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Re: [vox] How would you spend $500 on a new box?
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Re: [vox] How would you spend $500 on a new box?

I have access to the OS and all the software I would need,
so the cost of the OS is not really a concern.

I am also pretty good with Norton Ghost. I have an external
USB drive that I use with a dos floppy to recover all my
other machines. Though a real rescue disk is a major
benefit because it saves me the 1+ days that it usually
takes to setup a machine.

-- Andy

--- dugan@passwall.com wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 24, 2002 at 09:46:31AM -0700, andy wergedal
> wrote:
> > I agree that Dell makes good machines and that building
> my
> > own costs more time than money.
> > 
> > I really like getting a rescue disk with a new machine.
> > 
> > What about the microtel offerings from walmart?
> I have looked at a few of these no-name or
> non-main-stream brand of
> computers as sold as CostCo, WalMart, etc. and have never
> found any of
> them to be reliable. I have known people who purchased
> these machines
> and had serious problems with them. I only know a few
> people who have
> purchased them and actually kept them. Frequently, they
> are inexpensive
> because they are made with the cheapest parts that can be
> found.
> Sometimes the parts wont even perform as they state! (A
> 32X drive that
> only does 8X, a CPU stated to be 1000MHz but due to
> overheating the CPU
> speed is stepped down to 800MHz, a power supply that can
> just *barely*
> support the devices currently included where addition of
> another device
> cause things to get flakey or break or lead to data
> corruption on HD.
> > I was thinking that I would by a lindows ($199.00) and
> a xp
> > ($299.00) then I would have both.
> I wanted to make sure that you know I was joking about
> the psychotherapy
> comment, because (as stated prior posts) I am forced to
> use windows too.
> :-/
> So, you are are	required to buy OS and computer for $700?
> Most
> new machines come with OEM copies of Windows and many are
> shipping with
> XP.
> So the cost mentioned includes the price of the OS too?
> Version: 3.12
> GCS/CM$/IT$/LS$/S/O$ !d--(++) !s !a+++(-----) C++$(++++)
> U++++$(+$) P+$>+++ 
> L+++$(++) E W+++$(+) N+ o K w+$>++>+++ O-@ M+$ V-$>- !PS
> !PE Y+ PGP++
> t@-(++) 5+@ X@ R- tv- b++ DI+++ D+ G--@ e+>++>++++
> h(++)>+ r*>? z?
> ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
> decode: http://www.ebb.org/ungeek/ about:
> http://www.geekcode.com/geek.html
> [chopped previous message discussion]
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