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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by hoogasian5, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. hoogasian5

    hoogasian5 Srch Hoogasian56 on utube

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    It looks pretty nice. Just don't use it for gaming.
     
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    Gaz Poker Face :D

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    Well dell's are usually pretty cheap, so the best thing to do is try and match that HP laptop to a dell and see what you get.

    i've done that and the Dell turns out more expensive, so the HP looks like a bargin. but try looking around a bit more and you might get a better deal.
     
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    Dingaling Brand Spankin' New

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    looks good to me.....except for the falling stock prices on amd......kind of weird that amd owns ati yet people are still packing nvidia chipsets with them.

    it'd play video games decently with 2 gigs of ram. just wipe whatever they ship it with and install xp over it. make sure you download the network drivers for it beforehand onto a usb stick.
     
  5. hoogasian5

    hoogasian5 Srch Hoogasian56 on utube

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    I would buy it in a store
    How much is a SD card the on in my Wii isnt even an SD card its to small to be an SD card but the Wii reconizes as it
     
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    Dingaling Brand Spankin' New

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    was that english?
     
  7. hoogasian5

    hoogasian5 Srch Hoogasian56 on utube

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    How much is an SD card?
     
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    ROB64 40lb box of rape

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    It's a pretty good one for the price range, but I strongly urge you and anyone with a computer to upgrade from windows to Linux:yesnod:
    about 20 bucks for a 2 GB
     
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    hoogasian5 Srch Hoogasian56 on utube

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    Is that with Mac
     
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    about what $36

    Linux is a quality OS, BUT people shouldn't just go installing linux here there and everywhere, you need to have some sort of knowledge basis to get you going, and even then there is a lot of learning involved before you can use it effectively

    No, Mac OS X is made by Apple. Linux is free and made by some Fin.
    Linux is great but i don't suggest you use it. as it's not exactly got the smallest learning curve when it comes to OS's
     
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    ROB64 40lb box of rape

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    No. It is it's own operating system
    There are many distros of Linux, the most popular being Ubuntu
    It is mostly used by computer savvy people (aka nerds), but its user friendly-ness is amazing
    I use it on my comp along with Vista
     
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    *slaps forehead* not the linux pitch again, this is what i deal with at work

    even the damned creator admitted that linux was going nowhere until it looked more like windows. its too ****ing hard to use. and don't give me the pitch, because i use it when i have to in research (it's my job), but even when i've learned most of it i still tell people to go with windows xp.

    linux without a gui has its place in the server client world, it has it's place in the young-and-broke developers world. its not a mainstream operating system you want your parents or friends using that think 'IT for a business' is just a ****ing light switch......sorry i blew up there
     
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    lets be honest, this guy has a point, windows XP has the piss easiest GUI to understand, and vista's GUI isn't to hard to get to grips with if you completely forget XP ever happened.
     
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    Get a Dell Latitude. Any model. You won't regret it.

    Even a Dell Inspiron is better than most anything else out there. But Latitude > Inspiron.

    And with laptops: no matter what one you get, get at least a 3 year warranty. Preferably a 4 year warranty. Laptops are almost entirely proprietary parts, are harder to service, and are more-prone to failure since they're lugged around everywhere.
     
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    ROB64 40lb box of rape

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    Latitudes are good solid computers
    those are the ones they use at my school and they have lasted a long time
     
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    get at least a 3 year warranty. Preferably a 4 year warranty.

    but not if you're one to replace them within that time periood.
    +1 to the latitude.

    and linux is not as great for general use as people say. xp is better.
     
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    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    Due to the price premium of laptops, most people in my experience keep them at least 4 years.

    Actually, Mac OS X is better. XP sucks. Vista sucks more. If you order a Latitude, you can still get them with XP.

    I use none of those. FreeBSD for the win.
     
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    I want an Eee too...but I would hardly recommend it as a primary computer.
    The specs are ****, as well as the tiny display that can display five lines of text.

    +1

    FreeBSD is also very nice, but you have to be willing to spend some time editing conf files through the CLI, so it's obviously not very feasible for the average user...


    Just install Mandriva or a variant of Ubuntu. And call the company you bought your PC from to get a refund on Windoze. (read the EULA, it says to do so if you don't agree with the terms)

     
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    The cheaper versions of the Toshiba Satellites are godly.
     

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