What was your first computer?

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What was your first computer?

Post by Calavera » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:15 am

My was an IBM PS/1 in 1993.

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It had a Intel 80486DX @ 33 MHz. 4MB ram and a 170mb hard drive. It's insane how primitive that seems now.
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Re: What was your first computer?

Post by Roofus » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:24 am

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Actually a clone of that. It had a CGA monitor and a 20 meg hard drive. It was in 1990 I think.

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Re: What was your first computer?

Post by OrangeRibbon » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:07 pm

First one that was bought for me was a Compaq with a amd K-7, the first PC given to me was a Dandy Tandy (I think it was a tandy)

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Re: What was your first computer?

Post by melancholy » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:35 pm

My dad was strictly opposed to any computers in our house out of fear of me getting addicted to it. It was odd as game consoles were never banned, just computers. It took years for him to finally realize that I was at a increasing disadvantage without one, so finally for Christmas of 1997 he gave in and bought my first computer.

It was a custom built Windows 95 computer with a Pentium 166, 128mb of RAM and a 30 GB hard drive. My cousin owned a computer shop in Florida, and my dad wanted to buy it from someone he trusted. So he paid to have him build and ship it all the way to Indiana. It also came with a 15” monitor that was damage in shipping and caught fire the first week we had it.

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Re: What was your first computer?

Post by Skynet » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:44 pm

First one I can remember using would be C64 then Amiga. My dad loved that kinda stuff when I was growing up. First Windows PC I used was some 33Mhz one my mum and her boyfriend bought some time in the 90s.

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Re: What was your first computer?

Post by Big Boss Man » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:46 pm

First one a C64. Then a IBM PC clone which had a big floppy drive and weirdly had a dual OS/2 and MS Dos 6.22 Just a text based OS. Then getting a Windows 95 one was like a night and day difference with a GUI.

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Re: What was your first computer?

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:30 pm

Amiga 500

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What a sexy beast!

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Re: What was your first computer?

Post by pixel » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:39 am

An Apple Quadra 630 with a 68k processor

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My dad bought it from a Dayton's for Christmas 1994. We got Monopoly and a collection of shareware games bundled with it. I grew up on Apple computers because that's what my dad used at work.

I still remember my dad and brother laughing at the goofy pre-ESRB age rating on the cover of Wolfenstein 3D shareware. We had that thing until 1998-99 when we got a special edition graphite iMac with a sweet G3 processor.

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Re: What was your first computer?

Post by Hawq » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:35 am

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Re: What was your first computer?

Post by ian » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:49 pm

first computer my family owned was an IBM something. Windows 95, 100MHz pentium, 1.19 GB HDD 4MB of RAM... Cost a fortune! (about 3 grand) Still have it in a cupboard. still on the original install of windows 95.. and still boots faster than any windows computer I've had since.. (although my main on a fresh install of w10 is faster, it wasn't with faster with the same hardware on w7)

22 years on and I can still play Simtower and red alert on it.. money well spent.

MY first computer was a pentium 166MHz with 16mb of ram running w98. I don't have that anymore. It lasted till about 2003 when I built its replacement
The English language had deteriorated into a hybrid of hillbilly, valleygirl, inner-city slang and various grunts. Joe was able to understand them, but when he spoke in an ordinary voice he sounded pompous and faggy to them.

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Re: What was your first computer?

Post by Prophet][ » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:53 am

C64 then upgraded to a 386 but cheaped out and got the SX version.

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Re: What was your first computer?

Post by Iced Coffee Man » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:10 am

Amiga 500

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