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gs.linxusr08
May 13th, 2009, 11:24 AM
My first was a Commodore 64 but my first new PC was a Compaq with a 333 MHz Via chip,4GB hard drive,16MB video, and Windows 98SE. put Red Hat in it and it ran great. :)

squaregoldfish
May 13th, 2009, 11:33 AM
First computer: Commodore 16
First PC: 386 16MHz, 1Mb RAM, 80Mb hard disk, DOS 4.0/Windows 3.0

I paid £150 to upgrade to 2Mb RAM, and another £70 to upgrade to 512Kb video RAM

skymera
May 13th, 2009, 11:36 AM
I got mine back in December 2006 (When i was 15):

Dell Dimension E520:
Intel Core2Duo E6300 1.86GHz 2MB L2
1GB DDR2 533MHz
Intel G965 Graphics
160GB 8MB Hard Drive
Windows XP MCE
For £430

My Second (Home built)is in my sig

elCabron
May 13th, 2009, 11:45 AM
Aster CT-80

amitabhishek
May 13th, 2009, 11:53 AM
There is another thread of similar topic but can't blame you for not finding it.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=742175

gs.linxusr08
May 13th, 2009, 11:53 AM
Aster CT-80

wow that's a old one, did you get that as the kit or was it put together.

elCabron
May 13th, 2009, 12:08 PM
wow that's a old one, did you get that as the kit or was it put together.

It's some time ago indeed (although I'm not that old myself, as I could hardly read or write when I owned this computer :P). Btw it was an already assembled one.

cor135
May 13th, 2009, 12:21 PM
My dad bought a Gateway for the family back in 98 when i was in 6th grade. The tower was HUGE and all i remember was it had a 333 MHz Processor. After a while i was trying to speed it up and found myself in the registry...
i didn't know enough to not get 'delete happy' and it never ran the same again.

monsterstack
May 13th, 2009, 12:22 PM
We had a BBC Micro (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Micro) [wikipedia.org] when I was a kid, which was great because we had them at school too. Then we got a Commodore 64 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64) [wikipedia.org], and then an Amiga 500 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga_500) [wikipedia.org], which I still have. It was there I discovered the greatest game that has ever been made in all of human history, James Pond 2: Robocod (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robocod) [wikipedia.org].

My family didn't get a proper PC till about 1996, 1997 ish. It was a Pentium Pro 133Mhz MMX with 8 megabytes of RAM, an entire megabyte of graphics and ran Windows 95. Good times.

lovinglinux
May 13th, 2009, 12:35 PM
My first was a TK82 (http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/TK82C) which was a clone of the Sinclair ZX81 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX81). Programs were saved on an audio cassette using a regular tape recorder connected to the computer.

stwschool
May 13th, 2009, 12:41 PM
Amstrad CPC464 for me (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amstrad_cpc), before moving onto the Atari 520STFM. Programmed on both despite being very young (about 7 when I got the Amstrad and 10 when I got the ST [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_st]) and got my first PC, a P1 166mhz compaq presario with a crappy 2gb hard drive (my memory stick now is 32gb for god's sake!).

BTW STOS Basic FTW.

mips
May 13th, 2009, 01:24 PM
My first was a Commodore 64 but my first new PC was a Compaq with a 333 MHz Via chip,4GB hard drive,16MB video, and Windows 98SE. put Red Hat in it and it ran great. :)



First PC: 386 16MHz, 1Mb RAM, 80Mb hard disk, DOS 4.0/Windows 3.0




My family didn't get a proper PC till about 1996, 1997 ish. It was a Pentium Pro 133Mhz MMX with 8 megabytes of RAM, an entire megabyte of graphics and ran Windows 95. Good times.

PC = Personal Computer

The term PC is NOT exclusive to x86 based hardware as is commonly used these days.

Mac, Amiga, C64, BBC, Archimedes, Atari etc are ALL PCs.

Bölvağur
May 13th, 2009, 01:38 PM
Macintosh plush+

looks almost exactly like this... as we had different external hard drive and floppy drive.

http://rickyday.net/blog/544px-macintosh.jpg

the picture would be annoying to see in the thread but here is a google thumb

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:75pwz21_Ei3hBM:http://rickyday.net/blog/544px-macintosh.jpg

lisati
May 13th, 2009, 01:47 PM
If you don't count handhelds (I had a Casio PB-100, little more than a programmable calculator that understood a dialect of BASIC) mine was a Z80-based VZ-300 from **** Smith Electronics.
(brief distraction: Windows on another machine is asking for a License Key: reinstall after aborted efforts to get another distro on the beast)

My first x86 machine was a Wang (PC-248?) AT, 10MHz 80286 CPU, 640K ram, 10MB HDD, a network card by Wang with its own Z80 (never used it), MS-DOS 3.30 (?) When new, it would have cost somewhere round the $NZ2000 mark. Purchased second-hand for $NZ500, I think it was an ex Department of Labour machine.

