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Your first computer /g/?
>tandy 1000

>> No.47539045
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TRS-80 Color Computer with 16K RAM and Extended Color Basic

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Pretty much the exact same setup shown here.

>> No.47539185

I don't remember exactly, but it ran Windows 3.1, had a 600MB HDD, and I think a Pentium 2 processor.

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>> No.47539352

>Athlon XP 2000+
>256 MB DDR
>FX 5200 128MB
>40 GB IDE
>Win XP Home 32-bit

Sweet old times, this computer was a beast with 512 MB.

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this muthafucker

>> No.47539537

ZX Spectrum was my first computer. My first 'PC' was an Olivetti PC1.

>> No.47539556

I'm sitting behind it right now :)

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pic related. it lasted surprisingly long, was very happy with it

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I used a MicroVAX as an undergrad if it counts. Guest account on some version of BSD, and had to pay and register for a time slot to use it. We were basically only allowed to go on IRC and read news, if you were caught doing anything else like using compilers etc you were banned from using it.

The first computer I owned was a Sun 3 I acquired in grad school(university was getting rid of em). Had to hunt down a hard drive to use it, but at the time it was a great purchase. At the time UNIX barely ran on x86 and being able to have my own computer running it was a luxury not many people had at the time.

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Amiga 1500

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Built this back in the early 80's, minus the then-$45 each hexadecimal displays: http://www.cosmacelf.com/

Designed and built the following 'upgrades' for it:
8KB of static RAM (up from 256B)
AY-5-1013 UART (and 20mA current-loop interface for the ASR33 TTY I had it connected to)
2KB integer BASIC interpreter in 2 2708 EPROMs

The BASIC interpreter needed you to write your own I/O routines for it, and lacking any sort of EPROM burner, they had to live in RAM. So I wrote them, debugged them, saved them onto paper tape (the TTY had a paper tape punch and reader). Then I wrote bootstrap code that would read the I/O routines from the paper tape, afterwards jumping to the entry point in the BASIC interpreter ROMs. Extremely primitive, but working computer. Any BASIC programs I wrote had to be saved to paper tape.

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This is what the TTY looked like, if you've never seen one. All uppercase, 10CPS (110bps serial interface).

Later on I got a CDP1861 video chip. Black-and-white only, bitmapped graphics, 1024 total pixels on-screen as I recall. Never really got it to work properly. Used an old B&W all-tube TV set as a monitor for it.

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Atari 130xe

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>> No.47540276

Same here, although I was extremely young at the time and don't remember using it more than a couple of times, and it was to play Dig Dug, I think.

The first computer I actually used a lot and have vivid memories of was a generic 386 tower my dad bought in the early 90's, which cost him like two grand at the time. I think it had like 4MB RAM, and it ran DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1. I don't think it even had a sound card. I mostly used it to play games, although I also used it to learn how to get around computers in general as well.

>> No.47540290

Some IBM PS/Valuepoint with a 486. That or ThinkPad... 650 I think. It had a Pentium. I'm actually looking for the TP to try some DOS games on original hardware but can't find it anywhere at home. I know where the 486 is, so I guess I could use it for some of the games.

>> No.47540889

I don't remember it very well, but it was a gigantic grey horizontal box with black buttons, and a roughly 7" display.

>> No.47540891

>comes with an electric pencil sharpener

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This thing, it had a 1gb hard drive, 32mb integrated graphics card, and like 50mb of memory.

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Some IBM Aptiva circa-1994

I am not old as shit like you all.

>> No.47541118
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A PowerMac G3, with 128 MB of RAM, a 350 MHz PowerPC 750 and a fucking ATI Rage 128 ! My favourite comp so far.

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A macintosh from 1992 or 1993, looked like this but this isn't exactly it. A few months later we got a 486 with windows 95 but it was too slow to use, the hardware was meant to run 3.1

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Some IBM PC, I can't remember the model name. I still have the book but not the unit.

>> No.47541315

a PS/2 ?

>> No.47541453
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Compaq CDS 520 I believe. Wasn't sure what the specs of my particular model were exactly, though I'm fairly sure the hard drive was under 700MB. Anybody still have one of these? I'm desperate to find one..

>> No.47541458

That would be around the right year so maybe.

>> No.47541473
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Amiga 600.

