What was the first computer you put your hands on?

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Re: What was the first computer you put your hands on?

Post#16 by Ahau » 10 May 2011, 15:27

Yeah, 82issa is about a foot taller.

...but he did wear that same outfit to work today.
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Post#17 by 82issa » 10 May 2011, 17:15

Ahau wrote:Yeah, 82issa is about a foot taller.

...but he did wear that same outfit to work today.
How did you know what I was wearing to work today, and I am only 11 and a half inches taller. :ROFL:
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Post#18 by Ahau » 10 May 2011, 18:22

lucky guess. Thanks for confirming :)
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Post#19 by brokenman » 10 May 2011, 23:02

Thanks for posting. Brings back memories for me:

Tie dye and flouro
Roller skates
G-force cartoons
Ghost busters on the C64
20 min tape loaded games
Karate Kid
The A-Team
Dungeons & Dragons
Break dancing
Single fin surfboards
Skateboards were for transport, and the deck was wooden.
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Post#20 by retfar » 27 Jul 2011, 13:52

Hmm interesting stuff.My first was a cnc in 1980 it loaded up with a paper spool, you could tweak the machines settings with the KB and a small crt once the program was loaded. That was the terminal,the machine box was like 5 feet by 3 feet loaded with pcb's.

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Re: What was the first computer you put your hands on?

Post#22 by jimbo » 14 Mar 2014, 15:42

Timex/Sinclair TS-1000 or ZX-81!

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Re: What was the first computer you put your hands on?

Post#23 by freestyler » 14 Mar 2014, 21:16

My first computer was a noisy IBM 186 with a green screen that my dad gave me when i was about 5.
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Post#24 by Slaxmax » 14 Mar 2014, 22:13

atari 2600 :D
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Re: What was the first computer you put your hands on?

Post#25 by ralcocer » 19 Mar 2014, 15:49

An IBM 360 and a Northstar Horizon S-100 with 32K ram and CP/M dos from Digital Research, basic. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CP/M

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Post#26 by bdheeman » 19 Mar 2014, 16:21

Mine was a Z-80 based 64kb RAM machine having three 8" Floppy drives in 1984; the third one was used as a scratch/swap disk while sorting large data files. We used Business BASIC and Cobol compilers for programming apps. Operating system was USIS 2.0 kind of an earlier CPM/MS-DOS ;)
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Post#27 by Kriss » 25 Mar 2014, 04:09

I remember Poisk was one of the first (I was quite young so I don't remember much).
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Post#28 by brokenman » 25 Mar 2014, 23:28

Here was my first love. It was my brothers but whenever he wasn't home I would play a text based adventure game called zork. The graphics processor was .... your imagination.

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Post#29 by jmurrinux » 29 Mar 2014, 01:53

I wish I remember the PC specification when I first started to learn things about computers, what I remember from that is:
Using Floppy disks 5-1/4", then 3-1/2" floppy disks came around with larger storage capacity
Learned MS-Dos and its common programs: Edit, Clear, More, CLS, CD, Format, Copy, Fdisk, edited autoexec.bat and config.sys

Then, I think my first computer I called it a Clone: No specific brand name parts, just the CPU with an AMD processor. I think it was a 386 with Floppy disks 5-1/4" and 3-1/2" Windows 3.1, VGA display.

Next it was a 486 system still a Clone and upgraded software to Windows 95 > Windows 98 > Windows XP

Really enjoyed, learning about installing and uninstalling software and hardware, upgrading the system with Sound Cards, CD-Rom drives, Additional hard disk drives, Ram memory modules, battery, etc.

Then the laptops came and I started to use brand name products: Toshiba, Lenovo, HP, Everex Step Note NC1510 that is still alive. I got one Toshiba laptop stolen, and two burned down due to much use a Toshiba and an HP =@

Nowadays, I'm using a Dell Workstation I found on eBay and it's wonderful for my needs. Before getting into the workstation, I tried a tower system with Windows 8 on it. I said to that ewww, I don't like it and returned to the retail store.
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Re: What was the first computer you put your hands on?

Post#30 by cttan » 02 Apr 2014, 10:13

Played some games on 286/NEC386 machine and some Logo programming on Apple(I am not too sure) machine during my primary school.

The very first one that I owned is a Pentium 60MHz desktop using DOS and Win 3.11 in 1994.
Tried installing Win95 and Slackware onto it using multiple diskettes.

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