Deamos
May 13th, 2009, 02:05 PM
My first computer was an old Tandy 1000 SX. No hard drive. 5 & 1/2 inch floppy drives. Oh the days of that thing.

MountainX
May 13th, 2009, 02:22 PM
A Kaypro II running the CP/M operating system

"Set in an aluminum case, it weighed 29 pounds (13 kilograms) and was equipped with a Zilog Z80 microprocessor, 64 kilobytes of RAM, and two 5¼-inch double-density floppy-disk drives. It ran on Digital Research, Inc.'s CP/M operating system, and sold for about US$1,795.00."

http://www.old-computers.com/MUSEUM/computer.asp?c=550&st=1

leandromartinez98
May 13th, 2009, 02:25 PM
My first was a TK82 (http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/TK82C) which was a clone of the Sinclair ZX81 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX81). Programs were saved on an audio cassette using a regular tape recorder connected to the computer.

Mine was the Sinclair! I had a memory expansion slot of 16Kb!!! This one was greater than the computer itself, which came with 8Kb of RAM. By the way, I still have it, and it works (at least the last time I've tried it was still working).

lovinglinux
May 13th, 2009, 02:32 PM
Mine was the Sinclair! I had a memory expansion slot of 16Kb!!! This one was greater than the computer itself, which came with 8Kb of RAM. By the way, I still have it, and it works (at least the last time I've tried it was still working).

Wow. It has almost 30 years and still works.

I don't have mine anymore. I probably throw it away when moving houses.

Electron
May 13th, 2009, 02:36 PM
My first one was an apple computer, no GUI only commands and blue screens, no hard drive only a 5" floppy (that's old). It was a workstation, the server looked like photocopy machine. Inside the server (IBM) the are 2 hard drives 16" in radius. That thing was hot back there. I remember when the electrician came to installed. That server used 480V power source to run, it was 8' long and 4.5' high and weighted 2000 pound.
What do you think? tHAT IS old. :)

pbpersson
May 13th, 2009, 02:42 PM
A Kaypro II running the CP/M operating system


That was my second computer. I loved that thing.....

perlluver
May 13th, 2009, 02:44 PM
My first computer was back in 1995:

Packard Bell
100MHz Pentium Processor
16MB Ram
33.6k Modem
Windows 95

Darn thing, back then in 1995 cost 1,000 dollars.

pbpersson
May 13th, 2009, 02:47 PM
My very first computer was a Commodore Vic-20. It came with 3.8K of RAM and I spent $100 to add another 16K giving me almost 20K - more RAM than I would ever need in life :)

I wrote programs in BASIC and stored them on a cassette drive. Later for a printer I had an old teletype machine. I created a circuit to convert the RS-232 VIC-20 interface into a 20ma current loop to drive the teletype.

When I bought my second computer which was the Kaypro II I punched all my VIC-20 programs onto paper tape using the teletype machine and then feed them from the teletype machine into the Kaypro.

Ah.....those were the days :)

squaregoldfish
May 13th, 2009, 02:52 PM
PC = Personal Computer

The term PC is NOT exclusive to x86 based hardware as is commonly used these days.

Mac, Amiga, C64, BBC, Archimedes, Atari etc are ALL PCs.

I know that, but as you say, it's the common term for it. You know what we meant, as did everyone else. Relax and let it go!

peakpc
May 13th, 2009, 02:57 PM
I had an atari 800xl with a cassette tape drive to right "basic" programs.
Not very useful but it was fun at the time.:)

gtr32
May 13th, 2009, 03:24 PM
First that I bought myself was Commodore 64 when I was twelve. Good times, I still remember the "wars" back then. ZX-81 vs C64, C64 vs MSX... :)

leandromartinez98
May 13th, 2009, 08:20 PM
Wow. It has almost 30 years and still works.

I don't have mine anymore. I probably throw it away when moving houses.

