Here I'll boast about all the great
computers I have ! Isn't that wonderful. Also pay attention to the colorful
names I made up for them.
Most of my computers now run Windows XP. I used to favor 2000 over XP,
but when I first bought a 200GB hd I changed my mind. It's time to move
on and 2000 is getting a bit old. Now the same is probably going to happen
with Vista (which is quite nice, despite what you may read in lots of
other places, as long as your computer is up to it).
Despite my earlier plans of moving to Linux wherever possible, I have
found find the reverse happened. I have no computers left that run Linux
ever since I bought the Macbook Pro. In the end, I just used Linux because
of KMail, but Thunderbird is almost as good. And installing 3 operating
systems on the computer seemed like a waste of space.
I've also started to cut down on the number of computers I have. Basically
just one desktop for work, one laptop, one desktop for gaming and then
my parent's computer. And some for testing specific stuff. And some laying
around cause I can't decide what to do with them. I guess I could have
less and not really notice.
There are some macs too. I used to want to replace all of my computers
with macs, but it turns out I prefer Windows after all. So I just use
those for work now.
Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz, 2GB ram, 500GB + 200GB Seagate harddisk, Radeon X1600Pro,
NEC dvd writer, Logitech RX1000 laser mouse, 2x 22" Philips lcd screen,
Creative Soundblaster X-Fi, Antec case, passive cooling, Windows XP Pro
2. Zync (Sony Vaio Z)
Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 4GB ram, 500GB hd, 13.1" widescreen TFT, dvd writer,
Vista Business 64bit (work)
Phenom II 820 (quad core), 8GB ram, 1TB hd, Asus GeForce 9600GT, dvd writer,
Cherry keyboard, Logitech RX1000 laser mouse, Samsung T220 lcd screen,
Antec Solo case, Vista 64bit (games)
Athlon 64 X2 6000+, 2GB ram, 750GB + 500GB Seagate harddisks, nVidia GeForce
8600GT, NEC dvd writer, Cherry keyboard, Logitech RX1000 laser mouse,
19" Samsung lcd screen, Antec Solo case, Windows XP Pro (games)
Macbook 2.13GHz, 13" screen, 200GB hd, MacOS X 10.5 and 10.6 (work)
Athlon 64 3200+ (2.2GHz), 1.5GB ram, 160GB Maxtor harddisk, NEC dvd writer,
Vista Business 64bit (work)
Sempron 64bit 2600+ (1.6GHz), Asus Pundit PAE-3 barebone case, Seagate
80GB hd, 512MB ram, Asus DVD-rom, Windows XP x64 (work)
Athlon 64 X2 3800+, 1GB ram, built-in nVidia GeForce 6100, 160GB harddisk,
Logitech optical mouse, 19" Neovo F419 lcd screen, Nec dvd writer,
Asus T1 barebone case, Windows XP Home (parents)
Mac Mini Core 2 Duo 2GHz, 2GB ram, 160GB hd, superdrive, MacOS X 10.4
and 10.5 (work)
10. Palm Pre
Really nice phone with webOS operating system (fun)
1. Blondie (September 2007 - October 2009)
Mac Mini 1.42GHz, 1GB ram, 80GB hd, superdrive, MacOS X 10.4
2. Palm Centro (April 2008 - November 2009)
Replaced it with a Palm Pre.
3. Palm T|X (July 2007 - April 2008)
Replaced it with a Palm Centro phone.
4. Galahad (July 2005 - July 2007)
My game computer. It was relatively powerful, but for some reason it always
felt a bit slow loading games. When I wanted to upgrade memory, hd and
videocard, I felt I also needed a new case. So in the end it was easier
to just build a new computer (Sandman) and get rid of this one. It was
nice, but had some small problems.
5. Palm Tungsten T3 (November 2004 - July 2007)
A lovely device, but I replaced it with the TX of a friend when he got
rid of it. What can I say, the TX just looks nicer (even though it's blue
instead of black).
6. Rabbit (November 2005 - June 2007)
A computer used for work. It was ok and was a good way to try hyperthreading,
but in the end it started misbheaving a bit. Was replaced by Syrius. P4
hyperthreading cpu running at 3.2GHz.
