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Offline tmanvest  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:28:49 PM(UTC)
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this goes along with the question what is your earliest game memory.

For me my first OS was Windows 95 on a compaq with a celerion processor running at 633mhz. Apparently my dad got a good deal on the 2 computers. They both had 14gigs of harddrive space with 256mb of ram.

I am interested in what you started out with.

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, May 10, 2016 3:28:18 PM(UTC)
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Commodore 64, I wouldn't exactly call the system it ran an OS but it did get the job done.
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, May 10, 2016 5:00:08 PM(UTC)
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wow how were the games for that?

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#4 Posted : Tuesday, May 10, 2016 7:41:33 PM(UTC)
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MY first OS was windows 3.1 -- I couldn't hope to recall the hardware as I built the machine from curbside trash when I was 7. But I had both a 5.25" and 3.5" floppy drives, and I think I had a whopping 80MB of hard drive space (Which was small, even for the time, but again, curbside trash). A couple years later, the library at my school was upgrading all it's printers from dotmatrix to inkjet, so I asked very nicely and got a dotmatrix printer and a [censored]x full of 3.5" floppies that they didn't need anymore (which included Windows 95, some office software, PrintStudio, some old games, and a bunch of other stuff).
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, May 10, 2016 8:18:35 PM(UTC)
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My personal first OS was Win 8 and the laptop I'm on now, AMD E-300 APU 1.3Ghz Dual core, 4gbs of RAM, 4~~gb HDD.
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:30:09 PM(UTC)
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made my family upgrade to windows 10 because i was tired of guiding them through issues because one had 7, 2 of them had 8/8.1 and i was using 10. Even still i hated to use windows 8 when i had it.

im supprised you were able to make a working pc out parts that were thrown out james.

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#7 Posted : Wednesday, May 11, 2016 4:32:55 AM(UTC)
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First actuall OS was 3.1 but had used the comodore 64
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, May 11, 2016 9:20:28 PM(UTC)
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My personal first OS was Win 8 and the laptop I'm on now, AMD E-300 APU 1.3Ghz Dual core, 4gbs of RAM, 4~~gb HDD.

I'm only 27, but I now feel really, really old. Kudos.

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#9 Posted : Thursday, May 12, 2016 11:46:50 AM(UTC)
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Well, I had Win95, but I actually owned the hardware above xD
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#10 Posted : Thursday, May 12, 2016 4:45:43 PM(UTC)
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wow how were the games for that?

Had a cartridge port and early games were on cartridge, also has cassette drive and disk drive accessories and later software including games came on that medium. The OS was in ROM so no viruses you turned the machine off then on again and started up fresh.

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#11 Posted : Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:11:35 PM(UTC)
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Windows 3.1, First game was the orginal doom, duke nukem, elf land, arrow shooting game, quest for glory dragon fire. I don't remember what the hardware was. To young to understand all that stuff.
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#12 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2016 2:22:46 AM(UTC)
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Well if were not actually talking OS I would say the Sinclair ZX80 I'm not really sure what the heck that thing ran on, I would guess for most of the old timers the first time they did a non PC calculation would be on a TI Scientific Calculator, lol, but for me it would be that and next came the 386 PC with loaded Win 3.1 and Mac 11c with loaded 0S 6, however as I remember now, in school I used Mac LISAS and on the PC side it was IBM mainframes but if were talking home computing then that was what I had.
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#13 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2016 2:25:08 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: James@PCPosh Go to Quoted Post
MY first OS was windows 3.1 -- I couldn't hope to recall the hardware as I built the machine from curbside trash when I was 7. But I had both a 5.25" and 3.5" floppy drives, and I think I had a whopping 80MB of hard drive space (Which was small, even for the time, but again, curbside trash). A couple years later, the library at my school was upgrading all it's printers from dotmatrix to inkjet, so I asked very nicely and got a dotmatrix printer and a [censored]x full of 3.5" floppies that they didn't need anymore (which included Windows 95, some office software, PrintStudio, some old games, and a bunch of other stuff).

That sounds very similar to my first set up, but I think I had a whopping 100MB hard drive lol.

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#14 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2016 3:20:30 AM(UTC)
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you guys probably remember when gigabyte harddrives were all anyone would ever need
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#15 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2016 3:49:07 AM(UTC)
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I'm only 27, but I now feel really, really old. Kudos.

And yet I just got made to show ID for a bottle of Nyquil. So I guess I'm doing alright... But yes: I remember the market at large thinking that a gig would be more than most people would ever need. I also remember when 64MB (Note the MB) USB drives were kept in a locked drawer behind the register of most retailers.

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