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Amiga user for the longest time?
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Echoing a new topic over on Amiga.org, I'm wondering who has been an Amiga user for the longest time. I didn't buy my A2000 until around Sept/Oct 1987, but I've been using Amigas since about Oct/Nov 1985.

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Re: Amiga user for the longest time?
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@Valiant

Well, i'm not the oldest one, i jumped into this wheel
some 89-90

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Re: Amiga user for the longest time?
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It was about 1995-1996, I remember doing my GCSE coursework on my A1200, my sister had an A500+ specifically for games.

Great times...

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Re: Amiga user for the longest time?
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@A1200

1989 for me.
A500 with an A501, shipped with KS1.3 but 1.2 floppies.
I had to buy the WB enhancer package to get the 1.3 Floppies.

Can't help but feel i was duped by the dealer now, but hey I was new to Amiga and didn't know much about them then appart from what I had been reading in ZAP64.

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@Valiant

About 1990, when I bought an A1000 from a neighbor. I opened up all of the opportunities and experience and accomplishments that I have ever had in computing by buying an old, used machine that had been in a closet.

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Re: Amiga user for the longest time?
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Last evidences from Amigastuff and mags found:
Around 1990.
Recalling the newest game Defender of the Crown,
when switched from MSX-Amstrad (+ friends C64;)
Around 1987.

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Re: Amiga user for the longest time?
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@Valiant

I started in 89 with my A500, Then upgraded to A3000,4000,4000T

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Re: Amiga user for the longest time?
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1st of October 1985 for Me with an A1000 + 256kb upgrade, external floppy & 1081. A copy of Marble Madness and The Pawn...


Edited by Severin on 2007/2/26 18:59:51
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Re: Amiga user for the longest time?
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@Severin

3rd of October 1985 (my birthday infact) and a few months later (xmas 85) my dad brought home a 256 kb memory expansion.

Man that was annoying times but hey i loved the a500 to bits which we got about 2 years later.

Oldest game i have boxed still is Mindwalker which came with the a1000.


Sold the a1k in late 80's to buy an a500+ /cdtv but thank god we waited with spending the money so we went for an a1200 eventually.


ps:i used c64 active till about 89 (more than the Amiga) but i kept using it a few hours a week until 1995.

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Re: Amiga user for the longest time?
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i buy my A500 and 0,5mb fastram in year 1989.

and year 1994 i buy A1200.. :)

and still here!! :) (whit My A1-Xe)

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Re: Amiga user for the longest time?
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What is thougt to be using? I did demo the first A1000 that came to Finland around 1985. I was good friend with to local computer seller, and he asked me to show some stuff on it at a computer exhibition.

Then the university I was studying at that time, bought one from the exhibition, and I did get a position (without any payment) to keep it working. I did help some users to get to know it better, and when the first batch of A500 (OS1.2) came out, I had already my preorder in. I don't remember the exact dates, but it costed some 820 euros with a 1081 monitor. I did use it over a year, tried to find a cheap HD and memory expansion for it, and sold it at last when I got more money for it than I had used myself. With that I bought A2000 model B, later 2M memory expansion w. SCSI HD (a 80 M HD was more than my previous A500 had cost). I upgraded it until 3.1 and had 50 MHz 050/882/8M in it, A2320, RetinaII, AMaxII, A2286, Emplant, Hydra ethernet and some 500 M HD. I had used some 5000 euros for the hardware only, and I sold it with 350 euros. But ofcource I was not left without Amigas... I still have A1200/060/50, CD^32 w. FMV, AmigaOne, ...

But nostalgia is still nice to have...

Esa Haapaniemi
University of Oulu
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Re: Amiga user for the longest time?
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Got my first amiga 500 in 90.

Then an a4k in 96 if i remember right,and A1SE in summer 06.

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@Valiant
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I'm wondering who has been an Amiga user for the longest time.

I'm kind of wondering why this has any importance?
The 'oldest' doesn't mean necessarily the wisest.

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June 1992 - A500

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@Valiant

I dont remember the dates, but I have had every Amiga released and prior to that most of the Comodores released. If I remember correctly my first computer was a PET.

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Re: Amiga user for the longest time?
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mmm..late 1989 or perhaps 1990, switched from my VIC 64/C64 II to an Amiga 500 (kick 1.3)...

Sold my A500 in late '93 but kept my old VIC 64 which I fired up recently for the first time since I got my first Amiga :D

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Re: Amiga user for the longest time?
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Quote:

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@Valiant
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I'm kind of wondering why this has any importance?
The 'oldest' doesn't mean necessarily the wisest.



Did you hear that, Severin? You're not necessarily the wisest... ;^)

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Re: Amiga user for the longest time?
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Bought my first Amiga, an A500, in Dec/1988, but I >sold< them in a store for months before I could afford mine, and I had to sell my CPC6128 to get enough money.

Saluditos,

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Some folks would concider me a newbie. I didn't buy my first A500 with AdIDE and a 20meg HD add-ons until some time in 1988. I didn't even learn the Amiga existed until the winter of 1987. Ya know that awesome Commodore marketing maching getting the news out properly to the public and all.

Oh yeah, I recall I sold my C128 and peripherials to help cover the cost. Then a few years later picked up a C128D, and still have that around today.

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I got my first Amiga 500 in 1990, I think... Just 512KB but I did get the 512 expansion a year later.

Then... in 1994 I spend most of my money from my confirmation party on a brand new desktop dynamite A1200 pack and an external disc drive.

Oh, and I also bought a guide to using Workbench 3.0 (a danish translation of a Bruce Smith book).

I never really used my A500 seriously but the A1200 changed everything... later it got the 1220, a harddrive, 1230, cd-rom, 603/040, 603/060... and then it got sold in 2001

Luckily I am back now with the AmigaONE...

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