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post #1 of 85
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What was the first computer you ever had??

Mine was a Spectravideo 286... it was '87 or '88 i guess.. a second hand one. Commodore 64 was something really woow...

The first one i had used was in '84 .. at my friends home. his dad used the computer for work and it was really woow... we could play hangman sometimes... it had something like 20 or 30 words in total in its memory for that game.

I remember how with that 286 i was so grateful when someone could copy me an entire floppy of games in dos!!! i miss those games.. simple ones, where you just shoot the airplanes or games like pacman ...

It did have already a floppy drive.. ehehe!


Then passed to the micr... (ups.. i was about to say a forbidden word here??) .. some pcs.

The last pc was an Acer ... (laptop, 512t) which i got in '99 .. and now runs only redhat (7.3) ...

Untill i abandoned all the microsoft stuff and fell in love with an iBook )) (combo..)


How about your first computers and computer experiences???
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post #2 of 85
My first computer was an amiga 2000 with a HD 40 GB and a PC card in it.

This computer was really amazing at the time, and i have play a lot with it.

Now Amiga is dead; it's the end of a fine story (nearly dead i should say, but practically it's dead)
post #3 of 85
TRS-something I'm not sure it was an 80
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post #4 of 85
The first computer I ever owned, was an awful Pc, that I built myself, 3 reasons its awful,
1. Its running Windows
2. The sound card and video card share IRQ's so the computer crashe's say once or twice aday
3. I am still using it.
post #5 of 85
Apple IIc and I still have it in the closet
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post #6 of 85
commodore 64
commodore 128D
amiga 1040ST
mac se
mac plus
mac IIfx
mac 7500/100
g4 400

all (exept g4 400) still standing next to my cube 450
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post #7 of 85
Commodore 64, including 5-1/4" floppy, dot matrix printer that we could never really get to print, and a color monitor which, after the computer lost it's novelty, we hooked up to a VCR to watch TV and movies through after our main TV blew it's tube. Eventually, we got a new TV and second VCR, but kept the other VCR and monitor connected and moved both to another room.
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post #8 of 85
1985, I think. I'm pretty sure I was seven, but maybe I was eight.
At any rate, Macintosh, 512k baby! It is dead now though
Man, I loved to play dark castle and mouse stampede! Also, I could bring nice typed up book reports in to school which at the time was very rare and a big plus to a kid with hand writing as bad as mine!
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post #9 of 85
Atari 800, circa 1982 (or somewhere there-abouts). Good times.
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post #10 of 85
I got this cube just after I turned eleven, one year ago. It was my first computer ever. The first one I ever used was a Packard Bell.
post #11 of 85
TI 99/4A (my family's first computer)
Tandy 1000SX (8088 PC) (next family computer)
LC (my brother's)
LC II (the family's next computer)
7100/66 (first computer i owned myself. still have it)
iMac DV (tangerine 400MHz. sold to my brother)
eMac (current machine)

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post #12 of 85
Texas instruments TI-35 with red LCD screen OOOOOH!

IBM PC AT 70 640k RAM No HD 9Dual 3.5 floppies) OOOOH!

PowerTower Pro 250

TiBook 400

I will be buying the new tower when it is released.

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post #13 of 85
I used older Macs and Apples in school but my first computer at home was a Performa 6115 in 1995.
post #14 of 85
I had a Sinclair ZX Spectrum 'rubber keys' in the early 80's. with the expanded ram (it had a big sticker on the side of the box with "Now with 48K expanded ram" enblazened on it.
It used Tape as storage, you could copy commercial games using any old tape to tape recorder.)
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post #15 of 85
Sinclair Spectrum 16k for games.
My Dad had a Mac Plus later (still works! - used to play Dr Who and the Daleks).
post #16 of 85
First ever:
IMSAI 8080 ( 1977 )

First portable:
TRS-80 model 100 ( 1984 ) <a href="http://www.geocities.com/~compcloset/TRS80Model100.htm" target="_blank">http://www.geocities.com/~compcloset/TRS80Model100.htm</a>