>> No.47541531

>banned for using compilers
>but IRC is fine

>> No.47541550

Probably an LC II or III if it was a pizza box mac.

>> No.47541591
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IBM Aptiva 1995

>> No.47541607

Some 286 tower. The first system I remember the specs for was a Dell Latitude LX. 486DX/4 100MHz, 32MB RAM, 800MB HDD. My dad got it with win3.1 on it, by the time I inherited it it was running Win95 and Office 97.

>> No.47541784

What's the harm in chatting? Allowing compilation gives the user the freedom to run any program they want at that point instead of the intended limited set on the system.

>> No.47541930

mine was actually the exact compy pictured there

>> No.47541939

I still have it btw

>> No.47541982
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Had an Atari 800 with floppy and a 300baud modem. I used it mostly for playing games (defender , missile command and miner2049er). I had a CompuServe account but back then online services cost like $25 / hour. I used to log on - download shit and disconnect as fast as possible.

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Dell Dimension XPS T500 w/ Win2K
500mhz Pent. 3,
768mb ram
hand me down from a relative. still got it. may be a little lacking on the tech side, but it makes a great nightstand.

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A year later I upgraded to that MMX goodness.

>> No.47542086

Most / all of the computers ITT by comparison with today's tech would be unbearably bad but truthfully, how many of you literally creamed your tighty-whiteys over how GREAT these comps were when they were released?

>> No.47542334

Getting the likes of the CoCo, Atari 8-bit, Apple II, pretty much any consumer home computer into the early 80s, meant you got a machine with BASIC out of the box. You could turn it on and immediately start programming, making things, being in control of that black box.

I don't know what it was like for the generations following, as abstractions began to develop between the user and machine. I imagine other things have supplanted the kind of experience I had discovering computers in the 80s. The world opened up by internet resources for example. A couple months ago I handed my parents an iPad, and now my dad is looking up all kinds YouTube videos on gardening, carpentry, and such.

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>not an A1200

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>> No.47544475

Mine? As in "owned"? HP Pavilion a735w

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My first computer was a laptop

RM cy25

Do RM even produce laptops anymore?

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I have fond memories of sitting on it to keep warm in winter

>> No.47544618

>What's the harm in chatting?
IRC protocol is commonly used in botnet controller nodes and piracy. It's often the first thing to be restricted on modern shell accounts.

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I still have it along with a bunch of cartridges

>> No.47544642

> You could turn it on and immediately start programming, making things, being in control of that black box.

Windows is the exact opposite of this. It's incredibly hostile to casual programming. My use of computers beyond browsing, games, media, and word processing was delayed a full decade because of Windows's bullshit and my parents refusal to get me programming tools.

>> No.47544647

I doubt it was common enough then to be a real issue.

>> No.47544655

Back then no, nowadays yes. Hurricane Electric bans IRC on its IPv6 tunnels for this reason, even though shit like Bittorrent works.

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pdp-11 (dec lsi-11)

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>> No.47544695

I'm just answering their question mang.

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R8 it or h8 it

>> No.47544768


Jesus Christ. Incredible

>> No.47544790

That is simultaneously amazing and sad.

>> No.47544799

>90's kiddie asking questions

>> No.47544803

I had one of those too

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we even had a webcam

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A fucking rock. Lasted seven years and then the hard disk died.

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>> No.47544843

Apple IIe

Many happy kindergarten memories.

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think I started out on a Macintosh Performa 6300

my first real computer I had all to myself was pic related, got me so much pussy when I was 8 :^)

>> No.47544861

That was my first computer too! But I had the 400MHz edition.

>> No.47544876

Aww yiss. I think the software CD came with Sim City 2000.

>> No.47544880


fuck I'm looking for a 450 or 400 rev A of one of those

was yours that kind of brilliant white? I can't tell if they age like shit or they really were more of a grey color.

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IBM PS/2 486.

Used to run IBM PC-DOS 6.1 and Windows 3.11, later IBM PC-DOS 6.3 and Windows 3.11, then Windows 95.

Couldn't put Windows 98 on it due to lack of math co-processor.

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Why would you want one now? Compaqs were probably the worst of the old PC brands...

They used these horrible triangluar-headed screws everywhere on the inside of the case (pic related) and stored the BIOS settings on the hard drive...

