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Old 12-03-2006, 08:06 AM   #11 (permalink)
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3 years old? I have a 6 year old HP that had 700 Mhz P3, 128MB PC100 RAM, 30GB HDD, and a 32MB PCI VCard lol. I had the thing for so freaking long, its currently got a 120GB HDD, 758MB RAM lol. But ****, 3 years ago you got a nice internet/general purpose box for a really cheap price. Same as the others, id love to have that thing for a linux box. My old HP is currently dual-booting Linux, And Windows XP Pro, with Virtual PC for tinkering while im working on my MCSE.

If you plan on getting some tech certifications(A+. Net+, Linux, MCP(from the 70-270 exam) id say format that thing, increase the RAM with some value ram, and use it as a study box. Dual boot linux and xp, and throw on virtual pc 4. Use it as a tinker/learning box and it'll be worth $1000's in the longrun.

P.S. and oh yeah, get a new PC hehe

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Old 12-04-2006, 10:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks Zilveari i do plan on getting some tech certifications i'm in It Cabling for now .
here is what my h.s. offers :
Career & Technology Education Approved Programs

Automotive Technologies
CAD - Computer Aided Design / Mechanical Engineering]
A+ Computer Repair Course
CISCO Networking Academy
C-Tech Copper Cabling
MOS - Microsoft Office Specialist
Computer Electronics Engineerning
Computer Science / Programming & Internet Technologies
Commercial Art & Graphic Communications
Electrical Installation Technologies
Pre-Medical Pharmaceutical Chemistry

here is the website made by some of the students


I might get a new computer for christmas but i want some help picking stuff that will build me a budget (but fast)system that my parents won't freak over. obviously under 1000.00 lol

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Old 12-05-2006, 06:59 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Just do what everyone is saying use this old PC as a Linux Folding Learning PC, just use ubuntu website to download it! Buy a new PC.

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