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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: what was your first computer?

    what was your first computer?
    By the_writer921 October 02, 2000, 10:57 PM

    well we all brag about our current systems - and of course we have great reasons to...but what kind of computer was your first?
    i'm still young so the first computer i owned was a
    AMD 486DX2 80MHz
    16MB RAM
    ? mobo
    520 or 540MB HDD (forget the exact size (compressed to 999MB, later to 1.64GB lol)
    4x CD-ROM
    3.5" floppy (the 5.24 wouldn't fit in there)
    windows95

    i still say that was the fastest 486 i ever used, even with the copressed drive. (speaking of compressed, the last day i had it before i gave it away i decided to screw around with it since i was gonna format anyway...so i played with compression and somehow set it to 1.64GB...lol...)
    back then i actually used to care what i put on my HDD, because i didnt have space for crap....now i have ~50GB storage on 2 drives, i have 2.79 GB of mp3s now...plus any game demo that looks interesting, download it and save it until i remember to backup again
    my current specs are below

    By jub October 02, 2000, 11:22 PM

    Well, my first was a screaming (at the time) 12MHz 286 with 1MB RAM and a 30MB hard drive with a 5 1/4" floppy and an EGA video card. Only sound available at the time was beeps through the computer speaker.

    Jub

    By Dectek October 02, 2000, 11:54 PM

    My first computer was a TRS80 aka trash 80 from Radio Shack. No hard drive...The storage medium was a cassette recorder. This speed demon had a whopping 8KB of memory. ( that 8 KB was not a typo)I think that was in 1978 or 9.

    By dglibby October 03, 2000, 01:13 AM

    Ok, I'm feeling old, but I'll bite anyway. The first computer I owned was a Commodore Vic-20. That was before we had the luxury of high speed hard disks. You had to transfer information to the computer with a datasette (cassette recorder). Yes, regular audio cassettes were the cheapest way to load and save programs. EXTREMELY slow!

    I believe it came with only 3k of RAM, an expansion slot to plug in a game cartrige, serial port and two joystick ports.

    After it had been out a while they released a 5 1/4 inch floppy drive that cost about $500.00 and was about 50% of the size of your basic flatbed scanner today. Times they do a change.

    By the_writer921 October 03, 2000, 01:34 AM

    i used to fix computers for my high school..we were one of the technilogically advanced schools, i guess we still are...anynyway - they still had 386SX puters with 2-16MB ram running windows 3.1, DOS 5.0...now of course these were reserved for the younger kids, and typing classes, but at literally 8 minutes to load windows (2-4MB RAM ones anyway) i don't remember how i stood working on them (the younger kids were horros w/ computers...a new one (or 4) was broken every other day) we bitch about getting only 70 fps in quake III or something...these things must have had a framerate in windows of 20 fps or so...move the mouse and a second later it would start moving...
    lastly - i swear those kids would always put on extra settings to make sure windows ran real slow...

    my parents owned a 286, i remember it had 5.25 drives....but that was 1/2 a lifetime ago...way back then my father knew more about computers than me...i couldnt do a project for school cause i forgot that it was CD\wp5 - i kept typing CD/wp5...lol...and those 16color games that fit 10 to a 5.25 floppy were great! lol

    By sgentry6 October 03, 2000, 01:42 AM

    First one I had was an 8088 I think. Only had an EGA monitor, a 20 MB hard drive, and a double density floppy. Not even a high density floppy, how gettho is that. Lemmings would run on it, other than that you were pretty much out of luck. That one was a pita with only a keyboard.

    By AMD Soldier October 03, 2000, 01:43 AM

    dglibby LOL! You are old.

    My first was a 1989 IBM. I got it from a junkyard in 1993, lol. It had a 5.25 drive with about 30 mb hdd space, I think about 8-16k ram, hehe.

    Then in 1994 I bought a new system. I bought a pent 90 at a guy I know. Heres some specs;
    90mhz, 16mb ram, 860mb hdd, 4x cdrom, 28k modem, with a whooping 8bit sound card!

    And I spent $2500 dollars on that thing! And to make things worse it only ran for like 6 months and then broke down.(somehow something shocked the whole system and everything was fried) The guy moved and I could never get in touch with him... Man what a waste...I only used it for typing too...Man that's too funny once I think about it.

    By chode66 October 03, 2000, 01:58 AM

    First one I had was an 8088 also. Only had an EGA monitor, it can with a 10 MB hard drive, and I upgraded to a 20 MB for another $400 and a double density floppy. I remember having to put a DOS floppy disk in the drive and turning the computer on to boot up. Pretty ancient history nowdays

    By Bassangel1 October 03, 2000, 02:34 AM

    My first computer was a commodore amiga 500 with ram extension to 1MB. As a matter of fact, I still have it. I would never give it away...too many fun games.

    By Warin October 03, 2000, 02:41 AM

    Woohoo dglibby!

    The Vic 20 rocks!!

    That was the first computer I ever owned, but the first ever used was the PET, the machine Commodore produced for schools before the Vic20/C64.

    The Vic 20 gave me perhaps one of the biggest gaming highs I ever had. A dumb little program called IFR. It was the first flight sim I ever played. You flew by instruments alone (Instrument FLight Rules) and the first time I made it throug 'The Mountain Pass' to the airport in the north, I was just happier than hell. Anyone else remember that one?


    I sure love my current system, but I have to say that 'the good old days' were a lot more exciting. They just didnt LOOK as good!


    By the_writer921 October 03, 2000, 04:09 AM

    PUBLIC NOTICE:
    OK one thing i would like to say - since this appears to be a semi-popular post...AMD Soldier, since i was a jackass on your thread i would like to again say i am sorry for it (after a few Cokes i might get a little different than i normally am...)
    anyway, again i am sorry (and i still have this anti-AOL thing going but thats just me...i use AIM - the only useful software they make)
    anyway - thanks for posting and enjoy the 1.1 or 1.05GHz computer sorry

    By Mr_Q October 03, 2000, 05:07 AM

    My first was an HC80(Z80A 3,85 Mhz processor); the first PC was an P100,16 mb RAm,500 Mb hdd.

    By Kobaia October 03, 2000, 07:04 AM

    My first was a Sinclair Spectrum +2 back in 1986. It had 128k ram and an onboard cassette recorder. Chucky egg ran great on that machine!

