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Your Computers

Post by Haruka » Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:50 pm

Another topic for the Off-Topic.

Do you have a computer? If yes, how many? It is pre-bought, made by root or pre-bought but modified? If it is by root, when it was built? Which hardware is inside the computer? Post a photo if you like.

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Re: Your Computers

Post by Julia_Patti » Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:56 pm

We have three: one desktop (currently dead :( ) and two laptops - mine and my aunt's.
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Re: Your Computers

Post by YamiRayman » Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:13 pm

I have 5 computers :
- 1 Seven
- 3 Xp (2 pc portable included)
- 1 Windows 95 :D


It looks almost like this
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But only 3 computers really works, and I use 95 only for old Rayman game :P

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Re: Your Computers

Post by Jewish Candy » Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:20 pm

We've got a Windows 7 desktop (which I rarely use :P ) and I've got a Macbook Pro. I'm amazed nothing has gone wrong with either of them yet.
Until recently, we had to cope with a Windows 95 that my dad refused to replace - it gradually got slower and slower until it finally BSOD'd spectacularly. I always had a soft spot for it, but in all honesty, we're better off without the thing.
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Re: Your Computers

Post by LoveMetal » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:32 pm

I've got a Linux Kubuntu in dualboot with Windows XP (I keep XP for Basic programmation) and a pc portable with Linux Ubuntu, but I will soon making a dualboot with FreeBSD Dragon Fly. My mother has a Windows XP, and my father a Windows Vista and a Windows XP (he reinstalling xp because he has cracked 7, but the keygen has a trojan :mrgreen: )
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Re: Your Computers

Post by Tenderz » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:27 pm

1 (My main Computer) Windows 7 x64:
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2 (This one is kinda not having a case and loose fans, but it works) XP Pro x86:
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3 (This being an old dell I got from my father) XP Pro x86:
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4 (And this crappy slow laptop) XP Home x86:
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5 (And this is my touch diamond smartphone, if it counts as a computer) WinMobile 6.5:
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Re: Your Computers

Post by Cairnie » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:53 pm

Mine's a sony VAIO laptop that I had for like 2 years but I wanna get a new computer sometime soon.
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Re: Your Computers

Post by Joshua822 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:14 pm

Oh, man, you all have such lovely computers!

Well, my collection isn't so great. Most of my computers are old.

This is my desktop, which sits next to me handling the fine job of dust collecting at the moment. I've build it myself from spare parts some years ago, so I could have a computer in my room:
  • Intel Pentium ||| Coppermine CPU @ 1000 Mhz
  • 512 MB Kingston SD RAM
  • Nvidia Geforce 5200 video card, I don't know how much video RAM it has, but my guess is 256 MB
  • Creative Soundblaster sound card ( with my headphones it actually plays music beautifully )
  • 40 GB hard drive ( I don't remember the brand )
  • ASUS CUSL2-C Black Pearl motherboard
  • Ubuntu Linux 10.04
This computer actually is still surprisingly usable for many tasks. It's still good for listening to music, making documents for school, browsing the internet a bit, and editing pictures with not a very big resolution. I also played video games with it in the past, like Rayman games and the PC version of Beyond Good & Evil, but Windows crashed and I wasn't able to fix it. This is also the computer where I learned to program in C and write basic HTML on. Good times, good times.

I also have this beautiful old Mac which my uncle gave me as a present. It's the most beautiful computer I've ever seen, but I've got no screen for it :( :
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The laptop I take to school and use as my main websurfing station is a crappy one from the days that Windows Vista was just out. It's from ASUS, but it's really wearing off after two years of loyal service and the time is coming for me to buy a new one.

I'm saving up for a Macbook. Those are such beautiful machinery, they're easy to use, and they're also good to be creative and make things.

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Re: Your Computers

Post by El Dango » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:18 pm

Haruka wrote: Do you have a computer?
Nope, I wander the internet using my MIND! Freaky huh?