>> No.47545028

>10 bit
>clearly running a 32-bit OS

>> No.47545048

A beige one.

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This piece of shit with the best Windows Version to date: Millennium Edition

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My first was the HX

>> No.47545148

Commadore 64 was the first one I used regularly.
Amiga 500 was the first one I owned.

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good ol msn webtv.

>> No.47546494

Quadra 605 was around that time in the same box.

>> No.47546546

Wait what? You can hook that bitch up to a modem? My dad had one of these, 5.25" floppy drive, tape drive, and dot matrix printer.

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605 was a pizzabox too, but had individual feet instead of the single, long one.

>> No.47546717

Wow, we got one of those just after the internet came to town. I remember using search engines to bypass the porn filter and view my first internet titties.

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>> No.47546880

The first computer I used was my dad's Commodore C64.

The first computer that was actually mine was a Windows 95 machine with a Pentium 2 CPU. Can't remember the exact specs unfortunately.

My neighbor used to have a Pentium 3 PC and when he upgraded to something else I got his P3 CPU and tried to fit it in my P2 Mainboard.
I almost destroyed it in the process but whatever.
At least i learned about different sockets/slots.

>> No.47547787

my nigga my nigga

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21y/ofag here

>> No.47548017
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First that I could really call "mine" was the Commodore 16, although my brother had a 48k Spectrum before that.

>> No.47548126

Think it was called Digital, ran Win 95. My dad bought it secondhand maybe 2003? Didn't have internet until couple of years later.

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It was a ZX Spectrum in the late 80s. I also had an Amiga in the mid-90s and then some shitty PC that didn't even have a modem. My first "real" desktop was a prebuilt from Time Computers around the turn of the century, when I finally got the internet.

>> No.47548169

Don't even know, but it was running Windows 98

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Seriously. Built it with my own two hands a very long time ago.

>inb4 yes i'm older than 99.95% of you punks, deal with it

>> No.47548237

>gandalf posts on /g/

I don't know whether this should bring me joy or sorrow.

>> No.47548250

It was a 286, can't remember much else.

>> No.47548252

You are Lee Felsenstein and I claim my silver dollar.

>> No.47548256

I don't remember the brand or anything, I was like 4 and I had it in my bedroom. I used it to play ski free, pajama sam, that purple gar game and stuff. I had some other educational games I don't remember the names of. It was this color >>47539488 and had windows 98 on it. I was born in 95. I used a ball mouse.

>> No.47548264


"Age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm."


I ain't THAT old, geez.

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>> No.47548286

>"Age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm."

Why would Pulitzer Prize winning David Mamet be on /g/?

>> No.47548312

First "computer" - Comidore 128. Even had the 2400 baud acoustic coupler.

First PC - DEC Alpha AXP-150. NT 3.51 on Alpha was fast as fuck.

First x86 - 486 SX 33 - / DOS 6.22, Win 3.1. Why? Because Harpoon 2 and all my friends played DOOM.

>> No.47548316

Amiga 500.

>> No.47548338

>First PC - DEC Alpha AXP-150

That's either not a PC (isn't a Wintel machine, so PC in the modern sense), or the Commodore 128 is also a PC (it's a personal computer).

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I had this set up but my monitor was black as i had a black keyboard with red keys.

>> No.47548460

>Commodore 64 with black case and red keys

u wot m8?

>> No.47548499

>Commodore 64 with black case and red keys
fine the plastic keyboard slash pc was black then.
the monitor is just a tv anon.
humph. young fags.

>> No.47548535

You're trying too hard for being 12.

>> No.47548536

>young fags.

Yeah...except I'm not and you're talking bollocks matey.

>fine the plastic keyboard slash pc was black then.

What the fuck are you talking about? You posted a picture of a Commodore 64. No Commodore 64 was ever in a black case; the Commodore 16 was (See >>47548017) but *certainly* neither the C64 or C16 had red keys.

>the monitor is just a tv anon.

Yes, a Commodore 1701 in your picture. Which also never came in black.

So again: A Commodore 64 with black case and red kets. you wot m8?

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First computer, pic related.

First PC - IBM PS/1, just like this one: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cd/IBMPS1.jpg

I remember seeing this computer in every kids book about computing in the 80s, I always wondered if it really did exist.

