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post #41 of 85
LC baby -->PM7100/66 -->powertower pro 180 --> bondi iMac --> beige g3DT 266 OCed to 300 --> dual 533

Edit: forgot about the trusty iMac

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post #42 of 85
I dont know the name but it plugged into a TV and used audio tapes that contained data on em.

After that the first ever real computer: Was an Amstrad with like 2Mb ram

Then: A Pentium 1 133Mhz (YUCK)

Then: An Olivetti M64 (I think that was its name)

Then: A Dell PIII 500Mhz (Got it the week P3 500 was out)

Then: G4 400Mhz

Now: Powerbook 800Mhz
iMac g4 800Mhz!

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post #43 of 85
My family had a TRS-80 Model 3 and a Olivetti daisy-wheel printer. It was fascinating to watch that printer go.
post #44 of 85
[quote]Originally posted by Powerdoc:
<strong>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)</strong><hr></blockquote>

Its not dead, its pining for the Fjords!

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

Seriously, the Amiga is being reborn with a G3 or G4 processor and should be out next year sometime.

Keep up on Amiga related news at: <a href="http://amigaone.homeip.net/" target="_blank">http://amigaone.homeip.net/</a>

also:

<a href="http://www.amiga.com/" target="_blank">http://www.amiga.com/</a>

<a href="http://www.amiga.org/" target="_blank">http://www.amiga.org/</a>

<a href="http://www.amiga-anywhere.com/" target="_blank">http://www.amiga-anywhere.com/</a>

The Amiga celebrates its 17th year birthday, came out a little over a year after the Macintosh. It was being developed at the same time that the Macintosh was being developed. Atari almost bought out the Amiga company, but Commodore outbid them.
post #45 of 85
[quote]Originally posted by thuh Freak:
<strong>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.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I once used an Amiga 1000 to cuss out a friend of mine over the phone as a joke. Turned out the joke was on me and his grandmother answered the phone. She thought it was cute that a computer was able to cuss.
post #46 of 85
[quote]Originally posted by Mulattabianca:
<strong>What was the first computer you ever had??

How about your first computers and computer experiences???</strong><hr></blockquote>

First computer that I ever had was a Timex/Sinclair 1000, my father bought it from a Supermarket because I wanted a computer but he couldn't afford the ones I wanted. Later he get me a C64 by itself, and then later a tape drive. I bought a 300 baud Vic-Modem with my Christmas money, had to dial the number by hand, wait for the tone to answer, and then unplug the handset jack into the Vic-Modem. What fun it was!

I used to hang around Radio Shack and learn from TRS-80 computers with my friends. We also crashed some Apple and IBM computer labs at colleges while we were in high school.
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My first computer was an AST all-in-one Cirex 66Mhz computer. It had a 4x CD-Rom drive and Windows 95 was brand new. I used it to play cds and watch the weezer music video titled "Buddy Holly" that was on the Windows 95 disk. I thought it was the coolest thing...
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post #49 of 85
Apple II (died in thunderstorm)

An old LC (In my grandmothers basement)

A performa 6214CD (In the hallway closet)

A 333 mhz iMac (tangerine) (It was returned when the new iMacs came out...three days later)

A 400 mhz iMac DV (Blueberry) (Im sitting in front of it as we speak)

Im ready for a boost so I think the next tower steve puts out, is MINE! Bwhahahaha!
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post #50 of 85
My goodness, did nobody else buy a ][gs? Perhaps that's why it was the end of the line... I had to stop toting mine around from place to place last year. Broke my heart. I bought everything for that machine. Tass Times in ToneTown, Ancient Land of Ys, and on and on... I was young enough at first that I didn't really understand the difference between games for the old Apples and for the gs. It was a weird split world. I used that machine intensively for at least six years.

Anyway, after that:

PS/2, same sad story of a computer that couldn't be upgraded reasonably.
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post #51 of 85
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Thehe...

Not only the snake it! game is on the mobiles... my nokia has also something as the space combatments .. so i just fire everything i see..

I remember also the printers when i was a kid.. they used that horrible paper that never ends and has the holes in the sides... That i could find in the hospitals till quite recently.. maybe still use it...

Though...

I don't know what my mom'd answer if someone asked her what is the difference btw a tv and a computer. I guess she'd answer sth like i workwith the computer but not with tv...
I think she has NEVER used a computer...
Never been interested in them...

Instead.. most of my boyfriends have complained i'm too nerd <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

Strange.. no one's had an altair 8800?? I'd love to see and try one .. if there still are those somewhere...

