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Postby nuggets » Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:20 am

I'm wondering what OS people run out there and what kind of hardware you have. I kept it simple and fast with Windows '98 for a long time, anyone else?

I don't know as much about computers as most of you out there so I'd be interesting to hear what's new and hot out there?

I'd also like to know if my new AMD 64-bit computer is as cool as the guy in the store made it out to be. :-)
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:53 am

Yeah, your AMD is pimping.
I'm running XP Office or Pro or whatever the one above home version is. I can't remember, it came no extra cost due to some sort of deal.
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Postby Rkiivs » Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:36 am

If you got money to burn then go for it.

Otherwise, why do you need 64-bit computing? Unless you do corporate sized database crunching or heavy duty video editing (like on a Hollywood level) then it's really just a waste of money right now. The market is very new and prices will eventually drop.

Driver and software support is not up to snuff yet on a wide scale. So, any problems you have will be very dicey in resolving. Last I checked Logitech drivers and Dell monitors were a no-show for compatibility.

I'm just your average joe, so I'm waiting it out at least for a year to let the industry catch up to 64-bit and to let everyone else work out all the bugs for me.

But it's only one man's opinion.

p.s. for what it's worth, Win98SE will always have a warm place in my heart as the uber gaming platform. Used it for years.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:20 am

I wouldn't buy a 64 yet just cause it isn't usefull..Still a good computer but I heard some compatibility problems..

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Postby slomo007 » Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:51 pm

Until Longhorn is released, I think you will regret buying a 64 bit. There will be some software compatibility issues from what I understand.
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Postby Mets4Life » Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:54 pm

Vaio/P4 2.4GHz/XP Home/1 Gig RAM
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Postby nuggets » Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:26 pm

Rkiivs wrote:If you got money to burn then go for it.

Otherwise, why do you need 64-bit computing? Unless you do corporate sized database crunching or heavy duty video editing (like on a Hollywood level) then it's really just a waste of money right now. The market is very new and prices will eventually drop.

Driver and software support is not up to snuff yet on a wide scale. So, any problems you have will be very dicey in resolving. Last I checked Logitech drivers and Dell monitors were a no-show for compatibility.

I'm just your average joe, so I'm waiting it out at least for a year to let the industry catch up to 64-bit and to let everyone else work out all the bugs for me.

But it's only one man's opinion.


I seemed like a really good deal. $550 for:

3200+ AMD 64 processor
A bunch of good software
160 GB Hard drive
DVD+/- RE 16x burner
512 MB DDR "dual channel" memory (RAM I think)
Basic Printer and Monitor
and some other stuff, I you want to know so you can go to a store and get a comparable deal or for any other reason, PM me and I will give you receipts and details :-)

I was looking toward the future. The next Windows OS will be 64 bit based. I haven't had problems yet but I'm sure I don't use my computer for all the things you guys do.

I bought some expensive graphics card that allows me to do the dual monitors :-) So clutch for player comparisons .

Rkiivs wrote:p.s. for what it's worth, Win98SE will always have a warm place in my heart as the uber gaming platform. Used it for years.


;-D Me too. I hope my new stuff works out. :-?
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Postby nuggets » Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:27 pm

slomo007 wrote:Until Longhorn is released, I think you will regret buying a 64 bit. There will be some software compatibility issues from what I understand.


I'd rather have regret for the short term and success in the long term ;-) Thought it was a good deal, needed the new computer at the time.


What is Longhorn? The new windows platform?
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:51 pm

$550?? Yea good deal!
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Postby blankman » Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:31 pm

nuggets wrote:What is Longhorn? The new windows platform?


Ya. The upcoming one
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