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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 01 2023, @07:26PM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 01 2023, @07:26PM (#1326630)

    My first computer was a Commodore 64, so my answer is the KERNAL.

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  • (Score: 2) by looorg on Monday October 02 2023, @11:19AM (1 child)

    by looorg (578) on Monday October 02 2023, @11:19AM (#1326695)

    I'll join the C64 party. It's not entirely true, but close enough. I think the first computer I ever used was some little kit machine, then it was a ZX80/81. But none of them where mine and I wouldn't say I used them very much, due to age and well they being kind of crap. The C64 was the first machine that was mine. But then as far as OS go it was nothing much. So perhaps I should have gone with the Amiga as that in some regard had more of an OS that we would still recognize as such today. For most I guess the C64 was just two lines of text and a ready prompt with a blinking cursor that they used to launch their games. It was to me to at the time, it just grew to so much more somewhat later.

    • (Score: 2) by istartedi on Monday October 02 2023, @11:57PM

      by istartedi (123) on Monday October 02 2023, @11:57PM (#1326846) Journal

      I consider the C-64 the first machine I truly used also, even though I was briefly stuck with a TI 99/4A. It was a gift, not of my choosing. That locked down PoS set me back at least a year. There was no way to save programs without costly upgrades, and the low-level PEEK and POKE available on common 8-bit systems of the era was hidden from the user.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2023, @05:10PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2023, @05:10PM (#1326768)

    C= 128 for me

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2023, @05:59PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2023, @05:59PM (#1326784)

      TRS-80 Basic

  • (Score: 2) by Mykl on Tuesday October 03 2023, @04:42AM

    by Mykl (1112) on Tuesday October 03 2023, @04:42AM (#1326875)

    Very close between the C64 (at home) and Apple ][e (school) - I can't remember exactly which one came first in terms of using it beyond just launching games.

  • (Score: 1) by SvenErik on Wednesday October 04 2023, @02:09PM

    by SvenErik (2857) on Wednesday October 04 2023, @02:09PM (#1327153) Homepage

    The first one I used were also a Commodore 64 belonging to a friend. Remember buying all those thick, British computer magazines printed on the cheapest paper available with filled with the code for a lot of programs and simple games.

    The next one was a Tiki 100 [wikipedia.org] in high school that used TIKO, a CP/M 2.2-compatible OS.

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