Here is a photo of it. Actually it is a Sinclair clone, made by a Brazilian company. We may have bought it on 1982, 83, I think. If I find the cables I will try to make it boot again and I will post it then.

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/1968/20090513161545.jpg

The sutff without the keyboard is the 16Kb expansion slot... hehe

lethalfang
May 13th, 2009, 08:31 PM
Built from a small shop:
Intel Pentium 100 MHz
8 MB RAM
1.2 GB Hard Drive
1 MB Video RAM

lovinglinux
May 13th, 2009, 08:36 PM
Here is a photo of it. Actually it is a Sinclair clone, made by a Brazilian company. We may have bought it on 1982, 83, I think. If I find the cables I will try to make it boot again and I will post it then.

The sutff without the keyboard is the 16Kb expansion slot... hehe

The TK82 was also a clone made by a Brazilian company. I don't remember exactly when I got it as a gift from my parents, but I do remember using it by the time Tancredo Neves died. So it must be between 82 and 85.

Wow, the expansion slot is huge :)

subdivision
May 13th, 2009, 08:36 PM
C64. Loved it.

leandromartinez98
May 13th, 2009, 08:39 PM
The TK82 was also a clone made by a Brazilian company. I don't remember exactly when I got it as a gift from my parents, but I do remember using it by the time Tancredo Neves died. So it must be between 82 and 85.

Wow, the expansion slot is huge :)

It seems that Brazil had the monopole of Sinclair clones! Everyone
here had a brasilian one! :D
Abraços!

lovinglinux
May 13th, 2009, 08:41 PM
It seems that Brazil had the monopole of Sinclair clones! Everyone
here had a brasilian one! :D
Abraços!

Yep. At least here in Brasil, but I'm not sure anyone else heard about them. TK82 is not even listed on the English Wikipedia.

the8thstar
May 13th, 2009, 08:51 PM
Back in 1991, an Amiga 500 desktop with 1Mb of RAM ; AmigaDos and WorkBench 1.3!!!

Then in 1992, an Intel 286 desktop with 1Mb of RAM and a 40Mb hard disk ; Dos 6.0

Later in 1996, a Packard Bell Intel Pentium 75Mhz with 8Mb of RAM and 1Go of HDD, running Windows 95 ;

Then in 2000 an Intel with 233Mhz and 64Mb of RAM and 16Gb of HDD, running Windows Me ;

In 2004, a 2.07Ghz AMD with 768Mb of RAM and 80Gb of HDD, dual booting Windows XP and Ubuntu 9.04 ;

Now a laptop (see signature), bought in 2007 running only Ubuntu 9.04.

My next purchase will either be an iMac or a quad core with bluray drive and a 28" full HD screen.

yellerKat
May 13th, 2009, 08:52 PM
1990: Wyse 80286
640kB RAM!
20 mB disk!
A footprint the size of Madagascar!
I loved it, though...

Rainstride
May 13th, 2009, 08:57 PM
i don't remember the model or specs but i remember i got it in 93 and it was a couple years old. so....lol.:D, i had to manually start windows from dos, i think i was on the original windows.:D(i feel old now....) i remember i had a badass tank game(it was at the time anyway.now it is something you could make in 5min,lol)

Irihapeti
May 13th, 2009, 09:05 PM
1987: a Mac SE with two floppy drives. I don't remember the specs off the top of my head, but they wouldn't be hard to find. I do remember that it cost me $5,200 (New Zealand dollars).

Shortly afterwards I acquired a second-hand Mac 128 with single 400K floppy drive. That died after a couple of months.

KegHead
May 13th, 2009, 09:19 PM
Hi!

Tandy 100, then Tandy 1000

KegHead

RandomJoe
May 13th, 2009, 10:31 PM
My first computer was a TI-99/4A, somewhere in junior high. A while after getting it, I even managed to get the big expansion box with (IIRC) 32K extra RAM, 2 160k floppies, and serial port.

I probably did more programming on that thing than I have anything else. Games, graphical/musical "demo" type programs (though nothing like the "demoscene" guys could do!), even dabbled with assembly on it - something I've never done on x86.

First x86 was a borrowed XT in college. Had one of the huge full-height full-size 10MB HDDs that made a gentle "thunk" sound when accessed that you could feel through the desk. And an IBM 9-pin dot-matrix printer that would wake the dead with its screech - clear down the other end of the dorm! No late-night printing with that...!

CharmyBee
May 13th, 2009, 11:34 PM
For my own, an Amiga 500, followed by a Zenith AT PC clone.

