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Old Feb 8, 2013, 04:22 AM   #176
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I had that when I was a kid, too! It was a used one, though.
I had some random DOS based computer that I never remember the name of as my first computer. My first proper one, however, was this:

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Power Mac 5500 Directors edition.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 07:36 AM   #177
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I had some random DOS based computer that I never remember the name of as my first computer. My first proper one, however, was this:

Power Mac 5500 Directors edition.
Nice. How long did the black keyboard last? Over here they were a constant failure item & expensive if the customer wanted a black replacement.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 07:52 AM   #178
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Nice. How long did the black keyboard last? Over here they were a constant failure item & expensive if the customer wanted a black replacement.
I still have the original keyboard, mouse and IR remote - all of which work perfectly.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 07:55 AM   #179
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First computer owned Wang, second PB 150 with a huge 60gb drive, my o my how things change.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 12:59 PM   #180
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I still have the original keyboard, mouse and IR remote - all of which work perfectly.
Do you have the box & paperwork? It's a rare piece.... Nice.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 01:05 PM   #181
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Do you have the box & paperwork? It's a rare piece.... Nice.
I have the box, I imagine the paperwork is in there still.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 02:37 PM   #182
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My first so called computer was the Timex Sinclair 1000. Of course I had all the goodies, like the 16k RAM expansion (from 2k to 16k). LOL

Then I made the big move to the Vic 20. Wow, living color.

However I consider my first real computer, to be the tan case Mac+. Little did I know then it would change my whole life.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 12:32 AM   #183
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Post a pic and tell a story about your first computer. And how it shaped you to be the Mac fan you are today
The first computer I touched was in college in the Mass Comm building at the University of Montevallo. It was an Apple II (I think) with no floppy drive. Programs were saved and loaded from a cassette deck. It was a beautiful thing to play with and write stupidly simple programs. My "crowning achievement" was a basic program that bounced an square around the screen. I got really fancy and made the square change colors randomly when it hit the side of the screen.

MANY, MANY years later, I make my living editing, creating motion graphics and animation. Luckily, I've gotten past bouncing squares.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 01:51 AM   #184
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 02:52 AM   #185
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We used these, but that's all I'm allowed to say.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 05:01 AM   #186
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My first one was a Apple //GS. I actually had two of them. one being a Woz. From there ihad a Classic and later a Mac LC. Even later I got myself a Performa 5260 (or was is 5300) with a 603e powerpc chip.

From there on I went into different directions. I started working with PC hardware as well as macs. I never left macs alone but also got a Dell pentium MMx machine, and tons of pc chips built mobos.

Meanwhile back on the mac line..
PowerMac G3(B&W) PowerBookG3(wallstreet) then later Lombard...then PowerMac G4(Gigabit Eithernet), PowerBookG3(Pismo),MacPro (OG), white 2010 MacBook, 2011 MacBook Pro 17, 2011 Mac Mini.

There are some missing in this list as I cannot remember them exactly. I know I had a quadra something. I had a mac clone too.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:17 AM   #187
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We used these, but that's all I'm allowed to say.
TEMPEST SE/30.. I have a couple of them here, though incomplete now, I got them after someone ravaged the logic boards out of them.

Hardened against RF snooping and detection of it even operating. What I have here has SyQuest 44's behind the door, so that the data could all be removed from the machine by virtue of removing the disk.

Here's a Mac 512 with an extra floppy drive embedded in the side, and the Mac SE/30 case w/o any components in it.

http://resetvector.com/images/apple3...ntosh-systems/
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 06:54 AM   #188
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I had some random DOS based computer that I never remember the name of as my first computer. My first proper one, however, was this:

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Power Mac 5500 Directors edition.
My Performa 5260

http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...ma_5260cd.html

looks very much like that one only beige .


I must add that the slide out mobo was sweet. I later upgraded the mobo from a 5300 just for kicks. Was as easy as pull down tab, grab handled and swap.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 07:14 PM   #189
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I had used Macs all through public school (grades K-13 (yes Ontario Canada had "grade 13" or "OAC" until it was phased out in 2003)).

But my first Mac (or any computer in general) at home was not until 1997 when we got handed down an Apple ][+.
http://apple-history.com/aiiplus

That was followed by the Apple IIci --> http://apple-history.com/iici which came complete with this Apple printer. --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ImageWriter ... We had lots of fun with baby. We even had a 1x speed external CD drive for it. LOL

Then came the first iMac.
http://apple-history.com/imac

That was then followed by the iMac DVSE (year 2000) graphite. This one I took with me when I moved out on my own. Lasted me six years until I moved from Ontario Canada to Alberta Canada and could not take it with me.
http://apple-history.com/dvse2000

Around the same time as the iMac DVSE came the PowerMac G4 tower (gigabit ethernet) --> http://apple-history.com/g4giga ... My dad kept this until he got an iMac G5 --> http://apple-history.com/imac_g5_mid_05 And now he has a Macbook Pro 17" (Mid 2010) --> http://apple-history.com/mbp_17_mid_10

As for me. When I was in Calgary I ended up getting a black Macbook (Late 2006) though I had later wished I had gotten the white one. --> http://apple-history.com/mb_late_06

Brought that Macbook back to Ontario with me and in 2011 traded up for a Macbook Pro 15" (Early 2011) with Hi-res Antiglare display. --> http://apple-history.com/mbp_15_early_11 ... My only gripe is that I wish I had gotten the "hi end" one with the 1GB graphics but otherwise it's been amazing.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 07:19 PM   #190
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I don't have a pic but my first pc was a Packard Bell with
A 1.2gb hard drive
16mb of ram
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