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Old 08-13-2015, 08:47 AM   #41
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I don't recall which I got first, but it was one of these:
  • Texas Instruments TI-99/4A - it took cartridges for games, and had a tape recorder for storing custom programs
  • Xerox 820-II - It was basically a business version of a TRS-80. It ran CP/M, was multi-user (DOS mimicked a bit of the interface, except for the multi-user bit), had 64k of memory and we started off with dual 5-1/4" floppy drives and a Diablo 630 dasiywheel printer. We then upgraded it to the single 8" floppy/hard drive unit. I seem to recall I had a Xerox Model 16/8 keyboard at one point, so it's possible we eventually upgraded its guts to a Xerox Model 16/8 before switching to PCs
My First PC was purchased in late 1986 or early 1987. It was an IBM PC clone (an 80286-12 with 512KB memory, a 20Mb hard drive, single 5-1/4" floppy)

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Old 08-13-2015, 08:59 AM   #42
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TI99/4A then a Commodore 64. Both saved data on a portable (audio) cassette player.

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Old 08-20-2015, 12:09 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Mustang65 View Post
Holly Cow, I forgot this one... and I still have it with the cassette player and a few programs yet.. all in the original boxes

Find a collector! In the Original Boxes it must be worth more.
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Old 08-20-2015, 01:05 PM   #44
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1985/86 bought a new Radio Shack Tandy 1000.

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