Agent69
May 14th, 2009, 12:38 AM
I bought my first computer in September of 1992. It was an Apple Powerbook 100 that came with 2MB of RAM, a 20MB hard drive, and an external SCSI floppy drive. System 7.0.1 and hypercard came preinstalled.

I would later upgrade it to a smoking 4MB of RAM.

Bungo Pony
May 14th, 2009, 12:47 AM
Mine was a TRS-80 Model I. Didn't have any floppy drive. I remember how happy I was when me and my dad tracked down a cable to connect a cassette recorder to that thing. Saving BASIC programs was easy, but loading them was finicky. You had to have the volume and tone set to just the right levels to have everything load error-free.

I remember the first 'game' I typed in from a book. It was called "Shoot The M's' and it sucked. Later, I moved onto much larger games like Concentration. That game was actually quite good on the old Model I.

I also remember the spacebar not working very well, but I was able to get around that by using Shift-0 which also produced the space.

Good Times!

camper365
May 14th, 2009, 01:00 AM
My family's first computer was a Dell XPS (something).
400 MHz Intel Pentium II Processor.
357 MB RAM (I think it came with 64 MB, but my dad upgraded to 357 MB).
55 GB HDD
40 GB HDD

My first computer was given to me by my grandparents a few months ago (it was their old one) Dell Inspiron 2500
800 MHz Intel Celeron Processor.
512 MB RAM
5 GB HDD

My first laptop that I actually used was a Thinkpad t43 (bought it used)
1.86 GHz Intel Centrino
1 GB RAM
40 GB HDD

blueoil
May 14th, 2009, 01:34 AM
1976: Cosmac 1802 Elf. Only way to get it was as a kit and build it. It had 256 bytes of ram (which was a wonder at the time and which satisfied me for over a year until they came out with a 4K RAM board you could build).

lisati
May 14th, 2009, 01:40 AM
1987: a Mac SE with two floppy drives. I don't remember the specs off the top of my head, but they wouldn't be hard to find. I do remember that it cost me $5,200 (New Zealand dollars).

Shortly afterwards I acquired a second-hand Mac 128 with single 400K floppy drive. That died after a couple of months.

Kia ora! Kei te pehea koe?
I don't actually remember seing a Mac with two floppy drives, but, memories, eh!

Tokyo_Joe
May 14th, 2009, 01:42 AM
1984, 6 years old, Sinclair Spectrum 48k. Came with Horace Goes Skiing and a couple of others. My Dad also picked up The Hobbit for us (came with the book). I still recall his warning that we weren't to use it just for games and had to learn to program too. A subscription to Input magazine helped with that, anyone else remember that?

From then on we went 48k > 128k (pre-Amstrad days still so no attached tape recorder) then Amiga > PC.

Someplace in between we also had an Amstrad PCW running Cp/m and something else running a Windows like interface, back in the pre-Windows days. I distinctly recall asking my Dad why anyone would bother clicking on icons and hunting through windows when the command line was so much faster. I forget his reply, but I think I'd break down and cry with pride if my daughter ever asked me that...

Keithhed
May 14th, 2009, 01:55 AM
Apple IIe, sometime in the late 80's. :) those were the days. Back when the floppy disks were as big as the monitors!

Irihapeti
May 14th, 2009, 02:41 AM
Kia ora! Kei te pehea koe?
I don't actually remember seing a Mac with two floppy drives, but, memories, eh!

Kei te tino pai ahau. Me koe? (So as no one feels left out, that means "I'm very well. And you?")

Yes, the Mac SE came in two versions, with one floppy drive plus a hard drive, and the two-floppy version. I bought it from some firm in Wellington. I've just remembered that later on I got a 40 Mb hard drive installed as well (it was a bit of a squeeze to get it to fit). I replaced it with an SE/30 in 1990 or 1991, and I used it up until about 2003 when it died on me.

Then four years computerless, then a PC with Vista early in 2007, then I discovered Ubuntu in July of that year. The rest, as they say, is history.

jfloydb
May 14th, 2009, 03:11 AM
1985. Atari ST. Operating System: Atari TOS. Color Monitor. External 3.5 floppy disk. 512 kb ram. Motorola 68000 CPU @ 8 MHz.

This was great computer in its day: Fast; Lots of RAM; 144 kb disk storage; Mouse driven GUI. I learned BASIC, which I still use. And this computer got me through college. Who could ask for more? If this computer had been produced by anyone but Atari, it would have revolutionised the world...

