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Your first computer

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by aimeeandbeatles, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    What was your first computer?

    Mine (I would consider the Windows 95, but it was my moms) was an IBM Aptiva with Windows 98 on it. It looked almost exactly like this, except someone swapped the CD drive around (mine was plain white):

     
  2. Genocidicbunny

    Genocidicbunny Bug squasher

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    My own personal PC?
    Intel Pentium 2 Klamath core ( 300mhz )
    nVidia Riva 128 GPU
    I think it was 32mb RAM, may have only been 16. It was a decent amount for the time.
    At that time, it was very respectable. And yet, its extremely slow by todays standards, even though this was only 12 years ago. Oh the nostalgia.
     
  3. Aramazd

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    I've never used a computer:(
     
  4. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    have you been consuming any unusual substances lately?
     
  5. King of Town

    King of Town Adventuring

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    An old 386 I used to play police quest on as a kid. I used to watch my dad play Ad&d games, and switch out floppy disks for him. That must have been incredibly boring...
     
  6. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    My first computer was a 8-core Xeon rig with 32GB of RAM.
     
  7. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    32 GIGS? I'd understand 32 megabytes, but gigs...?
     
  8. kulade

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    I can't recall the stats of my first computer, but it looked like it came from Fisher-Price or something.
     
  9. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    My first (that I owned) was a 486DX33. With a math co-processor, 4 MB of RAM and a 120 MB hard drive.

    I "upgraded" it with a CD-ROM (which came with a sound card) and an extra 4 MB of RAM. Those two upgrade probably cost $1500, which is more than a new PC nowadays (yes, I got ripped-off with those 'upgrades', especially the CDROM.
     
  10. Knight-Dragon

    Knight-Dragon Unhidden Dragon Retired Moderator

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    Mine was a 486 with 8Mb of RAM, 40 MB hard disk, a CD-ROM during my 2nd year in university. Can't remember the rest of the specs...
     
  11. Grisu

    Grisu Draghetto Retired Moderator

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    a Amiga 500 :love:

     
  12. Mise

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    486SX w/ 4mb ram. It had a hard drive but I can't remember what size it was (20mb? 200mb? no idea!). We rented it for a year or so before buying a Pentium I 133mhz. I consider this my first real computer, because I can't distinguish between the two -- I don't remember what I did on one but not the other, but I remember more from what I did on this newer one than the one we rented.

    Oh, I had a ZX Spectrum when I was 6. That was the bomb diggy...
     
  13. kuukkeli

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    My first computer was Commodore 16. Lots of advancement during those 25 years or so :lol:
     
  14. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Mine was an Apple IIe. It had 2 5 1/4 floppy dives and no hard drive.
     
  15. Camikaze

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    MMy first personal computer is my current computer. An iMac.
     
  16. Padma

    Padma the Inbond Administrator Supporter

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    Mine was an Atari 400. I'd get home from work and play on it for a couple of hours. One (huge) external 5.25 floppy drive, holding an amazing 88KB of data. Or I could use the cassette tape drive for serial access. It had 16K of onboard RAM. (The next year, I got an 800, and maxed it out with 48K! :woohoo: )
    atari400.jpg
     
  17. Fetus4188

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    I don't recall, a standard Dell model from 2000ish?
     
  18. LucyDuke

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    Something with a 386 and a 300mb hard drive. Windows 3.11. Paint Shop Pro 3 (I think? My cousin pirated it.), and AOL 3. That 56k modem was crazy badass.

    Police Quest! Man, my friend and I loved that crap. We never bothered trying to win, we just tried to figure out how to lose in new ways. Our favorite was "take off your clothes". Yeah... we were twelve or something.
     
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    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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  20. aimeeandbeatles

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    Around the time we got the Aptiva IBM, I also got this little kiddy laptop thing. I remember the awful 8-bit music.
     

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