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What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« on: July 22, 2006, 08:28:10 AM »
No this isn't a porn thread (well not intentionally  :-[)

Having just upgraded to 2Gb of RAM I was wondering what computers people are using these days. How about listing your specs here so we can all see what people use, and how about a list of your favourite or most used apps.

To get you started here is my system ...

Number of Computers: 2 (both desktops)
Connections: Wireless LAN via Linksys Wireless Access Gateway (a combined wireles/wired Router and ADSL modem)

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Computer 1 (my main machine) ...

Home build
Windows XP SP2
Athlon XP 1600+ (seemed fast when I bought it a couple of years back)
2Gb DDR PC2700 memory (Crucial)
Two WD Caviar IDE ATA100 drives each 160Gb/7200RPM
Plextor DVD +-R/+-RW (single layer)
Plector CD R/RW
TWO WD Caviar IDE ATA100 drives (each 120Gb/7200RPM) in a striped RAID array (for fast access stuff and temporary storage)
Creative Audigy 2 ZS Pro sound system
Creative 7.1 surround speakers
ATI Radeon All in Wonder AGP card (old but works well enough)
iiyama LS902UT monitor (19" CRT)
Canon 3200F flatbed scanner
Canon PIXMA ip5000 printer (with CD printing adapter)
Wacom Graphire A6 tablet
1394 adapter (PCI)
Linksys wireless card (PCI) + extension/booster aerial
Cheap no brand LAN card (PCI)
Logitech Zoom webcam
Lexar USB2 mutlicard reader
Belkin UPS

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Computer 2 (used mostly by friend I share with)

Home build
Windows XP SP2
Pentium III 900MHz
512Mb memory
On board Intel graphics and sound / generic brand 17" monitor
Two old drives (Maxtor + Fujitsu)
Old DVDROM (Matsushita)
Canon 3000F scanner
Canon S520 printer (prints well but buttons don't work!)
USB2/1394 adapter (unbranded but works great)
Belkin UPS
Plextor CD R/RW


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My most used software:

MS Office XP (esp. Word and Outlook)
Firefox (permanently loaded) / Roboform
Bookmark Buddy
Firetrust Benign (filters nasties from HTML email)
Mailwasher (dump spam at the server)
Ad Muncher
ESET NOD32 AV
Agnitum Outlook FW


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Favourite software:

Adobe PhotoShop CS2 (been ugrading since version 6 and have still only scratched the surface of this great app)
Pixmantec Rawshooter Premium (now trying Adbobe LightRoom beta)
Sony Vegas 6, CD/DVD Architect &  Sound Forge 8
TMPGenc XPress 3/MPEG editor 2/DVD Author 2 (great combination for quick transfers of TV recordings to produce DVDs with easy menu building)
VMWare Workstation

Lots more but these are the main 'toys' I am addicted too.

Lots of utilities / playing with stuff discovered (often on DC)

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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2006, 08:40:17 AM »
Mine is really easy to describe: acer aspire 1692 wlmi :P

It's a laptop, 2.0 centrino, 512mb of ram (trying to find out how to update it), radeon x600, dvd+rw, winxp sp2, 15'' widescreen with glare and a 80gb hd. It also has the lamest sound card ever, with the worst sound system possible.

The material i bought external to the laptop was: sennheiser pc130 headphones, my beloved logitech keyboard and my even more beloved logitech mx310mouse.
I also own an aditional old monitor that belonged to one old computer i had.

Not really a good machine, and with a giant lack in terms of ram (although it has a pretty good processor), but well.. i can take it with me when i'm not at home. (being studying at university, i travel every week as i pass the weekends at my parents').

At my house i have a linksys wireless router (with wich i fight almost every day to get wireless in the whole house), with a 8mbps web connection.
At my parents' i have a wired router with a 20mbps web connection.

[edit] forgot the software:
i love opera, always with at least 6 donationcoder.com tabs open, winamp, directory opus, find and run robot and clipboard help and spell. [/edit]
« Last Edit: July 22, 2006, 08:42:23 AM by jgpaiva »

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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2006, 08:56:24 AM »
My own box is...

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AMD64x2 4400+ (*1)
Silent 400W PSU
4x512megs DDR-400 ram (*2)
ASUS A8N SLI Premium (*3)
MSI GeForce 6600/256meg
PX-716A 16x Plextor DVD burner
Two 17" different acer TFTs, main one at 8ms
2x160gig SATA150 maxtor disks in RAID mirror
Some 80gig maxtor IDE disks I had lying around for "scratch drive"
Creative Audigy, some pre-2 version

(*1) - And lovin' it, though I'd rather have a Merom :)
(*2) - full loaded memory slots, which is not a good idea because of bugged memory controllers on a lot of AMD64 chips. Stable for me though, thankfully. CAS2 memory, but AMD64 doesn't like CAS2, so I run 2.5 or 3, can't remember
(*3) - not because I intend on running SLI, but because the chipset is passively cooled

And uh, prolly forgot something. My girlfriend has "whatever" Pentium-M based laptop, so does my mum. My brothers have inherited two of my older systems, one a P4-celeron-1.7 the other a P4-northwood2-2.53.

