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what was your first computer

Postby chris.ph » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:25 pm

dotsie really should have started this thread ,but ,come clean wot was your first computer :?: :?:

mine was an acorn electron i think it was either 16k or 32k :shock:
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Postby Morty » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:43 pm

I was a late comer to the Interwebby but my first machine had a black and white 12’’ monitor. The important bits comprised of 256k RAM and a whopping great 10Gig hard drive. No idea what the processor was but it ran on Windows 95 :oops:

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Postby Dr Theobald » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:01 pm

For domestic machines a 4K Tandy machine was my first. I then "upgraded" to a 16K Tandy - which still lurks in the garage. After that it was a Beeb, a BBC Master and then an Amstrad that (pretended) to run a sort of Windows. Most of my present stuff comes from offers by Aldi.

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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:03 pm

I had an Amstrad CPC. You loaded programs via a cassette tape. It took ages and often screwed up. But some of those old simple games were great. We later got an Amiga.

My first PC was one I built myself when I was on a government training course. The hard drive was less than a gig. :roll:
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Postby Jason » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:15 pm

My first computer was a Sinclair Spectrum 48K. I sold it six monthly later and purchased a Commodore 64. Later I got an Amiga with a 40Mb hard drive, before moving over to a 386 PC when I first started work as a programmer.
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Postby Morty » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:21 pm

Jason wrote:My first computer was a Sinclair Spectrum 48K. I sold it six monthly later and purchased a Commodore 64. Later I got an Amiga with a 40Mb hard drive, before moving over to a 386 PC when I first started work as a programmer.


On a day reserved for congratulating you both I don't want to cause trouble but Tony told me you were still using the Sinclair Spectrum to run the forum on :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:37 pm

The first one I ever used was a work mainframe, IBM System 32.

The computer room was bigger than some people's offices these days! :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:08 pm

Believe it or not, the first computer I got is the one I'm still using now. :lol:

8 years and counting so far. It's a Toshiba dynabook.
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:13 pm

Hmm, 1994, can't remember the brand (they have since gone out of business) but it had 104 mgb HD. I remember thinking I would never fill it up.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:25 pm

1st one I used on a regular basis was IBM AS 400 Mainframe in a computer room.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:43 pm

Our first was an Acorn too - back in the early 80s when windows were still things you looked out of and I have no idea how 'big' it was- not very. We had a small 13 inch TV as a monitor - ironic that this has become popular again :lol:
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Postby Quark » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:11 am

My first one was a hand-me down (just like them all). Slow, yellowish and it needed manually turning off, but I could play Carmageddon and Bomby on it.
So that's ok. :lol: Was a total newb in those days, so I don't know the specs, but I think it was a 10 gb hard drive, with maybe a 700 mhz processor.

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Postby Dotsie » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:13 am

Jason wrote:My first computer was a Sinclair Spectrum 48K.


Mine too!
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:39 pm

Duke Nuke'em, Doom, Hexen....... sigh
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby Danny B » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:21 pm

Jason wrote:My first computer was a Sinclair Spectrum 48K.


Mine was a Sinclair Spectrum 128k, the one with the built in tape deck and joystick interface. I also ended up acquiring a Commodore 64. Then a long break of games consoles only, until a PC in 2000. It had an Intel 486 processor, 128MB of RAM and a mind boggling 8GB of RAM. There are now games released with installation files the size of that. :shock:
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