Your first...?

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Perverts! I'm talking about your first system:)

Maybe this question has been asked before, but I'm new and want to know. What was your first computer system or PC? Mine was a bad ass Commadore 128. All of those under 20 are saying "a Comma...what? Yep, and I thought I was pretty cool for having one. The damn thing still works, too! I'm saving it so when my kids complain that their PC is sooooooooo slow and out-dated, I can fire it up and give them an "upgrade" :)

Anyone else? What was your first?
 

Killbat

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Tandy TRS-80 Model 100 portable. And I resent that age comment! I'm 17 and I highly respect the Commadore 64! :)
 

Vikaden

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my first was a old 386 from my moms work that still had a 5 1/4 drive, damn that was like 8 years ago
 
Oct 9, 1999
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Commodore 64. I made it say "Hello".

Russ, NCNE
 
Oct 9, 1999
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Apple II+ w/ 48k RAM, 2 x 5.25" Floppy, keyboard w/ no caps lock, and mono (green) monitor that gave off enough radiation to nuke a small turkey.

Windogg
 
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The one I am on now. A Packard Bell Pentium 200 MHZ with a 4 gb hard drive. Well, at least I have one, right? ;)
 

Imaginer

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The first computer I ever touched according to my dad was the old Apple II homebuilt with chips hand soldiered onto the board and such. There is a picture with me and my sister banging the heck out of the keyboard.

The first computer I remember playing on and using some dos navigation was a 386 machine with a 1X CDROM. Had some interesting games such as tetris in 3d (looked like it) and had a weird list programs interface which the name escapes me.

The first computer I was competent in actually using and manipulating files and such was a Maximus PC, a Pentium 75. Such a PC had horrible tech support and used glue to hold down such components to prevent tweeking and such. Also lost a game CD in the drive too. :(

The first computer I had the luxury of building is my current machine. A Pentium 2 400. Love the machine! Everything is peachy and runs smoothly.
 

dennilfloss

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Oct 21, 1999
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Not mine but the first comp I touched was an Altair 8800 from MITS (one of the profs had bought it, assembled it and was trying to find something to do with it LOL). I think that was in 1976. :)

The First Time (U2)
 
Jan 21, 2000
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C64, gotta love that 300 baud modem and cassette tape drive :)
 

Cyberian

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TRS color computer(80, I think)
RGB output for a color TV and an optional cassette recorder for storage.
WooHoo!!

Perverts!
Thanks! That's the nicest thing anybody said to me all day!
 
Oct 11, 1999
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Denni - Really? Wow.. I expected something more like an abacus from you.. ;)
 
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Does an old TI count. I forget model. I also had 2 commadore amigas and they had the GREATEST games ever! seriously
 
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I had an old Epson (ye sEpson used to make computers too) 8088 computer that ran at a wopping 8 mHz
 

HorB

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$800.00 for a Tandy without a hard drive. I tried to install a 9600 modem all by myself but it wouldn't work. I finally took it into Radio Shack and the guy didn't charge me for the following advice:



<< It's ok to push it in real hard. >>



I've never forgotten that.

:)
 

JPT

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Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1982) - 48Kb, files loaded on tape (music tapes)...
 

kingink

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My first was an Apple Macintosh Classic running at a whopping 8khz with an 80MB hd and 8mb of RAM. yeah!!! Now I wouldn't touch one for the $3000.00 bucks for a G4.
Oh well.
kingink
 

Daedalus

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Kaypro 8088 4.77mhz and 512k ram. DOS 1.1 woohoo! I had Xtree.
 

Paul

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KLH 286 12Mhz
1MB RAM
5 1/4&quot; Floppy
3 1/2&quot; Floppy
40MB HD !!! :Q
2400 baud modem
Un-ergonomic keyboard and mouse.
EGA Monitor
PC speaker
Epson Dot Matrix printer (yeeck!)

and played a little game called Civilization, awwww yeaaaaah! :p
 

spec411

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Sinclair?? I remeber that! with the tiny membrane keyboard!

My first was a Commodore VIC 20-- 2k RAM!!! the c64 with 64k blew it away!

I still have it, and all the games, paddles, tape drive, manuals, etc...could be a fun vintage tech toy someday!
 
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imaginer...you sure about the 1x cdrom?.....
 

Outfits

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I also started with a Trash 80 and I still have 2 of them.
 
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Commodore 64. I traded a set of cheap axle pegs for a BMX bike for it. I then traded that C64 for another C64, a &quot;portable&quot; version. It was really pretty cool, had a maybe 6&quot; screen or something like that? I took up gaming, &amp; programming with it. Wrote a pretty cool banner program, somewhere around 500 lines, that would print a banner on continuous feed paper using the letter for the character formation. For example, the letter &quot;D&quot; would be composed of line after line of D's. Then my dad bought a 486, &amp; I ditched the C64. I went from the 486 SX25 to a DX33, then to a Pentium 100. And I never looked back.

Currently running a 952 with 256 MB RAM...hehe...far cry from a C64, eh?

;)

Viper GTS
 
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My first system was ran by hamsters and required an electric charge to turn it on...
 

RSI

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I've seen and used a C64 but my first own computer was an 8086, then a 286, 386, 486 (DX2), 6x86MX, and currently I have an MII downstairs but use a P83.

Hopefully within a few months I will have a Duron system, I hope I hope I hope :D
 
Dec 17, 1999
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Commadore 64......... with a blazing 1 mhz processor and 10 pound 5.25 floppy drive....... zooooooooommmmmmmmm ;)

Cheers,
Aquaman
 

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