>> No.47548568

Nigga, the ZX Spectrum is a PC. It even says so in the bottom.

>> No.47548607

jelly mad. I'm too young for the PDP generation but I've got a VT220 and want a VT100. A PDP would be awesome too, but they're really hard to come by.

>> No.47548621

Macintosh Performa 630 CD

>> No.47548697
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Compaq presario 433

>> No.47548758
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Compaq Presario 5838

Don't ask specs because I don't remember them.
I only remember it had Windows 98

>> No.47548769

First box was 386 SX.

>> No.47548773
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>No Commodore 64 was ever in a black case;
strong words anon.

so much bait in one post.
>all dispose in one picture.


>> No.47548781

Ok, kid.

>> No.47548783

>Custom modded cases

Oh you're so clever


Should have known.

>> No.47548803

>pentuim 2
>64MB video
>3~10GB HDD

so basiclly shit in a box.
Early ninites was a joke and so was the 80

>says the kid
>factory custom
why not?

>> No.47548812

Ok, kid.

>> No.47548818

Oh well, normal specs for a 2000 computer

>> No.47548853

Underage detected

>> No.47548969

>Factory custom

Here is your reply.

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its like people forget that Pentium 3 exists
>Le personal attack.

I'm not that young fag
I'm a fat 30yr old man with a cool goatee and a baby face.
pic related.

>> No.47549035

>Being this tripfag

Ok, kid.

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Mein nigger!

I had the same POS, but with an AMD k6-2.

64mb RAM, wich I later upgraded with an 128mb stick, but due to unknown reasons it only detected 188mb total.

Sometimes the graphic driver would fuck up at boot and I would load in 128 colors mode, had to restart that fucker until it loaded right.

Suffered the most anger inducing moments of my life with that computer, could barely play any game, couldn't install windows XP because whatever the fuck reason.

Had to endure it until like 2008 when I was finally able to buy a decent computer.

>> No.47549317

Technically it might be, but I never considered it as such, as there were already x86 PCs around, it always felt like a toy.

>> No.47549883

Yeah, it was white back in the days. I think that yours is grey because of dust trapped behind the doors tho.

>> No.47550341

sounds good. I was ~7 when my dad bought this computer. I was kinda too little and "noob" to even understand what was inside a computer case. I only used to power it on, mess up with mspaint and shut it down again.

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Holy shit, I had this exact same one. Came with a derpy keyboard, mouse and monitor in a package. As much as Millennium Edition was shit, i did learn a LOT about computing just trying to work around all its shit.

My First ever computer was an Apple SE/30, that thing was the bomb. Dad upgraded it with a color graphics card and had this enormous CRT monitor we used to use. Goddamn.

>> No.47551697

Don't have a picture but specs were as follows
200Mhz pentium MMX
16MB ram
Sound blaster 16 ISA
motherboard is a GIGABYTE
still have it today upgraded it a bit so it can run quake 2.

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first one I used alot:
some local company AT Ibm-compatible machine:
>64 MB ram
>1gb HDD
>1x cd drive
>MS-DOS (forgot which one)
learned Q-BASIC on that shit

then bought myself used Acer:
>128 MB ram
>Pentium Pro (I think)
>dual 3.5 floppy and dual cd drives
>windows 95

gave Acer to my mother in home village (she was about 50 and bad health) in 98' when I got a new one and she refused to connect to the internet or upgrade ever
>tfw she died 10 years later not knowing the glory of anything newer

still have the DX and play DOOM on it

>> No.47552066

was poorfag

>> No.47552084

me too :D

well that was one of my first ones, not the first first tho.

>> No.47552093
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>You can hook that bitch up to a modem?

Yes Atari had a 300bps modem with a proprietary I/O connector since the Atari Computers did not have standard serial ports. There were ANSI terminal programs so you could log into BBSes and Online services Like Compuserve .

>> No.47552119

Built by my grandpa as a 486 with 16MB RAM and upgraded all the way from QDOS on 5.25" floppies to Win95 on CD. I later got a hold of it and upgraded it to a 233Mhz Pentium MMX with 64GB RAM, a SiS video card for 24-bit color, and Win98SE.

