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#31 Trent Devers

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 04:52

My first computer was a Commodore 64.

 

My first PC was an IBM XT that Dad pinched from work. It had 128kb RAM, Intel 8088 processor running at 4.77 MHz, two 5 1/4" floppy disks (360kB) and no hard drive. It booted in to a basic interpreter which I didn't know what to do with so he took it back and brought home another one that had a whopping 20MB hard disk with DOS installed. The XT came with a monster of a monitor with an amazing 80x40 character resolution with a vast colour range of green. The keyboard was comprised of plastic keys embedded within a steel casing that weighed at least 2kgs. If someone hit you over the head with it, you'd likely end up in hospital for a few days. The disk drives (floppy & hard) were around the size of show boxes. It's funny how I can store 120gb on a flash disk the size of a finger nail now.




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Posted 24 October 2013 - 04:56

First owned - Acer Aspire 5570 - piece of junk.

 

A relative has that. Painfully slow with vista + years of crud. Fresh install of 8 and it flies. 

 

First computer our family had was a Performa I think. Can't quite remember which model. 



#33 He's Dead Jim

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 05:11

I had a MESH PC with a 233 MMX processor, and it came from the recycling with 16Mb ram, and a 1Gb hdd, I "upgraded" it to  64Mb ram, and had a V90 56k dialup.... I used it to play gigs, with a very early version of fruityloops as a sequencer for playing samples with a SB Live 1024 soundcard... imagine, carrying a crt monitor about... up on stage with one of those black and decker work bench things as a stand next to my synth...



#34 yowanvista

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 05:17

My first PC had a Pentium III running at 800MHz, 64MB of RAM (later 128), a 8MB SiS GPU, 20gigs and ran Win 98 or ME (later XP). Died a few years ago, served me well though. 



#35 Richard C.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 06:52

First Computer:

 

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First Windows Computer was a 1993 RM Laptop, can't find pictures

 



#36 DarkyDan

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:16

Had a Microbee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MicroBee) but that may not count.

 

First PC was a 386 DX 32Mhz, 14" CRT, Desktop case.  Surprisingly didn't have a 5.4 floppy drive only 3.5.

 

It had a 40mb hard drive, and 4mb of RAM.

 

DOS 5.0 and Windows 3.0, I'm fairly sure.

 

I was only 5 or 6ish years of age.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:22

I was relatively late to the field. My first was a P3 in 2000. Still have kept it just to remind me how much have we advanced in terms of tech.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:43

Hello,

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.

I believe Xenix actually was licensed from the actual Unix so it was Unix basically. Linux is based on Unix using loyality and open source code. There is a difference :)

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:44

First computer we had at home: Sirius Victor 9000

 

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First PC I owned: pre-built 486 from a long gone retailer called Escom, similar to this:

 

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Equipped with 14" CRT, 486 DX33, 8 MB of RAM, 162 MB HDD, el-cheapo Oak graphics card.



#40 Shiranui

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:45

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#41 RandyC

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:26

First computer was a BBC Model B with 32kb RAM and a 5 1/4 inch floppy drive add-on. First PC was a Amstrad 1640 with a 20MB Winchester HDD, 640kb RAM and 5 1/4 inch floppy drive.



#42 68k

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:32

A Macintosh Plus - I started using it when I was about four years old.



#43 cork1958

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:48

486DX with a whopping 32mb's memory.

 

Thing was a POS from day one!! Guy that built it got so sick of me bringing it back to him that he gave me all my money back and let me keep the computer, even after having it for over a year. I then had learned enough to fix the thing and it ran pretty good for a couple years until I sold it.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:14

IBM PC 286 @ 12 Mhz with a 40 MB HDD (split into two virtual C: and D: drives for 20 megs each!) and EGA display. I still remember how it smelled.

 

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I crashed it twice the first week I got it.

 

On the first incident, I thought that I really didn't need autoexec.bat and config.sys files and deleted them :D

 

On the second incident, I test drove the "format c: /q" function :rofl:  I was eight years old at that time, panicked, and almost shitted my pants coz the PC wouldn't boot up obviously. By next week, however, I had already learned how to make a bootable 5.25" MS DOS re-installation diskette )



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:17

IBM PC 286 @ 12 Mhz with a 40 MB HDD (split into two virtual C: and D: drives for 20 megs each!) and EGA display. I still remember how it smelled.

 

IBM_PC_AT_01_full.jpg

 

I crashed it twice the first week I got.

 

On the first incident, I thought that I really didn't need autoexec.bat and config.sys files and deleted them :D

 

On the second incident, I test drove the "format c: /q" function :rofl:  I was eight years old, panicked and almost shitted my pants. By next week however, I had already learned how to make a bootable 5.25" MS DOS re-installation diskette )

wow, seems we have more in common than I had thought, I did exactly that too, but not the ms-dos disc part

my set up was almost exactly the same as yours, but had vga mine had ms-dos 5, and Xtree pro





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