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    What was your "First Computer" ?

    XiNiXXiNiX Member, Provider

    I hope this would be Interesting..

    What was your first computer ( Specs ) ?

    My first PC was a 286, with an hard drive of 20 MB. 12 Mhz !!
    It's really incredible how things evolved in just a few years.

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    • sc754sc754 Member

      Mine was a 386 with I think Windows 3.1.. Then I stepped up a gear and got a 486 with Windows 95. Oh those were the days, loading an OS with about twenty 3.5inch floppy disks and it taking you 2 hours.

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    • gbshousegbshouse Member, Provider

      Atari 65 XE (still have it up and running)

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    • 8088 with a Mathematical Co-Processor and 20MB HDD.

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    • XiNiXXiNiX Member, Provider

      @sc754 said:
      Mine was a 386 with I think Windows 3.1.. Then I stepped up a gear and got a 486 with Windows 95. Oh those were the days, loading an OS with about twenty 3.5inch floppy disks and it taking you 2 hours.

      I still remember using "Pine" on unix , God i miss those good old days.

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    • sdglhmsdglhm Member

      My first personal one was purchased in 2006 (Yes. I'm young and also it was like salary of five years, still the prices are really high)

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    • cassacassa Member, Provider

      It was a Compaq with 128mb ram, 1 800Mhz core and 200mb hdd. Not really old, but I'm 16 years old

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    • DillybobDillybob Member
      edited June 2015

      Born in 1992, but I do remember my grandpa spending thousands on a computer for our family way back in the day. Something like $1,985 or something, don't remember.

      It was: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005V7L4/gemotrack9-20/ref=nosim

      ..and it slowly became mine :)

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    • commodore vic-20 till we upgraded to the 64 with a floppy and dual tape drives. We ran a BBS back in the day on this high-tech setup.

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    • sinsin Member
      edited June 2015

      Well my first home computer was a Packard Bell with a 75MHz processor, I crashed it the first night I had it trying to install Doom I think.

    • wychwych Member

      Pentium MMX w/ 32mb RAM & 20gb HDD IIRC.

      Taking a hiatus.

    • BruceBruce Member
      edited June 2015

      MicroAce. taiwan kit computer - copy of ZX80. 1K RAM B&W "graphics"

      then a C64, and my first disk. 5" floppy, single sided. 180K
      then an Amiga 1000
      then a 286, complete with my first hard disk, 40MB I think. ahh, the old turbo button!
      followed by various x86 from 386, 486, 486x2, 486x4, and pentiums

      archive.org/stream/byte-magazine-1981-04/1981_04_BYTE_06-04_Future_Computers#page/n47/mode/2up

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    • TRS-80... then to a Apple Mac2.....then upgraded to a 286 Swan Technologies PC... then to 386 Packard Bell... Then I lost track..486, then a p3...

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    • howardsl2howardsl2 Member
      edited June 2015

      1993 Compaq 80486, Pentium 50MHz w/ 64MB RAM and 200MB HDD, 3.5" and 5.25" floppy, Turbo button, Genuine MS DOS 6.22

      Cost: RMB 20000 (~USD 2500)

      Pic of a similar PC:

      Side note: Loved to play the two gorillas throwing bananas game and the "snake" game (Nibbles) in QBASIC under MS DOS. Anyone can remember those?

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    • kendidkendid Member

      Commodore VIC-20, those were the good ol' days. Upgraded to a Tandy 1000 (original) and started my first BBS on that -- ah, the days of Fidonet!

      Thanked by 1geekalot
    • Rob92Rob92 Member

      Some Pentium II Gateway machine. 20GB HDD and 128mb of ram I believe

    • easyeasy Member

      pentium 3, 128ram,onboard vga with 20gb HDD

      my datamedia company

    • Bruce said: MicroAce. taiwan kit computer - copy of ZX80. 1K RAM B&W "graphics"

      One of my colleagues has a working ZX80 and ZX81 with a box on the back from extra RAM. Horrible thing.

      My first machine was an Amiga 500, that was a very cool machine.

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    • XiNiXXiNiX Member, Provider
      edited June 2015

      Guys, if you have pics plz share the same. Thanx.

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    • rds100rds100 Member

      XiNiX said: I still remember using "Pine" on unix , God i miss those good old days.

      I'm still using pine. Ok, it's called "alpine" now.

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    • My first machine its the reason i'm crazy about computer it was a IBM machine form my Uncle old and got in a small fire and case melted but my cousin fixed it for him But it was very slow than his P4 3Ghz machine so he gave it to me over the years i figured out how to change the OS from windows 2000 to linux i this have the system now it runs i use it for Pfsense firewall

      spec P4 1.4Ghz(i think),40G HDD, IBM ThinkCentre in a wooden board

      Make your choice on your own But i can help you to make them right.

    • ehabehab Member

      atari 130xe then my father got a Mac Plus it change/set my life to machines.

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    • elgselgs Member

      Pentium 133, 16M Ram, 2G Quantum Bigfoot, Creative Sound Blaster in 1998.

    • adxnadxn Member, Provider
      edited June 2015

      40 GB HDD

      128 MB RAM

      Windows 95

      Pentium 3

      and a fat monitor!

      it was my 4th birthday gift from my dad! and the first thing I did on it was played my first video game ( Beer Truck )

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      Shubhankar From Wuugly

    • Can't remember but it was a Fujitsu. I think it was a pentium 3 or something and it ran Windows 98

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    • LeeLee Member
      edited June 2015

      Texas Instruments TI-99/4A

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    • deadbeef said: 8088 with a Mathematical Co-Processor and 20MB HDD.