What I use my box for? Coding, testing, vmware, a few games every now and then, and idling on irc :)

Old server box at my mum's place is a 1.3GHz p3 celeron with 512meg PC133 memory and ~560GB storage. Probably going to add another 250gig disk to it within long. Used to do ADSL routing too, but the netgear router is less of a hassle (though also a bit less powerful). Runs a few services (subversion being the most important), but is mainly used for LAN storage.
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« Last Edit: July 23, 2006, 04:37:44 AM by f0dder »

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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2006, 08:57:44 AM »
i have

2.5 yrs old Dell Dimension 4600i
Windows XP SP2 Corp
2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
1GB PC3200 RAM
1x80GB Seagate, 1x160GB Maxtor HDD
17" Dell Ultrasharp


My most used software:
Proxomitron
Firefox

Favourite software:
FARR
uttorent
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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2006, 09:38:54 AM »
Main System Hardware:
  • Home Brew Pentium 4 w/HT 3Ghz
  • 2 Gigs RAM
  • 160G SATA HD
  • 250G USB HD
  • ATI PCI-X X600 All-In-Wonder Video
  • 21" Envision LCD
  • 17" Acer LCD Monitor
  • HP DVD Litescribe Burner
  • Generic DVD/CD ROM

Software Used:
  • Total Commander
  • Firefox
  • Thunderbird
  • XChat-2
  • Kerio Personal Firewall
  • Daemon Tools
  • AVG Antivirus
  • Irfanview
  • PuTTY
  • WinSCP3
  • VMware Server
  • Free Pascal

Other Systems:
Linux Server
P3 450 w/ 768 M RAM, 20G Drive
Running Apache, PHP, Kerio Mailserver, etc.

VMware Server
Compaq DL380 G1 1.1G RAM

VMware Server
Generic P4 2Ghz, 1 G RAM
Dual 120G IDE Drives

Windows Media Center PC
Generic P4 2.1 Ghz 512 MB RAMBUS RAM (Barf)
200 G IDE Drive
Hauppauge MCE TV Card

New Linux Server (not yet in use)
AMD 1300XP w/ 1G RAM
40 G HD

Test Linux System
Generic P4 2.0 Ghz w/ 512 MB RAM
40 G HD

Laptop
Dell Inspiron P4 1.7Ghz 640M RAM
30 G HD
14" Monitor

The 2 Linux Servers are connected via KVM to a 17" LCD Monitor
The VMware Servers, Test Linux & Media Center PC are connected via KVM to a 21" CRT.

Son's PC
Generic 800 Mhz P3 w/ 512 RAM
20G HD
19" LCD
I expected to need to upgrade him by now, but he's doing fine with this for ~ 3 years.  :huh:

Wife's PC
IBM ?  900 Mhz P3 w/ 768 M RAM
17" LCD
She uses this strictly for work 90% of which is web based.


I acquired a lot of the generic systems from customers who didn't want them anymore.

The monitors are all very nice on purpose.  If you're going to spend many hours a day staring at a screen, it had better be a good one or else you'll go blind. :)  Seriously, your eyes are important, I'd prioritize a monitor or CPU, RAM and/or HD space.
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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2006, 10:39:11 AM »
I have a Tosbiba A45-S150, P4-2.4, 1.25 GB RAM, 60GB HDD, XP Home - pretty much your basic laptop from a couple years ago.

Software I use the most:

UltraEdit
Excel 97
IBasic Professional
EXECryptor
Inno Setup Compiler
Firefox 1.5
SpamPal
Courier (email)
Classic Clipboard
Faststone Image Viewer
Outlook Express (newsgroup reader)
Kerio Personal Firewall
Avast Home
CounterSpy
Trojan Hunter
HTML Help Image Editor
JV16 PowerTools
Directory Opus
WinZip
Foxit Reader
Capture
Crap Cleaner
Windows Media Player
Bootit NG

Software For Metalworking
http://closetolerancesoftware.com
« Last Edit: July 22, 2006, 12:14:13 PM by mrainey »

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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2006, 11:53:49 AM »
oh, go on then...

main pc:
antec p180 case (black)
seasonic s12 600w silent power supply
asus a8n sli premium
corsair 2gb ddr
athlon 64 x2 dual core 4800
plextor dvd/cd dual layer jobbo drive
creative x-fi fatality edition
xfx geforce 7800gtx
two 75gig raptor drives (in the old raid 0) inside silent max aluminium cases
two 250gig samsung spinpoints
leadtek digital tv tuner card
akasa 4 way fan controller
a few 120mm akasa fans
saitek keyboard
logitech 8 button mouse jobbo
some creative labs 5.1 speakers - only use them in 2.1
and the old eizo 24" widescreen monitor.
removable hard drive bay - 120gig ide drive.
netgear wifi router

used for:
3d shooter and driving games
creating stuff using the adobe programs.
browsing using maxthon


old machine
athlon xp2200
1.5 gig ram
120 gig drive
dvd/cd writer
audigy 1 card with the panel on the front of the case
altec lansing 2.1 speakers
19" crt ctx monitor (a good one)
geforce 4200
a few real slow spinning large fans
midi keyboard (can't remember the number of keys)
epson scanner
epson printer
cheapo keyboard and mouse

used for
watching films - the computer is connected to a 32" widescreen tv (not LCD)
making IDM type music with cubase and the usual stuff - at least in theory.


