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what was your first computer.

Post by jon6667 » Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 10:30 AM

mine was a commodore 64 dos 5 and half floppy drive.
i don't think it had any hard drive


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Post by MDYoungblood » Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 10:55 AM

My first (this is 1988) was an IBM I pulled out of a dumpster at the FDA's Greenbelt facility, brand new, a employee there chucked several in it out of the warehouse, it even had a 2500baud modem and had a 5 1/5 floppy drive installed, ran IBM DOS. The monitor was the mono screen green. I did have a Commodore and a Texas Instrument too. Back there you could go to the library and borrow books with "REM" software programs to install.

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Post by Blue Ox2 » Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 14:15 PM

Tandy 286 1985 I think it was Windows 3.0

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Post by Big blue » Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 15:12 PM

Timex Sinclair 1000. Used a cassette tape recorder as a memory device. Supremo-cheapo.


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Post by MDYoungblood » Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 16:10 PM

Blue Ox2 wrote:
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Tandy 286 1985 I think it was Windows 3.0

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Had to be MS-DOS, Windows didn't come out until 1990.

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Post by Blue Ox2 » Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 16:21 PM

MDYoungblood wrote:
Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 16:10 PM
Blue Ox2 wrote:
Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 14:15 PM
Tandy 286 1985 I think it was Windows 3.0

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Had to be MS-DOS, Windows didn't come out until 1990.

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Post by MDYoungblood » Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 16:27 PM

Blue Ox2 wrote:
Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 16:21 PM
MDYoungblood wrote:
Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 16:10 PM
Blue Ox2 wrote:
Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 14:15 PM
Tandy 286 1985 I think it was Windows 3.0

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Had to be MS-DOS, Windows didn't come out until 1990.

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LOL, you're right Greg. That is the only reason I remember any of the dos commands having done all that.

The BBS boards, lol, the black and white screen, all that.

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I remember when Windows 3.0 came out it was free but in order for it to work you had to buy an MS mouse for $30, hence the 3.0,,lol.

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Post by jessejamesdallas » Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 18:30 PM

First computer? You mean you people have had more than one? Must be a bunch of millionaires on this site...

Guess I do need to get a new monitor tho...maybe one that can show pictures...and one that you don't have to put the phones receiver in a cradle to get a internet connection...but that would require getting DSL, and that's probably not going to happen anytime soon since all that's available here is dial-up.
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Re: what was your first computer.

Post by jon6667 » Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:34 AM

i still have the commodore 64 trying to teach my son dos commands. this was the reason for this post.
thanks for sharing
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Post by Scipio Kid » Monday, 24 July 2017, 16:47 PM

A rock.

Wait, that was my first CB or maybe truck, can't remember.

First computer was an Atari 130XE. It wasn't a joke or a video game. It was a serious Home / Business computer (for the time). I had a computer expert (the top computer guru for a billion dollar international organization and they farmed him out to IBM, Wang, Dell and even Apple because he knew so much about computers) recommend it. It had an 8" screen that was Orange on Black instead of the traditional green or white and, it had two (count them, 2) 5 1/4" floppy disc drives, one for a program and one for data. This thing replaced 3 electronic typewriters and a huge IBM accounting machine that weighed 250 Lbs. at our company. We did all our communications, business letters etc, accounting and inventory on that thing. The 130 in the name referred to the HUGE 130 Megs of ram. The really cool thing about it was for every keystroke, it would beep. So if the office manager was typing a letter, you'd hear beep, beep, beep. Wow, we thought we were living in the future with all that computer beeping going on in the office all day long. After 6 months we upgraded to a COLOR monitor with an unbelievable 16 colors! What a machine!!
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Re: what was your first computer.

Post by 295 antenna » Monday, 24 July 2017, 18:24 PM

Some kind of commodore.. it was given to me had a book that had programs you could put in .one of them was a running man took for ever to put that in lol
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Re: what was your first computer.

Post by jon6667 » Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 10:37 AM

rofl we came a long way since then.

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Re: what was your first computer.

Post by Scipio Kid » Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 20:33 PM

A year later got an Atari ST with a 3.5" floppy drive ... super high tech! Had a program on one of those floppies that took about 15 minutes to come up with an American flag cartoon image on the screen. Then, it would start waving in the wind and everyone would cheer.
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