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Atomic Wanderer Chicken    1,585

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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Jose_49    617

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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TAZMINATOR    11,911

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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Geoffrey B.    1,414

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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+DConnell    4,832

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

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astropheed    1,757

Atari 800 XL

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statm1    62

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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Max Norris    2,052

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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Menge    33

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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Torolol    926

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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Maverick2k2    8

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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Aaron Olive    141

First owned - Acer Aspire 5570 - piece of junk.

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statm1    62

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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Atomic Wanderer Chicken    1,585

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

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firey    3,579

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)

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Lord Method Man    1,613

Packard Bell 286 with a Goldstar monitor, both are long gone.

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zweible    4

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Heathkit H-8 with a serial terminal.

 

December 1978

 

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Gerowen    1,116

My first one was a tower that literally had the brand "Poor Man's PC" on it, or maybe it was Poormans or something, and it ran DOS.  I was 5 or 6 and figured out how to make DOS menus so I could create shortcuts to games I had like King's Quest, Space Quest, and Mixed Up Mother Goose.  Also had the DOS version of Microsoft Works.  It had something like 8 MB of RAM and a black and white monitor.  Later upgraded it to 16 MB of RAM and Windows 3.1.  Then got a really old Dell computer that had Windows 95 on it, and actually had a color monitor.

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techbeck    4,979

386sx. bought from I believe Computer Shopper. 25mhz on turbo, and I think 15 or so normal. Something like that. Later upgraded to a Pentium 1.2ghz and a 1gb hard drive.

80mb hard drive double spaced

2400 baud modem, 9600 baud, and lastly....56k

Installed a CDROM and 8bit Soundblaster

Dont remember how much memory. Maybe 8 or 16 mb. Been a while. Windows 3.1, later installed 3.11. DOS 5 something and upgraded to 6.22.

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+The Evil Overlord    17,448

Long since trashed, but a commodore 64, vic 20 Atari 2600 and a Tatung 80286 with a turbo button was my first pc

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The_Observer    293

Family 386, first computer i paided for P2 266 with 128mb ram, 4gigHD voodoo2(12mb) dvdrw 17monitor all up 2000NZD

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Nashy    1,293

1998, a late comer back then.

Had a Pentium 3 slot CPU running at around 500MHz.  has a whopping 128MB RAM which I upgraded to 512MB.

Originally started with Windows 98 (not SE), so it was hell, and we switched back to Windows 95 until SE came out.  

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ZeroFearX    14

My father purchased a Macintosh 128K in 1984. This was my initiation with computers...

 

This was the beginning of a long love story ..  now with Windows :)

 

My first personal one was a Tandy CoCo3

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+warwagon    9,691

My Own personal one that I bought myself was a Gateway PII 333

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