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Offline Keith956

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Re: What was your first computer?
« Reply #225 on: November 11, 2020, 01:10:55 pm »
So the first digital computer I owned was an Exidy Sorcerer bought in 1979, Complete with S100 bus extender, two 8 inch floppy drives and it ran CP/M. Somewhere I've still got 'Original Adventure' on floppy for it.
 

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Re: What was your first computer?
« Reply #226 on: November 11, 2020, 05:58:54 pm »
Good Day,

Ah, yes, it seems that everybody holds some fond memories of the 1st computer in his/her heart...  :)

I suppose I had a "typical computer career" of a teenager that grew up in West-Germany in the 80s.

  • 1st impressions of what a PC is were the Spectrum ZXs, Sinclair ZX-80s and Commodore VC-20s of my peers at the boarding school. A TI99/4A with TI invaders game on it was the ultimate attraction, until we have found out how restrictive TI's policy was - no schematics, no real programming support, no real 3rd party network  :-DD
  • I had then saved enough to get my own Commodore C-64 two years after that. I was over the moon with it - we built several user port interfaces for a hardware reset-button (lo-and-behold), a series of LEDs and even an AD-converter! I was not much into assembler programming back in the days, but very much into "swapping" cracked games!
    Anyone here that still remembers the Dynamic Duo "intros" or those by the Swedish Cracking Association SCA? Oh my, there are even websites for that!
    https://intros.c64.org/intro/swca-01
    and YT-videos!


    Never really interested in the Schneider CPC128/Amstrad-CPC or other alternatives. I still have that C64 with its bulky power supply and a datasette
  • I had then "upgraded" to an Commodore AMIGA A500, topped the memory to 1 MByte - oh, yes, just to see that famous video animation of a walking cat "El Gato" turning a full 360° angle :palm: Holy Moly -  the cat video can still be found at 1:47 here, that is AMAZING!
    https://www.techeblog.com/a-look-back-amiga-500
    I remember that the Atari ST was the dream machine for the more serious programmers and for the egg-heads... >:D
  • Just because it was cheap I had also bought a Commodore C-16 a few years after the Amiga.
  • And then up for a 486DX-40 (?) IBM-compatible PC and on with Cyrix-CPUs-powered PCs, and Pentiums...

Cheers,

THDplusN_bad


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Offline woofy

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Re: What was your first computer?
« Reply #227 on: November 12, 2020, 09:03:18 am »
So the first digital computer I owned was an Exidy Sorcerer bought in 1979, Complete with S100 bus extender, two 8 inch floppy drives and it ran CP/M. Somewhere I've still got 'Original Adventure' on floppy for it.
That's a computer I've not heard of in a while. Never owned one myself but a colleague I used to work with did. We used to get together for a "computer evening" at home with my Nascom 1.
Fun days.
 

Offline larrybl

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Re: What was your first computer?
« Reply #228 on: November 16, 2020, 05:21:33 pm »
My Son got this working.
 

Offline DrG

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Re: What was your first computer?
« Reply #229 on: November 16, 2020, 08:05:31 pm »
My Son got this working.

Nice, thanks for posting. I never had one but for some reason Radio Shack, at some point, sold their power supply boards for this TI computer....and, again, for some reason, I bought one of those :)
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Offline salvathor

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Re: What was your first computer?
« Reply #230 on: November 17, 2020, 09:54:20 am »
Mine was an Olivetti Prodest PC128, a rebranded Thomson MO6. With 128 Kb of RAM ! :-DD



https://worddisk.com/wiki/Thomson_MO6/

 

Offline larrybl

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Re: What was your first computer?
« Reply #231 on: November 18, 2020, 12:30:26 am »
My Son loading a game on to his vintage TI 99 Computer from his Smart Phone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B6vf8--Gn0&feature=youtu.be
 

Offline S. Petrukhin

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Re: What was your first computer?
« Reply #232 on: November 19, 2020, 10:55:55 pm »
"Iskra-1256"  :)
And sorry for my English.
 

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Re: What was your first computer?
« Reply #233 on: November 19, 2020, 11:34:31 pm »
eurocard system in 19 inch rack built around a motorola 6802 processor. i had to solder everything myself. then i got my hands on a used apple II and then a single board around a 8052-ah-basic. and then i got my first pc. a 386DX , non of that sx crap ) with 1 meg of ram and a 100Mb harddisk. VGA card on a NEC Mulitsync 3 monitor.
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