Corelogik
May 14th, 2009, 03:17 AM
My first computer was a home built box that contained the following;

486DX2 (Don't remember the Mhz, 66 I think?)
2MB Video
128MB Ram (2x64MB)
500 MB HDD x2
3.5" Floppy
CD-ROM 2x
Sound Blaster something-or-other
13" CRT
AT KBoard
Serial Mouse

Windows 3.11

1992? maybe '93, I think?

No modem, No ethernet no nothing else. It was a heap. At the time though I considered myself lucky to have it.

Following that I had a collection of Compaq's, HP's and home built systems starting from about 1995 on until I switched to Mac in 2000-2001. Around October I will be switching back to "PC" and moving to Ubuntu. Looking at a couple of Dell's at the moment.

It's been so long since I built a system I've only periphirally kept up with what's what.

Maybe next time around. This time I need a couple of systems that are prebuilt and all I have to do is slap Ubuntu on them.

dstarzfn72
May 14th, 2009, 03:19 AM
My first was a Commodore 64. I remember saving money up for what seemed like an eternity so I could get rid of the tape drive and buy the floppy. I also remember going to the store with my Mom and buying computer magazines so I use the BASIC programs written in the back to do cool stuff like make a game that lasted for all of 5 minutes.

pluckypigeon
May 14th, 2009, 03:24 AM
I'm probably not the only one to say this:

IBM 386 with Dos6.0 and Win3.0 with a dos gui which I knew as "Your Software"

If I remember correctly the Hard Disk was 4mb but I could be wrong!!

Anyone know "Your Software's" real name or somewhere I can read about it, or look at pictures of it, please message me!! (For nostalgic reasons) Thanks:D

gs.linxusr08
May 18th, 2009, 07:11 AM
My favorite was my E machine 600 it had a 600MHz Celeron and 256MB of ram I added a 32MB Nvidia TNT video card,2 10GB HDs and a CDR-W so I could play Quake2 and Half life on my 17" crt,it lasted me 7 years with windows me and Caldera linux and it ran Be OS and GE OS perfectly. I traded it in to get a Athlon64 based Compaq multimedia PC that broke 6 months later :)

mikurej95
May 18th, 2009, 07:16 AM
Oh jeez, lets see if i can remember...
I know it was a LG, i think.
I wasn't much of a computer junkie back then.
But, do any of you ever wonder what would happen if you went back in time (by like 20 years) with your current pc and showed it to everyone?

Irihapeti
May 18th, 2009, 07:23 AM
But, do any of you ever wonder what would happen if you went back in time (by like 20 years) with your current pc and showed it to everyone?

I think they'd be wondering what planet I'd arrived from :)

starcannon
May 18th, 2009, 07:32 AM
As a kid my first computer that was mine all mine was a Vic 20 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_VIC-20)

Later in High School I got to play with a heavily modified Apple ][ e plus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_II) , oddly I can find no information on it, so I am assuming my Highschool computer lab teacher was responsible for Frankensteining the thing together.

I went a very long time after highschool with no computer at all, then I bought a custom built computer with Windows 98SE based on an Asus P5 ab motherboard, sporting a 350mhz amd cpu, 64mb of ram, 4gb hdd, and an 8mb AGP video card (I forget now which model/brand). I upgraded it to a 500 or was it 550 mhz cpu, 128mb of ram, 20gb hdd, and a 32mb 4x agp ATi Radeon All in Wonder video card; then I played Everquest for about 3 years :p

Shortly after my successful upgrades I discovered Redhat Linux...

The Toxic Mite
May 18th, 2009, 07:32 AM
Our first PC was an Olivetti PC. All I remember about it is that it had a 1 GB hard drive, and it ran Windows 98 (!!!).

If you look at today's PCs, you might be scratching your head, thinking that the term "IBM PC compatible" is now out of fashion. Most people don't even remember the IBM PC.

MikeTheC
May 18th, 2009, 07:54 AM
Mac Plus, 1MB of RAM.
Upgraded it to 4MB of RAM (and clipped the resistor!)

That computer also played host to my first hard drive: a Seagate 80MB SCSI 5 1/4" drive, which came in an external enclosure that matched the Mac Plus' bottom footprint exactly.

Mac Plus - $2499
Seagate 80MB HDD - $649.00

By way of comparison, you can no longer go to the store and by either a memory card or flash drive, no matter how cheaply, as small as my first hard drive.

