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#1 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:45

Mine was a custom built PC that had a AMD K-6 processor, and I believe it originally had a Intel i486 DX2 processor in it. I was a little back then (90s) and my mother actually built it. She was in very into and experienced in computers like building them, software etc.  I remember playing games on it like Putt Putt and Freddi Fish.

 

 

Here is a photo of my first home PC

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#2 Jose_49

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:47

Well I'm quite the "newcomer" I didn't have mine mine mine, until 5 years ago... Which is the same PC I'm typing with. Have learned a lot with it. Dell XPS M1530 here. 



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:55

Mine was a custom built with 486MHz.. 

 

then got new custom built pc with 866MHz, voodoo video card, 56k modem.

 

I used to build the PC in the past... it was fun.. and now I am old.. I am using laptops for now.

 

I have a server tower for backups.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:56

Laser 386 kit computer. If I remember when I get to a computer I will look the kit up and post specs but I do remember it only had 4mb or so of ram.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:04

A  Commodore 64 I inherited from my brother. Used it all through high school.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:05

Atari 800 XL

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:08

It depends whether you mean the first home computer I used or the first computer that was entirely mine.. BIG difference.

 

First home computer I used was a Tandy 1000 EX with DOS 2 (upgraded to 640k RAM)

First computer that was entirely mine was a Walmart special, HP Pavilion w/ Celeron 768mhz



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:09

First used -- It was either an IBM System 3 or a VAX-11/780, I forget which was first, awful long time ago.

First owned -- TRS-80 Model 1, built it up over the next year or so with addons (boosted memory to 48K, expansion interface, 5MB hard drive, etc), later replaced with a Model 16 running Microsoft Xenix.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:16

My first computer was a 468SX 33MHz with 4MB of RAM and vast 120MB of HD! No sound card, no CD drive.

 

It was awesome to fiddle with!



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:18

Microsoft Xenix.

The real reason of *nix Operating System moniker.

i always find weird that other referring *nix as linux distro-variants.

 

Microsoft should've continues the Xenix OS.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:20

Texas Instruments TI-99/4A, I had everything with this, Game Controllers, speech synthesizer, every game and app cartridge, Peripheral Expansion Box,  32K ram card, RS2600px-TI99-IMG_1680.jpg3250px-TI99expansion.jpg2 Card, Disc control card, 2x 360k 5 1/4 Floppy drives, 512k Ram disc, gram cracker and pretty much every game and app ever released for it



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:23

First owned - Acer Aspire 5570 - piece of junk.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:24

First owned -- TRS-80 Model 1, built it up over the next year or so with addons (boosted memory to 48K, expansion interface, 5MB hard drive, etc), later replaced with a Model 16 running Microsoft Xenix.

I also had a TRS-80 but I believe mine was a Model 2. Came with 16k but I believe it was eventually upgraded to 64k. But never had the expansion or hard drive.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:31

I came from 90s internet boom era, those are all quite old computers



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:32

Our first was a Commodore 64 when I was like 5.   After that my parents got one from some guy (custom built) not sure brand, or specs, I was too young.  I do know it ran Windows 95.. and we got it christmas of 96.. but other than that I don't know.  I remember it came with Time Commando I played the **** out of that game (even though I was only 6)