>> No.47552402

My nigga

>> No.47552467
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my father had one of those, threw it 10 years ago cause it was useless (broken display).

first one i had was a classic my father gave it to me when i was 4/5 y.o. cause he switched to a color one (a 6200 probably). should still be in the attic where i left it 2 years ago when i saved it from my mother
- surely it doesn't work anymore
[...] i plugged it in and it worked...

>> No.47554164


that might be, I have a 300 and a 400 rev B at the moment and they're just... faded, it's weird

>> No.47554239
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This bad boy.

>> No.47554261


with the exception of limp-dicks like the IIci that had quality control issues, 68k macs will last forever

>> No.47554622

It was a QED 386 with some custom DOS menu setup, a bunch of office software and shareware games, and the option to boot into Windows 3.11. My dad got me a bunch of floppy disc shareware games for Christmas the year we got that, along with F-15 Strike Eagle II and a two button joystick. Damn, those were good times, /g/. I learned to make DOS dance, and it was good. Don't have a picture of it, but that computer was the absolute funnest thing I've ever ran. Still have it in storage somewhere, I think.

>> No.47555210
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My first was a handme down Gateway 2000 DX2-V66 with a Pentium overdrive chip and two two gigabyte Western Digital Caviar harddrives.

Pic is the later model. If you look up the machine, you find the tower version, I had the desktop version.

>> No.47555275
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Geez some of you guys are old. Not sure of the IBM exact model but it was similar to this one.

>> No.47555360

8M ram
700M Hdd
Floppy A
1M video card

>> No.47555413
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Leading Edge Model D

>> No.47555462
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Had a Tandy 1000 but first real one was a Gateway 2000 P120 w 16mb ram.

>> No.47555602
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Wang PC350-16

>> No.47557030
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Quest for the King mah nig

>> No.47557263
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A PS/2.
This was in 2002..

>> No.47557394



First IBM compatible was a 386 SX-16MHz with a single speed CD ROM.

Used GEM Desktop, Windows 3.0, MS DOS 3.01

Eventually upgraded to WIndows 3.11 and DR-DOS 6.0

>> No.47557484
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Used it for Monkey Island and 688 Attack sub

>> No.47557547

putt putt oh my god those games
same situation over here i had some computer branded ipex

>> No.47558185
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Kaypro 2X, it was... heavy.

captcha: ekink

I hate captcha

>> No.47558243

R U me? I got one exactly the same from my older brother. Never got the upgrade to OS 9 cartridge abd floppy drive.

>> No.47558421

wasn't mobile hardware really expensive back then? Why did you get a Thinkpad as your first machine ?

>> No.47558484

With the amount of fairly older machines being posted, I must say that I am truly surprised that there are fairly mature people on /g/

>> No.47558499

for what purpose?

>> No.47558517

kek, its usually the shittiest systems that ironically teach us the most about computers

>> No.47558541

wow, that's hardcore as fuck, I want to try and do something like that

>> No.47558602

looking at porn online does not qualify as "getting pussy"

>> No.47558615

Communications :^) Some of us are actually not autistic.

>> No.47559281

>baby face


>> No.47559329

I remember this.

>> No.47559495
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IBM PS/1 with Windows 3.1.
>tfw mine didn't come with a model M

>> No.47559544

OMG what flashbacks. I remember thinking the computer would blow up if I hit the turbo button. I remember being a master at playing cribbage and I have no clue how to play the game today.

>> No.47559563
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This one lasted from 96->01 :) Was my bros, but was a family computer... It's where i started

Programming, downloading music via dialup, games, etc., etc., good fucking times

The pic is the closest thing that looks like our chassi that i recall, we tossed that thing so many years ago.... I just remember that it was a Pentium Pro with a CD Drive that we upgraded to a CD-RW Drive because holy shit we could write CDs!

>> No.47561444
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First PC i bought with muh own monies.
Up untill that point i was using hand down family PC's
The first family PC was a Pentium 2 120ghz machine and i started programing on a 450Mhz P3.

>> No.47561484
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Parents had this.
First computer I owned personally was a 1400cs. Fucked it up when I tried to take the RAM out.

>> No.47561548
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this with a black crt monitor
and it only uses narrow floppy disks

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>> No.47562009
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Funny, it was my older brother who was initially the one who was interested in the Color Computer and convinced our mom to buy one. But he got bored with it and I took it over.

