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Your First Computer

Discussion in 'General Computing' started by VP9KS, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. JokerTux

    JokerTux New Member

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    I can hardly remember those times , the windows 3.1 was a thing but 70% I had use the dos version , I m not sure if this was dos but it had a cmd line and a blue screen no mouse , when I was a little kid thats how I managed to open games .


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    And I remember the magical "speed" button on my PC , my computer had like 16MHz after you pushed the button it changed to 32 MHz you even had a little "monitor" for the speed on the computer .
     
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  2. Bayou Bengal

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    1981 or 82 I guess. I bought a Commodore 64. It had all the goodies, and Brother in Law was in the software business! He gave me all kinds of game modules and software for the 64. I had no idea what I was doing with the software. One was a spreadsheet. The games were no better than the Atari console we had back then. I lost interest real quick. Little did I know that my company was going to computerize 5 years later! :eek:
     
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  3. TechnoJunky

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    My first computer was an Insight 386 33/66, 1 MB RAM, 20 MB HHD.
     
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  4. VP9KS

    VP9KS Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I remember pouring through the pages of The Computer Shopper looking for bargains It was about 2.5 inches thick back then, and loaded with adds. I saw the first 386sx system below $1,000.00 back then. It was from a company called Lucky Computers, in Lubbuck Texas. 5.25 & 3.5 HD drives, 1MB of ram, Super VGA video board, and a 14 inch SVGA monitor (Beauty, eh?). The mother boards back then did not have the I/O and IDE /floppy ports built into them, so it included a board for that too. I also remember seeing the first 1GB drive from Seagate. It was $1,000.00 ($1.00 / Megabyteo_O). They seem to be a weeeee bit less expensive these days, don't ya know!:D
     
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  5. TechnoJunky

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    Yeah, that 14" monitor was so big and heavy. Odd how it could be so small, yet so big.
     
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