I often wish that the entries people add in manually would be added as a drop down list that other people could choose from to minimalize the repeat-answers, yet still allows you to add to the list if yours is not there.
Simple solution. Add a call to a function 'RunGoodCode()', then, in a few years, microsoft may write a function called 'RunGoodCode()' that may in some distant parallel universe will do just this.
Note: This depends on the code not being written in VB as RunGoodCode would not be a relevent name for the function. Also, the current MS management restricts the amount of Good Code released, so you will have to wait for or cause management re-structure.
Oh come ON! Tell me that deep down you are just dying for (and we ALL know it was John) this to be elaborated on, perhaps even with a shot or two of Bob participating...hell maybe David could even wear that PVC minskirt I was hinting he had stashed away in his closet...
¡El diablo está en mis pantalones! ¡Mire, mire!
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I have a PIII 664 MHz, 256 RAM, 20gig HD and a 19" monitor. For my line of work (Web dev (ASP.NET), web design and word processing (specs)) it is quite ample. It runs Windows XP and any .NET stuff perfectly fine.
Another monitor would be useful and some more RAM for when I get mammoth Photoshop designs, but otherwise for code editing and compiling in VS.NET it all chugs along smoothly.
Half Life during lunch-time LAN games also works very well.
And yes I have tried XP on some P4s and yes it is faster but only marginally so, nothing fantastic.
Frankly the only new gadgets and hardware I want are for my camera
At work I have: dual P4 2.8GHz, 512MB RAM, 80GB HDD, dual 21inch monitors, nVidia Quadro4.
+ P3 700Mhz, 512MB RAM, 20 GB HDD, GeForce2GTS, 19inch monitor
At home: P4 2.53GHz, 512MB RAM, 80GB HDD, 19inch monitor, ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
+ P2 450Mhz, 512 MB RAM, 40 + 13 GB HDD, GeForce2, 17inch montor
All these machines are really nice to have when you're developing, debugging, testing, etc.
But one has to be very careful not to let the minimum system specs for the enduser of your apps, rush
to extreme heights!
But then again... nothing beats having the best tools available for your job
KarstenK wrote: Read the question -> What would you buy?
I know, I made a mistake, misread the question.
KarstenK wrote: Your absolut correct that your machine is enough but what if you go shopping for a brand new computer for the next years?
Then I will get the best price, basically any computer on sale now (you cannot get anything below a PIII 1.4 gig nowdays) will be capable for a good few years. So it is pointless buying a P4 2.8 gig monster with a huge markup because it is brand new.