    By BlackTriad October 03, 2000, 07:15 AM

    My first "computer" was the Atari 2600 video game console. I still have it and over 100 roms. Yep, it still works too !
    My first REAL computer was an IBM PS2, 8086 or an 8088 cpu. No hard drive but it had 2 5.25 floppies and, get this, MS-DOS 3.0, not IBM-DOS.

    By Doward October 03, 2000, 08:15 AM

    Puh-leez! I'm 17, and my first computer was the late, great, Atari 800XL. ::fondly remembers:: Ah, yes... Indus GT disk drive, DosXL, Synchro-mesh technology. 64k ram, Atari Basic built in. Whopping 300 bps modem... Ah, yes, how I remember thee... hehe Hell, the OS was older than me!!!

    By kimber October 03, 2000, 08:29 AM

    mine was a atari 400 8 bit.no monitor,no storage,not even a real keyboard(membrane).now those were the days.

    By Goldeneye October 03, 2000, 08:32 AM

    Well, my first comp was Headstart 286 13mhz. This puppy had a whopping 1MB of RAM, 40MB Hard Disk, EGA Graphics (16 eye catching colors), and the wonderful 5.25 in. disk drive. I still have this thing in my addic, I fired it up 3 years ago, still booted up and ran

    By zarei October 03, 2000, 09:54 AM

    Nice topic...my first was a 8088 with 1MB RAM and a CGA monitor...2 portable 40MB Harddrives. I managed to get all of the good Sierra games to run in Monochrome...
    Anything else would crash...

    The good thing was I learned to optimize my configuration by hand...the bad is that's not much use today...


    By sww October 03, 2000, 12:26 PM

    My parents bought us a Commodore 64, so I guess that was my first computer, but I usually think about the first one I bought...
    Tandy (I cringe, now)
    80386SX33
    2MB RAM (Expandable to an incredible 10MB)
    106MB Seagate HD
    VGA graphics card (integrated on motherboard)Tandy sound (again integrated)
    VGA monitor
    3 1/2" and 5 1/4" floppy

    By nova October 03, 2000, 12:32 PM

    My first was a 286 12mhz with 1 mb of ram and a hard drive that was 20 mb AFTER being compressed. A friend of my dad's gave it to me after he bought about 100 of 'em at an auction. he paid about $.50 for it. Funny thing was that it was the best computer in the lot.

    By Tiimmmmaay October 03, 2000, 12:51 PM

    all i have to say is, 8088!

    By dawarp October 03, 2000, 01:02 PM

    sinclair 48k (1982)

    By Pairapants October 03, 2000, 01:43 PM

    Oh yeah, 8088 with 20 MEG HD and CGA monitor. And that piece of trash cost about $3000 at the time. I still remember playing 'Echelon' on it, though; that was one cool game for the time. 3D graphics and everything. WIREFRAME 3D graphics, but hey, it was great!

    By mpitts October 03, 2000, 01:53 PM

    Two words: Packard Bell

    486SX/33 (It was SUPPOSED to have a 25! )
    4MB RAM
    120MB HD
    2X CD-ROM (That's right, MULTIMEDIA!)
    Aztech ISA Sound Card
    512KB Video
    2400/9600 on-board modem
    14" Packard Bell Monitor

    I think the model # was the Legend 2000.

    It wound up being a DX/66, 16MB RAM with 540MB HD. I also threw in the USR Sportster 14.4 modem, then eventually the 28.8.

    Man, this brings back my BBS days.

    By ryandinan October 03, 2000, 05:04 PM

    Mine was a piece of shit gateway....166 oc'd to 200.....came with 16MB ram....and an S3 Tri 64 2MB video card...Ensoniq sound card...

    god that sucked
    -Ryan

    By pablo906 October 03, 2000, 05:09 PM

    Man don't feel old. I'm only 21 and I had basically the same rig. I loved that old thing. I still have it somewhere. It plugged into my old TV and had those big datacassetes instead of a HDD and the best part was that I remember the first mouse ever to come out and I payed a crapload for it with my Commodore 64! I remember that thing oh so well. The first all out desktop was a Tandy 1000 I think then after taht I got a (speed-demon) 486-DX2 66 Mhz on a nice motherboard (don't remember the brand with a whopping 500+ MB HDD and a 5.25" AND a 3.5" HDD! It was a beaut. I still think it's the most damn reliable computer I've ever had. The thing ran great, don't tell anyone but I still used it here and there until about a year ago, and I swear it was the fstest 486 EVER. I really loved that machine. It saw so many different versions of Windows come and go. I think I'll stop now I'm getting a little misty-eyed.


    quote:Originally posted by dglibby:
    Ok, I'm feeling old, but I'll bite anyway. The first computer I owned was a Commodore Vic-20. That was before we had the luxury of high speed hard disks. You had to transfer information to the computer with a datasette (cassette recorder). Yes, regular audio cassettes were the cheapest way to load and save programs. EXTREMELY slow!

    I believe it came with only 3k of RAM, an expansion slot to plug in a game cartrige, serial port and two joystick ports.

    After it had been out a while they released a 5 1/4 inch floppy drive that cost about $500.00 and was about 50% of the size of your basic flatbed scanner today. Times they do a change.

    Oh almost forgot.......I had that stupid floppy drive.......hahahaha

    By ryandinan October 03, 2000, 05:10 PM

    Ok sorry, I thought you meant "first real computer"..
    Then I guess the first one was a Tandy somthin or another...it didnt have a monitor...you had to hook it up to your tv. It used cartiges on the side to run programs. It started up with a nice green screen....Even had a tape deck...
    I remember my mom wanted to impress us, so she stayed up all night copying a program line for line....it was supposed to do a fireworks type thing...she messed up somewhere and it didnt work.....
    Now that was a piece of shit!
    -Ryan

    By Softball October 03, 2000, 05:20 PM

    Commodore 64, 5 1/4" Floppy drive, 13" Color monitor, 64K memory. I remember paying like $700+ for it back in 1983/4. My my, how computers have advanced along since then.

    --Softball

    By Johnny Rotten October 03, 2000, 06:32 PM

    Wtf? Where are the apple people?

    Apple IIc baby! Complete with green monochrome monitor! It was the shiznit! Bards Tale, Karateka, Castle Wolfenstein, Aztec... woo

    By sicko October 03, 2000, 06:45 PM

    MacIISi, cost my folks over $4k back in the day

    By AMD Soldier October 03, 2000, 06:58 PM

    No problem the_writer921. I was at school when I wrote that.(wanted to sound 'cool' so I wrote it in a stupid way, if you know what I mean)


    By koos October 03, 2000, 06:59 PM

    LOL. My first computer was: Gateway P5-75mHZ Pentium, 540mb hd, 8mb RAM, 14.4k USR Modem, 2x CDROM, 3.5floppy drive. Man oh man it sucked too.

