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  1. #1

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Black Swamp, OH
    ME: Rich Mahogany
    MA: Godin A6 Ultra
    MB: SR500
    Rig: Massive/Boobies
    XBL: wildealien

    iTrader: 16 (100%)

    First Computer Stats

    So, what was your first computer like?

    I had to buy one for college in 1999. Windows 98SE, 450MHz, 128mb RAM, 13gb HDD, and a fucking sweet 17" CRT monitor

    What I used it for: Half-Life, Age of Empires 2.

    $1800 USD

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL
    PSN: CQ7String777

    iTrader: 34 (100%)

    Repost from the other thread:

    640k RAM
    20 Meg hard card
    Sweet 16 voice Adlib card
    300 baud modem

    What I used it for: Original Prince of Persia, King's Quest, typing book reports.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: In the 6.0.3
    ME: Ibanez Jem G-Vine
    Rig: Blinky Lights and Beer
    XBL: ruDisturbed
    PSN: ru_disturbed

    iTrader: 0

    Colecovision Adam (around 1983) - Games on Cassettes!!!

    Learned BASIC programming on it.

    After that, I had a Radio Shack Tandy 1000EX and then a IBM XT 8088 - 128k memory, single 5.25 drive.

    DESKMATE!!! - The original Windows.

  4. #4

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Sheffield, UK

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    The first computer that was actually mine was a 386 with something like 4mb of RAM and a 200mb hard-drive, maybe less.

    I think it only had DOS on it, I may have had Windows 3.11 on it, cant remember its been that long ago.

    However I'd been using my dads computers for many years beforehand, I'm sure there will have been 286's, 186's and stuff like that involved.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: London, Ontario, Canada
    ME: WarmothTele/SE245
    MA: Seagull S12+
    MB: Fender Jazz Bass V
    Rig: Egnater Renegade 65
    Steam: eleven59

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    First computer was a Tandy something-or-other, not sure of specs, but it was DOS only, and had a monochrome monitor, big old floppy disks, etc.

    After that we upgraded to a 486 running Windows 3.1 with a hard drive less than a Gig (this was 1995, Pentiums and Windows 95 had just come out, my parents wanted to "play it safe on proven technology" which means "obsolete in less than a year" ).

  6. #6

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL
    PSN: CQ7String777

    iTrader: 34 (100%)

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post

    DESKMATE!!! - The original Windows.
    Remember that slick version of Norton that we had that would let us have the vertical desktop-switching taskbar? Shit was beast!

    Edit: Side note, I still have my Tandy, and as of ~5 years ago when I plugged it in, it still worked just perfectly.

  7. #7

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Charlotte, NC
    ME: LTD EC400AT
    Rig: Classic 50

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    Oh yes

    What I used it for:
    Other random games

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Soviet Canuckistan
    ME: Decibel Javelin
    MA: Ibanez AJ307CE
    MB: Fretless Precision mutt
    Rig: Mesa F-30

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    Sinclair ZX81

    Introduced: July 1982
    Price: US $99.95
    How many? 500,000 in first 6 months
    Weight: 12 ounces
    CPU: Zilog Z80A, 3.25MHz
    RAM: 2K, 64K max
    Display: 22 X 32 text
    hooks to TV
    Ports: memory, cassette
    Peripherals: Cassette recorder
    T/S printer

    My dad built it from a kit. He splurged and got the 16k RAM expansion cartridge that pluggd into the back. He and my older brother (who's now an architecture lead at RIM) tricked it out with a real keyboard and video output to a surplus Honeywell monitor my dad picked up at work.

    Our second computer was a Commodore 64.

    Yeah, i'm old.

    My best friend in high school had an Amiga. I was very envious.

    My OWN first computer was a Mac Centris 660AV:

    25 MHz 68040 processor
    8 MB RAM
    230 MB HD
    Integrated audio/video input output and advanced telephony capability
    Cost in 1993: ~$3750 (WITH my academic discount!)

    I gave this to my mother-in-law, and still worked perfectly when we donated it to charity. The computer was about 10 years old at the time.

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