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Your first computer /g/? >tandy 1000

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Your first computer /g/?
>tandy 1000
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TRS-80 Color Computer with 16K RAM and Extended Color Basic
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Pretty much the exact same setup shown here.
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I don't remember exactly, but it ran Windows 3.1, had a 600MB HDD, and I think a Pentium 2 processor.
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>>47537260
>Athlon XP 2000+
>256 MB DDR
>FX 5200 128MB
>40 GB IDE
>Win XP Home 32-bit

Sweet old times, this computer was a beast with 512 MB.
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this muthafucker
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>>47537260
ZX Spectrum was my first computer. My first 'PC' was an Olivetti PC1.
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I'm sitting behind it right now :)
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pic related. it lasted surprisingly long, was very happy with it
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I used a MicroVAX as an undergrad if it counts. Guest account on some version of BSD, and had to pay and register for a time slot to use it. We were basically only allowed to go on IRC and read news, if you were caught doing anything else like using compilers etc you were banned from using it.

The first computer I owned was a Sun 3 I acquired in grad school(university was getting rid of em). Had to hunt down a hard drive to use it, but at the time it was a great purchase. At the time UNIX barely ran on x86 and being able to have my own computer running it was a luxury not many people had at the time.
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>>47537260

Amiga 1500
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>>47537260
Built this back in the early 80's, minus the then-$45 each hexadecimal displays: http://www.cosmacelf.com/

Designed and built the following 'upgrades' for it:
8KB of static RAM (up from 256B)
AY-5-1013 UART (and 20mA current-loop interface for the ASR33 TTY I had it connected to)
2KB integer BASIC interpreter in 2 2708 EPROMs

The BASIC interpreter needed you to write your own I/O routines for it, and lacking any sort of EPROM burner, they had to live in RAM. So I wrote them, debugged them, saved them onto paper tape (the TTY had a paper tape punch and reader). Then I wrote bootstrap code that would read the I/O routines from the paper tape, afterwards jumping to the entry point in the BASIC interpreter ROMs. Extremely primitive, but working computer. Any BASIC programs I wrote had to be saved to paper tape.
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>>47539986
This is what the TTY looked like, if you've never seen one. All uppercase, 10CPS (110bps serial interface).

Later on I got a CDP1861 video chip. Black-and-white only, bitmapped graphics, 1024 total pixels on-screen as I recall. Never really got it to work properly. Used an old B&W all-tube TV set as a monitor for it.
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Atari 130xe
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>>47540143
Beautiful
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>>47540143
Same here, although I was extremely young at the time and don't remember using it more than a couple of times, and it was to play Dig Dug, I think.

The first computer I actually used a lot and have vivid memories of was a generic 386 tower my dad bought in the early 90's, which cost him like two grand at the time. I think it had like 4MB RAM, and it ran DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1. I don't think it even had a sound card. I mostly used it to play games, although I also used it to learn how to get around computers in general as well.
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Some IBM PS/Valuepoint with a 486. That or ThinkPad... 650 I think. It had a Pentium. I'm actually looking for the TP to try some DOS games on original hardware but can't find it anywhere at home. I know where the 486 is, so I guess I could use it for some of the games.
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I don't remember it very well, but it was a gigantic grey horizontal box with black buttons, and a roughly 7" display.
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>>47539146
>comes with an electric pencil sharpener
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This thing, it had a 1gb hard drive, 32mb integrated graphics card, and like 50mb of memory.
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>>47537260

Some IBM Aptiva circa-1994

I am not old as shit like you all.
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A PowerMac G3, with 128 MB of RAM, a 350 MHz PowerPC 750 and a fucking ATI Rage 128 ! My favourite comp so far.
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A macintosh from 1992 or 1993, looked like this but this isn't exactly it. A few months later we got a 486 with windows 95 but it was too slow to use, the hardware was meant to run 3.1
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MSX-2
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Some IBM PC, I can't remember the model name. I still have the book but not the unit.
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>>47541232
a PS/2 ?
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Compaq CDS 520 I believe. Wasn't sure what the specs of my particular model were exactly, though I'm fairly sure the hard drive was under 700MB. Anybody still have one of these? I'm desperate to find one..
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>>47541315
That would be around the right year so maybe.
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Amiga 600.
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>>47539769
>banned for using compilers
>but IRC is fine
What?
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>>47541121
Probably an LC II or III if it was a pizza box mac.
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IBM Aptiva 1995
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Some 286 tower. The first system I remember the specs for was a Dell Latitude LX. 486DX/4 100MHz, 32MB RAM, 800MB HDD. My dad got it with win3.1 on it, by the time I inherited it it was running Win95 and Office 97.
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>>47541531
What's the harm in chatting? Allowing compilation gives the user the freedom to run any program they want at that point instead of the intended limited set on the system.
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>>47541021
mine was actually the exact compy pictured there
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>>47541930
I still have it btw
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>>47537260