    By darkamage October 03, 2000, 07:31 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Johnny Rotten:
    Wtf? Where are the apple people?

    Apple IIc baby! Complete with green monochrome monitor! It was the shiznit! Bards Tale, Karateka, Castle Wolfenstein, Aztec... woo

    Yeah, that's what I had too. 128 KB mem one internal 5.25 and external 5.25 disk drives. 9" green monitor!! the OS was ProDOS and appleworks (an office suite) fits on a disk!!
    never did get a color monitor for that one, it was too expensive...

    By NV Pixel October 03, 2000, 09:34 PM

    First computer was a mac SE: 8 MHz 1 MB ram 20 MB Hard drive.
    First PC was a sony PI 200 no mmx. 32 MB Ram 2.4 GB hard drive.

    By LordSegan October 03, 2000, 11:47 PM

    My first computer was a 25hmz Mac Centris 650. It had 8 MB ram, and a 230 HD. That was a "business class" system at the time, and I was about 12, but I got it because I spend a few years yearning for my friend's mac classic. My first PC was a PII 400!!! WOW I got in late. But with guys as great as all o you, I learned fast. heheh I remember that 8MB was a lot!! Graphics designers only had 12MB! LOL...

    By Viper October 04, 2000, 12:03 AM

    Let's see. I started off using a TRS-80 and an Apple II. I bought a Tandy-1000 8086 with no HD and a whopping 1mb of RAM. No hard drive. $500.00 for a 10 MB drive was just too much. Nothing like the old 5 1/4 floppys!!!

    By Viper October 04, 2000, 12:05 AM

    Oh man! You had the good one!!! Try a T.V. and BASIC!!!

    quote:Originally posted by darkamage:
    Yeah, that's what I had too. 128 KB mem one internal 5.25 and external 5.25 disk drives. 9" green monitor!! the OS was ProDOS and appleworks (an office suite) fits on a disk!!
    never did get a color monitor for that one, it was too expensive...

    By Tensai October 04, 2000, 12:16 AM

    quote:Originally posted by Johnny Rotten:
    Wtf? Where are the apple people?

    Apple IIc baby! Complete with green monochrome monitor! It was the shiznit! Bards Tale, Karateka, Castle Wolfenstein, Aztec... woo

    After seeing this, I busted it out from the garage. Damn, it still works . . . .

    By noc007 October 04, 2000, 12:44 AM

    Boy do I feel like a kid. Mine was Pentium 166 oc'd to 200 (highest the multiplier would go).
    64MB of RAM
    Windows 95 OSR2
    Ocktek Rhino 12 (VIA)
    16x Aopen CD-ROM
    3.4GB WD HDD
    Epoch PCI video card (S3 ViRGE)
    Some POS ISA sound card
    Some POS 56k modem, which never could connect using K56 flex or V.90

    My video card burned out, so I replaced it with one with an Alliance chipset card. That one gave me crap on the screen. I finally settled on an Ati card.
    I replaced the modem with a Lucent modem then settled on a USR modem.
    I ran out of disk space so I went to an IBM 8.4GB HDD.
    I also slapped in a HP CD-RW.
    I went to Win98, then did a dual boot with Win2000, then I got my hands on one of the first OEM releases of WinMe and scratched 98 and slapped in Me.

    She has served me well.

    I just recently built a new computer:
    Enlight 8902 Server Case
    400W Sparkle power-supply
    Abit KT7-RAID
    Athlon 750 with a copper die
    (I will oc her in a couple months)
    256MB PC133
    DVD-ROM
    IBM 30GB ATA-100
    My old US Robotics ISA modem
    Temporarly my old Ati PCI video card
    I've loaded a dual-boot with WinME and Win2000
    I am letting my sisters use my old one.

    I am still deciding on a video card and a sound card.

    By the_writer921 October 04, 2000, 03:59 AM

    geez - i was going around looking at postings (yes i am now addicted to sharkyforums lol) and i noticed a few postings in the high 20's, and i think one or 2 as high as the 50's but i dont remember seeing very many in the high 30's (i feel proud lol)...i guess i hit on a topic rarely talked about...
    yeah i am young btw (18) and i only started on computers when i was 9...i didnt really start getting totally into computers until maybe 4-5 years ago when i got my own...but if it wasn't for a great guy who works at my father's company i would be nowhere near the level i'm on...
    and now i'm totally into computers like the rest of us here...its 4AM and i won't be in bed for a few hours probably...too addicted here hehe
    anyway - thanks for posting in here...its really cool to see where some of the best around started....and see how far they came...
    anyway - thanks and keep posting those first puters!
    -Dave aka the_writer921
    (and only 4:30 AM this time sharky?)

    By yngwie98 October 04, 2000, 05:28 AM

    A Coleco Adam - a whooping 64Kb of RAM, slower than molasses in Jan (cassette) tape drive, and a massive daisywheel printer.
    At least it had a word processor built in and some pretty good games.

    By duan October 04, 2000, 05:55 AM

    me 8808.
    no hard disk.
    no sound card.
    no accelerator card.
    its black n white.

    By Duckman October 04, 2000, 05:59 AM

    Commodore64 with tapedrive and FDD
    Duckman

    By Pairapants October 04, 2000, 08:41 AM

    ENIAC...no, just kidding.

    By Housen Maratouk October 04, 2000, 11:39 AM

    The first I owned was an Atari 800 that I bought used back around 85/86 with 48k of RAM, a 5.25" floppy drive, and a 300bps modem. It's still in a box in the basement, and the last time I checked (a few years ago), it still worked.

    Housen

    By egostberg October 04, 2000, 12:05 PM

    quote:Originally posted by dglibby:
    Ok, I'm feeling old, but I'll bite anyway. The first computer I owned was a Commodore Vic-20. That was before we had the luxury of high speed hard disks. You had to transfer information to the computer with a datasette (cassette recorder). Yes, regular audio cassettes were the cheapest way to load and save programs. EXTREMELY slow!

    I believe it came with only 3k of RAM, an expansion slot to plug in a game cartrige, serial port and two joystick ports.

