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DivaGeek
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Icon 10 posted October 08, 2001 16:27      Profile for DivaGeek     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ok, here's a question... We've seen most of your faces, know what you drive, what your cooking skills are, (or aren't) but what computer are you using to post innane things here?

What computer(s) are you using? What OS? What makes your `puter so kewl? Are you tired of my silly slang? (i.e. `puter and kewl)

Please tell me about your altar of technology.

I realize I am probably not the first one to post this question... Please feel free to inform me of this fact!

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Icon 1 posted October 08, 2001 17:45      Profile for +Andrew   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My primary posting computer is a Compaq Armada 7790DMT (P233MMX, 48MB RAM, 5GB HD, 13.3" LCD). It runs Mandrake Linux 7.0 and (due to bad memory on the system board) isn't terribly stable. Netscape 4.76 doesn't exactly help the situation.

Other computers in my room:
- HP Vectra XU 5/90C - Main server running Linux Mandrake 6.1 (NFS, email, web, ftp, mySQL, internet sharing). It's a dual P90 workstation with 56MB RAM and 3GB of SCSI storage.

- DEC MicroVAX 3100/80 - No assigned function as yet, just sits around. Running NetBSD 1.5. Has 40MB RAM, ~4GB storage, and a rather slow processor.

- Sun SPARCstation LX - latest toy, no ssigned function. Dual boots Sun Solaris 2.5.1 and Debian GNU/linux 2.2r3. 50 MHz processor, 24MB RAM, 2GB HD, 20" Trinitron display. Picked up the whole package at the September MIT Flea Market for $100 (same as my TI-83+ calculator cost).

- Compaq Deskpro EN - testing server, has hard drives for Win98, Linux Mandrake 8.0, Apple Darwin. PIII-450, 96MB RAM, 6GB storage.

- Quantex PC clone - personal workstation/MP3 server running Linux Mandrake 7.1. P200 processor, 128MB RAM, 8GB storage.

- VTech Expo - Novell Netware 4.11 server, comes in handy now and then. 486/SX-25 processor, 20MB RAM, 200MB HD.

- Digital Venturis 575 - MP3 player in progress (won't be useful till I find/write some software for it). Running RedHat Linux 5.2. P75 processor, 24MB RAM, 4GB storage.

- Compaq LTE 5380 - previous laptop (replaced by the Armada), still used for occasional web browsing. Running Linux Mandrake 6.1. P133 processor, 48MB RAM, 2GB HD, 12.1" LCD. This system currently has the household uptime record of 165 days (and still going strong).

Other computers in the house:
- Homebrew clone - Family workstation for word processing, web browsing, etc. Triple-boots Linux Mandrake 8.0, Windows 2000 Professional, and NT Server 4.0. PIII-500, 448MB RAM, 36GB storage, Plextor 8x burner, DVD, 21" monitor.

- Dell Optiplex GMT-5133 - workstation, running Windows NT Workstation 4.0. P133, 32MB RAM, 1GB HD.

- Dell Optiplex GMT-5133 - workstation, running Linux Mandrake 6.1. P133, 80MB RAM, 1.3GB storage.

- Dell Inspiron 5000e - very nice laptop, but not mine (yet.. ;-). Dual boots Linux Mandrake 8.0, Windows 98. PIII-750, 128MB RAM, 10GB HD, 15" LCD, DVD.

- Rackmounted clone PC - scheduled to become the new main server when cable internet service arrives, already loaded up with Linux Mandrake 8.1. PII-300, 64MB RAM, 3GB HD.

- IBM 9577 - has no function, exists only because I like MicroChannel. No OS loaded. 486/DX2-50 processor, 16MB RAM, 500MB storage.

- IBM 5150 - the original PC. Obviously not in daily use, just being kept as a curiousity. 4.77 Mhz 8088 processor, 64KB (?) RAM, dual 5.25" floppies.

