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Old 10-06-2006, 03:19 AM
 
Location: Southern Ca but getting out soon
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Apple Macintosh SE, (80's) then lots more macs. I finally broke up with mac 2 years ago and the computer I have had since then is my first "pc". Now that macs are more compatible with most stuff, I might buy another in the future.
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Old 05-14-2007, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Apple Macintosh SE, (80's) then lots more macs.
Mine, too. Then it was a Mac Quadra 250, then a second-generation iMac, which I still use. Lime. How could I let go of that, even though it's obsolete and almost completely non-functional? It's beautiful!!!!
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Old 05-14-2007, 04:22 PM
 
Location: long island,new york
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mine was the commodore 64..i had over 100 games for it..i loved it as a kid
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Old 05-14-2007, 06:38 PM
 
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I went through the Commodores as well, but never considered them a "real" computer.

My first "real" [sic] computer was an IBM PC-1. 64k RAM soldered to the mobo, 5 1/4" full-height 360k floppy, 4.33Mhz, green composite monitor (which I had until last year - still worked), no printer.

Just over $3000.00 in November of 1982.
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Old 05-14-2007, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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I had a Texas Instruments TI-99 or 94

Before that I had a “rock and a stick” it worked well and never crashed.
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Old 05-14-2007, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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My first computer was an 8080 CPU at 2 MHz. A pair of 8 inch floppy drives and 64K worth of memory. The entire thiing was built by me on wire wrap proto boards for you techies. Later I upgraded to an Z80 4MHz S100 system . Both ran CPM for the operating system...predates DOS. CPM from Digitial Research is where Gates bought his first version of DOS from in order to resell it to IBM who at the time had no operating system for their in the works PC.
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Old 05-14-2007, 11:12 PM
 
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And the guy that wrote CPM told the IBM reps to kiss off if I remember correctly. Ooops!
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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Yeah that was Gary Kildall (sp).. I actually met him a couple of times...had dinner with him at a computer conference way back when .....he had absolutley NO idea that personel computers would ever amount to anything. NO vision..
He worked for Digital Equip. Corp and took the bare bones functions of the PDP-8 compuiter that he knew and ported it to the Intel 8080 CPU. Before CPM there was no operating system...you worked directly in binary or hex code if lucky.
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Mine was a commodore 64. A friend gave it to me.


John
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:00 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Ahh, first computer was a Franklin Ace 1000 with 2 64K 5 1/4 " floppy drives.

It was a knock off of Apple's 2c I beleive and I think Apple sued them and won.
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