Wednesday, May 20, 2009

History of My Using Personal Computers

Back in the mid 1980s I used a computer like the one fetured above when I worked at the big New York Public Library at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street. Those computers ran on PC-DOS with 512 kb of RAM and a hard drive of 10 megs. Everything was done in text with no graphics. I bought my first computer at home in December 1993. It was an IBM PS-1 running on Windows 3.1 with 120 MB hard drive. The computer came with a 2400 baud modem which I used to access America Online and Prodigy. I eventually upgraded to a 12,000 baud modem.
In 1999 I bought a Gateway Computer with an internal 24,000 baud modem with a 3 gigabyte hard drive. In ran with the Windows 98 operating system. I eventually got a DSL modem to access the internet.
In 2003 I bought the Gateway computer (Windows XP) that I am using right now. I still used the DSL modem. This computer has a 40 gigabyte hard drive. I will still keep it as a backup as I just bought the Gateway laptop using Windows Vista. I am having the Time Warnet Cable Road Runner installed tomorrow.

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