Which makes a grand total of 16 operable computers (there are also quite a few inoperable ones), more than half of which are in my room (yes, it's *very* loud - it's like another world when the power goes out..).
Assorted other equipment in the house includes: HP LaserJet IIID (duplexing), HP LaserJet 4+, and Epson Stylus Color 740 printers (all network attached via HP JetDirect print servers); Olympus C-3030 Zoom 3.34MP digital camera; Umax Astra 600P scanner; Linksys 8 port hub, 3Com 12 port hub, and HP 24 port hub; APC Smart-UPS 600.

Oh - are you going to tell us about yours?


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Icon 1 posted October 08, 2001 18:25      Profile for Lex   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Dual G4/533 and a 2001 iBook.
Both run OSX, OS9, and when necessary Win98SE.

My last actual x86 machine was a 1 GHz Athlon which ran Mandrake and Win98.

I do miss having my /dev/ttyS* and /dev/dsp available, as well as loopback devices. I'm pretty sure I can mount raw disk images somehow, but it doesn't seem to be directly with the mount command. Anyone know?


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Icon 1 posted October 08, 2001 18:38      Profile for ZorroTheFox   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
OK, try not to laugh too hard >;o) . My current ride is a Compaq Presario 700 Duron. It isn't much but it performs the tasks that I require. I will be building a new computer over the winter. I am already looking for a box with ample cooling features. I was suckered into buying the Compaq and will never make that mistake again. The salesman must have seen My rookie stripes on the way in >;o). I am building the new computer to be more effective while playing Tribes 2. So any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...........Z
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Icon 1 posted October 08, 2001 19:56      Profile for -ct-   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
hmmmm - less-e 'ere...

start with the MASTER (OICU812)
amdk6-III 450
523mb ram (that's what BIOS says!)
VD32K overclocked @ 220mhz :>
runs win2k flawlessly
400w PSU, epox mvp3c-m,
60GB, 60GB, 30GB, 30GB, 8.4gb, 6.4gb on ata100 and IDE, cdrom 40x, cdrw 8x4x32, zip100 usb, zip 250 scsi, canon Multipass c650 scanner/fax/print/copier machine (it SUUUUUUCKS!, SUCKS BAAAAD! i HAAATE IT!) which isn't that good a machine, and i don't like it (did i mention it sucks?), d-link usb camera, 56kmodem, flat panel+bass cube speaker system, logitech internet keyboard, dual wheel mouse and cable modem @ 1500+down/300+up, Lynksys 4-port router, and gamepad, flight yoke, and sidewinder devices
viewed on a digiview 15" display (i gotta get a bigger monitor!)

next up- (lappy)
toshiba sattelite 1555CDS
380mhz amd
4.1gb hdd, running win98se
floppy and cdrom @ same time , very nice feature, though it tends to make the whle thing weigh in @ over 7lbs, nearly 15 in da bag with all the extra gear
96mb ram
12.1 TFT display
networked to LAN, not used for much - i just have it so i can say i have a laptop

and- (pokey)
350mhz amd
a PC running win98se with 56mb ram, 8mb shared for video cuz it has onboard vid chip - a Super7 PC100 M598, and onboard sound, it's total crap even adding a "real" soundcard
gots a 6x cdrom, whooo so fast! NOT
it's got a whole 512mb hdd as c, and 2 1gb drives as slaves (don't ask...)
with a 14" monitor that's about to fall apart at the PC end of the plug
it's good enough to get online with though

and- (q-bert)
an OLD HP Vectra 500
a p130 maybe? i feget, but it's deadly slow
ruins win95 with 80mb ram (why more than the win98 PC? cuz this ram is the old 72pin crap, while the above uses std pc100)
cdrom, *might* be a 4x- more likely 2x speed
networked and the only PC on my LAN that has a working 5 1/4" floppy!
it runs the mustek 600 II EP scanner and a lexmark 3200 printer, but the only reason to keep this one around it that it's the only one that can see my kodak PDC 640 camera, which has to connect via serial cable
takes a decent shot, but not worth much