    After it had been out a while they released a 5 1/4 inch floppy drive that cost about $500.00 and was about 50% of the size of your basic flatbed scanner today. Times they do a change.

    =)

    I had a commodore vic 20 also!!! Then I owned (and loved) the vic 64 !!!

    Lastly I had an Amiga 500, and then I went for PC's....

    Commodores ruled!!!

    By Galen_of_Edgewood October 04, 2000, 12:58 PM

    My first computer was a TI computer that ran on cartridges.

    My first REAL computer was an IBM clone that ran at 4 MHz, a 20 Meg Harddrive, a 5 1/4" low density (360 K), and around 640 K of RAM (I think, may have been 512K).

    By Quark October 04, 2000, 01:11 PM

    Mine was a Tandy 1000, no HDD and 2 5 1/4 drives. Had to love it though, got me addicted to my first sim, F-16 Fighting Falcon by Microprose. I look back now and wonder how I ever flew with 16 colors and that infernal buzzing sound for the engines lol.

    By zombor October 04, 2000, 01:21 PM

    The first computer i remember haveing(had one before but dont remember anything of it) was a compaq presario 50MHz 486. This buff daddy had a 250meg HD later added a 2gig, i think 8 megs of ram, later upgraded to 48, a 15 inch moniter(i still use it), and builtin audio(upgraded to sb-16 with 2x cd rom). Man, i remember when i played quake on it in 320x240 with the screen shrunk down...AND I LIKED IT!!! hehe

    By CaTaLyST October 04, 2000, 01:28 PM

    I had some old commadore box. i stll have it somewhere..
    it had a nice monitor.. worked like a TV.. i mean i can plug a playstation into it

    and it had built in stereo sound and used old tapes for storage

    By CaTaLyST October 04, 2000, 01:44 PM

    Tandy 486SX 4 megs of ram.

    i upgraded it to a DX2 66mhz with 24megs ram!!!

    in its day, it was a beast

    By NOS October 04, 2000, 02:11 PM

    Its a toss between a Speak n' Spell or a Commadore 64!

    By Korn007 October 04, 2000, 05:19 PM

    My first computer was a packard bell. I cant remember the model number but it was a 486 DX2 66 with 4 megs of ram. It had onboard video which was a S3 trio 64 and integrated soundcard and modem in one which was a 14.4kbs modem. It had a 2x cdrom drive, and about a 500 meg hard drive. The monitor was 14" which was considered top of the line at the time. I couldnt even play the orginal doom since it only had 4 megs of ram so I went to BJ's whole sale club and paid $199.99 for 8 megs of non parity ram. My dad really paid for it I was like 13 years old. I got home and bam Doom owned me for weeks.

    By Wintermute October 04, 2000, 05:57 PM

    Ha! I win! I've read about some of you having some old machines (Sinclair 48k, Atari, Vic-20), but this is the oldest!! When I was about 10, my dad built a (drum roll please)...

    Sinclair ZX80

    (*cymbal crash*)

    Yessir, top-of-the line pre-1980 tech...
    Featuring:
    -Zilog Z80 8-bit processor - alot < 1 MHz
    -2k memory - dad later built a 16k expansion that pretty much filled a 12in x 12in PCB.
    -Basic interpreter on system EPROM chip
    -Old B&W TV for monitor (no color)
    -tape drive; actually, the kit had a mic/phone jack to plug into an ordinary cassette deck.
    -300baud (that's .3kbps) modem (almost as slow as the tape drive, the kind you put the old telephone handset into).

    I still have it in my garage somewhere (doesn't work). It is actually very small, 10" x 12" x 3/4". The membrane keyboard (now cracked and chipped) was crappy when it was new. Even as a kid, I remember the buttons being tiny. I used the it to write my first program...

    10 PRINT"My brother sucks!!!"
    20 GOTO 10
    30 END

    RUN

    Man, that was only 20-22 yrs. ago...
    Later machines:
    ZX-81 upgrade, Vic-20, C-64, Intellivision w/Intellivoice(Space Armada rules!), Xerox 820 (also a kit) and an Amiga 1000.. I have an Amiga 500 on a desk in my bedroom - 8MHz 68010, 3MB RAM, 40MB HD, monitor that game consoles are connected to now.

    Beat that! Ha!

    By demc October 04, 2000, 09:52 PM

    I had a
    Pentium 75
    8 megs of ram
    4x cdrom
    750 meg hard drive

    It was SCREAMIN!

    Now I'm on my first completely from scratch pc by me

    C2 566@750 (for now)
    128 megs pc133
    4/4/16 burner
    16x dvd
    asus cusl2 mobo
    seagate barracuda 10.2 gig ata66
    maxtor 30 gig ata66
    2 43cfm casefans
    gorb
    twin turbo 80cfm bay blower.

    By zombor October 05, 2000, 12:48 AM

    quote:Originally posted by Wintermute:
    Ha! I win! I've read about some of you having some old machines (Sinclair 48k, Atari, Vic-20), but this is the oldest!! When I was about 10, my dad built a (drum roll please)...

    Sinclair ZX80

    (*cymbal crash*)

    Yessir, top-of-the line pre-1980 tech...
    Featuring:
    -Zilog Z80 8-bit processor - alot < 1 MHz
    -2k memory - dad later built a 16k expansion that pretty much filled a 12in x 12in PCB.
    -Basic interpreter on system EPROM chip
    -Old B&W TV for monitor (no color)
    -tape drive; actually, the kit had a mic/phone jack to plug into an ordinary cassette deck.
    -300baud (that's .3kbps) modem (almost as slow as the tape drive, the kind you put the old telephone handset into).

    I still have it in my garage somewhere (doesn't work). It is actually very small, 10" x 12" x 3/4". The membrane keyboard (now cracked and chipped) was crappy when it was new. Even as a kid, I remember the buttons being tiny. I used the it to write my first program...

    10 PRINT"My brother sucks!!!"
    20 GOTO 10
    30 END

    RUN

    Man, that was only 20-22 yrs. ago...
    Later machines:
    ZX-81 upgrade, Vic-20, C-64, Intellivision w/Intellivoice(Space Armada rules!), Xerox 820 (also a kit) and an Amiga 1000... I have an Amiga 500 on a desk in my bedroom - 8MHz 68010, 3MB RAM, 40MB HD, monitor that game consoles are connected to now.

    Beat that! Ha!

