Spider's Computer List

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Spider's Computer List

Post by TheSpider » Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:22 am

Here is a list (with links) of what I have owned since 1983.....
(They are listed in the order of owning - as I remember anyway)


1] Oric-1
First computer I ever owned, way back in 1983 - I was 16 years old.
http://www.old-computers.com/MUSEUM/computer.asp?c=180

2] Oric Atmos
Upgraded from the Oric-1 to this true beauty.
Recently I was given another one by a friend, since mine no longer works.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... ?c=79&st=1

3] Dragon 32
We were given this computer by my cousin, who no longer wanted it.
I had written a BASIC language program for my parents business on my Oric Atmos. Converted the program to run on the Dragon, which freed up the Atmos for my own use!
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... c=117&st=1

4] Jupiter Ace
Quirky little machine, and quite unique in that it did not have BASIC but had Forth instead.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... c=147&st=1

5] Acorn Electron
The little brother to the mighty BBC-B (which I could never afford). Got this one from a friend, played with it for a while, and then passed it on also.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... c=121&st=1

6] Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Although "evil" to Oric owners, I do admit to have owned one for a while. The only good thing I can say about it, is that there were plenty of games made for it.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... st=1&c=223

7] Atari 400
Went into Currys in my hometown one day, and saw one of these on sale for only 10 pounds!!! It had been reposessed by the company. Actually a very nice machine.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... ?c=76&st=1

8] Atari 800XL
Bought one second hand from a friend after I got the Atari 400, and had major fun with this great machine. Eventually gave it to my brother.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... ?c=27&st=1

9] Enterprise 128
The highlight of my collection. Still have this wonderful machine, but it is currently in my Mum's house in Scotland.
Even bought a disk drive controller and Cumana 3.5" drive for it.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... c=153&st=1

10] Amstrad PCW8256
This is the system that my parents bought, to replace the aging Dragon 32, and it was quite an excellent package for the price. It came complete with a monitor, 3" disk drive, and dot matrix printer.
It had two main modes of operation... a word-processor named Locoscript (which I liked very much), and the ability to run CP/M extremely well. I rewrote the business BASIC program to Mallard BASIC which ran on CP/M.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... st=1&c=189

11] Amstrad PCW8512
Upgraded version of the PCW8256 above, with 2 disk drives, and more memory.
For link - see above.

12] Amiga A1200
The mainstay of my computer systems for the longest time. Only recently did I put this beloved machine into storage, and only because I found myself no longer using it.
I had upgraded it from a stock machine, featured here:
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... c=628&st=1
to being in a tower, with a 850MB HD, and 10MB of RAM.

13] Amiga A600
Given to me by my sister for a while, I played with it, but did not use it that much since I already had the A1200. So, I gave it back to her.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... ?c=64&st=1

14] Commodore CDTV
This computer was designed for use in the living room, and came complete with a remote control and CD player.
Basically, it was a reboxed Commodore Amiga 500.
Personally, I used it more as a CD player than an actual computer. Got mine dirt cheap from a company I worked for. Think I gave it to a family member before I left for USA.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... c=106&st=1

15] AST PC
120 Pentium, Win95, 16MB RAM (upgraded to 80MB), 8xCD-ROM, 1.2G HD, 33.6 Fax Modem
(No link needed - its just a PC)

16] Gateway PC
166 MMX Pentium, Win98, 256MB RAM, 24xCD-ROM, 2G+30G HDs, Cable Modem
(No link needed - its just a PC)

17] Commodore 128
Upgraded version of the famous C64, with 128K of RAM.
The system I have now, was my wife's and her brothers. It has 3 x 5.25" disk drives and came with loads of software. Don't have time to use it, so it sits in a cupboard.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... ?c=96&st=1

18] Cyber-Power PC
AMD64 3200+, WinXP-Pro, 1G RAM, Sony DWD-22A Dual Format 16X DVD±R/±RW +CD-R/RW, 40G+200G HDs, Cable Modem, plus a heap of extras I will not even go into.
This is my current mainstay internet computer.
(No link needed - its just a PC - but in a blue case with windows and fans!)

19] Apple MacIntosh LC II
16 MHz 68030 CPU, 10MB RAM, 1G HD
Given to me by a church friend that was moving. Great machine in its time, but now sits gathering dust in my spare room.
Mine is not exactly the one pictured in this link, but more of the "pizza box" type.
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... =1043&st=1

20] HP PC
Celeron 500, Win98, 192MB RAM, 24 x CD-ROM, 10G HD
My spare PC for internet use, but my main one for running Euphoric - an Oric computer emulator.
(No link needed - its just a PC)
Peter (TheSpider) Paterson
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