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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-11-2005, 11:16 PM
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post #12 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-20-2006, 12:08 PM
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The planned obsolessence thing kills me but it hurts even worse to get too far behind.
When I replace (about every 2-3 years), I donate the old ones to the local community college.
Dells both at work and at home.
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post #13 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-24-2006, 08:09 AM
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I build my own PCs. I currently have 3.

My main PC is

Abit AN7 Motherboard, AMD 3400+, 1Gig of RAM, Geforce 6600GT Video Card,
Maxtor 300Gig SATA HD & 160Gig Western Digital. DVD-RW, CD-RW & 450watt power supply.

The other PC is my 4 year olds and the other is a file server loaded with another 500gigs of hard drive space.

All networked, including a Tivo.
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Wow, that sounds like a nice piece of equipment, MrZ. Also, good choice on the CPU, AMD is definatly the best route.

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Right now I have the oldest PC in the house. Except for my wife's laptop, I've built them all. We have 5 running (my kids think that's normal). Mine is a Pentium 3 1GHz with 512MB memory, 160GB hard drive and Plextor CDRW. I run Ubuntu Linux instead of Windows although I do have a DataPort drive cage installed so I can remove the drive with linux on it and insert the drive with WindowsXP if I need to use XP for something. That happens maybe once a month. I just have far fewer security issues, viruses, and junk with a linux operating system and I can do basically all the things I normally did under a Windows operating system. The only 2 exceptions... programs for which their is no linux equivalent... is when programming my universal remote for my A/V system or when running the the program that collects data from the smart card in a piece of medical equipment I use every night.

AND... so far it's all free software. Operating system is free, my Office application is free (OpenOffice.. does everything Microsoft Office does), my graphics program (The Gimp instead of Photoshop), I just instaqlled QCad (a free CAD program for linux). Much easier on the wallet.
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post #16 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-19-2006, 07:24 PM
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i have a compaq mv540 with a hewlett packard scanjet 3300c scanner that i got used just to kinda learn on and then i found you guys so i got a good deal all the way around
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post #17 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-14-2006, 08:41 PM
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At home I build my own so I have what I want. At school I have 33 Dells and one overworked Education Computer Strategist (Computer Maintainer) who takes care of over 300 Dells.
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Just for kicks

I have about 35 at home, all makes and types, I have 10 on the home network 3 or 4 up and running on the network most of the time.

I do love computers and have for a long time.
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I have a Dell desktop at hope and a company laptop that is also a Dell.
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I have a Dell desktop and a Dell company laptop. I use Dell because I get a discount on Dell through my company.
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