    "i had an engineering sample of the 8088 processor....it DIDNT EVEN HAVE A MONITOR!! muhahahahahahah...it had 10 bytes of ram and and a 5 byte "vid card""

    oh, that was a joke for all u serious ppl out there! wait...why would it have a vid card but no moniter????heh

    By macutty October 05, 2000, 10:11 AM

    My folks paid $2200 cnd for a C64 in '84 or so. I used to envy my buddy who had a Tandy with tape drives (I loved Buck Rodgers on that thing!) But this all came after my colleco and attari's.

    By Althor October 05, 2000, 10:17 AM

    My first computer was a C64. Seems to bee about 200 years ago ;-)

    By Hakuna October 05, 2000, 10:37 AM

    My first real computer was was in the early '80s and was the Atari 400. Back when that sucker cost more than $600. I won it from a radio contest. I built a D/A converter box so I could use a regular cassette recorder to store my programs. I also played with a Timex Sinclair at about the same time but never really bonded with it. More of a fancy calculator than a "real" computer like my beloved Atari.

    By Potanov October 05, 2000, 12:53 PM

    how the heck do u afford ur mega-system!? Hmm i almost had the identical system to yours (the 486) but before that I had a lovely 286-12mhz w/ 1mb ram

    By Thunder October 05, 2000, 02:22 PM

    Hi.I am from BG and my first machine was a Pravec 8. Don't remember the exact specs.

    By sapasion October 05, 2000, 02:31 PM

    My first machine that I bought myself had a cyrix pr-150, 2gb, 32mb edo, 2mb video. My how much I've learned over the past five years.

    By Cyndrax October 05, 2000, 05:04 PM

    Man, my first computer was a Commodore 64 portable. The thing was about the size of a small suitcase. The keyboard snapped on the front of the case to protect it while "travelling". It had a 5 or 6" monitor and a single 5 1/4" drive on it.

    My first PC was a 386 sx 33 (I think) it came with 2 MB RAM that I quickly double to 4 MB, a 2400 modem (replaced by 14.4 eventually), and a 100 MB hard drive. I was soon quite envious of my friends screaming 486 DX.

    Ahh, the good old days.

    Brian

    By Bateluer October 05, 2000, 06:03 PM

    My first computer was a commodore-64, the 'mobile' version. It weighed about 50 ilbs, had a clock of 1mhz, no hdd, had to run everything from a 5 1/4 floppy drive. Then I got a speed demon! A 286 with a clock of like 10mhz. Now was was fast. Still have it too, I think its somewhere a pile of junk in my room . . .

    By Terrorbyte October 05, 2000, 06:38 PM

    Our first computer was a Sinclair ZX81 which even had a printer! It was really small and printed on this silver stuff that looked like foil. The only question was... why?

    I still have a Spectrum +3 in the cupboard, along with all its cutting-edge software - Tasword 3, Chuckie-egg, Supertest, cosmic wartoad (?) and '+3mate' which my Dad wrote. I used to edit sectors on disks so that it sent the heads beyond the end of the disk, causing a loud crunching noise. I was a sad child. :-)

    Maybe if I wire the CPU to a pylon it will run at 1GHz?

    By the_writer921 October 06, 2000, 01:41 AM

    quote:Originally posted by sapasion:
    My first machine that I bought myself had a cyrix pr-150, 2gb, 32mb edo, 2mb video. My how much I've learned over the past five years.


    i hear you....
    now all this seems so simple...before it was.....soooooo amazing....now its amazing but i've gotten used to it...but no matter how much everything changes...it will always still be fun...

    By tinslate October 06, 2000, 03:15 AM

    I can't remember my first computer but I do remember it having only 1mb of ram. Cause back then it was about $130.00 for 1 meg of ram. The system cost about $3000.00 Those were the days.........Remember in the late 80's when cd players first came out hahahah...they were like a giant turntable that you plugged into your computer. Still have an old cpu flyer that I look at from time to time for a good laugh...

    By tinslate October 06, 2000, 03:21 AM

    Oh ya, In that cpu flyer I kept from the late 80's, they brag about the laptops only weighing 8lbs...hahahah.....with a 286cpu...hahaha...need a good laugh once in a while....hahaha....I'm in tears now.

    By the_writer921 October 06, 2000, 04:49 AM

    quote:Originally posted by tinslate:
    Oh ya, In that cpu flyer I kept from the late 80's, they brag about the laptops only weighing 8lbs...hahahah.....with a 286cpu...hahaha...need a good laugh once in a while....hahaha....I'm in tears now.

    i have an ad someplace for a MAC saying it weighs X pounds, but will weigh more if you add bricks...

    By DaveO October 06, 2000, 01:33 PM

    Mine was Mitac turbo XT, running at twice the speed of those *pathetic* 4.77Mhz IBM XTs It had 512k of Ram, a 5 1/4" disk and a 4 colour CGA graphics card.

    I beleive this is the only time in history when those stupid 'turbo' buttons on a PC actually meant anything, cos you had to un-turbo this one in order to play games - otherwise most things ran at double time and were unplayable.

    I remember being excited about getting an external 3 1/4" drive, a 32mb HD and even a mouse.

    By loach October 06, 2000, 01:58 PM

    Mine was a Timex Sinclair 1k! Way back in 1980? Can't remember exactly. I was lucky that my parents would spend all this money on computer for me when growing up, though they never bought me the game consoles like the Atari, Coleco or Nintendo. I've been lucky to be around them since day on on the home PC market.

    It had 1kilobyte of memory, a tactile keyboard, used a standard cassette player for storage, and had a black/white video output. Lol.

    I think I programmed hangman and a skiing program into it, then got really bored.

    So:

    If pong counts then PONG, followed by
    Timex Sinclair,
    Commodore Vic-20,
    Commodore 64 (the best PC ever made),
    Tandi TRS-80 (piece of crap),
    Texas Instruments?? The silver one(piece of crap),
    Atari 64k (piece of crap),
    IBM XT 8086 (piede of crap),
    IBM XT 8088 (with math-co pro, powerful)
    Apple IIe (borrowd from school for a long time )

    Then I dropped away from them because I was in college....

    Then:

    DX4-66
    P133
    P233MMX
    AMD K6-2 400

    Currenly

    AMD Duron 650

    Whats next for loach?

    By toonzwile October 06, 2000, 05:00 PM

    quote:Originally posted by the_writer921:
    now i have ~50GB storage on 2 drives, i have 2.79 GB of mp3s now...

