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Old 04-03-2004, 05:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all!

I've browsed this place a little, and decided to join. I have a lot of computer-related questions and some answers of my own.

As for my experience... I've been messing with computers for 4 or 5 years (since I was about 11). I can confidently say I know more about computers than the software teachers at my high school, lol.

I've worked with Windows 3.1, 95, 98, ME, 2000, and XP, and one or two versions of Mac OS. I'm planning on trying Linux some time in the near future. I do have this to say: any Windows besides 98 and XP suck.

As for hardware, I can't say I have much experience. I can tell apart all the different parts in the guts of a PC, know how they fit together, and am currently in the midst of saving up to build my own. I'm just not well versed in the different types and stuff. I've used nothing older than a 386 Compaq Contura laptop, and that old upgraded-to-486 frankenstein sitting over there running Win95.

Make: eMachines
OS: WinXP Pro
Mobo: Gigabyte 8VM533M-RZ
CPU: 2.2GHz Intel Celeron
Vid: Gigabyte NVidia MX 4000 (128 MB DDR, TV out)
Sound: onboard
HD: 40GB (1:3 partitioned), 34GB
Drives: DVD R/RW and 16x DVD-ROM
Browser: FireFox
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Old 04-03-2004, 06:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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welcome to t/f
hope you like it here and prob teach some of us
even do i had a chance to learn before never did and im 44 and picking it as a hobbie

amd athlon xp 2400+
1 apacer 256mb unb pc2700 cl2.5
motherboard msi kt4av via kt400a chipset based
1 ??? 512 mb pc2700
1 agp 8x/4x (geforce 4 predator mx4408x)
2 year old 21 magnavox monitor
1 aquos sharp 15\"tv
Seagate 40gb hd
DC Output: 420Watts Total: +5V/0~42A, +12V/0~18A
+3.3V/0~26A, -5V/0~0.8A, -12V/0~1.0A, +5VSB/0~2.5A.
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