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my first computer was a really slow thing, had bout 5gb diskspace!!

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Originally Posted by IsMyLittleName
my first computer was a really slow thing, had bout 5gb diskspace!!
My first computer only had 10 MB hard drive, it was an XT 8088, with 640 KB Ram
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Ah, the commodore64...the good ole days

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my first one is 386 14 years old

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386, 500MB hard drive .

Can't forget that turbo button, to boost it up to 66 mhz.

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I remember how excited I was when I turned on my TRS-80 and saw the curser blinking.

That was really all it could do, as it came with a cassette recorder (30 baud transfers) for storage and had 4k of ram. Yes, 4,000 bits. We didn't get extras in those days like modems.

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Mine was a AMD 486 DX2 66 4MB RAM 420MB HDD. Upgrade path was 4MB -> 8MB -> 16MB -> 32 MB, MS-DOS => WIN3.1 => WIN 95.

In the last few months of usage, was able to go online with a 33.6 modem & Netscape 3.

It seems like we can somehow judge a person's age based on the PC he/she first used

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My first PC was
P-I 166MHz MMX
2GB Hard Drive
1MB VGA Adapter

Currently I own Dell Precision 530 with Intel XEON 1.8 , 1GB RDRAM and 2x18GB SCSI Drives.

And I still have that old PC of mine in my OLD PC's Collection. Tht PC was the start of my carrier in Computer Systems. YAY!!!

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Mine was a BBC

the good old days.....

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Mine was an old Amstrad number cant remember what it actually was had some kind of speach recognition on which was pretty fun.

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I don't know the name of the PC anymore as I was still a kid back then. I remember I still have to put a floppy disk during start up. It was the first Windows OS with GUI. Anybody know this?

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I remember my first brand new state of the art 286 PC with 2MB RAM and a 16MB HDD. I remember even mt first RTS played. It was Dune 2 which .arj file could be written on a single 1.44 Floppy disk. Good old times!

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Originally Posted by laughster View Post
Putting aside the Commodore VIC-20, my first desktop, if I remember it correctly, was a 486DX that had a big "Turbo" button in the front. Toggling the "Turbo" button instantly increased the clock speed from 33MHz to 66MHz or vice versa. It was hilarious playing old games and watch them speed up/slow down. (Sorry couldn't find a picture)
Ahh yes, back in the days of the turbo button

My first pc was an IBM something... cannot remember its physical specs but it did also have a turbo button

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My first computer (10years ago) was Pentium 2 350Mhz, that cost a staggering 1200 with monitor, speakers and printer.. and it still works


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Apple IIe was my first real computer. I had the Commodore 64 but only game play on that. Also had the intelevision game system but I think I actually had one of the pong systems as well. HA!! PONG! RIP IT UP. I can kick some serious ARSE on that! Boing - Boing - Boing - Boing - Boing


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