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March 12, 2001

shiny new toy

Bought a new PC this weekend.

After months of saving up some money. And debating with myself over whether I wanted a PC or a Mac, whether to build it myself or buy a system, which system to buy if I did, and on and on. Lots of looking at machines in stores and online.

Much as I'd have loved to buy an iMac or a Cube or an iBook or Titanium Powerbook, I figured I'd still want a PC in the house and my current one is dying (and old and slow). And you can get more bang for your buck with a PC, even if the OS sucks when compared to a Mac. Or maybe I should say the OS needs more tweaking. And I kindof like customizing Windows systems after all these years. I know, I'm scary.

So anyway. I got an HP 8860. 1 gigahertz AMD athlon processor. 128K of RAM (yes, I'll be adding more). DVD drive and CD burner. 60 gig harddrive (!). Plenty of room for expansion. I can finally use the TV card I got ages ago which wouldn't work on my NT machine. Open box deal @ Micro Center.

Still have a 15 inch monitor that seems way too small, so I may yet try to pick up a 17 inch or 19 inch monitor.

Anyway. I'll be playing on my PC for a while now. If anyone has software suggestions, I'd love to hear 'em. For the last year or so I've been focused on all things Mac and pretty much ignoring PC stuff.

Posted by Laurel Krahn at 04:32 PM

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