      Same here, except I only has a 10MB HDD :(

      Cost just under $3,000. Ran a bastardized thing called PC-DOS.

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    • XiNiXXiNiX Member, Provider
      edited June 2015

      @sleddog said:

      "Basterdized" lol !!

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    • gbshousegbshouse Member, Provider

      I remember our first servers - IBM PC Server 300 series and Netfinity 1000. I think we even have one 300 still running somewhere. The 5.25 SCSI HDDs which you can use instead of bricks :)

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    • dediservedediserve Member, Provider

      Shiney and brand new :)

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    • XiNiXXiNiX Member, Provider
      edited June 2015

      @dediserve said:

      Shiney and brand new :)

      Amazing !!

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    • @dediserve - there is an emulator for that - http://www.bannister.org/software/oric.htm

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    • dediservedediserve Member, Provider

      @MarkTurner said:
      dediserve - there is an emulator for that - http://www.bannister.org/software/oric.htm

      I know ;) I still have the original in the garage too, still runs :)

    • An IBM PC XT with 128 KB of RAM, a 360 KB double-sided 5¼ inch floppy disk drive, a 10 MB Seagate ST-412 hard drive. It had DOS, C, BASIC, Games like Digger. Used to hate it when the floppies would get infected with fungus. I was just 5 when it was brought to our house.

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    • I learned basics of Windows 98 PC in year 1999, purchased my first in 2005, it was IBM desktop machine 584 MHz, 128 MB Ram, and 4GB HDD.

      It was used PC and I bought it for around $30.

    • dediservedediserve Member, Provider

      @XiNiX said:
      Amazing !!

      It was quite amazing what you could do with 1Mhz and 16KB RAM :)

    • XiNiXXiNiX Member, Provider

      @dediserve said:
      It was quite amazing what you could do with 1Mhz and 16KB RAM :)

      Very True. :)

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    • jurevejureve Member
      edited June 2015

      IBM PC AT 1 MB RAM 40 MB HDD DOS 6 and WIN 3.1 =)

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    • DroidzoneDroidzone Member
      edited June 2015

      @hwdsl2 said:
      Side note: Loved to play the two gorillas throwing bananas game and the "snake" game (Nibbles) in QBASIC under MS DOS. Anyone can remember those?

      I do, but this was a long time later, when I was studying in 7th standard. We had a computer lab at school with no hard disk. We had to boot it off our floppy disk, and had to load a ramdisk to memory, to get the boot sector to memory. That was the time of the popular ndd - Norton disk doctor which could do a low level format and save even sector 0 trashed floppies. Love the viruses of the time.

      Some of us were autoexec.bat magicians. And of course, no internet, so any learning had to be from books, and rare foreign magazines.

      I remember accidentally trashing the novell netware based network by trying to upgrade it with a 'sys a: c:'. Was called to the principal's office, the key to the computer lab confiscated, and told to leave the work to the pros. Git.

      My friend once refused to share the password of the netware admin. Wrote my first brute force program in qbasic, compiled it to an exe, and successfully changed the password.

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    • MicrolinuxMicrolinux Member
      edited June 2015

      The classic IBM PCjr.

      Now I feel like playing Zork again.

    • asfasf Member

      Commodore Plus/4

      I got it for my third birthday :)

    • BruceBruce Member

      @XiNiX said:
      Guys, if you have pics plz share the same. Thanx.

      added to my post above

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    • image

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    • MaouniqueMaounique Member
      edited June 2015

      CIP a Z80 zx spectrum 48 clone, kinda. Had a very cool thing in rom, allowed you to load the "os" which was either the basic interpreters, microprolog, cracking programs so you can NMI anytime and dump ram, poke, etc, copy in 62 kb ram (the rom only took 2 kb) anything from tape, then dump it compressed saving 66% of tape and time, was quite amazing.

      Unfortunately, was very poorly built physically, like anything in the communism in romania, the rom failed (eprom) in the first month, still was in warranty, but in those times you had to bribe people, otherwise they would tell you there ar eno spare parts and never repaired it. It was 9800 lei, a good wage was 3000, my grandmother bought it to me after i got the third place in the contest to enter a good high school.
      The ROM failed again a few years into the nineties, but those were really intense use days, some 12 hours a day in vacations, those machines were really not built for such a long usage, no fan and there was no AC in summer, so it got so hot you could not keep the hands on it.

      https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIP

      The picture is from a much later model, mine was the first.

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    • @stackmutt - there is a good emulator for that on iPhone/iPad too :)

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    • Pentium II with 10GB HDD and 64 MB Ram. Windows 98/2000 I think. XDD sweeet.

    • @Lee said:
      Texas Instruments TI-99/4A

      Same! And I can't believe how much people want for them on eBay. LOL!

      Also have some good ol' 8-bit Atari computers that still run great.

      Thanked by 1Lee
    • LeeLee Member
      edited June 2015

      I went through many.

      BBC Micro
      Sharp MZ-700
      ZX80
      Spectrum 48K
      Atari ST
      Amiga

      My first ever proper PC was about 1992/3 which was the IBM PS1.

      It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt

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