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 PostPost subject: How old were you when you had/used your first Computer?        Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:18 am 
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I was probably about 4 when I was allowed to use one at home.
It wasn't completely mine obviously, but I had unrestricted access and I didn't destroy it. I think it was Windows 95.
I had my own Windows XP in January 2002 which still runs smooth to this day. (Formatted several times though)
How old were you when you first had/used a computer?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:22 am 
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i was 4 when i got my own comp running on windows 98 the i took it apart in 2003 cause i got a dell then i got a laptop.
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your xp one is rubbish i dosnt like search

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No that's my other one that is crap at searching.


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I was 6 when I got my own computer which only I used. This was in 1993, it ran MS-DOS 5.0 and Windows 3.1.


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I think I was 12 when I got my own pc. It was a 233MHz, 256MB RAM, 8GB HD, CD-RW. I got it for free from a friend who was getting rid of it. If it wasnt for this friend I may never have got into web design! :) That means if it wasnt for him this site may not have ever existed :)

My second PC I bought myself with birthday money when I was 14 (I think). It was a 1.3GHz AMD Duron, 512MB, 8GB (from the other pc, upgraded to 80GB later on), CD-RW (also from the other pc and upgraded later on to a faster one). It used to be my web server until I was stupid enough to turn it on with no heatsink on the CPU :oops: doh! I learned from that.

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It wasn't until I was 11 that we got our first computer at home. It was my own though, as my parents didn't have a clue how to use it and didn't have anything to do with it. This was early 1998, and it was a P1 MMX 233 MHz, 48 MB Ram, 1.2 GB HD (later upgraded with an additional 8 GB disk, which I remember thinking at the time "that's enormous, how could you ever fill 8 GB up"!), 2 MB S3 Virge graphics (later had a 12 MB Voodoo II card added, and I remember being blown away by the graphics on Half Life and Need for Speed III with that card!), 14 inch CRT screen (nasty!), Windows 95B, Office 97. Sold it in late 2002 for £100 as I needed the cash to get a new PC, though it would be kind of cool to have it now, as it was my first machine.

First time I actually used a computer would have been one of the old Acorn machines at school.

First time I used the internet was quite unlike most people's tales of their first internet experience, which always seem to be very slow connections and really slow computers! It was on what must have been an early Power Mac at the office where my dad works (this would have been about 1995) - Mac OS 7.5, Netscape 3 and a 21 inch screen - most of the computers in the office were old text-based - no mouse - systems with monochrome screens, but they had a few of these Macs which were the powerful graphics workstations, and they felt so fast and the screens seemed amazing, as the ones at school (the only others I'd used), and later when we got one at home, were just the horrible 14 inch really curved/black borders things that everyone had in those days, but these were Apple monitors with Trinitron (flat) glass, which they used for Photoshop, QuarkXpress etc in the office. The internet connection was of course extraordinarily fast as it was a corporate LAN on a weekend when the office was pretty much empty - I don't think I had any idea that the internet was meant to be slow in those days!

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My First Computer (I Think) is from 1993. He Have 66 mhz, 16 mb ram and 512 MB HDD with Windows 95 :)


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my my school we use some comps from a company that i never heard of some are running p4/p4 HT/celron
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my my school we use some comps from a company that i never heard of some are running p4/p4 HT/celron
running on xp pro and 2000 pro


Did you not read the question for this topic? Its asking what your first pc was not what you use at school.

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- First computer used: My Brother's C64, I was 2 or 3 (approx)
- First PC used: Workshop 286 16MHz, 1MB ram, VGA, 20MB HDD, MS-DOS 5, I was 5 yrs old (1992)
- First computer owned: Heritaged C64 (previously my bro's), I was 7
- First PC owned: 286 16MHz, 2MB ram, EGA (Genoa EGAMAX), 80MB Conner HDD (still havin' it), DOS 6.22 + Windows 3.10 HUN (pirated naturally), 1996, I was 9 yrs old (soon upgraded to 486dx, 8mb ram)
- First PC which parts bought on my own saved money (except CRT): Pentium 233MMX, Tomato MoBo, 16MB ram, 800MB hdd (quantum fb) + 210MB (conner), S3 trio64v2dx 1mb, 14" unknown crt, autumn 2000, I was 13
- First notebook used: FS Amilo, AthlonXP 1400+, 256MB ram, 20GB hdd, (my bro's first notebook, got in my hands for installing Office & stuff on it), late 2001 or early 2002
- First notebook owned: Acer Anyware, 386sx16, 5mb ram, 210mb hdd, mono vga lcd, DOS 6.22, bought for fun in winter 2003


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I was 5-ish when I got to use my first computer. I was so entranced with it all, I begged and begged and begged and I got one for Christmas that year. I was 6 when I got that one. It was a Packard Bell (Back when they still sold in the U.S.) with a 1.2 GB HD, 120 MHz P1 processor, and 16 MB (I'm pretty sure on this , but not entirely) of RAM. It came with Windows 95. I loved that damn thing until I got a new personal one (with many many Family use ones in between) in 99 and it went into the basement. I brought it up several times a year to "remember my roots" so to speak and mess with it, but I eventually took it to it's death in 2003 with a paintball fun :lol: :(