other stuff
some crappy athlon xp2000 with the usual stuff in it - haven't thought of a purpose for it yet.

a few hard drives - always come in handy for something. i've a couple usb type hard drive cases.

gericom laptop - pentium 4, 128meg geforce graphics, 512 meg ram - can't think of a good reason to turn it on. my sister uses it when she visits.

pentium 2 laptop - can't remember much about it - even less reason to turn it on.

pocket pc - use it for tom tom when i actually go somewhere i don't know - like once every couple of years, i.e. it's pretty pointless.

recently managed the throw even older machines away a few months back - been hanging on to them for years but had to admit they were just junk.
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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2006, 01:48:12 AM »
This my main machine I brought from ebay last week. I added to it an upgrade to a 300GB SATA 16MB CACHE HARD DISK. Also added a firewall card, a 17in flat screen  monitor with speaker, a 56k modem for when BT Broadband is down, wireless mouse amd keybroad and a extra dvd/cd rewriter drive. Silent cooling case as well.   

AMD Athlon 3700+ CPU With Latest 939 Pin

   - 64Bit Design Actual Mode 3700+ With L2 Cache

   
nFORCE4 & nVIDIA Geforce 6100 Chipset
  - 2 x PCI Slots, LAN Port & 6 x USB2.0 Ports

   - DDR400, IDE, SATA, Dual Core & PCI-Express

   - 7.1 Intergrated Sound & Superb nVIDIA 6100 Graphics

 
2GB DDR400 PC3200 RAM Memory
   - Major Brand Used For Awesome Performance

   - Fully Upgradeable (Larger Size, Faster)

 
   200GB MAXTOR Hard Drive (I upgraded to 300GB 16MB CACHE HARD DRIVE)
   - 7,200 RPM, ATA133 & 8MB Cache
   - Major Brand Used For Awesome Performance

    - Fully Upgradable (Larger Size, Faster Connection)

 
16X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer & Dual Format ( I PURCHASED AN EXTRA ONE OF THESE)

   - DVD+/-RW, DVD-ROM & CDRW All In One

   - Fastest DVDRW Available, Burns 8GB Dual Layer DVDs
   - Compatible With All Packages, Nero, PowerDVD Etc

   - Fully Upgradeable (Extra Drive For Disk2Disk Copying)


Connectivity Range
   - 6 USB2.0 Ports (Inc 2 On The Front)

   - LAN Port For Networking/Broadband

   - 7.1 Quality Intergrated Sound (8 Channel Sound!!)

   - 56K Modem (Optional Extra) (i P-URCHASED THIS EXTRA)

   - 3 Port Firewire Card (Optional Extra)  (I PURCHASED THIS EXTRA)

 

3.5'' Floppy Disk Drive

   - Still Widely Used & Still Included In All Palicomp PCs

 

nVIDIA 128MB Geforce 6100 Chipset

   - 16X PCI-Express Slot & 1X PCI-Express Available
   - Direct X9.0 & Pixel Shader 3.0 Finally Now As Standard

Genuine AMD Athlon 939 Pin 3700+ With 64Bit Technology

- Actual Model Number 3700+   - 939Pin Design   -  L2 Cache   - More At AMD Website


**NEW** nVIDIA GeForce 6100 + 410 MCP Chipset **NEW**


- Latest nFORCE4 & nVidia Geforce 6100 Chipset  - 800Mhz FSB   - Supports DDR400 RAM
- LAN Conection   - 2 PCI Slots   - 6 USB2.0 Ports (2 Front)
- IDE & SATA Support   - 16X PCI-Express Slot   - 8 Channel Sound Output (7.1)

 

2GB DDR400 Major Branded RAM
Maxtor 200GB Hard Drive ATA133, 7200 RPM & 8MB CACHE

- MASSIVE 2048MB   - Major Branded Memory   - 184 Pin Dimm DDR400 RAM PC3200
- 200GB Hard Drive   - Major Branded Unit   - ATA133   - 7,200 RPM Speed


16XDVD+/-RW Dual Layer & Dual Format
3.5'' Floppy Disk Drive

- DVD+R @ 16X   - DVD+RW @ 8X   - DVD+R9 @ 4X
- DVD-R @ 16X   - DVD-RW @ 6X   - DVD-R DL1 @ 4X
- CD-R @ 48X   - CD-RW @ 24X
Also Reads CD's @ 48X & DVD's @ 16X


7.1 Sound (8 Channel), LAN Port, 6 x USB2 Ports
 
- Broadband Ready   - 7.1 Surround Sound (8Channel)   - 4 x Rear USB2 Ports & 2 x Front USB2 Ports


nVidia 128MB Geforce 6100 Graphics - NV44 Intergrated
Also Latest 16XPCI-Express Slot + 1X PCI-Express Slot Available

- nVIDIA Geforce 6100 Chipset   - 128MB DDR Memory   - High Performance 256-Bit 3D Engine
- Pixel Shader 3.0   - Plays Most Games On The Market   - PCI-Express Slots (16X + 1X)

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This cost 747 UK pounds including the extra upgrade items I brought.

