What was the first computer you ever used?


johai
#1
Good Day to Everyone,

This XP thing made me think of the systems I've used over the years and my introduction was Commodore 64. Did a lot for its time I suppose.
So which one gets the nod?

Regards,
Johai
 
Walter
#2
First computer I used was in university in the 70's. First PC I used was the PET in 1978 or '79. By 1980 we were emailing within the university but we didn't call it email till the internet became public.
 
MikeyDB
#3
I used a Televideo 925 synced to radar detection and airborne reconnaissance in the late sixties. After getting home from that particular party I had both a Commodore 64 and built a PC....
 
Kreskin
#4
A Tandy 286. It's only program was syntax error.
 
MikeyDB
#5
Kreskin

Was that the one with the eight inch floppies...?

Great boat anchors!
 
gerryh
#6
comodore 64....an old one from radio shack that you could mess with basic and play pong Tandy 1000 TX... paid $400 dollars just for a 40 meg IDE hard drive upgrade...lol bought a 2400 baud modem and started calling BBS's and ended up starting one on the Tandy.
 
Praxius
#7
Vic 20, then Commadore 64, then Com 128, then a 286 which then was upgraded to a 386, then upgraded again to a Pentium II, then to the computer I have now which is an Athlon 2400xp.... which came from some parts from the Pent II..... so technically my current computer, which is still pretty powerful by todays standards, is a decendant from that old 286 (Like a restored vintage car or something)

There was also the Intellivision, Coleco Vision, Atari, Nintendo and all that, but those were more games then computing.
 
#juan
#8
Probably an older XT 286.
Didn't have much RAM as I recall, nor much of anything else. I got it second hand from UBC when they were getting rid of their older equipment. Fiddled with that for a few years and eventually graduated to an early 486 that even had a hard drive of sorts. My first experience with Windows was a much traveled, about tenth generation, copy of a copy of 3.1. It was on seven floppies and I still have them.
 
mabudon
#9
First I ever used was a commodore PET in the late 70's
First I owned was a ZX-81, which was what a 4K "machine"

then I got a TI 99/4A which was the first computer I learned how to program

then an atari 800 with a special upgrade to give it a whopping 265 K of RAM

Then no PC until a pentium 2 in the late 90's
 
johai
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

A Tandy 286. It's only program was syntax error.

I would like to relate my experience with my second computer which was a CoCo III and its accompanying "Rainbow" magazine. I started with 128k and upgraded it to 512k but had only 29k of free memory thanks to guess who...The Three Magi...who for some reason had a beef with Tandy and took up almost 500k of memory because they had inserted a full screen blue on white depiction of Mr. Gates and his two buddies. I asked Radio Shack about this and they said there was nothing that one could do about it. I found out about this shafting of the CoCo from the Rainbow magazine. If you keyed in `alt+cntl` The Three Magi showed up full screen. Regardless if you did this or not memory available was only 29k. The original names of the company were Microsoft and Microware. A nice introduction of things to come from The Three Magi, in computing.

Just for your information,
Best Regards,
Johai
 
I think not
#11
1982

 
Lester
#12
Vic 20 , commodore 64,atari 1040 st, 8086, 286, 386 pentium I, II, III,IV -this ones a duel core.
 
dj03
#13
My first computer was a Vic-20, my second was a 486 DX2 66...I figured it was time for an upgrade.
 
karrie
#14
I have no idea. My parents owned a computer before I was at an age where I'd care what 'kind' it was.

But, when asking my hubby what his first was, he said it was the same as my first comp... a Radio Shack brand he can't recall off the top of his head.
 
Scott Free
#15
I first built (from a kit) a Timex Sinclair. Then moved to a Texas Instrument "TI." I then purchased an apple knock off (Circle 2000). Eventually I bought a PC.

I still miss the apple.
 
talloola
#16
I B M Aptiva, very attractive computer on a swivel base, and could turn in different directions. Desktop. I had never used a computer before, or even held a mouse, and
when I first used the mouse I pointed it at the computer like a tv remote, which put my
daughter into stitches.
 
Davie Sprocket
#17
My first computer was a TI99 and i still have it. Had a program book with it, played with some of them but never went any farther, not as much fun as the intellivision still have that too. God i have a lot of junk.
 
miniboss
#18
VIC 20, a whole 5k of onboard ram, and built on OS. Still have it. Yes, I'm a pack rat.
 
MissAnnika
#19
the apple computer with the huge green screen and large digi squared pix
 
thomaska
#20
Think my mother bought us an Apple II in 1982..maybe...AND, it was enhanced! It had 128k total memory, quite the Rolls Royce of machines at the time I think.

...don't be jealous..
 
darkbeaver
#21
Vt180
 

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