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Reply 20 of 30, by Vynix

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First computer I ever bought was a "Summer 2001" Indigo iMac G3.

But the first PC I had was a IBM NetVista tower, it looked like a A22P but was beige. I cannot remember for the life of me the model number, that one was a hand-me-down from my father.

Proud owner of a Shuttle HOT-555A 430VX motherboard and two wonderful retro laptops, namely a Compaq Armada 1700 [nonfunctional] and a HP Omnibook XE3-GC [fully working :p]

Reply 21 of 30, by Intel486dx33

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The first IBM type PC I had was a custom build Multimedia computer back in 1993

CPU -486dx-33
Cache - 64kb
Motherboard - ISA ( Intel Chipset )
RAM - 4mb
Hard drive - Conner 120mb
CDROM - Sony 2x
Sound Blaster 16 compatible sound card
IDE controller.
14.4 modem
Win3.11 and DOS

I later upgraded it in 1995 to a 486dx-50 and a VLB motherboard with VLB controller and VLB video card and 8mb ram
It ran Win95 very slowly.

Home personal computers where very expensive back then. Costing about $3000 with monitor.

Reply 22 of 30, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2020-05-21, 08:22:

Hard drive - Conner 120mb

Conner hard drive --such nostalgia. Does the brand still exist now?

Never thought this thread would be that long, but now, for something different.....
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman.

Reply 23 of 30, by _Rob

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Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote on 2020-05-22, 16:58:
Intel486dx33 wrote on 2020-05-21, 08:22:

Hard drive - Conner 120mb

Conner hard drive --such nostalgia. Does the brand still exist now?

They got acquired by Seagate in 1996.

Reply 24 of 30, by Caluser2000

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VileR wrote on 2020-05-19, 20:54:

First one paid for with my own hard-earned cash? A generic Pentium II build which I honestly don't even remember much about, other than the Voodoo II.

Intel486dx33 wrote on 2020-05-18, 10:24:

Even Microsoft was using UNIX computers as there Backbone webservers and database servers. ( 🤣, it’s true and it was funny to see ).

Why funny? Given their long run with XENIX I'm sure they knew what UNIX was good for.

Excactly and they still use *nix that starts with L now. And I'm sure asBSD as well. NTs TCPIP stack was based on BSDs TCPIP stack.Windows is just really a commercial product to make money as well as have folk get payed to support it.

Here's a site bashing Linus and Linux. Funny as all hell really. http://www.softpanorama.org/People/Torvalds/F … with_unix.shtml

There's a glitch in the matrix.

Reply 25 of 30, by Intel486dx33

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Caluser2000 wrote on 2020-05-22, 19:47:
VileR wrote on 2020-05-19, 20:54:

First one paid for with my own hard-earned cash? A generic Pentium II build which I honestly don't even remember much about, other than the Voodoo II.

Intel486dx33 wrote on 2020-05-18, 10:24:

Even Microsoft was using UNIX computers as there Backbone webservers and database servers. ( 🤣, it’s true and it was funny to see ).

Why funny? Given their long run with XENIX I'm sure they knew what UNIX was good for.

Excactly and they still use *nix that starts with L now. And I'm sure asBSD as well. NTs TCPIP stack was based on BSDs TCPIP stack.Windows is just really a commercial product to make money as well as have folk get payed to support it.

Here's a site bashing Linus and Linux. Funny as all hell really. http://www.softpanorama.org/People/Torvalds/F … with_unix.shtml

If you want to know the "thinking" in Silicon Valley. Microsoft has always been a joke.

Reply 26 of 30, by Intel486dx33

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_Rob wrote on 2020-05-22, 19:15:
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote on 2020-05-22, 16:58:
Intel486dx33 wrote on 2020-05-21, 08:22:

Hard drive - Conner 120mb

Conner hard drive --such nostalgia. Does the brand still exist now?

They got acquired by Seagate in 1996.

Yes, Conner drives still exist as I have a few and they still work. Unlike old IBM, Matrox , Seagate , Quantum, and WD drives, The Conner drives don't make a "WHINNING" noise.
though some may have bad sectors. But mine don't.

The Conner drives are not fast some running at 3400rpms and some at 5400rpms but what I really like about them is the Nostalgic Clicking noise they make when reading and writing.

