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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



As a side note, keep an eye on star office. It
currrently (v6) is trying for that great office suite
position. I have yet to try it and see if if meets the
mark set by MS Office and such, but if it does or even
comes close, it'll worthy of your consideration.

On another note, being the cheapskate I am, if you
have an ols system hanging around, like a PII or
Celeron 300+, Linux will make a dandy workstation.

As was said in earlier messages, the AMD chip gives
you more bang for your buck. Intel is good, but you do
pay a premium for it.

If you're looking for a system to not be too obsolete
in three to five years, buy the fastest thing you can
afford and fill it it RAM. That way, nearly anything
should run. If you are on a budget, take a look at
Rod's website. His prices are in line with anyone else
that'll build a custom system and support it.

It you want to build it yourself, well let's say
that's one of my hobbies. That and doing it on the
cheap. I don't think I'm the only one in LUGOD that
builds their own either. I'm in the Sacramento area
and can make time to chat face to face over hardware,
etc.

Marc

--- Jay Strauss <jjstrauss@yahoo.com> 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.
> 
> 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
> 
> 
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> 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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