Gee... <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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post #52 of 85
[quote]Originally posted by AllenChristopher:
<strong>My goodness, did nobody else buy a ][gs? Perhaps that's why it was the end of the line... I had to stop toting mine around from place to place last year. Broke my heart. I bought everything for that machine. Tass Times in ToneTown, Ancient Land of Ys, and on and on... I was young enough at first that I didn't really understand the difference between games for the old Apples and for the gs. It was a weird split world. I used that machine intensively for at least six years.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

The Apple //gs was Apple's last attempt at trying to breathe more life into the Apple // line. It was, of course, overshadowed by the Macintosh line. But IIRC they had their own Finder for the //gs, a GUI, a mouse, 3.5" disks, and everything else. But it was too little and too late.
post #53 of 85
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post #54 of 85
Hey, do you guys remember games like Uninvited, and Shadowgate and Dejavu?
Man, those games ruled. If they remade them with todays technology, I'd buy them in a second even if I already knew what was going to happen. They'd blow Myst III (and other games of the ilk) out of the water.
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post #55 of 85
performa 575
some other mac can't remember
performa 6500/250
hp p.o.s
homebuilt pc (really big p.o.s.)

Soon to be powermac.............
post #56 of 85
My first computer was a Packard Bell 233MhZ Pentium. ICK!
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post #57 of 85
[quote]Originally posted by Flounder:
<strong>Hey, do you guys remember games like Uninvited, and Shadowgate and Dejavu?
Man, those games ruled. If they remade them with todays technology, I'd buy them in a second even if I already knew what was going to happen. They'd blow Myst III (and other games of the ilk) out of the water.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Those are my favorite games of all time. The Uninvited just plain RULED.
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post #58 of 85
first computer was some Tandy thing running DOS. My neighbor was throwing it out and we took it because we had nothing else. It was pretty bad but at least I felt like I had a computer.

My mother works in public school so she had like 6 LCIIs in her classroom back then. I used to use those all the time. They were a hell of a lot better than the Tandy. The graphics alone were amazing to me. We brought one the LCIIs home for the summer and then we kind of knew we wanted a mac.

This was 1996. Apple was doing horrible and nearly all our family and friends said Apple wouldn't be around and they were crap anyways.

For Christmas 96 my mother surprised me and my brother with a Performa 6360. I remember opening the package of my first computer. so cool. I must have watched that damn Apple Performa infomercial 100 times wanting one of em.

In August 1999 I bought a B/W G3/400 AGP from Outpost. It was poor timing and I knew it. Outpost also sent me old stock that didn't have the rev 2 motherboard with the new ATA chip for 2 drives so they allowed me to return it. I put off my purchase until I saw what came out at Seybold SF and the G4 was released.

I was set. I wanted the G4/450 AGP. I checked outpost everyday for when they got their shipment. they got it but my mother was at work. By the time she got back they were sold out. the next day apple did the infamous speeddump. So I bought a 400AGP for what a 450 would have cost me a day before

My brother bought a 9500/180 MP last year on eBay.

My mother bought a Powerbook G4/667 last October..

So I'm do for a G4 replacement
post #59 of 85
Second hand Radio Shack TR[a]S[h]-80 - 8Ks of RAM I think.
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post #60 of 85
atari 800!

Started automatically on power up - no boot time!

Plugged into my telly

128 odd graphics resolutions - even different ones on the screen at the same time!

4 joystick ports or 8 paddle connectors

8 sound channels!

Never crashed - still hasn't (i still play arcade pacman sometimes!!)

Everything I ever plugged into it worked

Still, its good to know that modern G4s have come such a long way . . . erm, haven't they? . . .
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post #61 of 85
Apple II GS---&gt; Performa 630CD---&gt; iMac Rev.A (bought it the day it came out)---&gt;iMac DV Indigo 400---&gt;???(TiBook Hopefully)

My brother bought a iMac DV SE 400, my sister has a iBook 600 (current low end) and my grandma has the original Rev. A iBook (Blueberry). My cousin will probably be getting an iMac by christmas (my first switcher!!!)... my brother will be getting a 17" iMac (that I will be using until the next TiBook update )
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post #62 of 85
My first computer was a Performa 6200/75.
which i bought after watching an Apple ad on TV, where a boy used his computer to wake him up using his own quicktime movies as an alarm.
I was really disappionted when i found out the Performa 6200 did not have that feature but now I'm glad I bought a mac. Since then I have bought an iMac 233, iMac DV 400 and a PowerMac G4 800DP with 17" Studio Display.
post #63 of 85
My first ever puter was a Sinclair ZX Spectrum. The first Mac in the family was a 128k Macintosh in late 1984.

The first Mac I had purely on my own was an SE30 back in 1989 followed my a IISi in 1990. Have had countless Macs ever since and a few PC's as well. Currently I use both platforms, the PC's mainly as MVS mainframe terminals.
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post #64 of 85
Timex Sinclare Z80 1982
Apple IIe 1984
Apple IIc 1985
Various PCs 1986-1998
Bieg G3 1998
BW G3 1999
Ti PB 2002
post #65 of 85
Mac SE. Still up and running!
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post #66 of 85
- Apple][e (1Mhz, no HD)
- Apple][gs (2.8Mhz, no HD)
- Performa 636cd (33Mhz, 250MB HD)
- Performa 6400 with Avid Cinema Card (200Mhz, 2.4GB), 2x CD Burner ($500)
- Powermac 6500 (300Mhz, 6GB) (popped Avid card out of 6400 and put in 6500) BTW: the 6500 was the first computer, Mac or PC, to break 300Mhz! those were the days...
- iMacDVSE 400 + 8x Firewire burner.
- Apples next PowerMac will be my next purchase (although 17" iMac is tempting).