i still have my *really* old 286
packard bell legend I, a WHOLE FREEKIN 12MHZ and 640kb of RAM!! ( i have a 128k card that plugs into the board over the chips, but if i have all the ram filled on the board, it won't see the card, take the ram off the board and it sees the card, weird, i know - i can't get more than 640kb onto the system)
damn it's fast with DOS 3.1 though!!
got a whole 40mb hdd, and a 13" monitor (can't hook it to other PC, different type plug as you can imagine)

then there's the junk PC- (frankenstein)
might be a p90...
i dunno WHAT'S in it, made up of spare parts
i think it has a 1gb hdd and win98, a sound card, a network card and a plextor 6x SCSI cdrom
that's as much as i know - since i don't have another monitor/keyboard/mouse/power cables/boot floppy with scsi cdrom drivers to hook up, i never use it

- all of these are networked, with the router, with the exception of pokey, it's upstairs so i gotta run a 25' cat5 to a 12port hub, then another 10' cat5 to the PC

well, that was an exercise to find out that info again!

and, that's just the stuff "in use" (the frankenstein serves as a shelf, so it's "in use"
stuff not in use includes several 512mb and 1.2 gb hdds, a 5 port hub, an 8 port hub, another 5 1.4 floppy, dozens of fans of various sizes, 3 CueCats in stages of hacking, some nonfunctional mice and a box of cables of all types (which, btw, i KNOW i put in nicely and rolled up, but *every* time i open the box, they are completely messed up and tangled... go figger), and some spare network cards, sound cards, and an old mobo or two

i could probably write a whole page on just my stuff that i have lying around, but i'll stop there with the suff in use


(oh and if anyone has a MAC capable of running OS 9 fairly well they'd like to GIVE me so i can network it and learn something else, i'd be more than happy to take it off yer hands )


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Work (so I have no control):
Dell OptiPlex GX1, PIII ~500MHz, 128M RAM, 12.7GB storage and 17" screen. Windoze 2000 Pro.

Home:
G4/450, 96M RAM, 20GB storage, 17" screen with SCSI card for Jaz. USB Hub for Logitech iFeel mouse and hopefully scanner soon. Runs OS9, but I hope to be getting another 20GB HD and sticking OSX.1 on it.
Networked to PowerMac 7200 (upgraded to 604e 200 MHz), 128M RAM, 10GB SCSI storage which I use as my print server for my LaserWriter 300. This runs under OS9.0.


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2xP3-450
Asus P2B-DS motherboard
Addtronics 7896A case
GeForce2 MX video card
75GB IBM HDD
20GB Maxtor HDD
8GB Maxtor HDD
19" Hitachi SuperScan 753 monitor
Plextor PlexWriter 8/20 CD-R
Panasonic 5.2GB DVD-RAM
256MB PC100 CAS2 RAM
Standard Floppy
SB Live! with Digital I/O board
FPS2000 Digital 4.1 speaker system
3Com 3c905b 10/100 NIC
3Com/US Robotics 56K v.90 ISA modem
WinTV/FM TV/video capture and FM tuner card
APC BackUPS Pro 650S
Epson Stylus Color 850
Logitech TrackMan Marble+
Logitech Internet Keyboard
D-Link DSB-C300 WebCam
100MB Iomega Zip Drive
Mustek 600 III EP Plus flatbed scanner


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My primary computer is a Timex Sinclair 1000 boosted to 2K of RAM and a whopping 8K ROM which I've interfaced with a Zoom 2400 baud modem connected to a Carrier Pigeon 2001 trained to deliver messages up to 28 miles from my house.

O.K., so it's late and I'm getting silly... (Although I actually do own those first two items.)

At home I have a bottom-of-the-line Indigo Blue 400 MHz iMac. When I want to write while lying in bed I use my trusty ol' Mac PowerBook 190 with the black-and-white screen and the broken trackpad button necessitating that I do all my mousing using just the trackpad. Packed away in the storage space under my bed is a not-quite-functional Performa 6116CD which my former employer gave me because they didn't want it anymore. It was a big step up (and yes, I am being sarcastic!) from the Mac Performa 635CD I owned which replaced the 4 MB black-and-white Mac Classic which replaced my Apple II+. (Hey, don't laugh! I wrote and illustrated an entire 360-page book using that Mac Classic with a StyleWriter I inkjet printer.)

