I used Apple DOS, not that I knew that's what it was called until you pointed it out. Though, I believe my parents got a computer for the home, before I had my first experience using an Apple II. The computer we got had an orange monochrome screen, no HDD, a 3.5" and 5 1/4" Floppy Disk Drive and I know we had one of those dot-matrix printers with the green/white lined paper (maybe the paper colors were different, but I'm pretty sure it was some sort of alternating color per line). I also got my first taste of programming on that machine with some computer game book for BASIC.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 12 2023, @10:15AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 12 2023, @10:15AM (#1328534)
      If it's Apple II the first OS might be Applesoft Basic (written by Microsoft) or Integer Basic.
  • (Score: 2) by Rich on Friday October 13 2023, @10:08AM

    by Rich (945) on Friday October 13 2023, @10:08AM (#1328695) Journal

    For less absence, here's one vote for Apple DOS 3.3.