It is brilliant very powerful. I hammer my PC in terms of web surfing and office type work as I work from home. I don't really use it for it for gaming.

My laptop is has a AMD Athlon 2800 processor, 286 ram and 40 hard disk. It is only 18 months so my next task is to upgrade the ram and hard disk. It will take up to 1024 Ram so if I upgrade I thinik it should be fine.

Software.

wwww.eset.com NOD32 anti virus
www.netveda.com firewall
Lava soft Adware remover.
Spyboot search and destroy
Spyguard
Microsoft Office Professional 2007  Beta
Gemx Notes bloat ware but good
Gemx Calender
Firefox
Thunderbird
BT Total Broadband Option 3 for my Wireless connection. Hence I use the BT Hub thats being heavily advertised in the UK at6 moment. Not the cheapest but convenient as it goes on my quarterly phopne bill, so that's fine. I use BT extra fast USB key for my laptop wireless conection. That cost an extra 58 UK pounds.

I have this software on both my PC and laptop.

Helen   
Ps I have only had my PC a week whaat does everyone think have I got a good deal????

It was not brought from an individual I bid on it through one of the PC shops on ebay then I upgraded it with the extras as per above. 





   

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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2006, 02:22:45 AM »
Hi Hellie, strikes me as damn good value. Which eBay shop was that?

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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2006, 02:37:21 AM »
Its PALICOMP. The service was brilliant I bid on it and won a week last Wed evening at 8pm, spent 24 hours thinking about my extras. Spoke to them about my extras, I think they purpose made the PC for me. I paid extra for Sat deliverly and it was delivered by 8.30 on the Sat, last Sat.

Oh I forgot included in the price was XP Home Edition that I ppurchased as an extra and the Nero softaware for coping and playing CD/DVD'S.

It also has 12 months on site warranty with it!!! That can be extended to 3 years. A months software support again that can be extended too. 

Its brilliant so powerful.   

I would highly recommend them.

Helen

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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2006, 04:06:47 AM »
Oho! This is always a fun one. OK, um... should I just list the computers I *actively* use? Because by rough eyeball count my storage area over there has, um... 50-odd full computers, another couple 10's of separate motherboards, boxes of other misc. cards, yadda. So yeah, we'll stick to the actively used ones. :D

First off, I don't buy commercial machines. Being a system builder it just doesn't make much sense 99% of the time. Occasionally there's a really good deal, but I haven't found one yet at the time that I want to buy anyway, so all my machines are "home built".

Primary system:

Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Antec Sonata II case with 480W stock power supply (love this thing! fantastic deal to this day)
3GB RAM
120GB SATA HD (just bought an additional 500GB SATA drive, but haven't installed yet)
Geforce 6600GT 128MB
21"  Nokia CRT (a bit old and actually has some little scratches, but I've learned to live with it; got a good deal on it and I hate LCD's - yes even the new 2ms ones :D)
LG Electronics DVD Writer
Microsoft Intellimouse (best mouse ever - how come these things are so hard to get these days?)

Canon IP5000 Photo printer networked to everybody (dig it, very nice photo quality, decent text, very fast, and after-market ink cartridges are available, unlike the newer x200 models, e.g. IP5200)

LAN: Buncha Linksys equipment of questionable reliability. Our 8 port router was giving out under high load for a while (overheating? just needed a reboot every time) and I have a wireless router from a friend on which the wireless doesn't work, lol.

Internet Connection: 6000/768 ADSL from Sonic.net (fantastic ISP, great support)

Occasionally used:
Wacom 8x12 USB (Intuous II I think)
Some random old Epson scanner

Uses:
Audio, video and image editing with a variety of programs
Rendering (Terragen 2 mostly)
Lots of web surfing
Media playing - even split between music, movies and TV shows
Occasional gaming (last played: Hitman Blood Money, verdict B+, I'm a harsh critic)

Software Used:
Opera
Photoshop CS2
Filezilla (lots of website admin)
Terragen (current release plus TG2 alpha)
Miranda IM
PSPad Editor (*love* this thing - awesome editor, very good for web admins with built-in FTP management and auto-backup!)
Foxit Reader
AVG Antivirus
XnView
Microsoft Office (2k3/2k7 beta)
KMPlayer (currently in love with this as a general media player, especially video - if I can get it to use modern Winamp media library I will toss Winamp altogether I think)
Winamp (great audio support, *love* the online media content in the media library)
Tugzip
UltraVNC (god bless VNC - very full-featured client)

