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Windows 7: What was your first computer?

09 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 10 Pro
What was your first computer?

Here was my first computer.
1979, Texas Instruments introduced their first very first 16 bit personal computers and had capable graphics, TMS-9900 processor and had a fast BASIC interpreter (machine code really flew!).
It was powerful 16bit processor and 16K of RAM.

Here is a video of one of the high tech games with voice synthesizer... WOW
Video on YouTube Really RETRO
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09 Dec 2009   #2


My first "bullet fast" computer. Apple //e with expanded memory of 128k. Uptown!!
From a magazine article at the time:



The Sider; 10Mb of mass storage for Apple II computers at a bargain price. (evaluation) Barry Bayer.

Five years ago I drooled over the new 5Mb Winchester hard disk drives being introduced to the Apple II market. Although I knew how useful a hard disk could be, I also knew that I would never be able to justify the purchase of a $3000 mass storage device for a $2000 computer. I also knew that I would never be able to fill 5Mb of disk space.

How times have changed. Today, (1985), a full fledged Apple IIc or IIe costs a little over $1000. And a 10Mb hard disk drive costs only $695. That's right. First Class Peripherals offers the Sider, a hard disk drive with 10Mb partitionable among four operating systems for $695."

Fast forward 24 years and see how things have changed. Wow, what will the next 24 years bring?

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09 Dec 2009   #3


My first. Atari 800 XL, man, I thought I was coooool!!!

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09 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

i cant remember, was way too young. I just remember having to type something into DOS for it to boot up. :P
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09 Dec 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

The first one I used in 1958 was a Zuse11 that was owned by the mathematical faculty of my university. It looked like the one on the picture which is a later model from 1961.

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09 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate

If I remember correctly, it was a Tandy 1000TX. OLD-COMPUTERS.COM : The Museum

I played an old game called Gunship on that thing. I'm not certain that the 1000TX is the right model, but it sure looks similar. It might have been a 1200.
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09 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Mine was a Timex. I had to use a B&W TV as a monitor and I had to program everything I did. The printer was a thermal printer that printed on paper the size of adding machine tape. I paid my dues.
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09 Dec 2009   #8

Win7 pro x64

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

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09 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit

a dell with a p3 in it.... that was my earliest haha
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09 Dec 2009   #10


AT&T 6300

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