Computer nerds?

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  1. Brenda

    Brenda New Member

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    Any computer nerds here? I've been a semi-nerd for the last 10 years or so. I build my own towers and run Linux most of the time.
     
  2. BjornBee

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    I'm a complete computer idiot.
    And I also know my limits. If I get stressed in having to deal with the inner working and programs, I'd either throw my screen through the window or have a stroke.... :eek:

    Twenty years ago, I ran satellite systems and programs that would make your head spin. I was maintenance and operator of systems controlling everything from ground launch mobiles, to spy ware. The pressure and stress was unbearable. I walked away and I hate dealing with anything electronic, computers, or programming. And I'd rather blow my brains out than call tech support. I call a geek every so often, and he comes out and does what he needs to. My life is much better.... :drinks:
     

  3. Charles

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    You tell me, I have 1 server running centos5 (linux), 1 running windoze server 2003, a win xp mail/ftp server, my laptop running vista premium 64 bit, my desktop is a custom (built by me) tower water cooled with an opteron server processor overclocked about 30% and 8800gt oc'd about 10% running vista ultimate 64

    If you know what all that means then you are as geeky as I :drinks:
     
  4. Iddee

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    I've got one with a SON operating system. When I need something done on it, I hollow "SON, get over here!"
     
  5. rast

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    I bought 1 computer back when it was top off the line a 75 Pentium with 8 megs of ram. Win 311. Spent $160 to put 16 more megs in it. Built everyone I've had since then. I like the hardware part and hate the software part.
     
  6. Charles

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    I remember paying $20 a meg for my dx2 66 :)
     
  7. Iddee

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    Well, youngsters, if you're talking firsts, mine was a TI-99 hooked up to the TV with no hard drive. :p
     
  8. Hobie

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    I wish I knew more. If I had the knowledge, I'd drop-kick this lousy Dell off the nearest cliff and hook up something with Linux.
     
  9. Walt B

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    First computer had a CP/M operating system, had two 8 1/2 inch floppy drives, a 12 inch monitor, 64K of memory, and a daisy wheel printer! One scream'in machine! Cost $3600 for the whole mess. :shock:

    Through the years have periodically purchased PC's, for considerably less than the CP/M. Now I just want a computer to "work" and not give me problems.

    Purchased a PC from HP with Vista. After a week of tech support from both the ISP and HP, I sent the thing back, put a new fan in my Dell XP, and am still using it. :| Will seriously look at Mac for the next one.

    Walt
     
  10. Charles

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    Never had a Mac but I work with a lot of college students and they all like them...at 2500 for a nice laptop I'll prolly never have one either :eek:
     
  11. Brenda

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    LOL I know what you're talking about. :D I haven't run a server, haven't had a need to. Haven't done the water cooled either, but I used to overclock a few cpus. Never run a vid card that was overclockable. I have to stick to a budget when I build. :mrgreen:
    I ran up to 16 towers at one time. Ran distributed computing projects on them. Now I have 3 towers set up, with KVM. I have 2 towers with 2 hard drives each, and run Vista and PCLinuxOS on this one and PCLinuxOS and Kubuntu on the other. The least of my towers (oldest cpu and mobo) I run as test machine for different Linux flavors.
    I tend to stick with Linux distros that have GUIs. I'm not much for text installs.
    Now you will have me checking out CentOS again though. Been awhile since I tried it.
     
  12. Charles

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    Back in the day when I did that for a living, I used to take care of a network with about 40 machines running dos 622, win3.1, 95, and xp, hp-ux, sun solaris, red hat, os2, and an NT 4.0 machine running as a domain controller and lotus notes server. It was sure fun :)

    My servers now are web servers running about 50 domains. Pretty easy to maintain :)

    Good times :thumbsup: