Discussion in 'polls' started by Page42, Jul 15, 2014.
Yes I am happy with my computer(s).
We could change the thread to 'Are you happy with your finances?'. And my answer is always no...
But since I probably won't be doing that, you still have the option of voting and commenting on the topic of this poll.
Oh, yeah I guess I should mention them all. I actually have 2 Dell Inspiron 530's that are nearly identical. Both have Core 2 Duo CPU's & 4 GB of RAM. The only difference is one has an E8300 that runs @ 2.83 Ghz, and an HD video card, so I can hook it up to my LCD TV via HDMI and play games. The other has an E8400 that runs @ 3 ghz even, and no video card, so I play only old/retro games, mostly via emulators on it. I use it largely as a test machine.
I was thinking of buying a new computer, but decided that those specs were perfectly adequate for me since I plan on staying with 32-bit for quite some time, even if I do upgrade to Windows 7/8. And I got both of them combined for less than half of what the new one I was looking at would've cost me. And I've wanted to have an extra/test machine for some time now.
I also have a Macbook, which is a luxury item for me but I got it in a barter for a great deal from someone that needed quick money. I formatted it and put Debian on it, and use it for sensitive type stuff. I simply don't trust putting and/or doing anything sensitive on a machine, especially a Windows one, that's connected to the internet from a location/IP that can be connected to me anymore. If I want to send an email with sensitive info., have a sensitive conversation via PM, etc... it's done with that machine in from the parking lot of a coffee shop or something with public WiFi. Better yet one with encrypted WiFi, where they give regular customers the key to connect. But it's not like I have anything that's uber top secret or anything where such measures are "necessary". But I feel cool knowing that if I did I could go all James Bond and stuff.
Also have an old EMachines laying around with a 500 Mhz Celeron CPU and 128 MB of RAM (came with 32 MB factory), running Windows 98SE. That served me well for years until I acquired a Dell Dimension 3000 for doing work for somebody.
I've only owned 5 PC's in my life (4 generations + the extra test machine I have now). And paid next to nothing for them all. The first was a Packard Bell my parents got for me when I was like 13. I don't remember much other than the games that came with it. It had a cool OS that was like a house, with different rooms & items representing commands to operate the OS. Like keys on a table would be for security & passwords. A bookshelf would have reference material & help. It was awesome! Then that EMachines that my dad got for me at about 18. Then the Dimension 3000. And now just in the past year the Inspiron 530's, one from a trade-in and the other for $100. I spent $30 upgrading the RAM in the Dimension from 512 MB to 1 GB, and about $35 upgrading the HD to 250 GB from the factory 40. $60 on speakers and a sub (x2) for both of my current PC's. $40 on an optical mouse (x2) for both. $25 for a keyboard for the 2'nd Inspiron. $50 for a (refurbished) LCD monitor for the 2'nd Inspiron. So about $340 total for all the PC's in my lifetime combined. I know some people that spend more than that on video cards every few months.
And practically stole the Macbook for $200.
@luciddream: it sounds like your first computer actually had Microsoft BOB on it?
Nope. I'm still rocking socket 939 and AM2 on my two desktops. The cpu, memory, and hard drive are all showing their age. Wish I had the money to easily afford a good (not cheap) gaming computer.
Yep, quite happy with all my computers.
Yes Jones... by golly that is IT! Can't believe the comments about it though... or actually, I do. People have no taste. I thought it was something very innovative, functional (not as much as Windows though), and above all else FUN! I guess there's no room for that kinda stuff in the industry...
If they made an OS like that today, with modern security/privacy implemented, I'd use it.
I voted 'Maybe so'...But, I would like a new computer, since I give this one a thrashing testing beta security software.
Yes very satisfied.
It's not a fast machine* but totally silent and does what I want it to do without hickups.
* Intel i3 530 @overclocked 3.5 ghz, 8gb RAM.
Just re-install or restore from disk image. Or install another OS. No need for new hardware.
Perhaps s/he prefers to test software in separated hardware?
I don't trust imaging software...I just can't get it! I think the way I have setup my computer, all those years ago, doesn't help. I will do things better the next time, in a new desktop.
I am very Happy intel i7 4770 3,50 GHz 32 gb ram, very Quite
I just installed an SSD in my third computer. Now I am VERY happy.
One more to go and I will be 100% SSD.
I bought 2 "high end" PC´s this year, both turned out to be flops.
The first one (HP) was slow to start up despite the SSD, plus the PSU had a bad smell. It also had shut down problems.
The second one (Asus) had shutdown problems, the PSU made a high-pitched noise, plus Windows was not installed on the SSD.
Overall I still liked the Asus better, but I´m now back to my 8 year old HP desktop, this all really sucks.
Ouch. So, how would you vote?
Is the 8 year old HP desktop good enough to land a Yes or Maybe so vote?
I forgot to answer the question, but no I´m not happy.
I´m also not happy with the crappy new PC´s that are being released.
It all good here.
Yes I am happy. Happy as a clam.
Got a new spare computer for testing things out. Happy that it's not crap.
So, am I very happy with mine. It was custom built for me, after I selected the components, by the online retailer. Even better, I was able to take delivery, personally. Normally, it would have been delivered by courier. Still, going strong after 7 years, of trying everything in beta testing.
I will probably, get another custom built desktop, next year. Maybe, with 'Threshold' as the OS.
Shouldn't have said new, cause it isn't: 3.0 GHz Pentium 4, 2 GB RAM, Radeon HD 4600, 80 GB HDD.
I am happy too...my laptop is a CQ41 from compaq.Its running amd 4330 graphics card.It has been gone for a hardware repair like twice.Both the times it was my fault of doing something stupid.But it performes and runs very smoothly and looks brand new.I have maintained it well I guess.
A resounding yes for me. My two PCs cause me no grief whatsoever. I perform a minimal amount of repair, compared to a steady amount of maintenance.
The experimentation that used to occupy so much of my time has gone away.
I honestly think I used to create a good amount of the issues that confronted me.
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