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    What was your very first computer?

    Mine was the Commodore 64 back around 1983. I loved that computer, and had some good memories from that time. Like running a BBS on my parents home phone line ("evenings only" ). I remember faking I was sick one day back in grade 8, and I stayed home and played Castle Wolfenstein all day!
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    My very first computer was a TI 99/4a .. Then i got a COMMODORE 64 (Which i love to pieces -- I use it often )

    Commodore was one of the BEST computers to ever come out back then!

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    An Apple Mac in 1987 or so.

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    IBM PC Compatible (Clone)
    Intel 80286 10Mhz Standard, 20Mhz Turbo
    640K RAM
    40MB Seagate HDD
    256K VGA Card (I think it was a Cirrus Logic)
    14" Paperwhite VGA Monitor
    MS DOS 5.0
    at your service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinoyup View Post
    IBM PC Compatible (Clone)
    Intel 80286 10Mhz Standard, 20Mhz Turbo
    640K RAM
    40MB Seagate HDD
    256K VGA Card (I think it was a Cirrus Logic)
    14" Paperwhite VGA Monitor
    MS DOS 5.0
    A blazing 10Mhz? 640K ram? 40MB hard drive? How much did those specs set you back? :-O

    (I'm betting it did cost a lot at the time!)

    -Mike

    P.S. My first computer came later... 133Mhz tower. It seemed so fast back then, too!
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    First I ever toyed around on was a 386/25-33 (with a Turbo button and 4MB of RAM!); played Lemmings on it all day. Next I had a Fujitsu Pentium/60 (with the infamous FDIV bug), with a whopping 16MB RAM and a 540MB HD. This was sometime in '98; I couldn't even fit the contents of a CD on that thing. The next "upgrade" was to a different case+CPU, a P133 without MMX and the same components as the last one (mobo fried on the P/60). This was up to around 2001, when I got a P3/800, and went through several other boxes after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    My very first computer was a TI 99/4a .. Then i got a COMMODORE 64 (Which i love to pieces -- I use it often )
    Actually I had a TI 99 at one point as well. I remember buying it from K-Mart when it was on special.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Commodore was one of the BEST computers to ever come out back then!
    I'm with ya!
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    The first pc here was a pentium 75.
    4MB ram, 1gb HDD, I remember playing the first version of "need for speed" on it (the "road & track" version http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nee...ed_(video_game) )

    It's amazing that my htc cell phone has more power than that first pc had.
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    Tandy 1000 with awesome Deskmate! Heh
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    my first pc was a packard bell 50mhz
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    It was an Intel Pentium 133Mhz, but forgot the rest.
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    Vic-20 with a tape drive. I had that for about a week before I took it back and got the c64 and a floppy drive.
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    My first computer? An IBM mainframe, in 1977.
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    I was 3 when I used my first pc, a 486 with Norton Commander.

    My dad just tell me "if you see a red note, press this (delete) button".

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    It was an old Fujitsu. 233mhz processor, 32mb RAM, onboard graphics card, probably 1mb or something, 100mb disk space, and it ran Windows 98SE. hahah
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    Mine was an aztech if I remember correctly Intel 8088
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    TRS 80-III, 16K of RAM and a cassette drive for storage.
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    An Acorn Electron...

    At its peak, the Electron was the third best selling micro in the United Kingdom, and total lifetime game sales for the Electron exceeded those of the BBC Micro. There are at least 500 known games for the Electron and the true total is probably in the thousands...

    I'm sure it was around 1980...

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    My was IBM 286
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    Mine was a Mac OS 4 or something like that
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    The Commodore 64 was my first computer and it was great but I was only like 6 or 8 years old, I remember sitting down with a programming book and typing for hours just to get some silly little game to play. I was about 15 or 16 when i got my hands on an Amiga 500/ A500 I loved it, It freakin rocked probably the best computer I ever owned the damn thing ran for like 10 years it never had a problem. Now a few thousand computers/servers later I still loved that damn Amiga o ya all the free software you ever wanted.
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    IBM...I don't remember the model name.
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    My first computer for my family we got when I was 5, back in '93.

    Initially it had a 486, which we upgraded a few years later to a pentium 100mhz to play Lego Island and Red Alert

    I cant remember how much ram it had, or its hard disk capacity initially but it maxed out at 64 mb of ram before we retired it, along with an old Diamond Monster 3D 3dfx card. We did the OS hop from 3.1 to 95 to 98 as well.


    As for my own personal build, my grandfather ran a computer shop and let me build a box to keep. I was initially worried because i wanted an uber strong pentium, and i'd never heard of that weird amd company. It was a K6 350mhz, 128mb ram, SIS 8mb video card, 8gb hard drive.
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    I dont remember my first computer, but I remember my first laptop. A 1983 Nec that weighed about 20 pounds. Was a laptop that treated me well for the time I had it
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    Misticil, you brought back memories when you mentioned lego island the game. I remember having that play for the kids that used to live in the neighborhood. That was one of the most fantasy filled games you could get on the PC that would just blow there minds away.
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