Tipped OuT
May 18th, 2009, 08:31 AM
It was a Playstation 1 and I had a new copy of Gran Turismo and Spyro: 2. I also had a 1 MB memory card...ahh the good old times. :)

What!? You asked for a computer, a Playstation 1 is a computer! :p

niteshifter
May 18th, 2009, 09:09 AM
My first computer? An Intel 8008 with a whopping 128 bytes. Yes, bytes - no K/M/G. Later upgraded to 256 bytes and made into "persistent storage" via a used Volkswagon battery. Handy as code and data were toggled in via switches.

The year was 1973, Junior year in High School. I hacked the design from a Radio Electronics (I think, could have been some other Ham/SW mag or newsletter) article.

And yes, things have changed a bit since then :)

tombott
May 18th, 2009, 09:59 AM
Mine was a Sinclair Spectrum 48k (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Spectrum), which I got for Christmas. Pretty sure it was 1984.
It was bought at Dixons and came with Horizons, Survival (http://www.mobygames.com/game/zx-spectrum/survival), Make a Chip (http://http://spong.com/game/11041357/Make-a-Chip-Spectrum_48K), Chequered Flag (http://www.mobygames.com/game/zx-spectrum/chequered-flag), Horace goes skiing (http://www.mobygames.com/game/zx-spectrum/horace-goes-skiing/screenshots) Chess (http://www.mobygames.com/game/zx-spectrum/chess_) and Ghostbusters (http://www.mobygames.com/game/zx-spectrum/ghostbusters/screenshots).

I spent hours playing on that thing, writing programs and games in Basic.
It blew up on a number of occasions and Dixons always got it fixed, until one day they said they could fix no more and gave us a free upgrade to the Spectrum 48k + (http://newton.sunderland.ac.uk/~specfreak/MySpeccies/ZX-Spectrum-48k%2B.jpg)

I had that for a few years then got a Spectrum +3 (http://www.web8bits.com/Marcas/Sinclair/graficos/Spectrum+3esp.jpg) it lasted about 6 months before dying so I went back to my Spectrum 48K +, which was better built than the now Amstrad owned Spectrum +3.

I got hold of a Sanyo 8088 PC with 5.25" Floppy, 640k, 8mhz Intel 8088 Processor, CGA and Monochrome Green VDU and a 9 pin dot matrix printer back in 1991. It came with DOS 3.31, GWBasic and heaps of classic games, Dig Dug, Alley Cat, Sokoban etc.
That PC lasted me years, I eventually upgraded to VGA and stuck a Adlib compatible sound card in it.
I spent hours converting my programs from Sinclair Basic to GwBasic, and when doing my GCSE computing I'd program my project at school on the BBC Micro, print off code, take home, enter onto GWBASIC, update, print off take to school etc.

From there I've gone through a stage of having no PC (1994 - 1999), although working in Technical support from 1998, to know having far to many.

I've built up an unhealthy collection of Spectrums, old laptops and PC's!

toupeiro
May 18th, 2009, 10:01 AM
I think its time for a superduperultramegagammadeltauberpower thread merge of *.whatwasyourfirstcomputer

RSingh
May 18th, 2009, 10:22 AM
lol, was waiting for thread like this.

Custom Built:

Intel P2 - 399 MHz
HDD: 8Gb
ATI Rage Card
256 MB RAM

Loved playing starcraft on this although it used to lag sometimes.:)

renzokuken
May 18th, 2009, 10:41 AM
not including my amiga 500, the first 'PC' i ever bought was an IBM Aptiva (based on Intel 486 CPU, with something stupid like 8MB of RAM)

i think its still in the attic somewhere. cost something stupid like £2500 at the time.

billgoldberg
May 18th, 2009, 12:56 PM
My first was a Commodore 64 but my first new PC was a Compaq with a 333 MHz Via chip,4GB hard drive,16MB video, and Windows 98SE. put Red Hat in it and it ran great. :)

The first I used was a Pentium I with Win95.

The first I bought myself was a Dell Dimension 2350, Pentium IV with 265mb ram, running XP SP1.

