this one would have to be the newest of the old here i guess, my first one at home was a p75 / 8meg / 1.2 gig / win3.11 + dos6.22, cd sound etc
was almost top of the range for its time (about 6 or 7 years ago)
the first computer i ever used was at primary school (elementary to the US i think) was one of those old apples with the green screen and had everything running off 5 1/4 inch floppies.
although im still living in an antique shop with the thing im using at the moment...
January 28th, 2002, 04:48 AM
i have dem computers which doesnt even have a HDD.. and needs dem BIG ASS floppys which is called in our times as MSDOS.. to make the puter run..
January 28th, 2002, 05:07 AM
hmm, was either a TRS80,
or an IBM PC AT that I could use whenever I wanted.
I cant remember which came first.
January 28th, 2002, 06:52 AM
hmmm... was it 8088 or 8086? no hdd and had those floppy loading ms-dos and pc-dos with 512k ram... it was the top of range at that time... :D
still remember the amt of disk swapping...
January 28th, 2002, 10:30 AM
Those were the days
I started out with an Olivetti M24 (something like an 8086).
I then had an M19 (slower, but I used a VIC20 to soup it up). Two 5 1/4 floppy drives ... but I was able to run a word processor from it ... Lotus Manuscript. No spelling checker due to lack of space, but with plenty of disk swapping, I could make documents.
I then bought an IBM expansion case ... so that I could add a 30MB hardcard.
This brings back sweet memories ... playing around with QEMM to optimize memory and the like.