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Barney T.    2,100

Mine was a Kaypro II that I bought around 1985.

 

OS: CP/M

No hard drive, only 2x 5 1/4 floppy drives

 

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John S.    359

IBM PS/1 486sx 25
OS: Windows 3.0

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domboy    182

When I was a kid, I think the very first one was a TRS-80 "Color Computer", replaced by a Tandy 1000A as the first PC compatible machine. I loved that Tandy 1000...

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Max Norris    2,052

When I was a kid, I think the very first one was a TRS-80 "Color Computer", replaced by a Tandy 1000A as the first PC compatible machine. I loved that Tandy 1000...

The CoCo's were fun... had one running OS/9, a Unix-like OS.. was pretty neat considering the hardware.

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bikeman25    32

My first PC was a Tandy From RadioShack in the late 80's or early 90's, Second PC, 386SX for years til Windows 95 came out,  Then upgrade to a Packard Bell Desktop 75mhz,  then a P3 700 HP machine til 2000, then an AMD Machine, think Athlon back then, til 2003, then another AMD based processor (can't remember exactly if it was another Athlon or not at that point) then last year newest System AMD A6-3620 Quad Core System

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+Raze    13,513

An Epson Apex 100/20 circa 1989.

 

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Arceles    403

Compaq 5253,

AMD-K62 350 Mhz,

64Mb RAM

6gb Hard Drive

Ati Radeon LT Pro (4mb, integrated)

DVD ROM 4x.

 Win98->2000->XP

Worked for more than 6 years and I blew its parallel port on a experiment.

 

The memories... I even played playstation and mario64 on it.

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Typhoon87    2

An IBM Aptiva S series with 200megherz processor, 16 meg of ram (later upgraded to 64), 33.6 modem, ATI Rage 128 2meg video card and 4x cd drive. 15in monitor and a wireless mouse.

 

 The modem was later upgraded to a 56k model  after a lightning storm fried the 33.6 modem and I remember how awsome it was moving to 56k it was so much faster.

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saab74    0

Mine was a Amstrad PC1640,  CPU = XT 8086),  running cp/m and msdos 2 and 3

was also using GEM gui ontop of cp/m, had 640k of ram, no harddrive.  

i remember changing one of the 5 1/4 drives to a 3.5...  was fun, CGA monitor

 

 

memories ....

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snaphat (Myles Landwehr)    414

Some 486

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+The Evil Overlord    17,416

Tatung 80286, (bought in the '80's) vga graphics ms dos 5 later windows 3.1. 40 meg hdd

1 meg ram and a turbo button :p

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seta-san    1,080

Mac performa 630cd

33mhz 040 processor

upgraded to 36mb ram

250mb hdd

last ran system 8.1

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TruckWEB    378

My first PC :

 

-Commodore 64 with a Dataset (yep, tape!), upgraded to a 1541 floppy.

 

Moved to :

 

- Atari 520STE, at the time, much better than anything from the PC side, better games with better Gfx/sound.

 

But then Atari when nowhere fast and everybody was going to PC... So moved to :

 

- Tandy 1000TL/2, blazing 286/8Mhz with 768megs of ram and a BIG Conner 20Mb HDD.

 

Then, moved on to school and got a loan to buy a better PC, upgraded to my first 386/33Mhz !!!

 

Wow... I'm old...

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LUTZIFER    473

The first one I actually bought was in 1995. AST Advantage.

Had a 133mhz processor, 28k modem, probably not much for ram and hard drive space.

Was quite expensive, around 3 grand.

At least by then computers were starting to be affordable.

In the early 90s my dad had computers and they had barely any power at all ranging in prices from 10 grand, 8 grand, etc. etc.

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kurupy    62

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My very first desktop pc back in 1996

 

Packard Bell Multimedia E140

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Denis W.    723

First two computers were hand-me-downs. First one is some unknown Zenith DOS machine from 1988. Had a 6 MHz processor that went up to 12 MHz with a turbo boost button.

Second one was an IBM Aptiva 2168-A50. It's this tower pictured in the Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Aptiva

Came with Windows 95, 150 MHz Pentium CPU, 32 MB of RAM, and a 1.6 GB hard drive. Got it in 1999, and replaced it with an XP machine in 2003. The bundled software collection in that machine is impressive - leagues beyond the crapware bundled on today's computers. Full games, encyclopedias, kids edutainment titles, catalogs...

To think 18 years later we're typing away on small tablets with specs way beyond these towers is astounding.

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Syanide    591

PC w/ 486DX2 running at 66MHz. I think that sometime after I got it I managed to find extra RAM and upgrade it all the way to 16 MB. Mind you the computer was already very old when I got it, but that probably made me play with it even more (for instance, figuring out how to put Windows 95 on it).

 

I sill have the processor in one of the drawers, I'll take a look and see if I can find it.

 

EDIT:

 

Here it is:

 

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There's something yellow-ish in one of the corners, not sure if it's the drawer it was in :|

 

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paxa    9

for me was a ZX Spectrum 48k 

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Scott Hellewell    21

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

This was mine as well.

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beedubaya    0

First computer was an Apple IIGS that my parents bought for me just before starting high school.  I taught myself how to program on that thing (AppleSoft BASIC), which got me hooked enough to go to college for Computer Science.

 

First PC was a Laser Pal 386SX.  It ran the GeoWorks OS and had 1 MB RAM.  Eventually I got exposed to the world of Windows 3.1, so I upgraded the RAM in that PC and loaded Win 3.1 on it. It ran horribly slow, but got me through school until I could buy something better.

 

Things seemed so much simpler in those days.  Or maybe ignorance truly is bliss!

 

I had that exact computer!  I also used Geos (OS in the picture below) and DOS 4.01 before upgrading the RAM and loading DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1 on it.  I tried to cram Windows 95 on it at one point just to see if I could do it but could never get it to install.  Was really a crappy computer but I have so many fond memories with it.  It's the computer that really got me started.

 

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+warwagon    9,650

Our first family computer was an Apple IIGs

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Praetor    987

First IBM PC clone i ever used was a Schneider (can't remember the model), with a 5.25" floppy; it had installed some scientific and educational software that i proceed to add Space Invaders and play it until i pass the game. Yep, that nerdy and i wasn't even 10.

 

Then i had a Timex, a Sinclair 48K...

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Dinggus    309

My first computer I believe was called Star something, it was one of those generic computer companies. Some guy my mom met online fell for her while we were using my grandpa's computer so he bought her one. That was in 1997, I was in 5th grade.

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