It ran Counterstrike:Condition Zero like a charm :p :p

kibster
May 18th, 2009, 02:21 PM
Mine first was 20 meghtz with a turbo switch on it that when pushed
bumped the speed up to 40 meghtz with 40 meg HD and 128 ram Bought it from the college I was going thru...bought it new in the box .

people would travel 20 miles or so to see it...It was pretty hot then.

starcannon
May 18th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Kibster, I'd drive a 120mi to see it now, joking just seriously.

philcamlin
May 18th, 2009, 03:07 PM
windows 95 when i was 5 or so
i remember playing neopets :p on dialup

fail gaming :P

asus cant remember what model "touch pc"

64mb ram < that was beast back then

200 mhz processor???

Mad Hacker
May 18th, 2009, 03:38 PM
dell dimension 3000
2.4 gigahertzintel celeron
256 megs of RAM(added 512, so 768 now)
40 gb hd

mousestalker
May 18th, 2009, 03:46 PM
As a hobbyist, I had the ever-classic TRS-80 complete with cassette drive!

My first work computer was a government issued Z-171. It came with the uber dual floppy drives and was theoretically portable.

carl_pr
May 18th, 2009, 03:50 PM
My first computer was an HP, i got it like 5 years ago. It had celeron processor, 512 MB of ram, windows xp.

DLG102282
May 18th, 2009, 03:53 PM
My first computer was an old gateway with WIndows 98 on it. After about a month of it crashing every chance it got I built my first computer and have been doing that ever since.

mlthmp
August 9th, 2009, 09:05 PM
Hope its OK to bump this one. Can't believe I found it (while searching for something totally different, lol)

486 DX40 was a clone machine (branded as a Comax)
Had MS Dos 6.0 (I believe) and Windows 3.1
4MG of ram, and a "huge" 400mb Hard drive.

Ahh man, what memories.. I remember the day I bumped it up to 8mb to play "Phantasmagoria" I also remember going to Windows 95.. just to go back to 3.1 within a week =)

Blu Fox
August 9th, 2009, 09:43 PM
First family computer was an old gateway computer (tons of good memories from that)

My first computer that I owned was a compaq presario with an athlon single core processor , 1 gb of ram and a crappy microatx motherboard/hd/ and power supply. I had since upgraded everything on my computer with a newer motherboard, power supply, ram, cpu, video card, and case. Only the dvd drive is left from the old computer. I kept the old cpu and ram as spare parts.

ratcheer
August 9th, 2009, 10:16 PM
Heh heh. The very first computer I got was a Sinclair Z80. I took it home and tried using it for a few hours. It kept rebooting for no apparent reason and I was very puzzled. It finally dawned me that every time it was rebooting, a car was passing my house on the street. I watched from the window and found it to be true. And the house was about 50 feet from the street.

So, I returned it for a full refund and bought a Commodore 64, which had just come out. I used that silly thing for several years.

Tim

racerraul
August 10th, 2009, 12:00 AM
1st computer
Tandy Color Computer 2 (coco2)

1st IBM Comp.
386 AMD 66mhz, 32mb RAM, 3.5f (can't remember HD size)

Still own and play games on my Atari 800xl. Now if someone would be kind enough to write a SIO2Linux app that will work with the SIO2PC cable via a USB adapter I'd promise to love you 4eva!!!

geekygirl
August 10th, 2009, 12:30 AM
Sinclair ZX81 with the massive 6k RAM Expansion pack on the back....

All hooked up to a 15" Portable Black and White Rank Arena telly...


*picks up her walking frame and heads back to the nursing home*

swoll1980
August 10th, 2009, 12:56 AM
Got a C=64 for Christmas in 1986

Post Monkeh
August 17th, 2009, 01:38 PM
my first was a zx spectrum 48k (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Spectrum), then i moved to a zx spectrum 128k +2.

i then moved on to an atari stfm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_ST#STF_and_STFM_models) in about 1990 or so (we had a MASSIVE 20mb hard drive for it. when i say massive, i mean it was about the size of a video player :D)

then in about '95 or so my dad bought me my first "pc"
i can't remember the exact specs, but it was a 486, i think it had 64mb memory (which i thought was massive) and it was running dos and windows 3.1.

i also had a vectrex (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vectrex),it was ace.

benj1
August 17th, 2009, 01:54 PM
bbc micro, double floppy drive and a 20mb hard drive.
still miss the orange function keys

first ibm compatible
486, 8mb ram, 2 hard drives 500mb and 100mb running windows 3.1
also had a nice keyboard, one of those nice klunky ibm ones

wgarider
August 17th, 2009, 05:19 PM
An IBM PC Jr.....got it in 1992 or 3......it was already pretty old then.....