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Old 11th August 2010, 01:52 AM   #1
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Default My first PC.

256K memory.
Two floppy drives.
No hard disk.
Amber monitor.
10Mhz.
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Old 11th August 2010, 06:06 AM   #2
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256K memory.
Two floppy drives.
No hard disk.
Amber monitor.
10Mhz.
If it's from 1986 it's cool. Mine was 1 MEG of memory but only one 1.2 meg floppy. If you're still using it, I'm SO sorry.

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Old 11th August 2010, 07:31 AM   #3
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Commodore 64.

p.s. No, I am not using it anymore. Though I regret I sold it...
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Old 11th August 2010, 08:41 AM   #4
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that rember me my fist PC,about ten years ago

Tualatin Celeron 1.1+intel 815+256M SDRAM
2GB HDD+2 FDD+1 ODD

the core speed can be Stabilized at 1.43 just with heatsink
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Old 13th August 2010, 10:31 PM   #5
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Back in 1985 we had an IBM XT file server with a 5MB hd. Desktops were Compaq Portable 1s 4.77MHz, 512KB with 2x360K floppies and green screen. These were like a sewing machine case.
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Old 19th August 2010, 03:09 PM   #6
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Commodore 64 with everything that was out for it at the time. Yeah I still have it. I use it from time to time.
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Old 19th August 2010, 04:05 PM   #7
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You guys are young.

My first PC was the Commodore "PET". The daddy of the 64. Only cassette drive, no floppy or HDD. 14K ROM, 1Mhz speed. Circa 1979. Others in the computer club at the time had the Apple-II or the "Trash-80".
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Mine did not have the built in cassette.
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Old 19th August 2010, 07:47 PM   #8
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Sperry PC:
2 x 360Kb floppies, 5 MB harddrive, green screen, Epson FX 80 printer 640K memory running at 8 Mhz...

Man, they were flying compared to those old IBM's...

Assembled the whole consignment for our IT division (10 of them) with a Philips screwdriver and the open manual... (on the memory boards I had to install all those memory chips by hand!!! )
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Old 19th August 2010, 07:50 PM   #9
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I used to have to write programs for the early IBM PC's
I wrote a PCBCAD package for one and you had to be really smart with memory usage.
Often using the same segment multiple times.

Dont even think of memory now when I have gigabytes to play with.
When I were a lad lol
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Old 20th August 2010, 01:22 AM   #10
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Default Ibm 360

My first computer, though not my "personal" computer except when I had to toggle in a patch
When a program was running the lights on the front panel would flash for each instruction processed, so it's quite funny to see an old movie where everybody is hovering around the computer and not a single light is on
The red button on the top right of the panel was an emergency stop. At one place I worked, one of the operators thought it was a fake switch and pulled it. Everything shut down and IBM had to come in and reset the whole computer. Needless to say, the operator's experiment cost him his job...
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