I have this thing for trying to make older computers do more than people think they can and extending their lives. I once helped a start-up elementary charter school equip all their classrooms with dozens of networked computers for a budget of under $3000. Most of the units were of the Mac SE to Classic variety, which worked just fine for kids in the lower grades learning how to keyboard, writing papers, and playing games. I used to do the same thing with calculators -- I once programmed an HP 41CV (remember those?) to play Space Invaders on that little 12 character LCD screen.

At work is a different story: I have a G4 Titanium PowerBook for my personal use and access to just about any kind of computer, peripheral, or software I could want, PC or Mac. But there's no challenge in that at all...

So, Diva, what kind of computer do YOU drive?

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Hrm, a silly topic. Oh well, what the hell.

At work (i.e., now):

imadev: HP Model 715/100. 100 MHz PA-RISC 1.1 processor, 96 MB RAM, 2x 2GB interal SCSI drives. HP-UX 10.20. About a 19" monitor. X runs at 1280x1024x8bits. (You cannot get higher than 8-bit color on the frame buffer in this beastie.) DDS-1 tape drive (won't read any of the tapes we actually use). Purpose: workstation, NIS slave server, squid proxy so I can get around the censoring transparent web proxy by bouncing selected domains off my squid proxy at home.

Also in office: HP Vectra VL PC. Pentium II, 64 MB RAM, 6 GB disk, 17" monitor, running Win95. Purpose: reading GroupWise email, Freenet node. (Port 25 incoming is open on my subnet, so that's the only port I can run it on. Fortunately I don't need to run an MTA on the Win95 box. Also I can't run Freenet on HP-UX because there's no JDK 1.3.)

Also in office: svr1: generic/Frankenstein Pentium II 266 MHz PC, 128 MB RAM, 3 SCSI disks (2x 4GB, 1x 2GB), DDS-3 tape drive. Red Hat Linux 5.2. Purpose: DNS server, NIS server, NFS server for small/low-volume files, database server. To be replaced with a larger/newer system Real Soon Now. Used to be in the server room, but it ended up in my "office" after the first (unsuccessful) attempt to switch over to its replacement system. Long story.

At home:

dwarf: HP Pavilion Celeron 400 PC, 64 MB RAM (needs more!), 1x4GB and 1x40GB IDE disks, 2 NICs, original parport Zip drive, Creative ModemBlaster 56k modem (a REAL modem that has an RS/232 cable between it and the host), DSL bridge/modem thingy (a REAL DSL "modem" that has a CAT5 cable between it and the host). Debian GNU/Linux "woody", kernel 2.2.20pre9. Purpose: NFS server, IP masq gateway to Internet, squid proxy, INN Usenet node (small), DHCP server, qmail server, Apache server (two instances: wooledge.org and greycat.yi.org on port 80, shared music files on port 8080 which is throttled), Freenet nodes (0.3 and 0.4).

jekyll (also formerly "hyde"): generic K6-2 333 MHz PC, 512 MB RAM (more than it needs, but I haven't wanted to take everything down to divvy it up), 1x6GB and 1x13GB IDE disks, SoundBlaster Live! (emu10k1), decent speakers, 15" monitor, ATI Rage IIc (Mach64) video card with 4MB video RAM, runs XFree86 4.1.0 at 1152x864x16bits (could also do 1024x768x32bits). Debian GNU/Linux "unstable" (also used to boot Win98, but not any more), kernel 2.2.19. Purpose: workstation, games, development/hacking, Ogg & MP3 encoding/playback.

fishy: hand-me-down Packard Bell Pentium 75 MHz PC, 40 MB RAM (used to have much less!), 500 MB IDE disk, 15" monitor running X 3.3.6 at 1024x768x8bits or 800x600x16bits, SoundBlaster ViBRA16X but no speakers connected at the moment. Debian GNU/Linux "unstable" but I don't update it very often, kernel 2.2.19. Purpose: can run Netscape if you're not in a hurry, kids can mess with it.