I eventually bought a CoCo 3 and a pair of disk drives. Couldn't afford OS-9 until years later when I had already moved to a PC and found OS-9 at a surplus computer store for $5. It was shitty how Apple was able to steal the OS-9 name but since they were the bigger company, they got away with it.

If you're familiar with Rainbow Magazine, I actually had a small program published in it.

>> No.47562053

Check it out, open source clone:


>> No.47562095

Some piece of shit IBM aptiva setup that looked exactly like this. My parents didnt really give a shit about computers so we didnt get one until 98 and it lasted i finally could my own beast a few years later.

>> No.47562101

I thought that the apple name just comes from os2 warp

>> No.47562104
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meant to post this pic.

>> No.47562115

I garbagepicked that computer last summer (at least one with the same case) and successfully did my first manual overclock

>> No.47562372

An old HP desktop with a 2GB HDD, Win95 and a 133MHz first gen Pentium. MMX instruction set ftw! Can't remember the other specs except an ATi card
The model shown on the front was... 8100?

>> No.47562555
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The first computer I used was an IBM PS/VP.
Wish I could buy one from ebay

>> No.47564295

Y'all will never find it, but it was a Mac LE/60. Or LC. It was in a Performa case. I think it was an education edition machine, since my dad got it from his work, likely getting rid of it.

>> No.47564729

Back when I was born (1990) my dad already had a 386 with 8MB or so RAM. Fucking thing was beautiful. My first Personal PC was a Celeron 800MHz. Holy shit did that PC lag with anything but Windows 98 or Linux...

>> No.47564732

350mhz? lel

I was rocking a 1ghz Pentium 4 with my 128mb ram computer.

Apple has always been selling last gen products at next gen prices.

>> No.47564747

Those PPCs had a fucking badass IPC, and P4s only had the GHz. P4s had a shitty ass IPC, that 1GHz was probably the same as the 350MHz PPC.

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What counts as first?

First computer I really owned was a Toshiba laptop. Never again. Its hardware fried in a year.

>> No.47566616

>on that toaster with your no doubt awesome connection

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Acorn Electron master race.

>> No.47567039
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My dad's Datamini.

>> No.47567044
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pic related

>> No.47567448

good old days


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pic related

>> No.47569785
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My mom picked this up for me second hand. It was 1986, so I was around 10. Didn't use it much since I had just received the NES for xmas.

>> No.47570040


>It was shitty how Apple was able to steal the OS-9 name


Tandy was basically dead by the time Mac OS 9 came out, plus 9 is just a version number, not the name of the whole OS

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the only thing more retarded than macfags are anti-macfags

>> No.47570518


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>> No.47570826

Hell, a P4 was SLOWER clock for clock than a Tualatin P3. Clock speed and hyperthreading were the only things it had going for it. Athlon XP > P4.

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pic related and honestly nothing since has had quite the same level of magic to it

although the powerbook 140 was pretty fucking close to perfect at the time

and i'm happy with my MBA

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>> No.47571407

That's not even a computer you stupid old faggot.

>> No.47571420


>> No.47571436

oh look, an inbred enzedd

>> No.47571476

mah niggas. bought this beast myself from paper route money. was my family's first computer and my fuckin dad got a bunch of virus's on it and I had to fdisk'd it.

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forgot pic

>> No.47571688

Hey now, if it wasn't for NZ we wouldn't have the good pre-ElReg BOFH stories.

>> No.47571702

i didn't say all enzedds are inbred but that motherfucker sure is

>> No.47571732

my nigga

>> No.47571833
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AST advantage Adventure!

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>there will never be another successful m68k or ppc home computer
>32-bit ARM is an inconsistent piece of shit platform that barely supports Linux, let alone anything else
>64-bit ARM is being aimed at servers and won't trickle down to desktop boards other than $5000 devkits for years
>MIPS is married to fucking PowerVR

>> No.47572121

>tfw x86 is looking like a decent embedded platform


>> No.47572132

>graphene :^)

>> No.47572608

My first was a CTX (a brand I had not seen before and have not seen since) with Windows 98. It had a 133 mhz processor, 32 megabytes of RAM and a six gigabyte hard drive. It was a birthday gift.

