What were your first computers???

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  1. 50548 Guest

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    OK, this thread probably exists somewhere else, but I wanted to ask anyway...what were your first computers and their operating systems (only down to the first three)?

    Mine:

    -TK 3000//e (Brazilian clone of the Apple //e Platinum) with Apple DOS and ProDOS;
    http://www.homecomputer.de/pages/f_info.html?Microdigital_TK3000_IIe.html
    - Apple IIGS with ProDOS and GS/OS;
    - Mac Quadra 605 with System 7.

    :D
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I purchased my first computer in 1991. It was a Compuadd and had the following specs:

    2 MB RAM
    20 Mhz processor
    Windows 3.0
    40 MB Harddrive
    3.5" floppy diskdrive.
     
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    First used, or first purchased? First used would be the original Macintosh, an IBM PC (5150), and a TRS-80 (we had all three in the house).

    Purchased was a 400MHz PowerMac G4 while in college.
     
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    Amiga 500 7MHz processor half a meg of ram and an internal and external floppy drive and no hard disc.
     
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    1. Corona portable - running DOS
    2. Mac SE/30
    3. Macintosh II
     
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    Yep, I am talking about the first (ones) either purchased by you/given to you as gifts. :)
     
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    An Amstrad CPC 6128 - on which I played Carrier Command for many many many days.
     
  11. JNB macrumors 604

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    All purchases:

    First computer: Altair 8800, 1976
    First pre-built computer: TRS-80, 1981
    First new computer: Apple ][+, 1982
    First Mac: 512K (aka "Fat Mac"), 1985

    Actually, every computer I've owned has been or represented some sort of "first" for me.
     
  12. hugodrax macrumors 6502a

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    Commodore PET computer with Cassette interface Whopping 4K of Ram. Keyboard sucked.
     
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    Intel Pentium 75mhz. I think it had about 400mb of HDD space... but it might have been 40... I used it for teaching myself HTML, listening to CD's using the CD Player program, and browsing porn.
     
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    My first computer was a Dell Inspiron 1000 with Windows XP. The first Mac I had was a Performa something or other, but I gave that away not long after I got it.

    The first computer I ever used was a :apple:, though; Whatever model was popular in the 80's. Yay! :cool:
     
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    Commodore 64 followed by an IBM XT-8088, later upgraded to have a CGA monitor making Leisure Suite Larry look awesome!

    [​IMG]

    I still miss that computer.
     
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    Amiga 600, still alive and kicking today.

    First PC was some Advent system. Pentium 1 100mhz or something, then 233mhz P2, 500mhz P3, 2ghz P4, 3.2ghz P4, 2ghz C2D... another 2ghz C2D.
     
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    First two family computers were a 486 50Mhz and PowerMac 7300/180 w/Pentium 166MMX PC card... both are long gone.
    In school I used C64s, Amigas & various generations of Apple IIs before Apple pushed Macintoshes into public schools. In middle school our old old science teacher refused accepting a PowerMac 7200/90, he kept his old Apple IIce for various science apps/games and Chess Master :eek:

    My own computers...
    12" PowerBook G4 1.33Ghz
    Microcenter Powerspec AMD Athlon 64 1.8Ghz (hand me down when my parents got a new computer, I gave it a total overhaul of more ram, bigger HD, 2 extra HDs and a blazing fast nVidia 6600)
    Lenovo Thinkpad T61 2Ghz
     
  19. No ice please macrumors 6502

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    My first Computer was a ThinkPad 365XD with a Pentium 120, 1gb hardrive, and 16MB ram :D
    The computer that first caught my interest in computers. I got it from my grandmother in 2003 and played Doom, Heretic, Hexen and Duke Nuke'em Beautifully. I could even hook it up to my monitor 1280X 720 and it displayed great! (heated up quickly and games wouldn't support the res) Ah the good times. Too bad last year the motherboard died.. I still have the Hard drive and tempted to put it in my new computer..
     
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    My first was a C64. It actually belonged to my cousin, but it was the first computer I got to use regularly. I used it to teach myself BASIC when I was about 12 years old.

    The first computer that belonged to me I got in high school from the trash behind a friend's apartment. It was an old DOS system with an 80286 CPU, 4MB hard drive, and a modem. A whole new world opened up to me when I discovered BBSes and MUDs.

    When I started college to study computer science, my mom bought a Packard Bell 486 with loads of RAM and a pretty big hard drive compared to what I was used to. It also had a 28k modem and Windows 95. I was constantly upgrading that thing. I remember when I got my first real job, the first thing I bought was an 11GB hard drive for around $400. I also added a ZIP drive, maxed out the RAM, and even killed the motherboard during a botched sound card upgrade. That was an expensive mistake.

    Computers are so much more friendly and affordable these days.
     
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    Mine was one of the first tandy's running dos / dos shell with wordperfect XX (can't remember). I don't even remember the specs thou. Bought it used for like 50 bucks. Had the old green colored screen.
     
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    My first was a Compaq 386, running Windows 3.1. I just saw it two weeks ago, while visiting my Mom.
     
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    C64, later followed by a Amiga 1200. God, I miss them. :(
     
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