My other personal machines:

Render boxes:

2xAthlon MP overclocked machines at ~2.4Ghz per CPU (total 4 CPU's at 2.4Ghz, 2 in each system)
1-2GB of RAM in each
Crap ass graphics cards (don't need much just for rendering)
Not much else is important with these babies - it's all about CPU :D

Shiny new laptop:

Toshiba A105-S4114
1.73Ghz Core Duo CPU
2GB RAM
120GB HD
8X DVD writer
15.4" screen
802.11 A/B/G
Fingerprint scanner! (hehe, this thing is really gimmicky but really cool)
Built-in multi-card reader for flash media (supports my less popular xD media for my Olympus C7000, so that rules)
Weighs about 6 pounds

Battery life is not fantastic, a little under 3 hours, but it's decent. I got it with everything above stock at Circuit City for about $1150 after $200 in rebates (including sales tax). So a pretty sweet deal IMO. Get your own here http://www.circuitci...76&catOid=-12963  8)

Primary uses:
Offloading photos from my digicam
Client work - backups, DVD burning on-site for drivers, etc.
Showing photos to friends on the road
'net access on the road
File transfers
Rendering

Old e-mail box:

Dual PIII 600
512MB's RAM
ATI Rage 128
2x18GB SCSI2 HD
Lite-on DVD writer

This guy is getting phased out as soon as I can figure out what mail program I'm moving to.


Other Systems:

Roommate's gaming box:

Athlon 64 socket 754 3400+ @ 2.4Ghz (that's stock - it's just that there were several 3400+'s, most of which were slower, clock speed matters more than cache in most cases)
Thermaltake Tsunami Silver case with default 420W PSU (nice case but not the best)
2GB RAM
120GB SATA HD + 200GB IDE HD
ATI Radeon X800 XT 256MB (last of the great AGP cards, really)
21" Brand new Philips CRT (My roommate hates LCD's too - he recently did a comparison buy, a 21" LCD vs. 21" CRT; the CRT won, even though it was more expensive. He's a big gamer so refresh rate is huge and both he and I can still detect flicker even on a "2ms" LCD)
SB Audigy 2 ZS
Lite-On DVD Burner
Microsoft Intellimouse

Primary uses:
Gaming
Web browsing
Recording and editing audio (he's really into this amateur voice acting thing right now)

Server:
2xAthlon MP 1600+
Antec white full tower case (big, roomy, HEAVY - love Antec's cases but I don't love full tower cases much)
1GB RAM
ATI Radeon 9200 passively cooled
8 HD's from 160GB to 500GB - about 1.6TB total space (upgrading to more soon)
2 NIC's + onboard (will be used for bridging 2 DSL connections)

Primary uses:
Serving files to other machines
Downloading and archiving stuff

Media Machine:

Athlon XP 2000+
Antec black mid-tower case, 400W built-in PSU (nice, basic case)
1GB RAM
nVidia Geforce FX 5700 128MB
Lite-on DVD reader

Primary uses:

Playing movies, tv and music through our TV and stereo (need to upgrade TV soon to HDTV)


I access most of these machines through VNC to control them and do stuff. My main X2 machine is attached directly to the monitor and the e-mail machine is close enough to also connect to it occasionally when needed. I have an old 7 port Belkin switchbox I may hook up to handle that soon.

There's a potentially interesting story behind each machine, too. I work very hard at picking "sweet spots" when I purchase hardware. So for a brief example my roommate's Athlon 64 was bought a little while after socket 939 came out and PCI-X was just starting to get big. We had the option of either spending more for a more upgradeable 939-based system at a slightly lower clock speed and with a PCI-X graphics card (meaning ultimately less performance in the near-term) vs. paying less for a slightly faster CPU and being stuck with AGP. I advised him to stick with 754 and go for the 3400+ at 2.4Ghz rather than the higher rated but actually slower 1MB cache versions, etc. In benchmarks and actual use since he purchased a couple years ago I think it has become quite clear that it was an excellent buy at the right time. He has upgraded the graphics card only a couple times; the upgraded cards always go to other in-use machines in the house, so nothing is wasted.

Aaanyway, that's about enough of that, eh? Hehe. I'm sorry, I just love to talk about my babies. :P

You might think from that list that I'm a rich little bugger but honestly I'm just a bargain hunter. I've probably spent little more in the past few years than anyone who goes out and buys a nice new PC. Most people spend $1-2000, and I'd say I've spent about $2500 over the past couple years. The laptop is my biggest splurge of all time, lol. But it'll easily pay for itself on long photo outings, amongst many other uses.

- Oshyan

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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2006, 04:18:34 AM »
Wow - looks like a hypermarket ...

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LAN: Buncha Linksys equipment of questionable reliability. Our 8 port router was giving out under high load for a while (overheating? just needed a reboot every time) and I have a wireless router from a friend on which the wireless doesn't work, lol.

