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  • It was the Commodore 64. Good times!
  • It was a Packard Bell desktop way back in 1995.
  • I doubt alot of people know what WebTV is, used my TV as the monitor and a box (like a cable box) sat ontop and turned it into a computer. The keybord sat in your lap and you had NO mouse - all arrow based functions.
  • It was a P.O.S..
  • First used: the mainframe at college (an IBM 360) First owned: a TRS-80 model 1 (w/16k!)
  • I operated an IBM 1400 in 1977 at work. First I owned was a Gateway P90 in 1995.
  • wow...don't remember the model of the first one I ever used (which would have been at work), but it was an archaic CRT. don't think Windows was even around as an operating system yet? the first that I owned/bought was a Packard-Bell back in '98. didn't really have the memory or the speed back then, but I was at least on Windows. BUT, I was on dial up...THAT was a pain!
  • the one I'm on now ...my one and only , its been improved with 320g hard drive and 2048 ram of memory and a few other bits ... now I have no idea what I just typed means but I'm told its ok
  • We had at my job location, around 1992 or 93, one 386 Mhz computer with 16 MB or ram. It had Windows 3.1. I basically used it as a typewriter. It had Corel Wordperfect 5.
  • The first computer I ever used was from the 1950's, took up an entire room, had a whopping 32KB of RAM and I programmed it with 1's and 0's by pushing buttons on a control panel. Ahh, the bad old days... Here is what it looked like: http://codegator.com/mcook/archive/2007/05/14/memory-lane.aspx
  • First computer owned was an Ekos from 1998. The first used was in 1991 or 1992 I believe an apple. But I had just learned to read, I don't remember.
  • First used IBM 1401 for the Marines before training on System/360 in 1967. First owned PC/AT I built from components in 1984, purchased from CompuAdd piece by piece, 80286+80287 w/4MB RAM and 40Mb Hard drive, NEC Multisynch CRT, Epson FX-86e printer, Logitech hand scanner, 2400 baud internal modem. It was a hot setup at the time.
  • First used and owned 286 Panasonic with monochrome monitor, DOS 5.0 and a huge 500mb hard drive that costs around $250 when I got it. Some how I think I got ripped off haha this was back in 1992. Technically I did not own it as I was only 7 but I could use it well. :-D Still have it and it works perfect upgraded to DOS 6.22.
  • In 1989 when my dad bought a 286 IBM with a 30 mb hard drive and a colour monitor. I would have been 5 at the time. We even had the original Microsoft Flight Simulator on that machine.
  • 1984: Tandy MC-10. Cost $100 (clearance sale, used to be $200). 4096 bytes of RAM (3142 available for programs, 512 bytes of screen RAM), plus an extra 256 bytes not mentioned in the documentation, 8192 bytes of ROM, no monitor so plug it into a TV, record programs to cassette tape (TV and tape recorder not included, of course), no hard drive or floppy drive.
  • IBM 386 running Windows 3.0 and had no Internet connection. It was a wonderfully slow machine, but back then it seemed so much faster. xD
  • Acer Aspire, 386 running windows 3.1 O.S.
  • A rebuilt one. No brand name.
  • some no name pentium 486 which initially had 3.1 then upgraded to 95, and had absolutely no net connectivity
  • God, you all make me feel so old. The first computer I owned was the Sinclair ZX81 in 1982. It had 1K or ram. Only did black and white. Terrible graphics. Then added a expansion pack to get it to 16K. I wrote a lot of stuff on that computer as well as played games. All had to backed up using a tape cassette player - (horrible) - took ages and the backup often failed. To laod a game could take 5 minutes. It cost less than £100 ($200) which was a major breakthrough at the time. In 1983 I bought the ZX Spectrum 48K - which was colour!!!! and I went through lots of those - they got a lot of use.
  • The first computer I ever used was the original Apple. (the one with the power switch in the back) The first one I ever owned was an HP desktop circa 1997.
  • A Commodore 64.
  • An abacus and slide rule in H.S. before the pc computer.
  • Apple w/DOS
  • Commodore Vic 20
  • It was an old Tandy from Radio Shack in 1987 I think. It didn't do anything. Pretty much useless.
  • It was an eMachines, boy was it dreadful
  • It was a Radioshack Tandy computer in the early 80's. I remember using code to make lame programs, lol. 10 screen 1,1 20 etc.. 30 goto 40 40 goto 30 It was very silly.
