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Old 18th August 2007, 22:38   #1
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Can you imagine a computer history museum that has to be packed up and put away each winter and then unpacked each summer, and which has three potbellied pigs as its mascot?

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My first type of Mac.
I'm not in the picture, I ain't that ugly.
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If I read those texts, I wish I was born 15 years earlier .
I've had a commodore for almost a week or two, but I had to throw it away because I kept too much old 'junk' in my storage room.
My first computer was a 100Mhz DX4, 64Mb RAM, 500Mb HDD, 3,5" FDD, 5,25" FDD, CD and a matrix printer.
The oldest pc I had (have, but it's screwed now, wainting to be thrown away) was a Sanyo, 8Mhz X286, 8Mb RAM, HDD (non-IDE), 3,5" FDD and a 5,25" FDD. The HDD was dead tough and recently I discoverd the PSU died too.
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i started off on my father's 286 laptop (which could be put anywhere, except on your lap :P too heavy).
we quickly bought a 386 and a 486 desktop after that (lulz, turbo button ).

my first very own pc was a Pentium 200mhz MMX which i later upgraded with a Diamond Monster 3DII graphics card with a whooping state of the art 12mb vid ram (for 13000BEF, which was a lot for me at the time). half-life never looked so damn sweet.
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My first type of Mac.
I'm not in the picture, I ain't that ugly.
Again, we seem to be quite alike : my first mac was an SE as in the picture with a 20Mb hard drive and a full 1Mb of internal memory, quite a lot in those days Didn't want the plus as it didn't have a hard drive

In the PC world they were still getting 8086's XT or AT's, 99% without hard drives. The Mac wa a real winner back then
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My dad bought that Mac you see in the pic, still have it somewhere, still works, played Dark Castle for hours on the system, as well as Lode Runner. My first "game" "console" ever, MAC. never got a console or PC before 16y
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I used 16mb memory .... using JCL data mapping & download to spreadsheet work when I was with Allied Signal.
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In the PC world they were still getting 8086's XT or AT's, 99% without hard drives. The Mac wa a real winner back then
My father got himself a XT with Intel 8086 cpu back then, machine is still running well
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well what, is the real question
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My dad bought that Mac you see in the pic, still have it somewhere, still works, played Dark Castle for hours on the system, as well as Lode Runner. My first "game" "console" ever, MAC. never got a console or PC before 16y
dark castle... lode runner... those were the days

Got that SE somewhere here still, running system 6.0.7 (originally system 5) and lode runner installed
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