I am glad you said that - I have been having problems with my router recently - probably the hot weather but it has needed rebooting a few times to get the thing to work. Doesn't help that it has never let me get to the config screen consistently (web browsers often seem to give up trying to connect even when the thing is working properly). Frustrating.

Any UK based users got any recommendations for an integrated ADSL/WiFi (11g) router ?

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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2006, 04:28:12 AM »
Carol, my netgear one that i complained about a few months ago has been working perfectly since i did the flash update on it.

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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2006, 04:33:27 AM »
Any UK based users got any recommendations for an integrated ADSL/WiFi (11g) router ?
.dk based, but it's pretty damn hot and humid here, so... :)

I got my mum a Netgear FWG114p - it does ADSL routing, firewalling, access-pointing (11/54mbit) with security, print serving (unfortunately our printer isn't supported :( ), etc. It's been very reliable, never needed a reboot, and looks sexy.
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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2006, 05:15:31 AM »
Any UK based users got any recommendations for an integrated ADSL/WiFi (11g) router ?
.dk based, but it's pretty damn hot and humid here, so... :)

I got my mum a Netgear FWG114p - it does ADSL routing, firewalling, access-pointing (11/54mbit) with security, print serving (unfortunately our printer isn't supported :( ), etc. It's been very reliable, never needed a reboot, and looks sexy.

Unfortunately that doesn't actually have an ADSL modem built in.

The http://netgear.co.uk...d_router_dg834gt.php looks possible - shame it doesn't include the print server too.
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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2006, 05:31:48 AM »
Any UK based users got any recommendations for an integrated ADSL/WiFi (11g) router ?
.dk based, but it's pretty damn hot and humid here, so... :)

I got my mum a Netgear FWG114p - it does ADSL routing, firewalling, access-pointing (11/54mbit) with security, print serving (unfortunately our printer isn't supported :( ), etc. It's been very reliable, never needed a reboot, and looks sexy.

Unfortunately that doesn't actually have an ADSL modem built in.

The http://netgear.co.uk...d_router_dg834gt.php looks possible - shame it doesn't include the print server too.
You didnt' say it had to include a modem :) (I'm used to split solutions) - it does routing and PPPoE though. Can't remember if it does PPPoA as well.

The dg834 looks exactly like the wg602 I got from a friend - and that one's an unreliable POS. WLAN is flaky, and if I turn on encryption it gets even worse. Antenna is a bit broken though, but that should just give worse signal strength, not these random connectin drops. The model you linked is probably a lot different internally though, this one's just an access point.
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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2006, 07:47:47 AM »
Hmm - I said ADSL/Wifi router - I assumed it would be understood by the ADSL bit that I meant a modem ;) - in what sense has any router without a modem got anything to do with ADSL ?

Reviews on Amazon.co.uk are a bit varied with the dg834 model - dropped internet connects and poor WiFi connection seems common. At least with my current Linksys machine it works 99% of the time.

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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2006, 08:02:51 AM »
God i feel like a turtle:

AMD XP2000
1gb ram
200gb hd + 160gb hd

Canon ip4000 color printer (cheapo but still good)
Canon LIde usb scanner (cheapo but still good)
HP 2200 Laser printer

Two Samsung 204b LCD screens

Favorite Apps:
Website Watcher (couldn't live without it)
Realplayer (for watching cspan and making myself angry with politics)



ps. i was using very old used burned out crt displays up until earlier this year when the flicker got so crazy that i finally had to upgrade to LCDs.  you can get these lcds now on sale for about $280 each -> http://www.newegg.co...Item=N82E16824001226
i'm quite happy with them though the comments on newegg are appropriate - they arent as vivid as some more expensive ones, but overall a great bargain for the price.  the best part about lcds -> increase in desk space.
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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2006, 08:59:38 AM »
Hmm - I said ADSL/Wifi router - I assumed it would be understood by the ADSL bit that I meant a modem ;) - in what sense has any router without a modem got anything to do with ADSL ?
Dunno, but the FWG114p is presented as an "adsl router". Perhaps because it can do PPPoE...
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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2006, 03:29:48 PM »
What I have:


http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/5575/ghettodesk1ju.jpg
What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...

Name: EdTheSlowAss

NEC9820 specs

The Sun 447 monitor doesn't show up in the specs, but that's what it is.

The ghetto desk is comprised of 2 filing cabinets and a table top ironing board across an open drawer.  ;D

What I use it for currently:

  • 9x application testing
  • backup for personal files
  • keeping my sanity when my daughter is hogging the good pc
  • getting work done without internet distractions (digital art, web design, programming, typing up recipes I have collected & created over the last 20 yrs into .txt files)

Up until about 7 months ago, it was the only pc I had...for about 3 yrs because of my P3 computer dying. It's very stable, despite the fact it runs WinME. It was my very first PC...the one I spoke of in the first podcast



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What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...