This one was "made in Italy"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWoqtu_2ic0

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Reply 27 of 30, by viper32cm

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My first computer was a Tandy Color Computer 3 , 128K RAM, MS Color Basic, a cassette deck, and a B&W TV. I got it when I was 7 for Christmas when Radio Shack was heavily discounting some of its older products. I remember my dad gave me a choice between the CoCo and a Tandy 1000EX. I picked the Color Computer because it had "color" in the name, which never really worked that well for me since I only had a B&W TV. I still have it, but I wish I'd picked the 1000EX.

The first computer I purchased with my own money for "work" purposes was probably the computer I took to college in 2001: Thunderbird 1.4 with a VIA Chipset, 512MB DDR RAM, 40GB HDD, SBLive! 5.1, GeForce 256 DDR, and a PCI NIC. I upgraded to a GF4 Ti4200 the next spring. Especially with the GF4, it was great, and I played the hell out of Ghost Recon and GTAIII with that thing. However, not long after I installed the GF4, it started developing some serious problems that no one could figure out. In retrospect, I think it was bad caps on the mobo and/or PSU. I wound up going through several iterations of that system, including a Palomino 1600+ and a T-bred 2700+ and a GeForce 6800, and I used it until March 2008 when I replaced it with a Socket AM2 system running an Athlon 64 X2 5200+. I still have the GF4 in my Win98 system.

Reply 28 of 30, by darry

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2020-05-22, 21:28:
Yes, Conner drives still exist as I have a few and they still work. Unlike old IBM, Matrox , Seagate , Quantum, and WD drives, T […]
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_Rob wrote on 2020-05-22, 19:15:
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote on 2020-05-22, 16:58:

Conner hard drive --such nostalgia. Does the brand still exist now?

They got acquired by Seagate in 1996.

Yes, Conner drives still exist as I have a few and they still work. Unlike old IBM, Matrox , Seagate , Quantum, and WD drives, The Conner drives don't make a "WHINNING" noise.
though some may have bad sectors. But mine don't.

The Conner drives are not fast some running at 3400rpms and some at 5400rpms but what I really like about them is the Nostalgic ticking noise they make when reading and writing.

This one was "made in Italy"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWoqtu_2ic0

IMHO, it sounds like the fruit of an unholy union between a vacuum cleaner and a typewriter . 😀 But who am I to judge somebody's nostalgia ?

EDIT : maybe the hellspawn of an FX 5800 and a geiger counter 😀

Reply 29 of 30, by Stiletto

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2020-05-22, 21:28:
_Rob wrote on 2020-05-22, 19:15:
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote on 2020-05-22, 16:58:

Conner hard drive --such nostalgia. Does the brand still exist now?

They got acquired by Seagate in 1996.

Yes, Conner drives still exist as I have a few and they still work.

Kreshna asked "does the brand still exist", not if anyone has working drives that still exist. The brand, as in the manufacturer, the company. So... no, Intel386dx33, you are wrong.

_Rob's answer is correct. Conner no longer exists as they were acquired by Seagate nearly 25 years ago, and the brand was quickly killed off after acquisition.

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do the Fandango!" - Queen

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Reply 30 of 30, by BSA Starfire

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First computer we had at home was the Commodore VIC 20 with datasette and programmes on tape & cartridge. some great games and I still have it working today!
Had various other home computers , Acorn Electron, Oric Atmos, ZX Spectrum+ 128K
First Computer I bought myself was Commodore Amiga 500 when it first came out(I was working full time by 1987) but I only really played games on it with the RF modulator on a TV(also still owned and working, but a few keys are dead, it still loads and plays games like it always did!).
Around that same time I also bought the Amstrad PCW 9512 for work, this was great, a Z80 CP/M machine with massive 512K RAM, it came in one box with built in hi-res paper white monitor, 3" disk drive, daisy wheel printer, CPM OS, Locoscript word-processor(brilliant bit of software) and a really good manual, everything you needed to get working quickly all in one purchase, it cost about the same as the base Amiga 500 did(about £400 as I remember) too. The BASIC it came with was also brilliant, Mallard I think it was called. I really liked the keyboard on it too, used that machine for well over 5 years.
My first PC compatible was a Mitac 386sx, 2mb ram, 80mb conner HD with a colour VGA monitor, bought from Tandy shop in the high street.

286 20MHz,1MB RAM,Trident 8900B 1MB, Conner CFA-170A.SB 1350B
386SX 33MHz,ULSI 387,4MB Ram,OAK OTI077 1MB. Seagate ST1144A, MS WSS audio
Amstrad PC 9486i, DX/2 66, 16 MB RAM, Cirrus SVGA,Win 95,SB 16
Cyrix MII 333,128MB,SiS 6326 H0 rev,ESS 1869,Win ME