the greatest personal computer ever?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by camomac, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I was a Commodore 64 boy. :eek: Well, actually, I think we actually only *owned* a 128....

    Hehehe, my computer history, lifetime everything I've owned:

    TRS-80 Color Computer 2
    Commodore 128
    Amiga 500
    486DX/33 Windows 3.1 generic
    Compaq Armada laptop with 10.4" TFT and a Pentium/150 (god, I loved that thing!)
    I borrowed and used for about a year a Compaq desktop with a AMD K6-II I think
    iBook G4/800
    iMac G5/2.0

    I'm always of the perspective that the best is yet to come. :)
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Holy crap, they put the Trash-80 on that list!
    Oh.. it's ok.. it's the model 100.
    Oh no! (working backwards) They put a Trash-80 on that list!

    What? No Wang? :)
     
  3. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    I'm glad to see the Amiga made #7. Man I loved that computer, even though it crashed a lot and had some wierd design choices.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    How can you not love a computer that has B52s references tattoo'd on the motherboard and a fat girl chipset? :D
     
  5. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Ah fat agnus...

    Of course, Denise was my favorite. 4096 colors! 8 sprites!
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    :D

    Paula was under-loved but she really knew how to put it down, though. I mean she was basically an Ensoniq Mirage on a chip inside a 1980s computer. At the time, wow... one flux capacitor away from time travel! :eek: ;) :D

    But mmmm, blitter...mmm...copper... Amiga games rawked. :)
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  8. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Yeah. I held onto my non-working Amiga 500 for a long long time. It broke in 1992, but I didn't throw it out until last summer. :eek:

    Might want to promote me to geek+++
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think I extend the geek class, though. And I also manage to inherit properties from elsewhere, because I dress way to well to be a geek. :eek: ;) :D

    I'm not sure if my parents have any of our Amiga hardware. We had a 40MB SCSI hard drive that we paid an ungodly sum for, and after we upgraded (to the 486DX/33 :rolleyes: ) it broke, and then it became too painful to go back to floppy disks.

    But there are Amiga emulators... I dunno. Sometimes it's best to leave the fond memories in the past.
     
  10. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Have you just coined the term Metrogeektual? :eek:
     
  11. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    I do think it's crap that the C64 was relegated to the other list. That was a great computer.
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hehehe, I'm multi-threaded. My geek thread runs in parallel with my stylish thread. :D Which of course keeps me running hotter than a Core Duo with Apple-applied thermal paste, but that's another story. :eek: ;) :D
     
  13. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    :D

    I don't know why, but that's just hilarious.
     
  14. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    You must be stylish indeed then! I'm impressed!

    Style and me... well, let's just say I wait style out and eventually it comes crawling back.
     
  15. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    My beloved Atari 800 was only #14?

    *sniff*

    oh well, Atari 800, you'll always be #1 to me :p
     
  16. baleensavage macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, the Apple II. There was a whole lab of those at my middle school. First computer I used. My mom also had a Commodore that she took programming classes on (I think I used to play some type of Pong game on it) and then we later got the obligatory Mac Plus, which got me through High School. We also had a Xerox computer, though I never liked that one. I also remember using my cousins Amiga. Lemmings on an Amiga was one of the greatest video gaming experiences ever. It never compared on any other platform...
     
  17. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    well obviously the list can't be all apple, but I'm surprised the iMac g3 wasn't on there.
     
  18. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    I was just looking at the 25 Worst Tech Products where I was reminded of Microsoft Bob. I think I need to go back to therapy...
     
  19. camomac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    my first lova afair was with the commodore 64.
    i loved that computer. i had a mouse and a 300 baud
    modem, man that thing was slick!

    i use to play with my friends apple iie, there was this
    game i was adddicted to... hmm that was a long time
    ago, i can't remember the name of the game now....
     
  20. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    iMac G4 is there... that's all that matters :p
     
  21. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    Pismo & Cube

    You know I'm kind of surprised the Apple Pismo and Cube aren't on the lists (or maybe I missed it somewhere?). Even though the cube didn't sell so well they became very popular and people want to see a new release. Also the Pismo was one of apples best built laptops: two batteries, solid as a rock, etc...

    Nuc
     
  22. clayj macrumors 604

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    Hmm. Interesting quote from the PowerBook 100 (#10) description:

     
  23. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    I don't think it is a bad thing to note that Apple had Sony manufacture the PowerBook 100... as long as people are also willing to note that the batteries of the 5300 series that had to be recalled were also from Sony*. ;)


    As for the list, I'm glad that the PowerBook 100/140/170 made the top 10, but considering the lasting effect the design had on the industry I really would have thought it would have been in the top 5.




    * Sony's batteries have been at the heart of many battery related fires and are the cause of the largest consumer recall in history with Dell currently recalling a wide range of Sony batteries that come with their laptops due to fires/explosions in recent months.
     
  24. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I held on to a non working Atari STfm until March this year. I can't remember when it broke.
    The motherboard is now hanging on the wall, next the the board from an Acorn Electron and processor daughterboard from my 7500/100.
     

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