    2.79GB of mp3s?? thats all?!! hehe... maybe im just a freak, but i got over 8GB on my HD, and 14 700MB CDs on backup...

    By 100%TotallyNude October 06, 2000, 06:43 PM

    My first owned computer was a Timex Sinclair, 'member those? But my first COMPUTER computer was owned by the Cal State System, and was a mighty CDC Cyber 174, plus
    they had a pdp 11-70 for other stuff. Man were those things fun. Then through the years I got a Commador 64, an Atari ST (which I loved), had to get into the MSDOS/Winders thing, then in '95 installed
    Slackware Linux on a 386DX40 w/a 20M hard drive and I want to say 8 megs of ram. Heaven.

    By Geek Boy October 06, 2000, 06:57 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Dectek:
    My first computer was a TRS80 aka trash 80 from Radio Shack. No hard drive...The storage medium was a cassette recorder. This speed demon had a whopping 8KB of memory. ( that 8 KB was not a typo)I think that was in 1978 or 9.

    that was my first computer too,I was only 5!! .And my Second was a gateway 2000 486,500Mb hd,16Mb ram(that was a SIMM)

    By 100%TotallyNude October 06, 2000, 07:05 PM

    quote:Originally posted by tinslate:
    I can't remember my first computer but I do remember it having only 1mb of ram. Cause back then it was about $130.00 for 1 meg of ram. The system cost about $3000.00 Those were the days.........Remember in the late 80's when cd players first came out hahahah...they were like a giant turntable that you plugged into your computer. Still have an old cpu flyer that I look at from time to time for a good laugh...

    That reminds me! I have an old video tape, its an instruction tape, on how to use Visicalc! Remember the first "killer" app for the Apple II? Yes, the instructor is walking around in a polyester suite and everything... Its funny to hear him get all excited about this dos (Apple II character mode actually) interface and all the things this first spreadsheet program does. It really is sad compared to today's Excel. But a fun but of history.

    By the_writer921 October 06, 2000, 07:25 PM

    quote:Originally posted by toonzwile:
    2.79GB of mp3s?? thats all?!! hehe... maybe im just a freak, but i got over 8GB on my HD, and 14 700MB CDs on backup...


    hey - remember that i am on a 56K and download 1/2GB-1GB per week(well not this week thanks the these forums...) so i don't only do mp3's, i do videos, game demos, etc...hehe
    -the_writer921

    By Uncle Bud October 06, 2000, 10:36 PM

    First computer was a SWTP (South West Technical Products) 6800. Running a Motorola 6800 at 1MHZ, with 8k memory. Didn't have disk drives or monitor, had to use a Teletype ASR 35 to communicate with it through a 110 baud serial port.

    Stored programs on 1" paper tape.

    Glad those days are gone. Still have the Teletype machine though. (Makes a good boat anchor)

    By Zyme October 07, 2000, 08:32 AM

    KayproII 64k--the 'portable' that helped put Osborne out of business.
    My dad overclocked it from 2.5MHz to 5 MHz. gotta admit tho, CP/M was stable and ran great--but wasn't much fun to use.

    By The Grinch October 07, 2000, 06:39 PM

    My first computer was a TI99/4A (Texas Instruments). Tape backup was it's main storage, and unlike the Vic20, you could use any cassette recorder with a home built patch cable. The included joysticks were stiff and uncomfortable to use, and I hated them. Since then I've owned a C64, 386SX16, Amiga 500, 486DX2-66, and currently a PII266@300. I'll be adding another milestone with a 1GHZ CPU by January.

    Wow, I'm getting older and the computer keeps getting newer.

    By Agrippa October 08, 2000, 08:52 AM

    My first love was an Oric-1, followed by the Dragon 32, a Z81 (or maybe that was before the Dragon...), Amstrad CPC-64, Commodore 64, Commodore 128, Amiga 500, Amiga 1200 (with some insane upgrades over time), Cyrix 166MX, AMD K6-2 450, AMD K3-III 400, BP6 & dual Celeron 366@550 and now dual PIII650@866. Pheww!

    Agrippa

    By Geek Boy October 08, 2000, 09:28 PM

    quote:Originally posted by the_writer921:
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by toonzwile:
    [b] 2.79GB of mp3s?? thats all?!! hehe... maybe im just a freak, but i got over 8GB on my HD, and 14 700MB CDs on backup...


    hey - remember that i am on a 56K and download 1/2GB-1GB per week(well not this week thanks the these forums...) so i don't only do mp3's, i do videos, game demos, etc..hehe
    -the_writer921

    [/B][/QUOTE]

    what is your napster screen name?
    and also I'm have a very hard problem,I'm on a proxy server and I've tred all the settings for the napster setup,but cann't get it to connect to the server,I think it's the proxy doens't work what it and my on-line games.

    I have proxy from www.analogx.com

    By anubis44 October 09, 2000, 02:56 AM

    My first computer (excluding the Atari 2600) was a Texas Instruments TI99 4A. It had the first 16bit microprocessor in a personal computer in... 1979! This little number actually came standard with 16K of ram and could be expanded to 64K if I'm not mistaken. I bought a game roughly equivalent to the arcade game Defender (RIP, many good quarters spent on that one. I STILL remember the sound the machine made when you dropped your quarter in... RAUUUHHHMMM!) on cartridge, but the TI could also be hooked up to a cassette player for saving and loading programs ( a VERY hit and miss proposition for data integrity!) My friend had the assembly language cartridge for writing assembler, and he actually used it quite extensively. He's probably one of the programmers of some pretty awesome stuff these days. Speaking of programmers, I used to ride horses with a guy named Mark Rein... Hmmm, I wonder if....

    By GodIsWired October 09, 2000, 04:31 PM

    My first computer was an Apple I. I had to build it, since it was a kit. I connected it to an IBM electric typewriter for IO.

    By Jeff Golds October 09, 2000, 07:51 PM

    My first computer was a used Apple II. My dad bought a CP/M card for it (w/ a Z80 running at 4 mhz I believe, and 64K RAM) thinking it would work with his Vector Graphics multi-user system at work, but the floppy drivers weren't compatible (I could have told him that before he bought the card).

    I had a lot of fun with the Apple II... amazing what you can do with a built-in disassembler..

    -Jeff

    By danielp October 09, 2000, 10:04 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Warin:
    Woohoo dglibby!

    The Vic 20 rocks!!

    That was the first computer I ever owned, but the first ever used was the PET, the machine Commodore produced for schools before the Vic20/C64.