Had an Atari 800 with floppy and a 300baud modem. I used it mostly for playing games (defender , missile command and miner2049er). I had a CompuServe account but back then online services cost like $25 / hour. I used to log on - download shit and disconnect as fast as possible.
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Dell Dimension XPS T500 w/ Win2K
500mhz Pent. 3,
768mb ram
hand me down from a relative. still got it. may be a little lacking on the tech side, but it makes a great nightstand.
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A year later I upgraded to that MMX goodness.
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Most / all of the computers ITT by comparison with today's tech would be unbearably bad but truthfully, how many of you literally creamed your tighty-whiteys over how GREAT these comps were when they were released?
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>>47542086
Getting the likes of the CoCo, Atari 8-bit, Apple II, pretty much any consumer home computer into the early 80s, meant you got a machine with BASIC out of the box. You could turn it on and immediately start programming, making things, being in control of that black box.

I don't know what it was like for the generations following, as abstractions began to develop between the user and machine. I imagine other things have supplanted the kind of experience I had discovering computers in the 80s. The world opened up by internet resources for example. A couple months ago I handed my parents an iPad, and now my dad is looking up all kinds YouTube videos on gardening, carpentry, and such.
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>>47541473
>not an A1200
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Mine? As in "owned"? HP Pavilion a735w
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My first computer was a laptop

RM cy25

Do RM even produce laptops anymore?
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I have fond memories of sitting on it to keep warm in winter
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>>47541784
>What's the harm in chatting?
IRC protocol is commonly used in botnet controller nodes and piracy. It's often the first thing to be restricted on modern shell accounts.
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I still have it along with a bunch of cartridges
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>>47542334
> You could turn it on and immediately start programming, making things, being in control of that black box.

Windows is the exact opposite of this. It's incredibly hostile to casual programming. My use of computers beyond browsing, games, media, and word processing was delayed a full decade because of Windows's bullshit and my parents refusal to get me programming tools.
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>>47544618
I doubt it was common enough then to be a real issue.
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>>47544647
Back then no, nowadays yes. Hurricane Electric bans IRC on its IPv6 tunnels for this reason, even though shit like Bittorrent works.
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>>47537260
pdp-11 (dec lsi-11)
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TI-99/4A
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>>47544655
I'm just answering their question mang.
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R8 it or h8 it
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>>47544746

Jesus Christ. Incredible
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>>47544746
That is simultaneously amazing and sad.
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>>47541531
>90's kiddie asking questions
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>>47544746
I had one of those too
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we even had a webcam
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A fucking rock. Lasted seven years and then the hard disk died.
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>>47544642
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Apple IIe

Many happy kindergarten memories.
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think I started out on a Macintosh Performa 6300

my first real computer I had all to myself was pic related, got me so much pussy when I was 8 :^)
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>>47541118
That was my first computer too! But I had the 400MHz edition.
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>>47541591
Aww yiss. I think the software CD came with Sim City 2000.
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>>47541118

fuck I'm looking for a 450 or 400 rev A of one of those

was yours that kind of brilliant white? I can't tell if they age like shit or they really were more of a grey color.
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>>47537260
IBM PS/2 486.

Used to run IBM PC-DOS 6.1 and Windows 3.11, later IBM PC-DOS 6.3 and Windows 3.11, then Windows 95.

Couldn't put Windows 98 on it due to lack of math co-processor.
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>>47541453
Why would you want one now? Compaqs were probably the worst of the old PC brands...

They used these horrible triangluar-headed screws everywhere on the inside of the case (pic related) and stored the BIOS settings on the hard drive...
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>>47544291
>10 bit
>clearly running a 32-bit OS
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>>47537260
A beige one.
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This piece of shit with the best Windows Version to date: Millennium Edition
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>>47537260
My first was the HX
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Commadore 64 was the first one I used regularly.
Amiga 500 was the first one I owned.
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good ol msn webtv.
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>>47541550
Quadra 605 was around that time in the same box.
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>>47541982
Wait what? You can hook that bitch up to a modem? My dad had one of these, 5.25" floppy drive, tape drive, and dot matrix printer.
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>>47546494
605 was a pizzabox too, but had individual feet instead of the single, long one.
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>>47546458
Wow, we got one of those just after the internet came to town. I remember using search engines to bypass the porn filter and view my first internet titties.
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The first computer I used was my dad's Commodore C64.

The first computer that was actually mine was a Windows 95 machine with a Pentium 2 CPU. Can't remember the exact specs unfortunately.

My neighbor used to have a Pentium 3 PC and when he upgraded to something else I got his P3 CPU and tried to fit it in my P2 Mainboard.
I almost destroyed it in the process but whatever.
At least i learned about different sockets/slots.
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