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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+8446) 26 days ago
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9565) 26 days ago
I think Bert Elwood has one of those still hooked up in his house.
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Posted by David Schott (+10680) 26 days ago
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My first DOS-based personal computer was a Northgate 80386/20 with 2 MB of RAM, a 40 MB hard drive, VGA graphics card, and a 14" monitor. I bought it in about January of 1989 for $2399.

We've come a long ways since then. Thank goodness.

P.S. I'm pretty sure Bert took that 386/20 computer from me when I was done with it. That was in about 1996 or 1997.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+8446) 26 days ago
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My first computer was an Atari 1200XL that I bought back when I was in high school. One of the first things I created on it was a Breakout-style game.

Dave, I think you had an Atari 800 back about then, didn't you?

A few years later, I bought an Atari 520ST - which was one of the most awesome computers at the time. With it, I also purchased an expensive compiler called Megamax Laser C - which I used to teach myself how to program in C. I still have that computer in a box out in my garage.
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Posted by David Schott (+10680) 26 days ago
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Yes, in the realm of non-DOS-based PCs I did have an Atari 600XL. The cassette recorder didn't work for some reason so if you wrote a program you couldn't save it. I mostly used the 600XL to play the game "Joust" using a game cartridge.
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