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#1
I had a 486 I got in about '93. The Guy who built it for me thought I was crazy to want 8 meg of ram (8 one megs in 8 slots) "What the hell do you need so much ram for? One meg will be all you ever need" he said. Anyways I was doing graphics (remember photoshop 2.0? It was hell...no layers till photoshop 5). I got the 8 meg and a external CD and 250 meg hard drive. It was the fastest around, but cost me almost $6,000. I also put a $600 Roland Sound canvas sound card and ran Cakewalk midi in DOS. My friend got a comparable Mac for his design studio but paid close to $20,000.
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#4
I got my parents first computer. It was some old Windows 95 or something.
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#5
Pfft - my first was a 286 back in 96 or so and I also had a dot matrix printer that took fooooreeeeveeeer to print anyhting. I also remeber playing Prince of Persia and some racing game on it. Good times.
#6
My mum had an old DOS thing back when she was at uni (she went in her 30's).

This is the 1st actual computer I owned, which is a home build.
#7
A Compaq Presario Windows 98.

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#8
Windows 95, it mostly had extremely old games and ****.
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#9
My first computer was in like 96 I think, It had windows 95, 1gig HDD and thats all I remember. It cost about $600
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#11
It's pretty funny to think that 8meg and 56meg of RAM were at one time considered loads, and a mere 15 years later 8meg of RAM is barely enough to run rocketdock alone.
#12
A $1K Win98 eMachines eTower we got from a friend from church who worked in a company I think called handtech. It had 4 Gbs of HD. Good times, I miss the old days. Does anyone think computers today feel too advanced?
#14
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A $1K Win98 eMachines eTower we got from a friend from church who worked in a company I think called handtech. It had 4 Gbs of HD. Good times, I miss the old days. Does anyone think computers today feel too advanced?


Not really, the faster the better. I have 3 gig ram now in my imac, in another 10 years I will be laughing at how little ram I had.
#15
1994 Gateway 2000 P.o.S. that was only good for mspaint and sim city on a 5inch floppy
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#16
i don't know exactly what model it was. i know it was a Packard-Bell and we got it in like 1996 or 1997. it had Windows 95. other than that, i don't remember much about it.
#17
My first computer ran Windows 3.1. I remember playing Test Drive and some other random games with the old huge floppy disks.
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#18
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1994 Gateway 2000 P.o.S. that was only good for mspaint and sim city on a 5inch floppy


I remember those. Sounds a bit rude now.
#19
I don't remember the model, but it had a 1.3gb hard drive and 64 or 128mb of ram. I was able to play half-life on it. (I found a bunch of scrap parts and made a frankenputer)
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#21
dell optiplex running NT. it ran out of virtual memory one day, and i didn't know what to do. ha.
now i'm running xp on a self-built machine. it has neon.
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#22
Homebuild with '95, back when I can barely remember. I dunno if my dad bought the parts, or if he got them for free/cheap from his work. He works in the Uni of Chicago running the servers and ****, so whenever they upgrade their computers, he usually gets to take parts.
#23
An Acorn computer, back in '83. Had to upload games using a tape-recorder...now that ages me big time!!!!
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#24
Some random IBM running Windows 3.0. I used it to play games like Crystal Caves, Word Rescue, Jill of the Jungle, Hugo's House of Horrors, etc.

I now have a Dell Dimension 4700 which I literally JUST upgraded to 2G of RAM.

(and I have all of those old games downloaded! )
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#25
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An Acorn computer, back in '83. Had to upload games using a tape-recorder...now that ages me big time!!!!


Wow. Tape storage haha.
#26
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#27
An old Packard Bell back in 95'ish
I used to play doom on it all the time.
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#28
Alright, i remember (in my very early childhood) my dad's old commodore 64. The computer that I actually played a lot on was the gateway we bought, that had DOS on it. It had Cosmo, Crystal Caves, Where in the world is carmen sandiego, world of fortune, this one mars game, just like a crapload of awesome games. It even had a 'turbo' button it, that I guess went faster if you pushed it?

Anyway, it was cool because I got to learn the dos commands. dir, cd.., cp *.* and all that good stuff, i dont remember like half of it.

Then we got the Windows 95 computer... We got hooked up to the internet, and I thought, what is this internet anyway?.... Then we got a Windows 98, which was ruined in a lightning storm. In 2000, we got a gateway with XP on it, with Sims, and everybody was like .. wow look how real the sims look!

And now, I'm using Windows 7 Beta 64 bit on my own 4800+ AMD with 4 gbs of memory and a 8800gt. And I'm using a 22" widescreen lcd. And it cost less than $1000.
#29
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Wow. Tape storage haha.


Only worked half of the time. Games would take up to 20 minutes to load...and were talking stickmen type of graphics...but at the time no one else had one...I thought it was cool lol
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#30
The first one I really used was a Compaq (don't know which model) with Windows 95.
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#31
All I remeber from our first computer was that it had old 16-bit SkiFree.

I missed that game so much I downloaded the 32-bit one the dude made =D. I still love that abominable Snowman =\

MY first computer is the one I'm on now. Well, it's a lappy. o.O
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#32
My parents bought me my first computer in 1990.

Unitron 286, 20mb hdd, 2mb ram and it had a turbo button. It ran DOS 3.0 and XtreePro. Then I upgraded to Windows 1.0 (the yellow version). Favourite game was Golden Axe.
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#35
My family had a Windows 3.1 pc for a bit with some quality old school games. Then we upgraded it to 95 which we had for ages. Then finally to Xp in 2003.
#36
Windows 3.11

It had Chip's Challenge, Wacky Wheels, Rise Of The Triad, Rattler Revenge, Skifree, and a Lion King game that I remember.

I loved those games

Edit: The Adventures of MicroMan! That was the one I couldn't remember.

I sucked at that.
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#37
My first was an Amiga.


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#39
beat you all! bbc micro with 32k memory.
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#40
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It's pretty funny to think that 8meg and 56meg of RAM were at one time considered loads, and a mere 15 years later 8meg of RAM is barely enough to run rocketdock alone.


Even wierder to consider that in a few years time, 8 gig will be underpowered
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