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New Computer For Me :)

After 5 years I've purchased a New PC.

     
11:56 am on Mar 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My old PC was a 266 mhz machine with a 2 gig drive. Yah I also have macs which are fast but the PC I decided to upgrade. Now im running a Dell Dimension 4550 series machine which I paid 650.00 for that has all the trimmings even came with a 17 inch monitor.

2.54 Ghz P4 processor
60 Gig HD
256 Megs Ram (1 gig sitting on my desk waiting to be installed when im unlazy!)
XP Home
Radeon 9700 128 meg Video Card w/ DVI support
DVD Player

And all the other standard stuff. This computer is quiet as can be and no quirks yet. Went with name brand because of the price this time around and the warrenty ;) If stuff breaks they like to give you stuff to make you feel better (:

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And the tragic part is that you upgraded the PC instead of the Mac... ;)
12:10 pm on Mar 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I have a Mac ;) Good thing is it runs great and I dont notice slowness. So why upgrade what is good? <heh!> Trouble maker bringing Mac disucssion into it ;)
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I got a new PC recently too - similar spec to yours, but I bought hardware and put it together. I also waited a similar length of time for the upgrade ;)

New PCs are great - it means I can get away with having a million things open at once. Currently got Mozilla with 12 (!) tabs open, IE6, FTP prog, HTML editor, Word, email program and MP3s playing. My old PC would be coughing and wheezing just playing tunes...

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why upgrade what is good?

Good point... the peecee no doubt needed the upgrade more than the Mac does. hehhe. Troublemaker? Me? ;)
4:43 pm on Mar 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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No trouble maker mivox.... just what are the current best-of-mac to best-of-pc specs?

Forget the cost, price no object, but lets say web apps are to be used as the bench... like Dreamweaver, Coldfusion, Photoshop, Golive etc.

No server applications.

Are they essentially the same, is there a difference?

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Well, while we are here discussing about computers, any suggestion about the new laptop I should buy after 3 years with my Dell Inspiron 5000? I wish it could run Red Hat 8.0 right out of the box (I really hate the idea of spending hours trying to configure the modem, for example...) and should keep XP because of Dreamweaver and general testing needs.
Should I also buy a second hard drive (internal), would that be a reasonable option to make regular backups from one drive to the other? I know that this is somehow 'improper' backup, since, should my laptop drop from a building, I would lose all my data anyway, but it may save me a lot of headaches every time I update something on the first hard drive, and I would feel free to try new operating systems...
Any experiences out there with Red Hat 8.0 and the Inspiron 8200? Looking at the google searches I tried, it seems a pretty safe bet.
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6:20 pm on Mar 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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i'd love to upgrade my PCs - 4 of them in this room, all running win98 (also got linux box here). trouble is, upgrading means i'll need to spend a lot of time installing new software on all machines and transferring several gig of files, and i'm way too busy. the only solution is to get someone in to do it for me ..... one day ....
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Thanks GeorgeGG, that will surely help a lot (and delay my upgrade a lot more, since I'll have to read too many pages...).
Crazy_Fool, I can understand your feelings. I am already scared and what I am planning to move is just 2-3 gig of data that I have on my laptop. Did anybody ever tried those programs that quickly install Apache, mySql and Php on a windows machine? I could save some time that way, instead of doing the old fashioned way.
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I can sympathise. I just bought the pieces and built up a new machine. Budget model with 40 GB drive, 1.8GHz Athlon, 256 meg DDR, video and sound on the mainboard, DVD drive, keep old modem and CD writer to replace a 350mHz AMD. Decided to stay with 98. Spent several days setting it up and transferring data. Now if I could just find the disk with the right driver for the modem I might be able to shut the speaker off. It's not responding to any of the normal commands to do that at present. Then I have to rebuilt the old computer to get my luddite man online.
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Just got some Creative Inspire Speakers for the computer. Man going to the store looking at the speakers took forever. (: I didnt go super wattage since I have neighbors so I paid under 50.00 for them. They sound wonderful and they will still piss the neighbors off :D
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lets say web apps are to be used as the bench... like Dreamweaver, Coldfusion, Photoshop, Golive etc.
No server applications.
Are they essentially the same, is there a difference?

As with all satistics, it depends on exactly what you're measuring and who's taking the measurements. ;)

 

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