Archive for March 23rd, 2003

Techy: New Computer.. Mmm…

March 23rd, 2003

[New Computer]Yes! I should be able to get back to normal blogging and stuff shortly – I’ve now finished setting up my brand new computer! Yep, I splashed out £880.80 on a brand spanking new machine last week and it was delivered at 8.10am on Wednesday (whilst I was in my dressing gown). I spent Wednesday night setting it up, Thursday cleaning the house, Friday sleeping and Saturday making a voyage of discovery…

Before I jump the shark (wheee!), I may also well be an “ultimate geek” and list the spec. of the new machine. It’s a Dell Dimension 4550 mini-tower machine with a 2.5Ghz Intel Pentium 4 (dah-dah-dah-ding!) processor and 256Mb RAM: complete with a 10/100 NIC, NEC DVD+RW drive (yep, it’s a DVD writer!), 64Mb NVIDIA GeForce Graphics card, 60Gb IDE hard drive, 17″ monitor, 6 USB ports, in built 56K modem and a nifty ball-less scrollwheel mouse.

Software wise, it came with Windows XP Home Edition and some other stuff (such as MS Works). For the time being at least, I’m keeping Win XP on this machine until I decide what I’m doing with my old machine: but I’ve installed Office 2000, ZoneAlarm, Symantec Anti-virus, Digiguide, EditPlus, Mailwasher Pro, Adobe Photoshop and all the other software I had on my old machine.

Aren’t I worried about breaching the “one machine/one license” rule? Nope. Because as soon as I had installed the essentials and upgraded Windows XP (it had nearly 40 critical updates to install), I “downed” my old machine (just as it was beginning to make funny noises)…
» Read more: Techy: New Computer.. Mmm…

gamy-dance
%d bloggers like this: