questionswhat was your first computer?

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I had one of these.
Haha it did not do much since we had little software for it. I learned a lot from it. I dissected it shortly after we got a new PC. Between 1987 and 1990 I think we went through 7-8 different computers. We had 4 different computers between 1991-1995. We got out first windows 95 pc on launch day. We bought a top of the line 133mhz pc. We were the envy of every nerd. Haha. My mom refused to buy a new pc for years! The first PC I bought for myself was a 400mhz HP, and I never purchased a PC again, I built every desktop I had from that point on. :)

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I used a Commodore 64 at my grandparents, but my first computer was an apple IIGS. And thus started my love of all things apple. :)

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Commodore 64. Thought it was pretty cool at the time.

Boy have things changed.

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I had a used AT&T 6300 that my Dad gave me which I referred to as a "calculator in a box" and had no real interest in until I took a computer class and learned a little bit about DOS and finally began to appreciate it.

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My husband and I had a TI-99/4A. We gradually added pieces until we had almost everything that the PEB would handle. We later passed it onto my sister's 2 pre-school children and bought them lots of educational software.

We then moved onto an Atari (don't remember the model), then onto the Atari ST. Then on to various versions of Windows.

Along the way my husband ran a Bulletin Board on one of the early entry computers via BASIC programming. He also built, upgraded our own personal home computers over the years after we moved onto "PC"s.

I was a programmer (Fortran) by trade and my husband self-taught himself enough to get a job fixing computers at a later point.

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+1 on the Timex Sinclair.

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TI-99/4A for awhile with a cassette player for program storage. Learned basic then got a Packard Bell 286 with 640k ram and a 30mb hard drive. Dos 3.3.

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DEC Rainbow. Actually it belonged to work, but I had it at home. It was hot stuff at the time with a whole 20MB hard drive when most had 5MB!!! Had a floating point 8087, too!

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DEC Rainbow. Actually it belonged to work, but I had it at home. It was hot stuff at the time with a whole 20MB hard drive when most had 5MB!!! Had a floating point 8087, too!

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IBM XT 286... I still have it too...

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commodore was my first, but I feel like my real first was an AppleII+.

I've been all over the proverbial map since then. From a KILLER SGI Indy I got with some grant money in college, to piecing together anything I could from parts from the University surplus room or even thrift stores when I've been dirt poor.

Anything to stay connected on the interwebs.

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Commodore 64 was pretty epic back in the day. I loved it, lol

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TRS-80, followed by a Tandy 1000HX. That was back when it wasn't cool to know anything about technology.

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It is hard for me to remember, but I do remember getting a computer that when we compressed the hard drive it gave us almost 800MB. We had no idea how anyone would use that much space.

But I remember getting on the internet with Prodigy in the 1980s, and then Compuserve in the early 1990s. I remember when AOL first offered unlimited dial up access per month instead of paying by the hour. It was a huge thing.

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In school on school's apples I remember copying the AppleII software so I could edit the code. I did not know anything about copyright, I was in 3rd grade. I wrote a program that would help me copy the software, again I did not know it was wrong.

My first was: Micron 450mhz with 64mb of memory!

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First one at home was a Commodore 64, followed by a DOS machine (IDK the model) but my first computer? 386. Then it was a 486, then upgraded that to a 486x.

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Apple 2e , still have it with all the floppy disc's and it still works.

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An Acer around 1995 loaded with Windows 95!

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I'm 23 and my first computer I used back in elementary school was an Osborne 1.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_1

It displayed only color: Amber. Doesn't mean I didn't have any computer games. I played PacMan. PacMan was a 'C' eating '*'s and all the ghosts were 'M's or 'm's if they were vulnerable.

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An NEC 8201, a small laptop similar to the Radio Shack Model 100 portable. Interesting, but had only an 8-line display, and used cassette tape for storage. I did a lot of word processing on that machine, and also wrote an automation program which controlled all the audio feeds for a statewide radio network. All that with 32K of RAM!

Then I got my first DOS machine, a Sharp PC-7000, a 286 in a "lunchbox" configuration, with a removable keyboard and a top-hinged vertical screen... quite functional, actually, but terribly heavy. It ran on two 5.25" floppys, no HD. It came with DOS 2, I upgraded to DOS 3 eventually. Wrote some painful BASIC programs to perform essentially database functions.

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Tandy 1000 SX or something like that. I don't remember the specs because i was a kid when we got it.

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Still have a TI-99/4A with a cassette player for program storage. It is buried in the basement somewhere...
Magnavox 8088
IBM 486
DEC Pentium 75 mini tower
etc.
etc.
Currently running a Dell Studio w/ AMD 6 Core.. Zoom, Zoom..

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Franklin Ace 2200. An Apple II clone.

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@rustybender: So was my "Black Apple" It was an App II Plus clone made by Bell & Howell

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@okham: The Apple II was a great computer. Many were the times I'd do an all-nighter trying to do something with the Apple that we were told was impossible to do.

Being on CompUserve, GEnie Information Services, The Source and Delphi, along with many local Apple BBS's also took a lot of my time.

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@crowbite: "32K of RAM"...How did we ever manage :)

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Apple II was the first computer I "played" with, then I worked as an Intern at IBM and used an original IBM PC (two diskettes, no waiting).

First PC I owned was a "PC LIMITED" (later Dell) 286.