    The Vic 20 gave me perhaps one of the biggest gaming highs I ever had. A dumb little program called IFR. It was the first flight sim I ever played. You flew by instruments alone (Instrument FLight Rules) and the first time I made it throug 'The Mountain Pass' to the airport in the north, I was just happier than hell. Anyone else remember that one?


    I sure love my current system, but I have to say that 'the good old days' were a lot more exciting. They just didnt LOOK as good!



    I remember ifr, it was great. I started on vic20 with a color plotter for $50 came from toys r us. When I got the c 64 it was the big time talk about an upgrade. There was a great flight program chuck yeager maybe was awesome what could be done with 64k. I then got an Amiga that was amazing. Ham [4096 color] paint programs were fun, this was 1986 then I got an Amiga 600 and then the 1200 with the new graphics system. Full 32 bit core and bus. The A500 had a 32 bit core[ in the mid eighties] The only problem was I could not afford a hard drive they cost as much as computer. 64 was 1 mghz 500 was 7.6 mghz motorola 68000 C1200 had 14 mghz 32 bit motorola 68020 and could upgrade either machine to 68030 or 68040 if you had the bucks. The only consumer machines to have graphics and sound and io chips seperate from main cpu. It was so much fun, Commodore imploded from terrible management and I got my first ibm 486sx 33 packard bell [yuk]

    By Zalimar October 10, 2000, 03:58 PM

    my first computer was a Commadore 64, with a neato 5 1/4 floppy no harddrive and I used my TV as the monitor HAHA now that was lame I think that was back in 85 I don't know i'm only 18 but I remember it fondly. Those were the days when MUD's were the rulers and text commands were the thing of the future HA if only we knew what we knew now back then
    Z

    By Adisharr October 10, 2000, 06:30 PM

    I still have my Vic-20 with the Datathingy recorder. That was one fun machine. Easy to read text! Go ahead.. redefine the characters!

    PEEK, POKE and all those cool basic commands..

    Had to be a genius to use any kind of bitmap.. I got the refernce manual and it had like 10-15 lines of code just to put one pixel on the screen - oh well..forget that

    I had the Scott Adams adventures on cartridge - all text but pretty fun..

    Ahh..those were the days..everything worked - no crashes (don't go POKING into a random memory area )

    $ .02

    P.S. Vic modem too. Could pull plug from wall while it was connected and plug it back in - text would keep going like it didn't matter if you were connected or not...

    By Adisharr October 10, 2000, 06:31 PM

    Oh, I think it had 3168 bytes free on power up and the Commodore 64 has 38911 bytes free on power up. Anyone remember?

    P.S. That's BYTES kids...not K..

    By TVelocity October 10, 2000, 11:10 PM

    My 1st puter was also a Commedor 64, my Dad bought it for me, I told him I needed two floppy disk drives so I could transfer data. I barely turned the thing on let alone transfered data. I sold it shortly after so I could afford to rebuild the engine in my '79 Camaro Z-28. The best move I ever made I think. That thing was a chick magnet. I am now happily married so Im back to computers

    By Kznny October 11, 2000, 03:05 AM

    Good ole Texas Instruments TI-99 4A. eventualy for $250 I added the plug on synthesizer, and later for $1000 the bulletproof 35lbs. disk drive box. The great days where an basic operating system was realyy BASiC, and there were plenty of Wumpus's to hunt.

    By 100%TotallyNude October 11, 2000, 12:28 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Jeff Golds:
    I had a lot of fun with the Apple II... amazing what you can do with a built-in disassembler...

    -Jeff

    Oh yes, I remember that... freakin' useful as hell when there isn't lot of software for the machine...

    By blppt October 11, 2000, 05:24 PM

    Ahhhh memories. My first computer was a Commodore 64 which i got shortly after it came out (1983, 84? one of those years). That was my only computer for like 10 years. We all may complain about how long it takes UT to load up, but my 1541 loading Air Warrior took literally 25 minutes.

    My first PC i got in 93:

    IBM PS/1 Consultant Model 2155-G52

    Intel 80486SX/25MHZ

    8MB of 36bit, 72 pin memory (the 4MB upgrade cost me $170 in 1994!!!)

    Canon 170MB IDE HD

    Integrated VESA Local Bus Cirrus Logic CL-GD5426 chipset with 512K of VRAM

    IBM 14" .28 dp SVGA monitor. Max 1024X768.

    IBM PS/1 Mouse and Keyboard

    Gravis Ultrasound Max with 1MB (i got the upgrade)

    Sears 9-pin Dot Matrix printer

    MS Windows 3.1/DOS 6

    By rubberband October 11, 2000, 06:38 PM

    Well, I was thinking for awhile that I was going to have the oldest, but I was beaten ;P

    I started playing with a TRS80 at school, in the late 70's. My first computer was a 1k ZX81 with membrane keyboard and no storage. I used to type programs, from basic, into it and play em on a b/w portable T.V.

    Upgraded to a Spectrum 48k, with a proper keyboard I put the old case inside. Had a funky tape machine, drum machine and a joystick adapter. I still remember the days of 'RAM pack wobble' which would happily trash your system. Played Elite on this baby and the Ultimate games, Jetpack, Sabre Wolf etc.

    Went to a Commodore 64, played Elite and Parrallax and all the other great Ocean games with their amazing loading tunes.

    There to an Atari ST, after seeing Starglider and got really excited seeing Last Starfighter, and wishing that one day I could play games that looked that good! The birth of decent RPG's with Dungeon Master!!! What happened to FTL, talk about innovation. Also Midwinter, by some famous programmer, rocked my world. Still nothing out that came close! You could Ski, hang glide, drive vehicles, use a ski lift and snipe! With an excellent story...this is the era of real game designers!

    Then the Amiga 500, great machine! Great games with awesome sound again, Commodore just nailed the competition. Best games were Starglider 2 and Hired Guns.

    Then on to nothing for years, now I've got a Thunderbird 800 and I'm wondering if Black and White, Giants, Dungeon Siege and NWN will take me back to those 4am gaming sessions I used to have.

    When you can remember back to these groundbreaking days, you can't help but feel deprived when programmers used to squeeze the last clock cycle out of the systems for years, not 6 month cycles.

    Hey, I'm only 28 so no ragging on me :P

    By anubis44 October 12, 2000, 03:02 AM

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Adisharr:
    [B]Oh, I think it had 3168 bytes free on power up and the Commodore 64 has 38911 bytes free on power up. Anyone remember?

