What computer/OS are you using?

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Aurora Borealis

But the Classic Mac OS still hung on for a few years after OSX's introduction, and during the Mac OS 9 era, Apple was already making a comeback.

Makes me sad to think the only practical way one can escape from Unix is to switch to Windows and avoid nearly every smartphone model on the market.

I know all about the OS Wars, but what was it about Unix that allowed it to take over the market, and when?


I might as well do a run-down of my PCs again (After all, in the time since the last time I actually posted on here, some things have changed with my fleet; such as giving them names to easily identify them):

Main desktop: Custom (All-new equipment)
Name: 2k-tan (It's pretty obvious where this name came from, even if it doesn't run on Windows 2000)
Processor: Intel Core i7 (3.4Ghz quad-core)
RAM: 4GB (For now, at least)
OS: Windows 7 Professional (Service Pack 1)

Secondary desktop: Custom (Build around an old Dell desktop)
Name: Frankenstein (Since it was created with used parts during one of my mad scientist moments)
Processor: Intel Pentium III (600Mhz)
RAM: 512MB
OS: Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 4 w\ unofficial Daylight Savings Time patch)

Classic gaming desktop: NEC Powermate VP75
Name: The Yeti (Originated from an old in-joke among my family, involving the busted case fan it used to have)
Processor: Intel Pentium (75Mhz)
OS: Windows 98SE

Experimental desktop: NEC Powermate 433D
Name: Minefield (It's not exactly the safest place to be)
Processor: Intel 486SX (33Mhz)
OS: Anything I can get to run on it (There's a reason it's the experimental desktop)

Main Laptop: Compaq Presario CQ61
Name: Asagi (My favorite character in the Disgaea series)
Processor: AMD Sempron (2.1Ghz)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1)

Old laptop that just won't die: Compaq Presario 1655
Name: Laptop (Creatively named, isn't it?)
Processor: Intel Pentium II (233Mhz)
OS: Windows 2000 Professional

Dr. Kraus

NEC systems, I had one when I was little but its long gone now...

Anyway I guess I should update what I've got now as well!

Gateway LX
CPU: AMD Phenom 9500 x4 (2.20GHz)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

Name: Raika
CPU: AMD Athlon X2 (2.22GHz)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

Basic Dell desktop (I forgot its name...)
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 (2.80GHz)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

Dell Poweredge 600SC
Name: Mertvaya Ruka (TROLL FACE)
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 (2.20GHz)
RAM: 512MB or 1GB, can't remember right now :P
OS: Windows 2000 Advanced Server

Power Macintosh G3
Name: Blueberry (Its color is blue)
CPU: PowerPC G3 350 MHz
RAM: 128 MB
OS: Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger

IMAC G3 (333MHz) (Lime)
Name: Candy (Apples iMac theme for it)
CPU: PowerPC G3 (333MHz)
OS: Mac OSX 10.3

Acer TravelMate 5720
Name: Apache
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo (2.22GHz)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

Acer Aspire desktop
Name: Its my lil brother's
CPU: AMD Phenom x3 (2.22GHz)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate


Quote from: Dr. Kraus on March 28, 2011, 04:27:57 PM
NEC systems, I had one when I was little but its long gone now...

I've had that VP75 for about 15 years, and it still works perfectly. I faintly remember when it arrived all those years ago; my parents unpacking it and struggling to install Windows 95 because our tech guy, while nice enough to install a 200MB hard drive before sending it to us, wasn't nice enough to setup Windows.


What graphics cards do those machines have guys?
Red_Machine: Flouting the Windows Lifecycle Policy since 1989!

Dr. Kraus

Quote from: Red-Machine on March 28, 2011, 05:29:34 PM
What graphics cards do those machines have guys?

The only computers that have enhanced graphics are the Gateway with a EVGA NVidia Geforce 9500 1GB and the Power Macintosh G3 with whatever nvidia card is in that old thang...


god you guys have good setups. >__<;

i suppose it's worth mentioning that Speedy runs on Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1, several language packs installed)


Mission: Find an old box I can convert to a DOS so I can play these new DOS games I got.  A-Train, Age of Rifles, and EA NHL Hockey.


March 29, 2011, 04:12:46 PM #1088 Last Edit: April 01, 2011, 09:54:49 PM by PentiumMMX
Quote from: Red-Machine on March 28, 2011, 05:29:34 PM
What graphics cards do those machines have guys?

Here's a quick rundown of mine:

2k-tan: ATI Radeon HD 4350 (For now, at least)
Frankenstein: ATI All-In-Wonder 128
The Yeti: S3 Trio64V+
Minefield: Cirrus Logic on-board video
Asagi: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
Laptop: Chips & Tech on-board video


I run Windows 95 atm,

100 megaheartz of RAM
1 bajillion 0 core CPUs
and 1 GB of hardrive


What are these "operating systems" you speak of?

IBM 7090
32,768 words
2.18 μs
IBM 7302 Core Storage


Why does the eve of april fool's make everyone so...SILLY? >_>


I was selected to be a tester of Lion.

So I'm now using Mac OSX (10.7)


So, I just finished torrenting eOS (Elementary OS)
It just came out yesterday. Unfortunately, there wasn't a regular download option. Just torrent or have them ship it to you for $10
and so I decided to torrent. it didn't take long, it took like 3 hours. :U

eOS is by far, my favorite linux distribution.
I'm not kidding. I have all teh animal crossing games and play them everyday.
My profile pic is from deviant art. It's not mine.


It took less than 10 minutes for me. :3
Red_Machine: Flouting the Windows Lifecycle Policy since 1989!