Also at home: generic Athlon 650 MHz PC, 128 MB RAM, 20GB IDE disk, IDE CD-R/RW burner. Windows 98 SE. Fucking unstable; I avoid it whenever possible. Purpose: wife/kids seem to prefer it for their games and web browsing, Dog only knows why. It is possessed by Evil, and has brought pain and suffering into my life. Occasionally I burn a CD on it (after rebooting and sacrificing a small animal).

I have a few other computers (or partial computers) and components lying around, too -- a 486/66 that won't boot, a PS/2 (NOT PS2!) with a 386SX that I don't bother to boot, and I think I still have my Atari 1040STf in a closet.


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Game/Experiment system:
Athlon 1.2GHz
Epox 8KHA motherboard
640MB PC2100 DDR RAM
ATI Radeon Video card (don't remember the model)
60GB and 40GB hard drives
Kenwood 52X True-X CD-ROM
Memorex 4x4x12 CD-RW
Unknown brand of 100MB/S ethernet card
Various mice and game controllers
Win95 and 98

Stable system for important stuff:
AMD K6-III/450MHz
384MB PC100 RAM
Diamond Viper TNT video card
30GB, 20GB and 13GB hard drives
32X generic CD-ROM
Same unknown brand 100MB/S network card as above
Generic $5 mouse
Mandrake 6.5 (needs updated badly)

Work System:
Dell Latitude CPx laptop
128MB RAM
ATI Rage Mobility chipset
11.5GB hard drive
Crappy CD-ROM that stops every 10 seconds
3COM 100MB/S PCMCIA ethernet adapter
NT4.0

As for what makes my systems cool... every one of them has MAME installed along with a ton of games


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The computer I am posting from now:

-Pentium 166

-24 megs or ram (there's 36 in there physicaly, but the system dosen't
recongnise all of it :\

-2.1 gb hard drive

-2mb Vga/3d card combo built onto motherboard

-Hercules monochrome adapter and display
(pulled out of an old 286)

-5 1/4" and 3 1/2" floppy drives

-28.8 Winmodem

-14.4 Hardware modem with 16 bit soundblaster
and cr-rom controller built in.
(pulled out of packard bell 486

-2x Cd-rom drive (also pulled out of
the Packard bell

-Star NX 1000 Dot matrix printer (in
excellent condition)

-color Connectix Quick cam

Operating systems/program shells:

-Windows 95, Dos 6.22, Markmenu (custom
menu program), KKC (freeware Norton
commander clone)

-Yes, my computer is a dinosaur


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Icon 1 posted October 09, 2001 11:40      Profile for DivaGeek     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Tech Angel:

So, Diva, what kind of computer do YOU drive?

I was wondering if someone was going to ask that question...

I don't. I just snail mail mine directly to the system, and read all of the posts via snail mail.

No ... wait! I am on one of those internet TV thingy's! HAHAHAHA!

Ok. I call my computer Craposaur. It was top of the line in 97... I had a friend build it for me, and I used to know all of the specifics. I'll tell what I can remember.
Pentium 1 233MHZ
96 Meg ram (Pc 66 bus) (64 of it is EDO)
8 Gig hard drive. (I have a 3.2 around here somewhere, but I can't remember where.)
Generic 24X CD-Rom, inoperable (Maybe it's from all the food I tried to e-mail)
Diamond labs sound card.
Some video card that I forget.
Sportster 56K modem.
Windows 98 (The crash test program ) I have Win 2000, but without the CD-Rom working, I can't install it!
Juster 3D-103, with subwoofer. <---Sucks on a level heretofore unknown to man.
Packard bell 15" monitor.

That's all I can remember. I use Corel 9 all of the time as my word processor, and also to make posters. (My speciality) But thanks to Win 98, I have to make sure I save it all the time ... I never know when it's going to crash on me. (I am lucky I got through this post!)

A friend gave me a Compaq Contura laptop. However the battery charger doesn't work, so I haven't been able to boot it up. (Does anyone know where I can get one? it's a series 2822, 18.5 volt.) Also my freind is totally clueless as to what the computer is. He doesn't even know if it is running Windows! (I am sure it is)
The thing almost weighs more than I do.


