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Windows 7: What was your first computer?

10 Dec 2009   #31
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

My First Computer .. and I still use it .. But I don't program in it anymore
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10 Dec 2009   #32
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

My first computer was an IBM PC with 256K RAM and 2 360K floppies bought in 1984 for around $2500. It was a real screamer with a 4.77Mhz 8-bit Intel 8088 CPU!

I no longer have my original IBM PC but do have 2 of them in my collection!
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10 Dec 2009   #33
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
It was 1984 and I had been using DOS machines at work (IBM) for a couple years when IBM announced an employee purchase program for the PCjr at 70% off. I picked up an aftermarket 512k sidecar to get me to the industry maximum 640k of memory and was off to the races.



IBM PCjr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I bought 7 of the PCjrs during the employee firesale (none of them were for me). I modified the 128K sidecars that came with them to 512K to bring up the total RAM to 640K. The PCjr was kinda cool since it had advanced sound and graphics for the time but it had some severe limitations too.

I have 2 PCjrs in my collection.
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10 Dec 2009   #34
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

This wasn't my computer, but I found it on a site from 1992. Check out the price on it.

Compaq Computer introduces the Compaq Deskpro 486/50L computer. It features 8 MB RAM, 120 MB IDE hard drive, 50 MHz 486, 256 kB cache, seven EISA slots, 1.2 MB disk drive, 1.44 MB disk drive, 512 kB VGA. Price is US$11,299.

The dollar goes a bit further these days.
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10 Dec 2009   #35
smackheadz

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AhmedbinHassan View Post
Atari 2600.

Pics from Google>>



My pics>>



atari 2600 me aswell,blisters off the joystick cos of space invaders
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11 Dec 2009   #36
PC WhizzKid

banned for piracy
 
 

I also had a learning computer when I was young and later had a Apple laptop for school work (on loan from school) which had a B/W Screen and the Battery lasted about a whole week.
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11 Dec 2009   #37
msdos622wasfun

Windows 8 Release Preview x64
 
 

A Radio Shack MC-10. Tiny little thing with 4 KB of RAM, a cassette interface, and a thermal printer. Hooked up to a regular old TV.

I didn't even care about computers at the time, but one night I started playing with it (doing a little programming), and then I suddenly became hooked.

I kind of miss it ... it would be neat if I still had it.

After that I graduated to a more capable machine, an Apple //e (which I still have).


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11 Dec 2009   #38
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all

Haven't got the pics but here's a link

I had an EXIDY SORCERER with a "Massive" 32 KB RAM. (1978)

It Ran a CP/M type OS (pre-cursor of MS DOS) and had plug in modules for Basic and a Word Processor.

Great machine at the time - but a 128 KB (note not MB) Floppy disk system cost around 500 USD back then. CPU a ZILOG Z-80

Exidy Sorcerer computer

I also had the old BBC Micro based on a 6502 processor. This was a GREAT machine because you had to build it yourself -- I learned a lot from that old BBC Micro.

OLD-COMPUTERS.COM : The Museum


Cheers
jimbo
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14 Jan 2010   #39
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

Apple Macintosh II

wiki article here Macintosh II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

still have mine stuffed away in my parents basement back in nashville, it's not as pretty as this one mine now has a yellowish brown tinge.


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14 Jan 2010   #40
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

i also remember an old computer my grandfather had back then and the screen only showed green and black. not sure of the model of his though
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