Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 33 Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1429 times:
Correct, the good old XT, or 8086 processor, if memory serves me right...exactly my first PC: a Commodore, 14 inch b/w monitor, had no idea what to do with a mouse *lol*, around 1,500 Euro, in 1988...these were the times
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 33 Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1413 times:
Peace Y'all, smoke some, have some copa esclusiva...
NoUFO I'm afraid UTA is right, in the old days I had 20 MB HDD, and I couldn't afford 40 MB, I believe it would have cost me about 300 Euro more...so to have 40GB, it would have cost you 600,000 euro..and probably one room in the house just to store the HDD's.
PS: Staffan: Yes testdrive was my favorite...I used to drive Countach, the fastest one, and Lord, did I hammer that car up these serpentines
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1381 times:
I don't know how old I was (I think around 9 or 10) when I got my first computer but I still know that it was a Commodore 16, later I got the Commodore 64, than the Amiga 500, than my first PC (a Pentium I, 133 Mhz), until a few weeks ago I used my Pentium III (866 Mhz) and now I have a brand new notebook (Pentium IV 2,4 Ghz).
Iamcanadian From Canada, joined May 2001, 734 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1362 times:
Well, my first (and still my only) computer was bought in 1996 from a privately owned dealership. It was completely custom made...
OS: Windows 95
Ram: Origanially 64K but now 96K
Hard disk: 2.3 Gigs
Processor: Pentium 166 processor (upped it to 233)
Peripherals: HP Deskjet 670C Printer, Windows mouse, Keyboard
Others: 20x CD-Rom drive, Floppy drive
Thats about it...(sorry if i got carried away... )
Woodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 936 posts, RR: 7 Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1319 times:
My first computer was an Atari 800 with 48K, running at 0.77 MHz, 320x240 pixel screen resolution on a television screen and a 300bps modem, with 5-inch floppy drive that stored 180k per disk...
My first PC was an IBM PC-XT with an 8088 processor running I think at 4.77 Mhz with 640K, running MS-DOS 2.1, and a 10MB hard drive, Hercules graphics (640x480, no color).
I've collected all the processors for every computer I've owned since (pulled them out of the computer after the computer was retired): an 80286-12Mhz, 80386-25Mhz, 486DX2-75Mhz, Pentium-133Mhz, Pentium II-333Mhz, and Pentium III-850MHz. My current computer is a real pokey-slow Pentium III-850 with 512M RAM running Windows 98, with a 120GB hard drive.
I don't know how much this is worth as you can't read the 5 inch floppy disks with any of the new computers out there: I have the install disks for Microsoft Windows 1.01 which fit on 4 360k 5-inch floppies. 3 disks for the Windows operating system and 1 disk for the Microsoft Write program, which evolved into the present day WordPad program...
And the upgrade, Microsoft Windows 1.03, which has an additional disk with drivers for the new hardware that was developed betwen 1.03 and 1.01.
Now Windows, well you all know, need a whole CD to fit.
Woodreau / KMVL
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from surviving bad judgement.
J_hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1317 times:
My first was, in 1981, I believe...it was a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model I with a 1.77Mhz Z-80 cpu, 16K, a modified RCA B&W TV as monitor, and a cassette tape recorder for storage. This was $800!
For an extra $300, I got the expansion interface with 16K more, and ability to have floppy drives and printer...for $500 more, I got a 5 1/4" single density floppy drive...oh, the hours I spent on that system! This was LONG before a "PC" was around...it ran TRSDOS, a customized OS that was much superior to CP/M in ease of use...I disassembled the OS and commented it for my own use...made various patches in machine code directly...those were the days! The entire OS could be listed in machine code in a book about 1/2 thick!
Since then, I moved to a Tandy using 486 at 25Mhz, an Axis with Celeron 333 and now a Dell laptop with Pentium II at 366Mhz...