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Mine:

At Home, I have:

Diddly: PII 300, 256 MB RAM, Tyan 1854 Mobo, 3Dfx Voodoo3 3500 (TV out capability, so I can watch my ripped DVD's on demand at anytime without digging for them... also audio out from TV to my stereo so I can listen to MP3's anywhere in the living room, or plug 900 MHz wireless headphones in and work in yard while hearing MP3's.) It also has a 3GB Win2000 Server drive, and 80GB data drive (to hold all my movies and MP3's... thinking about getting another drive to chain off for a subdirectory, since I'm running out of space.)

----------Diddly was actually originally just an Internet Connection Sharing machine, so my roommate and I could surf Internet simultaneously. Now, it still does that (dial-up is only thing available in my area, but hopefully that'll change soon), but is mostly file server.

Squat: P-166, 2GB hard drive, 32MB RAM (don't know much else about parts). -----Squat, most of the time, just sits silent in my room. It's my test platform for various things (sometimes Windows XP, sometimes Linux.. Mandrake 8.0).

Grash: P3-600, Abit VA6 mobo, 256MB RAM, 9GB Windows XP OS drive, 4x Ricoh CD-RW, Hercules GeForce2 MX 64MB, SB Live Value, 12x Toshiba DVD, and at times a 20 GB drive (that'll be detailed on the next machine). Grash is my main home machine, when I feel like using a computer at home, and sits next to Squat. I use it to play games, play around with stuff, and just do normal home things.

Grash, Squat and my roommates computer (Drax1, Micron Millenia PII-333) are networked to an SMC 5-port 10/100 switch in my room. That's networked (through the basement and back up on the other side of the house) to an AOpen 10/100 hub, which has Diddly on it (and hopefully my 20+80 Tivo, which will get TivoNet when I get some funds free.)

At Work:

Byrn (personal machine): P3-600, Tyan1854 Mobo, 512MB RAM, Elsa Geforce3 Ultra 64, Creative Live Gamer 5.1, 20GB Win2000 Pro drive, 80GB data drive (mirrored at home on Diddly, since I had one of them die at one time and had to rebuild from scratch), HP 12x CD-RW, 10x Toshiba DVD, and at times a 20GB removable drive bay (to take stuff home to Grash and load over to Diddly, for mirroring purposes.) I work at a college in the IT Dept, so I have nights to surf and play games with the T1... slightly faster than a 56K at home... Byrn is my personal machine to do that. You'll notice this machine is a mix of Grash and Diddly, favoring games and hard drive space. Byrn was originally meant as a CD-burning station for me at work, since the normal one was only a 4x.

So, there you have my naming: Diddly and Squat (which as far as having people in front of them, get that much personal attention), and Grash and Byrn (OK, so I took a hint from Hackers). They may be slow, relative to todays speeds, but I'm on a low budget cycle at the moment, so they'll have to wait. They're all home-built... no Dell's or Gateway's in the pack. For my next major upgrade, I'll probably eye a P4-1800 around Feb or March for Byrn, move the 600 to Diddly, and max my RAM on all of them.

Oh, and my normal work machine just got replaced, and is now: PIII-1000, 256MB RAM, 12xDVD, 20GB hard Drive, Geforce2 MX 32. Homebrew, no name brand, and has a work-assigned name, so no personalization there... but it's still a sweet machine.

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My Home Computer: (Custom Built by CrawGator)

case Generic Mid Tower
Motherboard Asus P3B-F
Processor Intel PIII 800mhz OC 840mhz
RAM 256MB
Video card Elsa Gladiac GTS Nvidia GeForce2 chipset
Sound card Sound Blaster Live value
Modem piece of junk Rockwell HCF (impatienly waiting for DSL be available)
Hard Drive 17GB Maxtor
DVD 6X Toshiba
CD-RW HP 8200i 4X-4X-24X
Monitor 19" Hansol 900P
Scanner HP 6200CXi
Printer HP Deskjet 712C
Keyboard Generic (used to have a Focus keyboard with mechanical keyswitches, but a glass of coke spilled by my wife ruined it )
OS dual boot RedHat Linux 7.1 and Windows '98


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Icon 1 posted October 09, 2001 18:36      Profile for DUCT TAPE     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well now that you brought it up........
The mother board on my imac 400 MHz just had it's mother board die so it shall go sit on a shelf next to my mac classic and macquarium and some time next week my new computer will arive and it is............