Also the first one I bought with my own money. It was good for almost five years after I bought it. Not very fun to program on though.

My second computer.

>> No.47572623

ach mein gott this baby right here.

>> No.47572736

Mikrotik Routerboard uses MIPS-BE and runs a Linux based RouterOS on it.

>> No.47572796

10bit chinese cartoon videos, you shitlord

>> No.47572838

i just watch chinese cartoons on crunchyroll, why bother downloading them when i can just stream them whenever i want

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best first time a boy could have
still the best computers on the planet

>> No.47572916
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Tandy didn't own OS-9. It was a product of Microware Systems and ran on thousands of different devices, of which the TRS-80 Color Computer was one.

Also if I started calling something I wrote "OS X" claiming it's just the version number, you can bet Apple would sue the fuck out of me. Microware owned the OS/9 trademark and Apple shit all over it. God you Applefags are annoying with your "Apple is right in all things, everyone else is always wrong" attitude. Are you 100% lacking in self awareness?

>> No.47572982

>OS 9
>same thing

>> No.47572992

Macintosh SE/30
My dad said it was the pinnacle of computing and we wouldn't have to buy another computer for 20 years because it was so finly crafted.

>> No.47573365

Nostalgia. Why is this even a question? I couldn't give a rats ass about triangle screws at the age of 5.

>> No.47573426


used NEC LaVie laptop in 2005

>> No.47574743

8086 XT compatible. 10 MB hard disk. CGA display adapter.

The thing was pretty terrible. I was always jealous of the Amiga 500 with its graphics and sound capabilities.

It cost a small fortune in 1986 money too.

My parents must have been on crack to spend so much on something so niche back then. (Back in the days when 'personal computers' were hardly in use, even in business.)

>> No.47574924

Great machine. I had a C64 as well. First machine was a ZX-81 :^)

>> No.47574941

Does it still work ?

>> No.47574976

U sure it wasn't a C16 ? That had a black case.

>> No.47574993

Mong face more like

>> No.47575015

Underrated machine. Friend had one, had some good games. Did it have a built-in assembler & monitor like the BBC B ?

>> No.47575036

U missed out then anon, 64 had some great games. Not much cop for programming tho.

>> No.47575040

wow has the XPS line been around that long?

>> No.47575061

had one of those too, same case same fucking drive layout, cept mine had a nvidia sticker on the door for the USB ports.
Pentium 4
512 MB of ram
WHOPPING 80 GB hard drive
some nvidia AGP graphics card that I later replaced with a better PCI one.

>> No.47575194

a PCI card that's better than an AGP card?

tell me more, PCI has way less bandwidth

>> No.47575337

Sinclair ZX Spectrum. I still have it in a box somewhere. I like those squishy rubber keys.

>> No.47575353

Mikrotik violates the shit out of the GPL by not providing a build toolchain.

>> No.47575424


Even a judge was able to see that OS-9 and "Mac OS version 9" were not at all the same thing.

God, that's such a cool looking OS. Looks like something out of Robocop.

>> No.47577811

>Tandy didn't own OS-9. It was a product of Microware Systems and ran on thousands of different devices
That should be present tense, anon.


>> No.47577831

>mfw I never pressed Turbo button because I was too afraid

>> No.47578051
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I'm sure my parents had computers before this, but the first one I have any conscious memories of is this bad boy right here. Windows 3.1 Master Race

>> No.47578066

sexy screen

>> No.47578093

Atari ST

>> No.47578114

I convinced them to save it for a few years for my nostalgia, but somewhere around 2007 it went missing. I think my parents threw it out.

>> No.47578220

I386 (or 486) 40mhz cpu
8 mb ram
202mb hdd
No sound/graphics card
Played warcraft for days, shit was great

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Holy smokes I actually find an image of it. My first upgrade was a PC Symphony (Adlib) card.

>> No.47578322


>bragging about being a child

>> No.47578358



Me too. My parents tried a C-64 first, but I was like "Fuck that shit. I need an Apple like we use at school." Ended up with a //e with color monitor, 128-column/memory expansion card, the slim dual floppy drive that sat under the monitor. Used that thing like a two-dollar whore until they got me a IIGS for Christmas a few years later. Used that until I got my first PC, a 486SX/20.

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