  • First used: An Elliot 903 at school in 1973. 8192 words of 18-bit core memory (the original core). I can still remeber some of the opcodes (0- load B register, 1-add, 2-subtract, 3-multiply, 4-load, 5-store, 8-jump, 9/10 jump zero and negative, 11-store PC, 12-store Q register, 14/15 direct I/O First owned: a Newbrain 77/68: 6802 processor with 256 bytes of ram, 9 switches and 8 leds. First good enough to do anything: BBC Model B, 6502 with 32 k of ram.
  • My first was a Commodore 64. High tech for 1983. I first used a "Datasette" (sp) recorder for storing programs, which was a cool word for a cassette recorder. I got a 1541 floppy drive for Christmas. You could format a 5 1/4" floppy to 160 kb. It was huge in size because it also contained its own power supply. I subscribed to "Compute's Gazette". You had to type in everything. Mostly BASIC and some MXL. It also used cartridges. Q*Bert and Popeye was the BEST on there.
  • Hm... It was CPU Celeron300Mhz, 16Ram, 4 hard drive... Piece of a crap...
  • 386 SX 33... 4MB Ram, 200MB HDD
  • Had a Tandy with a cassette recorder for memory. It was top of the line at the time.
  • Mine was a Silicon Graphics Crimson(I want it again). I obtained it when I was 12 from a University. I loved it. I sold it due to space limitations, 3 years later, and i want it back lmao.
  • Timex Sinclair 1000, a gift from my uncle.
  • The first computer I ever owned was a 286 pc clone.
  • Vic 20
  • this summer i'm going to buy my first computer it's going to be a Dell all in one or sony all in one but i think im definitly buying the dell.
  • i dont this is my brothers shhhsh
  • It had 32mb RAM, a whole 4gb HDD, a 12x CD-Rom, and I think it was a 400mHz processor, a Celeron if I remember rightly. Brilliant :)
  • Atari 800XL.
  • An old Macintosh with a plain green screen / yellow font/ and no graphics what so ever.
  • Commodore VIC 20
  • The first computer I ever used was a PET Comodore, that was what our elementery school had in the computer room. We were all pretty excited when we got 2 brand new, top of the line Apple 2gs!
  • A Comedor 2
  • I dont remember the first one I ever used but the first one I ever owned is the one Im on right now its a compaq presario v520 and i didnt even have to look to remember that I've said it to costomer service so many times :S
  • Sinclair ZX80 with 1k of memory and a tape drive. Upgraded to the Sinclair ZX81. Then moved over to C64, them amiga 500+ and so on.....
  • The first computer that my family owned was and Apple ][. (My parents still have it stored out in their garage thinking it could be a collector's item someday.) The first computer that I actually own for myself as an Apple Macintosh SE/30
  • My first computer I ever used (ok, I played games, I was like 3!) was an Apple. I remember fondly the off-white/grey color and the colorful apple emblem on the front. *sigh* How things have changed.
  • My first was a Tandy 486SX 25Mhz w/ optional $400 SVGA 14" monitor and $300 color dot matrix printer. The printer (especially in color) was as loud as a turret full of machine guns. My best friend at the time had a Tandy TR80 with 10" or 12" 16 color monitor. Ahh, the good old days.
  • It was a 2000 Dell with Windows XP, 900MHz processer, 64mb RAM, 9gb hard drive.
  • A friend took me into one of Purdue's computing centers where they had public accounts on their PDP-11/xx (11/70, I believe, but MAY have been a couple of 11/34s). I met a couple of people in there writing a game (DND, based on Dungeons and Dragons), and became pretty good friends of them. I learned to program watching and helping them. Within the year, another friend of theirs got a Commodore 64, and he ported the game to it, and converted all he had to to make it work. Then another got a Pet, and he did the same there. Soon another had an Apple II, and he did it there, too. Purdue then sold the game (it was done on their computer, so they could) to Digital, and it went out on their Accessories pack in the Games section. I found it years later on a VAX, and being sold as shareware - First computer game I recall playing.
  • Kim-1 computer in the late 70's Was a demo system for the 6502CPU later used by Apple, several of the Commodore's, early Atari's, etc. Slowly expanded it to include keyboard, CRT, 34KB or Memory. Yes, KB and it was a LOT at the time! Built my own FDD interfaces, and wrote the OS. Interfaced it to a Selectric typewriter for a printer. Made a software controlled EPROM burner and wrote the realtime control program for it... Got a copy of BASIC from some funny small company in the bay area on a cassette tape and with a hand typed users guide. Understand that same company moved north, to Redmond I think. Some guy named Bill sent it to me, wonder if he is still with them :-) This did let me play some cool games (Hunt the Wumpus), and also print out Biorhythms for folks. Such fun. Learned so much with that system. Still remember some of the HEX codes for assembler (A9 --> LDA!) (Man, I feel really OLD now.....)