    '38911 bytes free' sounds exactly like how much memory was reported free on my C64. Jesus I loved that computer. I even got that program that allowed you to access the extra 4K or so built into the floppy drive, just so you could use it as a ram drive. Then I got an Apple II clone (2MHz instead of only 1MHz!) because of all the programs that were available for the Apple II. I'll never forget playing Castle Wolfenstein for hours and hours and hours (Achtung! SS!) Then, I saw the light of day and bought an Amiga 1000. I have to say that of all of my nifty computers since then which represented incremental speed and other improvements over my previous machine, nothing compares to the awesome power of the Amiga. When I got that thing upgraded by some friend of mine from 512K to 1 Meg in 1987, I had something akin to a minicomputer on my bloody desk. I still remember downloading DEC Vax high resolution pictures and watching them render using it's 68000-based processor. I even had a black and white security camera connected to it which could take colour pictures if you made 3 passess using 3 different plastic colour filters! I took a nude pic of one of my first serious girlfriends on my Amiga. I remember playing Bard's Tale on my Amiga, and I swear that Diablo II on my present Athlon, as good as it is, is not that much better in terms of gaming quality. The colours and the speed of the machine, all with stereo 4 channel sound, and it could mutlitask in HARDWARE, because it had dedicated sound and graphics co-processor chips!!! Jesus, that computer was ahead of its time. I bought an Amiga 2000 in 1990, and by 1991, I had forked out for an Amiga 3000, the first machine I ever had with a hard drive (52Meg Quantum SCSI). Then, I plunged into the world of IBM compatibles with an AMD 386/40MHz. This machine was not as impressive as my Amiga, but I knew that IBM compatibles were becoming the de-facto standard, so I bought it and decided to figure out how to use the damn thing well enough to help other students at university with their computers. I met my ex-wife through an ad I put up in the library of my university for computer help because of that AMD 386/40 machine. The irony is, one of the only reasons she ever still calls me now that were divorced is for the same reason that she called me that first time: To ask for computer help. Sorry, I just realized how much I digressed. That's my little computer story for you. I've just sold my Duron 600 chip and I'm probably going to spring for an Athlon 1GHz Thunderbird if my AMD stock goes up enough. Take care, all.

    By zzeminsky October 12, 2000, 03:16 AM

    My first computer was a 486 SX/33 Packard Bell.

    By wwwally October 12, 2000, 04:03 AM

    Aaaah memories of the good ol' dos command line (and when VASTLY lesss powerful computers took less time to boot up!!!)

    By mpitts October 12, 2000, 09:45 AM

    quote:Originally posted by wwwally:
    Aaaah memories of the good ol' dos command line (and when VASTLY lesss powerful computers took less time to boot up!!!)

    Hhaha.. so true.. I owe a lot to my old SX/33.

    By blppt October 12, 2000, 07:49 PM

    quote:Originally posted by anubis44:
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Adisharr:
    [B]Oh, I think it had 3168 bytes free on power up and the Commodore 64 has 38911 bytes free on power up. Anyone remember?


    '38911 bytes free' sounds exactly like how much memory was reported free on my C64. Jesus I loved that computer. I even got that program that allowed you to access the extra 4K or so built into the floppy drive, just so you could use it as a ram drive. Then I got an Apple II clone (2MHz instead of only 1MHz!) because of all the programs that were available for the Apple II. I'll never forget playing Castle Wolfenstein for hours and hours and hours (Achtung! SS!) Then, I saw the light of day and bought an Amiga 1000. I have to say that of all of my nifty computers since then which represented incremental speed and other improvements over my previous machine, nothing compares to the awesome power of the Amiga. When I got that thing upgraded by some friend of mine from 512K to 1 Meg in 1987, I had something akin to a minicomputer on my bloody desk. I still remember downloading DEC Vax high resolution pictures and watching them render using it's 68000-based processor. I even had a black and white security camera connected to it which could take colour pictures if you made 3 passess using 3 different plastic colour filters! I took a nude pic of one of my first serious girlfriends on my Amiga. I remember playing Bard's Tale on my Amiga, and I swear that Diablo II on my present Athlon, as good as it is, is not that much better in terms of gaming quality. The colours and the speed of the machine, all with stereo 4 channel sound, and it could mutlitask in HARDWARE, because it had dedicated sound and graphics co-processor chips!!! Jesus, that computer was ahead of its time. I bought an Amiga 2000 in 1990, and by 1991, I had forked out for an Amiga 3000, the first machine I ever had with a hard drive (52Meg Quantum SCSI). Then, I plunged into the world of IBM compatibles with an AMD 386/40MHz. This machine was not as impressive as my Amiga, but I knew that IBM compatibles were becoming the de-facto standard, so I bought it and decided to figure out how to use the damn thing well enough to help other students at university with their computers. I met my ex-wife through an ad I put up in the library of my university for computer help because of that AMD 386/40 machine. The irony is, one of the only reasons she ever still calls me now that were divorced is for the same reason that she called me that first time: To ask for computer help. Sorry, I just realized how much I digressed. That's my little computer story for you. I've just sold my Duron 600 chip and I'm probably going to spring for an Athlon 1GHz Thunderbird if my AMD stock goes up enough. Take care, all.


    Not to nitpick, but i think it said 38911 BASIC bytes free. ;-)

    By anubis44 October 13, 2000, 04:24 AM

    quote:Originally posted by blppt:

    Not to nitpick, but i think it said 38911 BASIC bytes free. ;-)

    I sit corrected!

    By gertvangaever October 13, 2000, 04:33 AM

    quote:Originally posted by Dectek:
    My first computer was a TRS80 aka trash 80 from Radio Shack. No hard drive...The storage medium was a cassette recorder. This speed demon had a whopping 8KB of memory. ( that 8 KB was not a typo)I think that was in 1978 or 9.


    Well isn't that funny!
    My first 'system' was also a TRS-80!
    It even was a color computer! (was yours too?), and it had 16 KB (néh néh)
    It came with two cartridges, one for ski-ing and one for 'color database'. The color in that last cartridge stands for the computer, as the software didn't support any color at all.

    Ah the good ald days...

    The system I had after this one was the good old Commodore 64! Very popular at the time (here in Belgium)
    I used to copy games&programmes and then sell them for approx. 1US$ (I bought me a stereo with the profits!)



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