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:35 am 
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Was 29 when owning my 1st computer, still have it too, back then they
were worth an arm / leg / 6 weeks pay & your left nut..
It was a 386sx/sxl-33mhz with 4 mb of 30pin ram,(4 x 1mb sticks)
A Trident TVGA video with 512kb of ram
& 43mb of hard-drive, & an IDE type which was the ducks guts then...
2 years later I upgraded the 30 pin 1mb sticks of ram to 4 x 4mb sticks
16mb all up, for yet another ridiculous amount of money ( $152.00 ) ,
now you can't give the stuff away...
Running MS-Dos 5 & Windows 3.0

Upgraded early 97 to a Gateway2000 system which again cost way too
much, was a 200mmx with 32mb of sdram , 2.1 gig drive, a cd-rom, no
sound card & Windows 95B, in july 98 I bought Win98 & upgraded over
the top of 95B...
I didn't get an internet connection until 1999 though as again, it was way
too dear to even consider...

Upgraded again in early 2000, bought all off the shelf gear & built my
1st unit from scratch..
Gigabyte GA-5ax revision 5.2, the latest revision & most overclockable
socket7 of it's time..
A K6-2/500 cpu, 96mb of pc100 sdram, CT4810 sound-card, Nvidea
G-Force TNT2 Video with 32mb ram, was still using the Gateway EV500
monitor though from the previous system as damn they were still so dear..
Diamond voice 56k external modem...
2 years later even this was outdated as far as gaming was concerned...
This was still my 9 year old daughters system until christmas just gone
so I've only just retired it..


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im pretty sure i used some old school apple computers at school. but i can remember playing doom and commander keen on my cousins computer (no idea what it was) but that might have been after my family got one in 95/96. it was a p1 100mhz with 8mb ram, 1gb hdd, sound blaster 16 ISA sound card (which was f**king huge!), and some 1mb video card. running windows 95. we had this up to about 2003 when we got a new computer. the old one went through a few upgrades (40mb ram, 56k modem, windows 98 etc...).

I didn't get my own till about 2 years ago


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As my dad told me, the first time I use computers is when I was still climbing on the floor....That should be a 386DX

But all I can do is......Turn off my dad's computer when he's working.... :lol:

Well...for real, not really sure when it is, probably when in kindergarden or earlier I could remember some simple DOS commands like "dir" and play games with computers. I still remember that I always type "dir" on every computer I met even though I don't understand anything it shows. And likely I crashed my uncle's computer once by doing so. :?

And in late primary school years I got Pentium 2XX with Win95/98 at home but still loved to play around with the old 486 with Win3.1 until it got broke down. Later (about 1 year before entering junior high, likely 1999) I setup a K6-II 500 with 13GB HDD, 128MB RAM and Win98,2000 by myself.
Unfornately it got destroyed by thunder shock about 2 years ago :cry:

And in 2003 before I enter senior high I got this AthlonXP which is still running properly and added some new hardware like DVD burner, combo and an 250GB HDD. The Win2000 that I hadn't reinstall is also on this machine.

And before I graduate I got a Pentium 100 in my school dump. And then is the HP V3015 notebook bought in September 2006. Then an Acer V66XA mainboard (from Aspire 6500) from a seller with some old parts I kept for years. That's all till now.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:47 am 
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3, i dont remember, but on a pic i saw last week a c64 in my room. my parents told me, that we give it to the kindergarten


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Did you not read the question for this topic? Its asking what your first pc was not what you use at school.

whoops :oops:
mine was a dell running a p1 166mhz on 64mb ram and a 2 gig hdd wich blew up

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my first Pc was a Pentium 75 with 16MB RAM and Windows95. I got this machine in the end of 1995. :) At this point I was 14.

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my first computer was an IBM Aptiva A60 or sumthin like that with Windows 98SE. It was only like 90MhZ, so it was painfully slow and it couldnt even dial onto the internet without crashing. Its fun running Windows 98SE under its minimum requirements... it does sum funny things...


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My first computer was my dad's old computer for where he used to work:

Packard Bell 486-DX
66 Mhz Intel Pentium
24 MB RAM (upgraded from 8 MB luckily)
420 MB HDD
Ran Windows 3.11 for Workgroups with a ton of games and MS-DOS programs.

It was such a great computer before the battery died on me in 2004. Being a n00b, I didn't have access to eBay, thus I could have saved its life before it was trashed to the curb. :(

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My first Pc was a 8086 - 384ko/ram - 5Mo/hd, a nice "Goupil G4", a cheap french IBM clone. I was 12 years old, and the computer was older than me


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I was 12 years old, and the computer was older than me


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Luckie wrote:
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I was 12 years old, and the computer was older than me


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


The oldest computer I have at the moment is one year younger than me :lol:

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I was 3 years old when i 1st time used a computer.
I had my own when i was 7.


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hmm.. if I remember right, our first pc used Windows 2.1, that was whe I was 4 or so, the we had a pc with windows 95. It hada 133Mhz Intel Prozesor, 12MB Ram, 2GB HDD and a Quad speed CD Drive. then we had a Chilligreen PC, which I am using, if I am not on my Notebook :)


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I was 4 when I used my first PC.
I was 9 when I got my own from a yard sale it was a 266MHZ


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