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I've been programming since my early teens and like so many of us, I started Basic on the usual home computers like Atari 800XL, ZX Spectrum etc. "Turned pro" about 20 years ago.

I've been mostly doing C++ during this time, writing anything from device drivers for various operating systems to trading systems for banks.


Sep
29
comment Running Windows 7 VM on XP machine?
Obviously it's hard to say what's going wrong but I have run Win7 in a VM on XP using VirtualBox and it worked. However I did put a fresh install into the VM, so that might be the one difference that actually gets things to work. Windows can get a bit funny if its ideas of what the hardware looks like and the "real fake" hardware differ too much. Like specifying the wrong type of disk controller or controller mode.
Sep
29
answered Running Windows 7 VM on XP machine?
Jul
23
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Jul
7
answered How do I stop Outlook from stealing mailto protocol from Gmail?
Jun
9
answered Better Emacs Toolbar Icons?
Oct
23
answered How to determine if a hard disk is really failing or not
Sep
28
answered Upgrading a Macbook 2,1 from Tiger to Snow Leopard
Aug
16
answered Best usenet client for Mac OS X?
Aug
5
comment Do new computers still come with RS-232 ports?
One thing about the USB->Serial adapters is that they don't always play well with older hardware...
Aug
4
answered Motherboard and graphics card overheating and causing cFreezing
Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Jul
4
comment Using several IDEs .. Virtual machine or no VM
@Shiki - I guess I should have pointed out that I tend to run a bunch of development environments (not only Windows) that way :).
Jul
3
answered Using several IDEs .. Virtual machine or no VM
Jun
16
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
30
comment Good text editor for OS X?
I haven't tried that one - thanks for the recommendation, I'll probably give it a spin at some point.
Mar
30
answered Good text editor for OS X?
Mar
13
awarded  Taxonomist
Feb
9
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
6
answered Which is best as a headless server? Ubuntu, Solaris, FreeBSD?