Name: Yasmin

HP Pavilion a847c specs

What I use this for:

What don't I use it for?  :huh: (well, I am not much of a gamer)

A slightly outdated list of my fav software can be found on my site:

http://www.appsapps.info/links.php

add the following to that:





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« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2006, 03:31:44 PM »
So let me be superverbose AND geeky at the same time  ;D :P

First, my laptop:
CPU
cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 8
model name      : Pentium III (Coppermine)
stepping        : 6
cpu MHz         : 852.033
cache size      : 256 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 2
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse up
bogomips        : 1704.69


RAM
cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal:       256292 kB
MemFree:          7660 kB
Buffers:          4348 kB
Cached:         108368 kB
SwapCached:      12556 kB
Active:         156244 kB
Inactive:        64776 kB
HighTotal:           0 kB
HighFree:            0 kB
LowTotal:       256292 kB
LowFree:          7660 kB
SwapTotal:      433712 kB
SwapFree:       383452 kB
Dirty:              24 kB
Writeback:           0 kB
Mapped:         146136 kB
Slab:             8536 kB
CommitLimit:    561856 kB
Committed_AS:   396300 kB
PageTables:       1172 kB
VmallocTotal:   770040 kB
VmallocUsed:      3288 kB
VmallocChunk:   765940 kB


Installed Hardware:
sudo lspci -vv
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.: Unknown device 1040
        Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 64
        Region 0: Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
        Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 1.0
                Status: RQ=32 Iso- ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA+ ITACoh- GART64- HTrans- 64bit- FW- AGP3- Rate=x2
                Command: RQ=1 ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA- AGP+ GART64- 64bit- FW- Rate=<none>

0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle+ MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 128
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
        Memory behind bridge: f0000000-f7ffffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 28000000-280fffff
        BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA+ MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B+

0000:00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1988 Allegro-1 (rev 12)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.: Unknown device 1049
        Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 32 (500ns min, 6000ns max)
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
        Region 0: I/O ports at f800 [size=256]
        Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

0000:00:06.1 Communication controller: ESS Technology ESS Modem (rev 12)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.: Unknown device 1049
        Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
        Region 0: I/O ports at f400 [size=256]
        Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=100mA PME(D0-,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable+ DSel=0 DScale=0 PME+

0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle+ MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 0

0000:00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01) (prog-if 80 [Master])
        Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 64
        Region 4: I/O ports at fcd0 [size=16]

0000:00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
        Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 64
        Interrupt: pin D routed to IRQ 9
        Region 4: I/O ports at fce0 [size=32]

0000:00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03)
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Interrupt: pin ? routed to IRQ 9

0000:00:08.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.: Unknown device 1045
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 64 (8000ns min, 16000ns max)
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 9
        Region 0: I/O ports at f000 [size=256]
        Region 1: Memory at fedffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0-,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

0000:00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev 80)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.: Unknown device 1044
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 64
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 9
        Region 0: Memory at 28100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=05, sec-latency=176
        Memory window 0: 20000000-21fff000 (prefetchable)
        Memory window 1: 22000000-23fff000
        I/O window 0: 00001000-000010ff
        I/O window 1: 00001400-000014ff
        BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- 16bInt+ PostWrite-
        16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

0000:00:0a.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev 80)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.: Unknown device 1044
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 64
        Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 9
        Region 0: Memory at 28101000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=06, subordinate=09, sec-latency=176
        Memory window 0: 24000000-25fff000 (prefetchable)
        Memory window 1: 26000000-27fff000
        I/O window 0: 00001800-000018ff
        I/O window 1: 00001c00-00001cff
        BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- 16bInt+ PostWrite-
        16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/MX-MV (rev 11) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.: Unknown device 1042
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 64 (1000ns min, 63750ns max), Cache Line Size: 0x08 (32 bytes)
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 9
        Region 0: Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128M]
        Expansion ROM at 28000000 [disabled] [size=64K]
        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
        Capabilities: [80] AGP version 1.0
                Status: RQ=32 Iso- ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA- ITACoh- GART64- HTrans- 64bit- FW- AGP3- Rate=x1,x2
                Command: RQ=32 ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA- AGP+ GART64- 64bit- FW- Rate=<none>


Operating System
lsb_release --description --codename
Description:    Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
Codename:       dapper


Use
cat /dev/brain/habits | grep laptop
Work-, Play-, Multimedia-, and Chat-Station; pida for python, small solitair-style games for in between, it plays my music and movies, IRC and IM



Second, my "server":
CPU
cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
cpu family      : 6
model           : 4
model name      : AMD Athlon(tm) Processor
stepping        : 4
cpu MHz         : 1010.330
cache size      : 256 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 1
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow up
bogomips        : 2021.47


RAM
cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal:      1036300 kB
MemFree:         13736 kB
Buffers:         39228 kB
Cached:         801104 kB
SwapCached:         16 kB
Active:         447344 kB
Inactive:       540832 kB
HighTotal:      131008 kB
HighFree:          260 kB
LowTotal:       905292 kB
LowFree:         13476 kB
SwapTotal:     2650684 kB
SwapFree:      2650520 kB
Dirty:             368 kB
Writeback:           0 kB
Mapped:         189124 kB
Slab:            29424 kB
CommitLimit:   3168832 kB
Committed_AS:   293864 kB
PageTables:       1132 kB
VmallocTotal:   114680 kB
VmallocUsed:      1952 kB
VmallocChunk:   112508 kB


