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How old were you when you got into computers, what system was it and what os?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by skellattarr, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. skellattarr

    skellattarr

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    i posted in another thread that i was 39 and my first system was a emachine but i remember that i was 23 and i had my parents TI- 99er and using ti basic. so what was your first system and how old was you and whats os was you using?
     
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    Aren't there, like, a handful of threads like this? I doubt the question, made in a different manner, is going to bring that much relevance to what has been already done.
     
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    maybe this belongs in the General Nonsense Forums can you move it there please.
     
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    Sheesh ... tough crowd. It's hardware and OS related.
    These threads usually produce some good discussion and a bit of nostalgia.

    Me? TI-99/4a ... I was in my early 20s.
     
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    your a ti 99 to did you right many programs on it i rote a program that made a calender and you put in the time you worked on each day and it would tell you your wages.
     
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    I used it to play around with BASIC, but I wrote a small game that ran it out of memory and then upgraded. lol
     
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    rig: pmc-80 (trs-80 clone)
    os: basic

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    i was about 10.years old... 1980.ish...
     
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Some ppl just type to make themselves seen lol, and 35 and Windows xp home on a custome built amd dual core, now Im 40 and still know nuda lol
     
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    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Some people just want to chat on occasion in a thread. I'm okay with that.
    TPU is known as a friendly community as it should be.

    You're 40?!?!?! Young pup. :p
     
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    forget the name of the magazine..
    it would include code for games and some apps..

    star.trek ... was my favorite game...
    i recall... taking about 2.weeks to type in the code..
    and about 1.weeks to find my syntax errors..

    ascii graphics...
     
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    i feel odd now considering you lot are over twice my age.

    my first pc was a celeron d running windows xp, which i upgraded to vista and an 8400gs about a year later

    before that i was using my parents pentium 4 with an mx440

    and before that i can't remember but you had to turn the colours on everytime you logged on
     
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    Yes, and young my ass, I took a heart attack last Sunday... Weird shit for sure but this isnt part of the thread... DONT SMOKE lol :D
     
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    Prayers for your full recovery, FIF.

    On topic ... My first computer program was stored on punch tape. :cool:
    It worked great until my dinosaur ate it.
     
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    First computer I ever used was my father's Apple, whichever one existed in the early 90s. He had me using the computer at age 2 supposedly xD
     
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    9 or 10, and a 16K Tandy Color Computer 2:D
     
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    1994 and it was window 3.1. Had like a 100 mhz processor
    8 mb of ram and a huge 1 gb Hard drive. I must of been 35 yrs old.
    First time I sat in front of a computer and the internet I was in total awe
    and still am to this day. Funny thing is I think I spent like 1300 bucks for
    a machine as soon as windows 95 came out. Now I think of what I could
    build with that budget.
     
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    8mb and 1gb!!!

    its unusual when something actually gets 1000 times better, give me 8gb ram 1tb hd anyday
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    commodore 64 was my first one . God I think 1980 some thing . Man I hate being old I am getting gray hair even ( well that is because the wife is sucking all the life out of me ! ) .
     
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    STFU Trick!!! They can here our very key logs!!! You trying to get me busted bro!! :slap: :laugh:
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    1989 Amiga 2000 is when it all started for me, and used that computer all through the 90's as Amiga was WAY ahead of anything else at the time, then jumped straight to XP at home, but used all the other Windows OS's at school from 1990 to 1999. O and my age was hmmm well i just turned 30 yesterday so that would make me around 9 to 10yrs old i guess :D God im old lol
     
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    Dos 3.1 and Tandy Computer needed to bootup with a 5 ┬╝ floppy disk each time then after switched Windows 1995 and Intel Pentium 200MMX. I was like 12 and the guy who sold me the old tandy sold it for 1000$ this bastard abused of the money I got from my grand father death. I better not see him back in my life or hes gonna have the face square like a floppy :p
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Was mostly a console gamer in the mid to late 90's and didn't really get into hardware until the early 2000's. And the machine i was using was some obscure old Dell system with Windows 95 on it.

    And i think i'm the youngest to post so far, i turned 20 on April 1st. :)
     
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    Age 15 with Windows Vista. Before then, I used computers but weren't really "into" them, I just used them for school/internet/light games.

    I'm bummed that I missed the golden age of computing :(
     
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