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Re: [vox-tech] Questions about building my own box
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Re: [vox-tech] Questions about building my own box



On Wednesday 16 January 2002 09:09 pm, you wrote:
> Preface: I'm not starting a war, but....
>
> I have my linux (HP, Sun et al) machines where I run Oracle, write my perl
> scripts, monkey with DBI/DBD/Mod_perl stuff, but I like the M$ Office
> suite, IE, and outlook.
>
> I don't love M$, but I like their above products.  I tried to make the
> switch to a linux desktop but didn't like the apps.  I promise you guys, if
> M$ ported Office, IE, and Outlook to *nix, you'd all be using them.

Run win4lin or vmware, so you can run those apps., but have a 'real' OS 
underneath.  ;~)
>
> Jay
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ryan" <ryan@mother.com>
> To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 6:00 PM
> Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Questions about building my own box
>
>
> Hey now, chill out. It's entirely like that he did not know AMD made CPUs.
>
> You don't need to flame his for using outlook express (although it does
> suck), perhaps he is unable to get online under linux for some reason.
>
> Also, it's quite rude to accuse people of spam, if it was a spam attempt
> there likely would have been some mention of a 'great deal' or 'sale'
>
> On Wednesday, January 16 2002 03:34 pm, Takashi Ishihara wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 16, 2002 at 03:17:19PM -0600, Jay Strauss wrote:
> > > I'm thinking about building a new box, unfortunately I don't know
> > > anything about hardware
> >
> > How unreasonable ppl are these days.
> > Kids say the same thing. The difference btwn kids and this guy is
> > kids don't know the fact that they are idiot, and this guy at least know
> > that he does not know anything.
> >
> > And this guy is using wintel + outlook.
> > For this kind of person, the only convinsing factors are
> > 1. bigger is better.
> > 2. faster is better.
> > Go to fry's or compusa or wherever and ask the sales person.
> > They tell you the same.
> >
> > > I'm using www.spartantech.com (because they're out where I live), my
> > > first
> >
> > Does this line implies that you expect ppl on the mailing list to visit
> > aforementioned uri, browse their products, and configure the system for
> > you? Or was he hired by that company, and send this kind of ads to the
> > mailing lists?
> >
> > > choice it the chip:
> >
> > Sure you should stick w/ wintel + rambus.
> >
> > > I have to choose:
> > > socket 423 vs 478
> >
> > Bigger is better. Naturally the answer would be 478.
> >
> > > bus speed 256 vs 512
> >
> > Wider is better. Naturally the answer would be 512.
> >
> > > chip speed - I know what this is.
> >
> > Make sure to get the fastest one.
> >
> > > Is the 423 an older style than the 478? the 478 is less expensive, is
> > > that good?
> > > bus speed, how will that impact the system, is it worth the price? It
> > > seems I have have to buy the fastest chip in order to get the bigger
> > > bus (maybe it just doesn't make sense with a slower chip?)
> >
> > Newer ones are a bit more expensive in general, but you should get new
> > stuffs. Get the latest ones. They're faster and better.
> >
> > > Jay
> >
> > Hi Jay,
> > so you're going to install xp on it, aren't you?
> >
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