A G4 tower
733 MHz
60 gig drive
17 inch apple studio display (crt)


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foo:
Compaq Deskpro 5133 (Pentium 133)
112MB RAM
13GB HD
1 on-board 10Mb and 1 10/100 PCI net card
Voodoo 3 2000
Red Hat Linux 7.1, kernel 2.4.12
15" monitor, still legible when driven at 1280x1024!

I also have a Canon scanner, but the SCSI drivers lock up every time I try to use it.

solly:
Sun SPARCstation2
40MHz SPARC processor
64MB RAM
400MB HD
32x Toshiba SCSI CD-ROM
Solaris 2.6
19" Sun-branded Sony Trinitron color monitor

bumblebee
486 DX2/66
32MB RAM
2.5GB on two drives
FreeBSD 4-something

They're all in my room. My computer desk is a door supported by a pair of stereo speakers (the soundcard is also connected to the stereo, and 80W per channel is enough that I get slightly concerned when I play rockin' MP3s loud). Everything is connected in here with a Linksys 5-port 10/100 switch to the home LAN where the cable modem is. I use ddclient to keep dyndns.org updated, so anytime you see me post a URL to supaboy.dyndns.org, it's foo answering.


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Icon 1 posted October 12, 2001 18:24      Profile for LostInColorado     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Let's see...

There's bofh. It's the Ultra 60 workstation I drive at work. 512 MB ram, 18 GB harddrive (but I am attached to a network with LOTS of storage, so it is not an issue...) and 2 Ultrasparcs II at 360 MHz. I used to have 2 Ultraspacrs II at 450 MHz, but they were needed for a server. Times are hard. Oh, and did I mention the dual, 21" displays

There's voyager. The name is actually a relic from when I lived with roommates. Our workgroup name was, yes, Federation. It's a Dell Inspiron 5000, running at 500 MHz and currently at 256MB ram. It has a cool 15" LCD display and is equiped with both Fast Ethernet and 802.11b networks. (I am typing this on my kitchen table...) Sadly enough, it is running that other operating system (Win2K). I am seriously considering replacing it with Linux, but the abundance of Windows based games I like to play would make it a bit more difficult.

There was also defiant (yep, it too was on the roomies' network... Wait, their machines were on my network. After all, I built it.) It a Cyrix II at 300 MHz, with 196 MB ram and a small 8GB harddrive. What can I say, it was a Christmass gift. It is currently down, being the victim of a troubleshooting session gone bad. I will put it back together sometime and load Linux on it.

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quote:
Originally posted by DivaGeek:
What computer(s) are you using? What OS? What makes your `puter so kewl? Are you tired of my silly slang? (i.e. `puter and kewl)

Yeeah.. What does 'kewl' mean ?

Even despite that the last message on this topic was sent 3 days ago, I will TELL you what I am using. Now listen...

At work I won a fight for a Celeron600 128MB RAM with WinNT 4.0. I transformed it into a WinNT + RedHat Linux 7.1.
Finally, after some crashes (in NT, obviously) I am preparing to transform it into pure Linux machine. It hosts (or will do it) a firewall, a DNS server and internal-network WWW server.

