1. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Link: https://forums.imore.com/general-app...-long-way.html

    This thread started due to someone finding an Apple 2e in their attic, and fired it up. The first thread sparked the one I linked, which was a discussion of the first computer everyone got.

    I figured why not start the same here?

    My first experience with computers was with an Apple 2e. My first computer was about 10 years later, and was a Compaq Presario. I can't remember the specs exactly, but I'm pretty sure the RAM was in the MBs, and the storage might have been 1 GB.

    Anyone else?
    02-21-2019 09:48 AM
  2. bunky1971's Avatar
    Commodore 64 with external peripheral 5 1/4 floppy iirc...that was a long, long, long time ago
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    02-21-2019 04:41 PM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Commodore 64 with external peripheral 5 1/4 floppy iirc...that was a long, long, long time ago
    I remember 5.25 floppies. Needed a boot disk for the Apple 2e, as I recall.
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    02-22-2019 09:12 AM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I remember 5.25 floppies. Needed a boot disk for the Apple 2e, as I recall.
    I remember those floppies as well.
    02-23-2019 12:12 AM
  5. aximtreo's Avatar
    Atari 800 with dual external floppy drives. Next was the Compaq luggable. weighed over 30 pounds if memory serves, Yes, I'm an old guy.
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    02-23-2019 06:44 PM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Atari 800 with dual external floppy drives. Next was the Compaq luggable. weighed over 30 pounds if memory serves, Yes, I'm an old guy.
    I remember seeing a YouTube video of someone building a modern PC in an old console case. I'm pretty sure it was an Atari.
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    02-23-2019 07:35 PM
  7. RTGent's Avatar
    Link: https://forums.imore.com/general-app...-long-way.html

    This thread started due to someone finding an Apple 2e in their attic, and fired it up. The first thread sparked the one I linked, which was a discussion of the first computer everyone got.

    I figured why not start the same here?

    My first experience with computers was with an Apple 2e. My first computer was about 10 years later, and was a Compaq Presario. I can't remember the specs exactly, but I'm pretty sure the RAM was in the MBs, and the storage might have been 1 GB.

    Anyone else?
    Kaypro 10, it was: Xmas, 1983 present to myself -2 years into microcomputer history. I worked in a research operation at the time, and one of the lead guys had brought in a Kaypro II earlier in the year. These early Kaypros ran CP/M OS, my only and last non-Windows OS computing device. The 10 featured a 10 MEGAbyte hard drive!! One of the very first truly portable ("luggable") computers to come with a hard drive. It cost about $3000, and for years that was the price of the state-of-the-art PC. Years later, I lent it to a priest friend, Charlie, who never returned it.

    Kaypro was slow to move to MS/DOS and soon lost to Compaq in the luggable PC market.
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    03-25-2019 10:54 AM

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