Which one was the first computer you owned?

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  1. rah

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    an Atari
     
  2. The Pirate

    The Pirate Audiosexual

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    Which one?
    Atari 400 and 800 (1979) ...
    Atari 1200XL (1983) ...
    Atari 800XL (1983) ...
    Atari 520ST (1985) ...
    Atari 130XE (1985) ...
    Atari 1040STF (1986) ...
    Atari XE Game System (1987)
     
  3. rah

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    the xl, then the sts
    couldn't afford anything else
    the only other computers i could get my hands on were dec( my uncle was a director) and the "micro" computer I developed software for at work( it was as big as a suitcase !)
     
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  4. oldskoolproductions

    oldskoolproductions Ultrasonic

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    Tandy 1000
    Description
    The Tandy 1000 was the first in a line of IBM PC compatible home computer systems produced by the Tandy Corporation for sale in its Radio Shack and Radio Shack Computer Center chains of stores.Wikipedia

    Introductory price: US$1,200 (equivalent to $2,894 in 2018)
    Discontinued: 1993
    Release date: November 1984; 34 years ago

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  5. Plendix

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    Amiga 500. After half a year of gaming I was fed up with gaming and found that I can use tools called 'tracker' to get the paula soundchip to play samples. Oktalyzer was the first of those to have 8 Tracks by adding the 2 Voices in 7 Bit (instead of 8) to feed them to one of the 4 soundchannels. The 7mhz 68000 just couldn't do it in realtime with 8bit. After that I used OctaMED. That one added midi tracks, so was able to hook up a cheesy yamaha keyboard to the external midiinterface. That was awesome. Oh, and I had a sampleinterface, plugged into the parallel port. So i could digitize my own samples. homecomputers didn't have line ins back then...
    when the atari falcon came out i so badly wanted one of those... 44.1khz, 16bit, multi midi interface... but when i finalle was able to afford one, ataris days were counted...
     
  6. Plendix

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    You guys were superheroes to me. like armin sander, who programmed octalyzer. totally awesome what you guys did with assembler hacks to get the very last bit of performance out of those machines.
    read an interview lately, where sander said he had to program this green on black user interface to free up resources. I liked that sleek interface so much, i thought it was the fastest, least distracting piece of software ever.
     
  7. G String

    G String Rock Star

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    Ah yeah! Same. On an Amiga A1200 - 32 bit! 8 bit sound! 2Mb RAM! Phwoooaaar! :D
     
  8. geetarman513

    geetarman513 Noisemaker

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    Vic 20, this thing made the Commodore 64 look like a Porsche. I had the cassette drive with it. It could barely run the programs you had to write to get it to run, my brother went into computers I played music can you guess who owns a house and has a 401k?
     

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    Wow, crazy information. Soundtracker/Protracker/Octalyzer brought me here. I couldn’t believe it the first time i saw one of those, totally hooked as a kid!
    Thx a lot to the original coders
     
  10. krakdhaus

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    1994... PowerMac 7100 w/PT 11space Expansion Bay
     

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