At home I drive a AMD K6/2 350 with 96MB RAM, 30GB HD and 2,5GB HD (which I carry in my case from work to home and from home to work). It also runs RedHat, but this time combined with Win98.
Windoze is pretty stable, as I usually just play games on it. Before Linux came, I used Delphi on it. I must admit that this machine was pretty stable. Okay... sometimes it crashed when I was debugging my programs, but I could live with it.
The machine evolved from a Pentium 200 MMX, 32 MB RAM and this 2,5 GB drive. The only parts that survived modifications are: the case (with dying power-supply-fan), monitor (15'' with built-in speakers), sound card (I don't care about it, so I don't remember what type it is.), the keyboard, hard drive and one 32MB RAM module.
Once I bought a Pentagram Omen modem and now I am trying (Ok.. I will try ) to install it under Linux.
As I usually work at home at night, I had to muffle the machine. I found it best to wrap the machine in a bath-towel.

I have an Atari ST (it's monitor I use as TV set) and an Atari 130 XE. I love them, but no longer use.

Now you all know all.


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Gaming system is a Pentium III 1.0 Ghz, 512 MB of RAM, 46 GB Maxtor HD, 14 GB Western Digital HD, SB Live!, ELSA Gladiac GeForce 2 GTS 32 MB, 19 in NEC monitor, Iomega Zip CD, random DVD player

Then there's my iBook, Rhapsody.

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Icon 1 posted October 15, 2001 20:08      Profile for homesalad     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well here's what I got.

Humph, I haven't got a name for it, besides 'my rad computer'

Its a G3 Powerbook (Lombard)
400 Mhz
192 megs of RAM
I haven't messed with much else, though I'm lookin' at a new hard drive like 20gigs or so. 4 just isn't enough. I also have a portable Sony USB cd burner too, though I don't know its model #.

Ah, then theres the classic in the corner. I'll bet that not many of you have even *heard* of this one...

Its an AMIGA 3000, (Made by Commodore which replaced the 1000) that I used to use. I think we got it in '89, and it still runs great. The 68040 processor runs at 22.5Mhz, and it came with 512k of RAM, though for about $125 (in 1990) we upgraded with an additional 1024k of EXTERNAL RAM. It was in a box about the size of a VHS tape. Oh, how exciting that was.

I still firmly believe that the OS on the AMIGA is one of the best out there. It was simple, and was only about 640k in size. Oh man, unbeatable. So simple, so easy to use. Too bad Commodore USA went out of business. Ah, the competitive marketplace...

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quote:
Originally posted by homesalad:
Ah, then theres the classic in the corner. I'll bet that not many of you have even *heard* of this one...

Its an AMIGA 3000, (Made by Commodore which replaced the 1000) that I used to use. I think we got it in '89, and it still runs great. The 68040 processor runs at 22.5Mhz...


Hmmm... Interesting- the A3000 could be had with a 68030 running at 16MHz or 25MHz. The A4000 was the first Amiga to have a 68040, running at 25MHz. Later on the A4000 could be had with an '030 processor. It was possible to install the A4000's A3640 and A3630 processor cards into an A3000, but they were both 25MHz, not 22.5.

Yeah, you could say I've heard of Amigas.


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quote:

Hmmm... Interesting- the A3000 could be had with a 68030 running at 16MHz or 25MHz. The A4000 was the first Amiga to have a 68040, running at 25MHz. Later on the A4000 could be had with an '030 processor. It was possible to install the A4000's A3640 and A3630 processor cards into an A3000, but they were both 25MHz, not 22.5.

Whoops, I stand corrected. It has been quite a while since I've checked the specs on that thing. It still works great though.

-AB


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quote:
Originally posted by homesalad:
Whoops, I stand corrected. It has been quite a while since I've checked the specs on that thing. It still works great though.

Mine are stacked in the closet right now, heh. The clock batteries are all dead. If I ever find the cards for 'em, the first thing they'll do on a network is sync up with the time server here.


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quote:
Then there's my iBook, Rhapsody.

... in Blue, I assume?

quote:
$ killall -SCREW `cat /var/run/guys.pid`; cd

killall takes process names, not PIDs. You probably want


kill -SCREW `cat /var/run/guys.pid`; cd


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quote:
Originally posted by Greg Wooledge:
killall takes process names, not PIDs. You probably want


kill -SCREW `cat /var/run/guys.pid`; cd


I didn't write it I just snagged it for use in sigfiles.

And yes, my iBook is blueberry

I want a new one though.

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