7. Logan (September 2004 - December 2006)
A Pentium-M laptop by Sony. Wonderful 13.3" screen. I replaced it
because the harddisk was pretty much full and I thought it would be nice
to have a laptop that also ran MacOS X.
8. Palm Tungsten T (December 2003 - November
I bought this pda from a friend, who at that time was going to get a new
T3 himself. I didn't yet know if I needed a pda, but I was fascinated
by them. Almost one year later I find it hard to organise some things
without it and wouldn't want to miss it unless there were a very good
reason. And I've moved to a T3 myself so the T was no longer needed. Of
course there are things about it that I like better than the T3, but that's
how it goes.
9. Cassiopeia (2000-2004)
It started out as an Athlon 600 (the first Athlon I ever used) but I upgraded
it to an 800MHz when my old work desktop lost its motherboard. It was
always a little bit slow, for no apparent reason. Maybe something wrong
with the motherboard, though I never found out.
10. Minny (2003-2004)
My first mac. An iBook G3 700MHz. I bought it because I wanted a mac.
I never used it much, at least not for programming or serious work. I
sold it because I could still get some money for it and I wanted to buy
an expensive bass amp. Do I like macs? Yes and no. They're nice and they're
not so nice. Best to leave it at that I suppose.
11. Athlon 1.1GHz (2003-2004)
I built this out of some older parts and a new cpu I bought because it
was so cheap. I never really used this computer though, as it didn't have
a screen and at some point you just have too many computers (I know I
12. Duron 600MHz (end of 2000 - summer 2003)
This turned out to be the new gaming computer for me, but it started to
be inadequate (read: bad 3D gameplay). I upgraded the cpu, the motherboard,
the harddisk and the videocard, in several steps. In the end it just wasn't
the same computer anymore. It had already been up- and downgraded a few
times before that, of course.
13. Athlon 1200MHz (summer 2001 to fall 2002)
512MB ram, 40GB hd, 32MB TNT2 graphics card, cdrw, tv card and what have
you not. Mainly a games machine. I sold it because it had become useless
to me. It also exhibited some weird problems from time to time.
14. Cyrix PR200+ (short period in 2001)
Bought as a testing machine for a problem in Fruityloops and later used
as a firewall for a short time
15. K6-2 400MHz (1999 to 2001, various
There were always some small or big problems with this one and the performance
wasn't up to my brother's Celeron 333MHz (especially in games). Nevertheless
it was mine and it was a lot faster than my K6 200MHz, so I liked it.
16. K6 200 MHz (1999 to 2003)
Mainly used as a firewall running Linux. This used to be my brother's
computer until he got a Celeron 333MHz and sold it to me.
17. K6 200 MHz (1997 to 2003)
This one was also used as a firewall box from the summer of 2000 (after
I graduated). Before that it was one of my main computers.
18. 486DX/2 66MHz (1994 to 1998)
It had 8MB ram and a 400MB harddisk. Later a 1.2GB hd was added to it
and for a short period we had the amazing amount of 900MB free disk space
(out of a total of 1.6GB). My first personal experience with the saying
"no matter how much hard disk space you've got, it'll always fill
19. 80386SX 16MHz (1991 to 1994)
2MB ram, 100MB harddisk (later upgraded to an AMD 386DX 40MHz, 5MB ram,
which was the most noticeable upgrade I ever experienced)
20. IBM Compatible XT (1987 to 1992)
Space invaders, digger, grand prix circuit, buck rogers, all the classics
21. Atari 2600 console (birthday present sometime during the 80s)
Nice console, with some nice games. I never had that many games for it
though, they were way too expensive for my budget at the time. Q-Bert
and River Raid remain my all-time favorites for this platform. I recently
bought River Raid on eBay and of course it's a bit of a disappointment
to play now. But I can see why I liked it so many years ago.
22. A tv equipped with a tennis-kind-of-game (Pong ?)
I was *very* young at the time, so my memory of it is not so good, I only
remember that it was very much fun to play and that for some reason my
parents wouldn't allow me to play it all the time. My first introduction
to any kind of computer.