Seriously though, I have a Toshiba. A sucky one.
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Re: Your Computers

Post by Matyuv » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:22 pm

Mine's a Win7 desktop that I bought in late 2009. Specs are sth like Intel Core i5 2.7GHz, 500GB hard drive, 4GB ram, Nvidia GTS250 with 512mb or 1gb vram, not sure.
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Re: Your Computers

Post by LoveMetal » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:31 pm

Joshua822 wrote:Ubuntu Linux 10.04
You have not update ? It's 10.10 now.
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Re: Your Computers

Post by Joshua822 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:53 pm

You have not update ? It's 10.10 now.
No. I used to enjoy working with the intermediate releases like 8.10, 9.04, and so on. But nowadays, when I have much less time to experiment, I really enjoy the stability of the LTS releases like 10.04 and 8.04.

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Re: Your Computers

Post by rayman336 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:52 pm

I just have a netbook and its slooooooooooooooooooooow.
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Re: Your Computers

Post by Joshua822 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:36 pm

What OS does it use? Windows will certainly eat such a low powered netbook alive, but a lighter Linux distribution will probably give you a comfortable experience on it. ;)

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Re: Your Computers

Post by razorbeard1999 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:39 pm

I got a Windows Vista, and i really want to update to W7
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Re: Your Computers

Post by Joshua822 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:49 pm

Why? Although everyone is hyping Windows 7, I wonder what exactly is so good about it. It's security system is still weak, it's still as heavy, it still becomes slower and slower as you use it, the interface has been made more complicated for no appearant reason ( seriously, what was wrong with the old taskbar? ), it still has crappy built-in applications, etcetera...

And no, I don't just want you to go get a Mac or to install Linux. I'm just saying that Windows 7 is overhyped and you should put that well earned money into something that's actually worth it.

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Re: Your Computers

Post by LoveMetal » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:17 pm

Joshua822 wrote:What OS does it use? Windows will certainly eat such a low powered netbook alive, but a lighter Linux distribution will probably give you a comfortable experience on it. ;)
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Re: Your Computers

Post by Tenderz » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:48 pm

Joshua822 wrote:Why? Although everyone is hyping Windows 7, I wonder what exactly is so good about it. It's security system is still weak, it's still as heavy, it still becomes slower and slower as you use it, the interface has been made more complicated for no appearant reason ( seriously, what was wrong with the old taskbar? ), it still has crappy built-in applications, etcetera...

And no, I don't just want you to go get a Mac or to install Linux. I'm just saying that Windows 7 is overhyped and you should put that well earned money into something that's actually worth it.
The price doesn't matter that much if it's cracked :P, and you need windows 7 if you want to play DirectX 10 or 11 Games.
And what i really like about it is the way you can just grab a window and drag it to the corner and it will automatically resize to fit half of the screen ;)

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Re: Your Computers

Post by IllarKallas » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:29 pm

I have two:
A slow old computer i don't use anymore, if i remember well the stats were...
Windows XP proffesional 2002 SP 3
224 MB RAM
VistaMizer installed
Intel Celeron CPU 2.26 Ghz
Video Card: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP 32MB

It got slower with the time, so i had to format all of it.
And a laptop i got as a reward in school.
Windows XP Profesional 2002 SP 3
Intel Celeron Dual Core CPU T3100
1.90 GHz
3 GB RAM
Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family Graphics Card.
PhoenixBIOS 4.0
250GB Hard drive.

Quite good for me, but the graphics card seems to ruin it all, anyone recommends something new for it? Because it seems to be also getting slower.

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Re: Your Computers

Post by Joshua822 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:20 pm

@Superlol: I'm afraid that you can't upgrade the graphics card of a laptop. Those things are integrated into the motherboard of the machine, you see. And if that isn't a problem already, laptops don't have normal PCI-express xN slots, but weird mini-PCI(-express) slots for expansion card and it's often already hard to get inside the laptop for replacing a hard drive or a memory bank.
The price doesn't matter that much if it's cracked :P, and you need windows 7 if you want to play DirectX 10 or 11 Games.
Doesn't Windows recognize a cracked version and shut itself down accordingly? And with cracked versions you also never know if it's malware free.

And DirectX 10 and 11 based applications will run fine on Windows Vista as well. ;)
The price doesn't matter that much if it's cracked :P, and you need windows 7 if you want to play DirectX 10 or 11 Games.
Can't Windows Vista do that too?

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