Never owned a PC... But I'm paid to fix them all day... (My Work computer is a 900MhzP3 Laptop with Geforce2Go, not bad, but I miss my mac)

Got rid of the iMacDV about a year ago and was planning on getting a new PM but then I started my MCSE and I didn't want to get a new Mac during that because I would want to play on it instead study ... so I finished the MCSE a few months ago and I have been waiting for the next PM update, for my next purchase. Come on Apple, hurry up!!!! I havent got to us OSX since the Public Beta! Oh and Im definitely getting an iPod!

Sorry about the life story <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />

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post #67 of 85
Commodore 64
Commodore 128
8086 IBM - DOS
80386 DX33 from an OEM - DOS
Pentium 75 MHz - Windows 3.1
Pentium-II 400 MHz - Windows 95
Powermac G4 - OS 9
Duron 750 - Windows 98
Athlon XP 1700 - Windows 2000
iBook - OS X

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post #68 of 85
OSI (Ohio Scientific) C4P-MF

Still somewhere with my sister.
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post #69 of 85
first experience was probably either the ascii grid of net trek (star trek clone) or adventure (you are in a maze of twisty turny passages all alike) on a university VAX PDP 11? circa '75

first home computer: apple II - cassette drive ('78)

first pc: ibm pc jr ('81)


but whenever one of these discussions starts my dad wins...

he tells tale of moving to the new college where the main computer hadn't been purchased yet and the entire first year of the computer science program was taught with giant cardboard boxes with words like "tape drive" and "card reader" written on them

now that's low tech <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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post #70 of 85
what the heck-a-roo-nie is a computer? <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> :confused: <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
post #71 of 85
[quote]Originally posted by Nebagakid:
<strong>what the heck-a-roo-nie is a computer? <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> :confused: <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

"ooooh, they have the internet on computers now..."

- Homer Simpson
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post #72 of 85
Good Old Macintosh LC520.

Then I got mad when my friend got an LC575 like a month later, and I was already out-dated
post #73 of 85
[quote]Originally posted by Blizaine:
<strong>

"ooooh, they have the internet on computers now..."

- Homer Simpson</strong><hr></blockquote>
Six points to Blizaine for an excellent Simpsons quote insertion
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post #74 of 85
We had a Classic then a performa 6205, called ny Mac Addict "One of the to 10 worst computers Apple ever made" oops <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

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post #75 of 85
[quote]Originally posted by failedmathematician:
<strong>My family had a TRS-80 Model 3 and a Olivetti daisy-wheel printer. It was fascinating to watch that printer go.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I had the same setup! We always called it "TRaSh80". <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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post #76 of 85
A IIsi with a whopping 2Mb of RAM and a 20 MB Hard drive.

(I think, it was a long time ago.) and a DeskJet (Still works)
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post #77 of 85
  • Commodore 64 (first with a Datasette, later with a 170 kB Floppy)
  • Atari 260 ST (upgraded to 1 MB RAM)
  • Atari Mega ST2
  • Apple Mac Quadra 700 with 20 MB RAM
  • Apple PowerMac 8100/80 (40MB RAM / 4 MB VRAM)
  • Apple PowerMac G3/300 B&W (currently 640 MB RAM)
  • ... waiting for the next PowerMacs ...
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post #78 of 85
Back in the days when my age was still single digit I had a Commodore Plus4, then a Commodore 64, then a Commodore PC notebook (286) with blazingly rockin 16 MHz or less.

Later on I unfortunately got onto the PC wagon, 286 Tandon, 40 MB hard disk, 486 SX, Pentium200, Pentium II 450. Then I switched to an iMac DV 400. Current computer is a G4 Cube 450 and I plan to buy a high-end PowerBook by the end of this year and sell my Cube.

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post #79 of 85
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Hm ... <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

I think i'll need a holiday now of my pc (ok but it's running only linux.. ) .. and when i can, i'll play something with the 286 <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> hoping the floppies are alive...

uuh... a 286 with ho internet <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

or should i simply buy the ibook tomorrow and play with that.. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> .. (of course anytime i'll buy it the new model with 1 Ghz etc comes out 2 days after..)

the first laptop i used had 33 mhz and win 3.1 .. and a b/w screen... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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post #80 of 85
i had one of those reallly oldschool apple IIgs's i think it was called. That was first.
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B&W G3 400 (loaded, still use today)
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Quicksilver G4 867 (studio protools workhorse)

powerbook at next update. (saving studio $$ up for it)
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