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post #17 of 85
First computer --&gt; Timex Sinclair 2000 (2KB of RAM!)
Then came the TI-99/4A which I traded even steven for a Commodore 64 and a GrandMaster Flash (vinyl) album.
Next was a 386 which became a 486 thru beaucoup upgrades (learned with this comp. that major upgrades aren't worth it at all, just RAM, HD & video).
post #18 of 85
First computer my family had was an SE, but I was too young to remember it. First I remember was us having both an SE/30 and a IIcx at the same time. As my parents got faster computers for their work, they handed down the slower ones. So in order, here are all the computers I have owned:

SE/30
IIcx
Quadra 610
7100/80
8100/100
PowerBook G3/233

We've also owned a 7200/120, a 7100/66, a Quadra 950, a Performa 630, a Bondi iMac, a PowerBook 1400, another SE, a Blue and White G3/350 upgraded to G4/400, and a PowerBook G4/550.

I remember how cool it was to get my own "color computer" for myself. I couldn't believe it when my parents let me have the IIcx. I liked to play Escape Velocity on it.
post #19 of 85
My first owned was a 6500/225. I got in the game late I suppose but at least I knew to go mac.

Hey, "once you go mac you never go back' lol
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post #20 of 85
my first was an amiga 500. it was the most amazing computer in the world because it had a program that could translate things i type into speech. My friends and I would spend hours just putting dirty words into it. I love the way it sounded out words like "shit". Oh, those were the days.
post #21 of 85
Commodore Vic 20

Had a tape drive, yes like audio cassettes. You had to keep track of where programs were stored by the counter. Programs took 5-10 minutes to load.

Had a couple of games on cartridges as well.
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post #22 of 85
My first computer was a Epson 286 with a 20 meg HD I double spaced it to 40 meg hd <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Soon after that I got a P100 and about 15 after that .
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post #23 of 85
In 1989 or so, got a Mac SE, I was 5 yrs old then...
then Powerbook 5300
-&gt; Beige G3 (current main machine)
-&gt; TI89 (awesome calculator, 68k proc too)
-&gt; Dell 1ghz POS
-&gt; iBook/500
post #24 of 85
Apple IIe
post #25 of 85
First computer: ATARI 1040STe (bought it 1989)

8 MHZ 68000 processor and 1 MB RAM - no HD. TOS/GEM OS. Awsome machine

Switched to mac in 1993.

First mac: LC475 with 8 MB RAM, 160 MB HD, 25/50 MHz 68040 and 17" Apple Trinitron Display. System 7.1
post #26 of 85
We had an Apple IIe at home. I'm trying to remember the year, because at one point we got a mouse for it and played with "MousePaint" software. I swear this was long before 1984, when the first Mac came out, but my memory fails me. In any case, we had color monitor, "dual" disk drives and an ImageWriter too.
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post #27 of 85
My first computer was also my first Mac: February, 1994 I bought a Quadra 610 w/CD-ROM at MicroCenter in Tustin (Orange County), CA.

Check out these kick-ass specs:
- 25MHz 68040 processor (zing!)
- 8MB RAM (I promptly bumped that sumbitch up to a whopping 32MB RAM...and spent $279 to do so...sigh...)
- 230MB hard drive (that's MB, okay?)
- 1MB VRAM
- 2x CD-ROM
- floppy drive (of course)

Cost $1799. In March of this year I spent $1799 to buy an LCD SuperDrive iMac.



Also, had to buy a keyboard (Apple wasn't shipping keyboards with their systems then). Spent over $100 for an ADB Apple Extended Keyboard.

To cap it off, I then spent $429 on an Apple 13" Trinitron display in glorious 640x480 resolution and 16-bit color (thousands of colors...dither city!).

That last me until February of 2000, believe it or not, when I bought a tangerine iMac DV.

Which, in turn, was replaced in March by my new iMac.

I've owned only three Macs in eight-and-a-half years.
post #28 of 85
I have had:
Timex Sinclair that never got used except to play cell or whatever it was called. Boy that was an exhilarating game.
Atari 1200XL
Corona "portable" - yeah right. It weighed like 65lbs
Mac IIcx
Quadra 700 (a blazing 25mhz).
PBG3 250mhz (still have it).
iMac 333mhz
iMac G4 Superdrive.