Installed Hardware
sudo lspci -vv
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333]
        Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 0
        Region 0: Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
        Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 2.0
                Status: RQ=32 Iso- ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA+ ITACoh- GART64- HTrans- 64bit- FW- AGP3- Rate=x1,x2
                Command: RQ=1 ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA- AGP- GART64- 64bit- FW- Rate=<none>
        Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333 AGP] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: 0000a000-0000afff
        Memory behind bridge: dbe00000-dbefffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: dbc00000-dbcfffff
        BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
        Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

0000:00:09.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c968 [Vision 968 VRAM] rev 0 (prog-if 00 [VGA])
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping+ SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
        Region 0: Memory at 50000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64M]
        Expansion ROM at 7f000000 [disabled] [size=64K]

0000:00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
        Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RT8139
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
        Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 32 (8000ns min, 16000ns max)
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
        Region 0: I/O ports at dc00 [size=256]
        Region 1: Memory at dfffff00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        Expansion ROM at dffe0000 [disabled] [size=64K]

0000:00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
        Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RT8139
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 32 (8000ns min, 16000ns max)
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 12
        Region 0: I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
        Region 1: Memory at dffffe00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0-,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

0000:00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233A ISA Bridge
        Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 3074
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping+ SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 0
        Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

0000:00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
        Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT8233/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 32
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 255
        Region 4: I/O ports at ff00 [size=16]
        Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

0000:00:11.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 23) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
        Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. (Wrong ID) USB Controller
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 32, Cache Line Size: 0x08 (32 bytes)
        Interrupt: pin D routed to IRQ 12
        Region 4: I/O ports at cc00 [size=32]
        Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

0000:00:11.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 23) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
        Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. (Wrong ID) USB Controller
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 32, Cache Line Size: 0x08 (32 bytes)
        Interrupt: pin D routed to IRQ 12
        Region 4: I/O ports at d000 [size=32]
        Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

0000:00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 40)
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology GA-7VAX Onboard Audio (Realtek ALC650)
        Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 11
        Region 0: I/O ports at d400 [size=256]
        Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-


Operating System
lsb_release --description --codename
Description:    Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
Codename:       dapper


Use
All your base are belong to us!
Fileserver, SMB and NFS, which means for Windows and Linux; Firewall, for our whole LAN; Router for several clients, Linux and Windows and others; Burnserver, it has a cd writer; Leechserver, azureus downloads the latest anime-releases; Compileserver, I use its faster CPU to compile software for my laptop.


Phew that was quite an amount of information, right?


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You would have to be geek to understand this
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2006, 03:45:44 PM »
Phew that was quite an amount of information, right?

Well, wait until you have seen the list of software packages!

Quote from: housetier@ganymede
dpkg -l|grep ^ii|wc -l
1058

Quote from: housetier@jupiter
dpkg -l|grep ^ii|wc -l
715

I should not forget to mention that "ganymede" is my laptop, whereas "jupiter" is the server. Other client names include "callisto", "io" and "europa"; these are the four moons of Jupiter that Galileo discovered. For geeks like me it is important to have a naming scheme; and let me warn you to never use a real person's name, it is not a good idea!

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Re: What ya got, and how d'ya use it ...
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2006, 04:40:14 PM »
let me warn you to never use a real person's name, it is not a good idea!

I let computers name themselves...like pets do.

They will tell you if you 'listen'.

EdTheSlowAss: as in Special Education...slow...came to my home by riding the little yellow computer bus. Everyone knows it as Ed...and everyone else calls it Ed...and when referring to a conversation I had with a real guy named Ed to a friend of mine, she was a bit afraid of my P1...thinking my PC was now talking to me.  :P

Yasmin: Ed's younger, faster, but just as retarded sister (not going to tell you who 'Yasmin' really is in real life.) :-[

Murphy: my dead P3...as in Murphy's Law...anything that can go wrong will, at the worst possible moment, nothing is as easy as it looks, and everything takes longer than you think. It died on Halloween, right before I was to teach a class on HTML and not only were my files I needed hostage, but that made it impossible to teach the class because the software I was going to use doesn't run on Ed very well. :'(

When that P3 is rebuilt and turned into a P4 Prescott 3.0, I will hopefully be able to call it Lee...as in Lee Majors, who played the 6 million dollar man...they made him better, faster, stronger...and hopefully that is what will happen to that P3. (I hope it doesn't end up keeping that Murphy reputation it has always had.) :o

Jordy: my Jornada 540 Pocket PC (name makes sense, doesn't it?) :tellme:

Doorstop: an old Zenith Data Systems P1 that I found in the trash which I have never tried to find out if it works or not.

Lappy: my daughter's laptop (she wasn't very creative naming it)  :huh:

Yes, I relate to computers and have relationships with them much in the same way most would relate to people. (don't be thinking anything dirty) And just like people, they all have their own personality, quirks, and character flaws.