Fediverse: what is your favorite retrocomputing platform?
(I'll define "retrocomputing" as "at least 20 years old" for these purposes.)
@bhtooefr personally, my guilty pleasures are
* the classic mac os; the UI is so well thought out it persists to this day
* nextstep; a unix with an interesting parallel ecosystem that prevents it from being yet another boring commercial unix
* palm os *and* winCE; I really appreciate the pre-iPhone mobile devices for what they tried and the fledging ecosystem crippled by apathy and ineptitude on the platform holder part - havent been familar with symbian et al sadly
@bhtooefr Something like a Sparcstation 5 is still pretty versatile and has support from a wide range of operating systems.
@bhtooefr Classic Mac OS is still my favourite.
@bhtooefr Commodore 64. Closely followed by the Atari XEGS.
@bhtooefr Pad of graph paper and pencil. n.n
@bhtooefr Amiga workbench and Amiga DOS. ☺️
@bhtooefr Throwing Windows 9x into the definition of "retro" isn't helping us feel any younger.
@rocx I had to draw the line somewhere, there's people on here who weren't born when Windows 95 came out. (Wait, that didn't help either...)
@bhtooefr I hate to say this, but: Linux on Intel.
Going with Classic Macintosh OS. It got so much of the UI right the first time around.
@bhtooefr Lisp Machine, Pascal uEngine, Data General Aviion, ONYX Z-8000.
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