Of course, when I was in college I used to use a 128K Mac. 38 disc swaps to load the word processing program I used. I think I just vomited in my mouth.
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post #29 of 85
First computer my family got was an Apple IIe (with dual floppy drives and all). The first computer that was technically mine was a Quadra 605 running System 7.1 w/a 680LC40, 8 MB of RAM, and a 160 MB hard drive (which, when I got it, and an additional 700 MB external SCSI drive). I got the computer in 1995 or 1996 when my parents bought a Performa 6400, and I used it till April 2000 (when I got an iMac DV for going to college). By now, the Quadra is an 8 or 9 year old computer, and my Dad uses it in his office to surf the internet and write letters. I would say that's a testament to the longevity the Macintosh.
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post #30 of 85
My first computer was a Quadra 840AV. Before that I had been playing around with my dad's IIvx which had Photoshop on it

At that time the Quadra blew everything else away. Even when the PowerPC's came out, it was still faster in Photoshop cause of the DSP.
post #31 of 85
-Timex Sinclair
-Apple //e
-Mac Classic
-Mac Color Classic
-PM 7100/66
-266 G3 Mini-Tower (now a G4/500)
post #32 of 85
Centris 610: 68040 33 MHz 8MB RAM
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post #33 of 85
first computer ever i was really young. like 5 so all i know is that it was an IBM with a 5.25" floppy and no hard drive. and that was back in the day when ALL THE GOOD GAMES were for mac. and i remember thinking (man i want a mac. all the kick ass games are for mac).

how times have changed huh?
my first computer just for me was christmas of 96'. it was a Gateway(like the year after gateway came onto the scene) Pentium 133mhz, 2gb hd, 64mb ram. i remember the guy on the phone telling me how i will never ever be able to fill 2gb. rofl.

then after that i built my first ever PC. PII 233mmx, 4gb hd, 128mb ram, original voodoo vid card.

and my PC's have slowly evolved over the years, swapping out pieces for newer things, vid cards, sound cards, mobo's, cpu's etc. the trend so far is i will upgrade every time i double my CPU speed. im on a 1.2ghz tbird right now so i figure my next pc will be a 2ghz.

lately though ive gotten really tired of bill gates and i want to buy a mac. i just HATE the idea of loosing mhz for a new system though. but the OS is soooo nice. how i dream of an OS that i dont have to restart on a daily basis just so that it can continue to run for another 8 months before it will totaly fall apart and will need to be reformated and reinstalled..
post #34 of 85
I'm not sure if the Apple IIc came out before the Macintosh Classic. If that is the case then it would be the IIc, that is still on a desk in my room. Still got the joystick, and like 3 cases with floppy discs in there.

However I think I distinctly remember when my dad brought home a black & white display Macintosh Classic. That computer owned. Tetris, Stunt Copter....shiiiiiiiiiit. Ima hafta boot that sucker up one day.

Yeah, I'm old school.
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post #35 of 85
HP 486

66mhz
16MB ram
500MB hard drive
windows 95
floppy
no CD-ROM
post #36 of 85
Geesh you had to make all us old school geeks feel bad huh?

My first computer was a Commodore 64 with datasette.

You could wait up to five minutes or so for the puppy to load in a program. If you didn't have the tape rewound all the way, it would look like it was going to low but just never load.

When I was in 8th grade I was given an incredible gift. One that cost over $300 at the time. A 1541 5.25" floppy drive.

Sorry to go on here but you asked...

I use to use that darn machine so much. Learned how to program it in basic. Created a couple of programs used cool colored sprites and all sorts of cool math that basically allowed me to sleep all the way up through trig in high school.

It finally died in 1989, and by then they were about $129 dollars at k-mart, Target and the like. Instead I spent way to much and moved on to the Amiga 500...but that is another story...

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post #37 of 85
[quote]Originally posted by KidRed:
<strong>My first owned was a 6500/225. I got in the game late I suppose but at least I knew to go mac.

Hey, "once you go mac you never go back' lol</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah, you got inthe game real late. My first computer was the beige G3. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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post #39 of 85
[quote]Originally posted by AirSluf:
<strong>I don't remember what the snake game was called, but it's on my sisters cell phone now.</strong><hr></blockquote>

It's on my ex's phone too. Oh, how I miss that game!
post #40 of 85
[quote]Originally posted by AirSluf:
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That was just a calculator!

</strong><hr></blockquote>

Exactly what can a modern scientific calculator not do that a 1970's era computer could?

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