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#41 Emanresu

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 09:21 PM

My favourite ever machine!  :yahoo:

 

I once brought a yellow c64 back to pristine off-whiteness with rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs...no harm done. A friend of a friend did it to a Super Nintendo with these http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/asda-compare-prices/Household_Cleaning/ASDA_Multi_Surface_Cleaning_Wipes_Lemon_84.html  apparently.

 

There's all sorts of ways you can make your own disks from the internet (if you can get hold of some floppys) or other ways to install games to Workbench. Not strictly speaking legal, and being new to this forum I won't risk saying, but something worth googling ;)

 

Also this http://hol.abime.net/ is basically the Amiga bible  :wub:


Edited by Emanresu, 18 July 2015 - 09:24 PM.


#42 BeccaB

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 08:13 AM

Yeah, no geeks here... :ph34r:

 

This was mine, although my mom and dad could only afford the console and the cassette (!) drive. It was pretty useless, really.

Vic20.jpg

 

I remember two things about my next computer: It was a 486, and all of a sudden we had TONS of visitors, because the new games didn't run fast enough on the 386. Like the first on the block to have colour TV! The next thing was needing more memory - 1 MB cost me $150!



#43 nublue

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 02:03 PM

First of my own, ZX81 then Spectrum, Atari 800 and Amiga.

 

Work related in the PC world and not ICL mainframes, one of the first IBM PC - twin floppy drives and 10MB Tallgrass hard drive formatted 5MB CP/M, 5MB DOS.



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Posted 02 September 2015 - 11:36 PM

First computer if I didn't mention already; Amiga 500, followed by a 486DX upgraded to a 486DX4 within a year and a half; although I was using a 386 prior to getting my 486 on a daily basis. 



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Posted 14 October 2015 - 01:50 PM

I also had an Amiga but my first computer was a Commondore 64. I've still got it in the loft somewhere along with the complete bound set of Input magazines. It kept me quiet for hours. :D



#46 JohnH5

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 03:27 PM

my first computer was a commodore vic 20 but I sadly didn't keep it



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Posted 07 December 2015 - 02:18 PM

If there are any geeks on this forum (Nah, probably not...) this might excite you.

I was recently cleaning up and found this baby in the basement. I got it back in '92 or '93. Unfortunately I can't seem to find the power supply. But it should be fairly easy to build a new one. The specs are top-notch for the time.

 

Commondore Amiga 1200HD
4 mb ram
120 mb build in hard drive (I wonder what's on it)
Motorola 68EC020 14 MHz CPU
8 bit graphics (256 colours)

attachicon.gifamiga1.jpgattachicon.gifamiga2.jpg

 

Love the yellow coating that time has given it.

You can search for the power supply online you will find it quickly :)


Edited by Milosz47, 07 December 2015 - 02:19 PM.


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 01:26 PM

Wow! My first is a Pentium 3! You guys have computers that I have never seen before.



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Posted 27 December 2015 - 10:10 AM

My first was Pentium 90, 16mb ram and diamond viper graphic card. 14' CRT screen. 



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Posted 28 December 2015 - 03:52 AM

486-SX25 Upgrade a year later 486DX4-100.  I owned that computer an extremely long time before buying a new one.

 

My videos cards today cost more then that computer, scary.

 

Now my seven year old laptop is almost identical in power to some of the tablet PC sold today, the tech of yesterday is new today.


Edited by CreativeSheep, 28 December 2015 - 03:53 AM.


#51 mahisharma2

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 08:11 AM

My first computer was Intel Pentium IV

Ram 1 GB

VGA 64 MB

160 GB Hard Disk

DVD/CD Rom

 

Sorry i don't have any picture of my computer.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 10:11 AM

This thread reminds of the decade old machines that made us yearn for more and more computing power and storage capacities. And wow our wishes are coming true!



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Posted 13 January 2016 - 11:35 PM

I had one of these Amstrads, a PCW (Personal Computer Wordprocessor). I was in my 20s and had a joinery business. Mainly it ran a clunky word processor called locoscript, but it could run an address list and do mail merges which was brilliant. Then I discovered an Office suite for it - MiniOffice, so I had a spreadsheet for bookeeping and I used it for calculating cutting lists. Incredible!

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 10:16 AM

My first computer was Lenovo Desktop with core2 Duo ,1 GB ram.320GB hard drive.



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Posted 11 May 2016 - 10:06 AM

 It was Sony VGN B100B, running Windows XP with Intel Celeron graphics.



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Posted 11 May 2016 - 05:42 PM

Like Old Dragon, my first computer was a Commodore C64.  I had a word processing program and did all my correspondence on the C64 and an Epson printer, long gone.  Also used it for genealogy with a primitive data base program.  Even had a cartridge that I could plug in to the C64 and interface it with my Amateur Radio transceiver for receiving and transmitting digital AMTOR signals.  Those were the days!! 

 

... Martin     VE3OAT



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Posted 19 June 2016 - 08:57 PM

I wonder how you guys managed those days and with 4 mb ram and 120 mb build in hard drive (I wonder what's on it)
 

i now have 4 gb ram and 500 gb hard disk and i still complain :-)



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:03 PM

My favourite ever machine!  :yahoo:

 

I once brought a yellow c64 back to pristine off-whiteness with rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs...no harm done. A friend of a friend did it to a Super Nintendo with these http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/asda-compare-prices/Household_Cleaning/ASDA_Multi_Surface_Cleaning_Wipes_Lemon_84.html  apparently.

 

There's all sorts of ways you can make your own disks from the internet (if you can get hold of some floppys) or other ways to install games to Workbench. Not strictly speaking legal, and being new to this forum I won't risk saying, but something worth googling ;)

 

Also this http://hol.abime.net/ is basically the Amiga bible  :wub:

 

I'm definitely trying that with my Super Nintendo stuff! Thanks for posting this  :santa_grin:



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:18 PM

Quick ebay search came up on one search for a bid of just over $150. I would sell that for a quick buck (really... what else are you going to do with it). Nice find.

I don't remember where my first computer is, but I'm surprised that it can be sold nowadays)))) I thought it is completely unnecessary  8).gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':seas8:' />



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Posted 06 February 2017 - 11:56 AM

I wonder how you guys managed those days and with 4 mb ram and 120 mb build in hard drive (I wonder what's on it)
 

i now have 4 gb ram and 500 gb hard disk and i still complain :-)

The ZX81 was 1K and everyone was mad when they bought the 16K RAM pack and found that it turned off the internal 1K.

 

The first IBM PC I worked with was 16K with 168K 5 1/4 floppy drives yet we still managed to compile a statistical forecasting package in Fortran IV.



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:34 PM

I remember that my first computer (PC) was an i386 with Window 3.1, 800MB HDD, 16MB Ram, 1/4 floppy drive and CRT monitor :))



#62 noah2017

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 09:50 AM

this reminds me of the old days. lots of memories



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Posted 03 May 2017 - 04:33 PM

I remember that my first computer was Pentium II, this is all I can say about it))))



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 04:16 AM

This really reminds me of the old day :(



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 01:47 PM

omg!

 

This post with images refresh my old days and my childhood ;(

 

I was so lucky.



#66 carlahouston0971

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 03:13 PM

I was buy my first computer in 2008 and I played games only in my computer because i don't have anything to do ?






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