  • I remember having two computers at the same time but I don't know which one my parents got first. One was a Tandy and one was a 486 with a 33Mhz processor, 16MB RAM and a 200 Meg hard drive.
  • First PC was a Xerox. The computer and floppy drive was built in the keyboard if I remember right. It was in the mid 80's. It was closer (but not quite) to the PC's that had the 8086 processor with single digit speed. lol Those were the days.
  • KDP10 (the british version of the RCA501). 1964.
  • Tandy Radio-Shack made the "TRS-80" that used a Z-80 processor for their series of "personal computers" or PCs in the 1980s. Their model numbers were the 1-4, and the utilized an operating system software that was a predecessor to IBM-DOS and PC-DOS called TRS-DOS. The hardware consisted of RAM of no more than 64 Kilobytes of Random Access Memory and ran directly off as many as four stacked 5-1/4" truly "floppy" disks and disk drives, which was quite unreliable and often crashed and one could never recover the data unless it was properly saved and stored on the floppy disks. The units were quite expensive at the time, costing several thousand dollars excluding non-OS software.
  • Digital PDP8/e, 1970. The PDP8 series is now considered the first "minicomputer," a small, versatile computer that a medium-sized business could actually afford. The barebones units sold for ~$20,000. They were not self-booting. We used front panel paddle switches to manually key in a short "loader" program which enabled it to read a punched paper tape. I/O was an ASR-33 Teletype, which was loud and slow (110 baud). It came with 4k 12-bit words (not bytes) of core memory. The PDP series began in the early 1960's, after the great IBM 360 "mainframe" but long before the microprocessor was invented by Intel in 1971. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Equipment_Corporation http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=780 http://www.psych.usyd.edu.au/pdp-8/
  • Packard Bell 286 with a 2400 modem. Took 8 hours just to download prodigy and a very expensive phone bill. In Early 90's I believe.
  • A Packard Bell
  • Commodore 64
  • Trs 80 model 100 with two cassettes, and eventually 5 1/4 disks. Next we upgraded to a commodore 64 and then to an Amiga.
  • Atari64 I believe!
  • First computer of any type was an Atari 400 with a cartridge system, cassette loader, and BASIC, circa 1982. Several games were written on it. My first x86 based machine was a Tandy 2000 (read: complete garbage), 8 mhz, 512K ram, 10 meg HD, and not very IBM PC compatible, circa 1984.
  • The first machine I ever owned was a Tandy 486x33 with a 13" mono color display. No on board storage, everything ran from 5.25" floppies. It was the best.
  • Could not generate a thumbnail of an animated gif ?
  • My dad's old IBM. I was 5 at the time so yeah, i have NO idea what kind it was. It only had 2 colors.
  • Ok first used was in kindergarden, Apple IIE's Then they upgraded to Macs. Then in 92 the parents bought an ibm compatable/clone an 80486 dx 2 66 mghz 4 mb ram,iesa video, 500mb harddrive. later we got off brand 100 mghz Pentiums. First one i bought was an IBM Aptiva in '97. had it laoded with 96mb ram 8mb ati 3d rage 2 pro pci video. 2 4 gb hd's and 24x cdrom. Win98 SE. the second machine i bought was a 2001 Gateway 2000 Bryant P3 733 mhz(still use for win98 SE and dos based games that just won't work with dosbox or virtualpc07) it had an 18gb hd, 52x cd 20x cdwriter. 64 mb pci graphics card. i then rented a few different ones, dell P4 machines, Compaq and ibm and one very well loaded P4 2.4 mghz system with 52x cd, 2x dvdr/rw 20xcdr/rw combo drive all the little memmory card devices HP pavillion. Then started building my own. currently running a home built Intel Dual core pentium celeron D 3.4ghz 2gb ram 800 gb hd's 1 at 500 and the other at 300. 512 mb DDR2 BFG nvidia Geforce 8200 800FSB system 32bit win vista Ultimate desktop and a 2008 Dell Inspiron 1520 Laptop a dual core again a mobile celeron pentium D duail core the t2330 1.6ghz 2 gigs ram and 500 gb hd. intel grapicks with 8 mb vid card that borrows the systems memmory to bring itself up to 768mb video memmory and runs as good as my nvidia 6600LE PCIE card ever did for games like 'star wars gallaxies and other intense 3d grapic games and still handle the bussiness minded stuff.
  • The first one that I ever used was some very old apple, in like 1992, but the first one that I ever owned was a Tandy lol.
  • Depends how you define computer the very first home computer was the spectrum zx but the very first ibm pc complete with os/2 or windows 3.11 was the Tandy or Ambra

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