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#1 artnada

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 06:24

Well, there you go. It's 10 years since I joined Neowin.

Wow, all those years ago and I still come here daily lol.

I remember when my Nephew told me about this new tech site he'd found, all about Windows. I looked, joined and have been here ever since.

I had a 486 DX4-100 complete with a 750mb HDD with windows 3.1. 14" CRT monitor, and it cost me around £2000 ($3000). I used Compuserve as my internet provider with a 2400 baud modem. It cost me so much per month to use their "portal" and if I wanted to use the "World Wide Web" it would be more. I frequently went over my monthly limit and ended up with a large phone bill, and Internet bill. lol

Now I'm on 30mb HSI with a nice laptop connected to a 42" HD TV. lol How things change.

Neowin has gone through a few changes over the years too. It has matured from a small niche geek site into a World wide respected site.

So, I wonder if I'll still be here in 10 years?

We wait and see.

Happy Tech Birthday to me! :D


#2 linsook

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 06:36

feeling old yet? my 10 year is coming up as well it seems.

#3 rob.derosa

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 06:41

congrats :) still have a year left myself,

scary how quick time goes

#4 dnast

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 06:46

Congrats!

But...you were using a 486 with Win3.1 in 2001?? That system was retro even back then! :p

Anyway, I've still got some months before I get to 10 years and I'm hoping to be here 10 years later, too.

#5 linsook

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 06:55

interesting that all of our post counts are quite low.

#6 OP artnada

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 07:07

Maybe 'cus we're not post ###### lol ;)

I like to come here, view threads, stories etc. If it moves me enough I'll post to it.

#7 +Frank B.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 08:51

From one Neowin senior to the other: Congratulations.

Are you sure you were still using the 486 in 2001 though?

#8 TheReaperMan

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 09:00

great to see a old timer :D

#9 Osiris

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 09:02

Grats mate =) twill be the 10 year'er for quite a few long time neowinians I think.

#10 Roger H.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 10:23

Hmm, another 10yr guy here :) mine being in about 2 weeks also!

Congrats!

#11 Steven P.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 10:33

Makes me really proud to see the amount of (still active) members that have been here for 10 years, makes me feel like we actually achieved something! lol congrats! and hopefully we'll still be knocking about in ten years time.

#12 hobsgrg

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 10:47

Yes I've been here 10 years myself although didn't register for a while. Came here originally for the latest Windows XP news and stayed around ever since

#13 AngryOldPerson

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 11:16

congrats on 10 yrs

#14 +devHead

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 11:20

Hey, super! And my ten years is tomorrow. Wow, does time fly.

#15 oMikR0n

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 11:21

Congratz!