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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:40 PM
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How old is the main computer you use?
6 months, but I'm moving to a more technologically updated computer soon. My HP with AMD Phenom Quad-core 1.8 GHz was a bit disappointing for a quad-core. I plan on using the new one for a long time.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:44 PM
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1. Four months
but it replaced one that was seven years old.
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:45 PM
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2. like 3 years
Pentium 4 3ghz 4 gigs of ram.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:49 PM
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3. I was considering the new i7 processor, but went with..
an Intel quad core 2.83 GHz because there will always be new advancements and was a better price for my usage.
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:51 PM
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4. Five years, and I have another that I use which is 8 years old.
I get a lot of mileage out of my Macs and I only buy a new one an average of every 4 to 5 years. I also had a Mac Quadra 700 which I bought in 1992 and stopped using in 2004, 12 years of life out of it - and it still worked when I finally gave it away.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:42 PM
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18. Good God, I thought I was the only one. I'm typing this on a 1998 PowerBook. It's utterly
bulletproof (except for a new keyborad now and then, because I type hard). I have newer PowerBooks and a MacBookPro, but I still like the old, black, indestructible G3.

A Quadra? My, my. I still have a 7100/80 under my desk. I'll crank it up some day when I need to read a floppy disc.

Redstone
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:54 PM
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5. 5 months
But then, I moved from a 3GHz quad core with 10k RPM hard drive, high end video, and 8GB of RAM to an iMac with 4GB of RAM and a dual core 2.93GHz CPU and mid-level video.

Funny how everything has gotten faster...

Must be the operating system that's holding people with otherwise powerful hardware back...
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:40 PM
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6. My baby is 8 years old
I bought her used and (I believe) she might be the best purchase I ever made. She's won numerous design awards and despite her beauty, she works like a horse. I love her and I hope she lasts forever:

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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:42 PM
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7. Mine is an IBM clone
built by my husband so I think it's at least 8 years old, maybe? He took it a couple of years ago and rebuilt the guts for me to bring it up to date and speed.

:hi:
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:44 PM
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8. The case is about 7 years old.
But everything in it has been upgraded more times than I can count.
Current configuration is a Phenom tri-core black edition OC'd to 3.2 GHZ and $Gb RAM running XP X64 that's been tweaked by me.
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:49 PM
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9. 2 1/2 years. Purchased November, 2006
Compaq Presario V2000. AMD Turion 64 2GHz.
2 GB RAM. 100 GB HD-30 GB free.

One damn fine machine, IMHO. Only problem was
a registry crash and that was, um, user error.

:blush:
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:07 PM
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10. I really think the junk they put on today's computers..
slows things down more than an older processor.
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:12 PM
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11. One year, three months
MacBook. It was a Mother's Day present last year. Best gift I've ever received. I still love it.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:59 PM
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12. My computer was made in June of 2004.
But, I just bought it a couple of weeks ago.

Dual 2.5GHz G5

It's replacing an 8 year old computer.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:03 PM
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14. G5? Nice...
Apple's going all-Intel with OS X 10.6, however... Motorola's prices were ludicrous and there were many other, surprisingly valid and non-cynical for Apple to switch over as well... I'll always miss motorola, but if IBM made their original PC with the 68000 processor instead of the 8086 piece of ****, things would be different...

IBM had a mainframe monopoly and built the PC, deliberately underpowered, as a means to keep their monopoly going. Thankfully it failed... which is sad, really, their mainframes are top notch and PCs are harmless, demonstrated so wonderfully by the slipshod DOS and Windows operation systems...
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:02 PM
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13. My laptop is about 8 months.
My desk top is about 8 years old.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:29 PM
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15. Just over a year, I got it June of last year
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 10:30 PM by petersond
the type of computer has been around for 5-6yrs though.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:38 PM
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16. 5 years. And I make my living with it. Still running Mac OS 9.2, and old versions
of Quark (5), Photoshop (5.5), Illustrator (6.0) and so on. When I go into my office in the morning, it's nice to be able to get to work three minutes after I turn the computer on.

Familiar, uncomplicated, and productive as hell. That's what I'm sticking with.

Redstone
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:48 PM
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19. My recommendation is "have a friend or someone you know build one"
For example, my cousin Andrew is building my new one. I think it should last better without the stuff companies like HP and Dell put on them.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:42 PM
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17. Over 10 years old - I have Windows 98 and I like it
I got it for free and that makes me like it even more.
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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:08 PM
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20. An ancient, groaning, lumbering piece of garbage.
7 years old. It wasn't that hot when it was new, but now it's a POS. It's so slow that it's almost impossible to get anything done with it anymore. Sadly I need it to make a living, but it's utterly painful to use these days.
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 02:09 AM
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21. COMPAQ PIII 1MhZ Lots of RAM running UBUNTU Linux
Bought in 1999... BTW it works great with UBUNTU as long as the RAM is pretty good
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 02:11 AM
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22. Less than a year
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 02:18 AM
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23. Pentium III. Old. Runs Debian just fine.
Why would I buy a computer when I can build one out of junk?
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 02:19 AM
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24. The motherboard, processor and RAM is about 16 months old
I had to replace them because the motherboard burned out and the processor and RAM were too old to re-use. The rest is about five years old.

I probably will not upgrade for a few years, but when I do, I'll build the new one in my even older box which still has Windows 2000 on it. I like that case better anyway!

I do the same thing with my computers as I do with my trucks - run them until they break down or they can't do what I need out of them.
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 02:26 AM
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25. 6 years
and still going fine
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 02:44 PM
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26. Home computer is 2 years old.
Office computer is 1 year old. Home computer is a cheap emachines, but works very good because I only use it for surfing the Net. Office computer is a Mac, but I don't really notice the difference between the two. They are both just as good.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 04:28 PM
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27. About a year.
Edited on Sun Aug-09-09 04:28 PM by ghostsofgiants
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600, 4gb ram, it still serves me nicely.
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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 06:37 PM
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28. 4 years and 4 months..
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kiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 07:24 PM
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29. 48 hours old and counting...
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 10:36 PM
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30. 2 weeks old....
my kids bought me a new dell with a 23 inch screen. my son instaslled windows 7.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 04:23 AM
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31. Eight year old Dell. My 19 year old, home built Mergatroid finally gave
Edited on Mon Aug-10-09 04:23 AM by Vidar
up the ghost.
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