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I got my first computer when I was 15, I'm 51. I learned BASIC and assembly, then went on to DOS and on to Windows 95. I started on a Radio Shack computer, then an Amgia and finally a PC and have been using Linux since about 1996 (I thought it was a passing thing in 93-94).

Boy if we'd have had Linux in those days, but we only read about Unix and used what we had. My point is I often look back and wish I had made notes, lots of notes! I could compile it into a book that would help people using about anything from old computers (Amiga help), DOS, Windows (95, 98, XP, 2000, Win7) and Linux.

Now that would be a book! Also, I've killed a lot of viruses on Windows manually. Once in a while a friend gets one and I have to figure it out again so I wish I had that book.

The worst one to find was one that I couldn't figure out how it started up. It was linked into the service menu and started when you right clicked! Yes, it wasn't in any of the normal places. Everyone said format it, but no, I had to find out.

Write that book!

And great article too! Since I started when there was no one to ask I got used to figuring things out. Today people are lazy, too lazy to Google it let alone figure it out for themselves. I've been trying to get my son to use Linux for years and it looks like I'm going to have to get him a computer and install it. I run Mageia.