Sorry I do own a computer. In fact I own more than one.
Some years ago, I was talking to a young man who was sick of programming (~2 Years) (after 15+ years, I am too!). I did not understand why, until I found out he did not own a computer. The only time he wrote any code it was for the company. He did not write any code for the joy of solving a problem, he himself set.
Why was it that in the 90s, they considered hiring english majors and training them a programmers was a good idea.
Until I got this machine (accept the first) all my machines where custom made to my specs. I am now on an HP because I needed a new machine on the spot, about 6 months ago. It may not be able to smoke anything but it is surprizingly stable.
I have never workied on a Wang, but have heard nothing but good about them.
Packard Bell though was not even mentioned in polite circles. There products where considered a joke perpitrated on the masses. That is people who hadn't a clue what the difference between a good computer and a bad one was. May be they have changed over the years, but I doudt it and would still tell anyone to run away if anyone tried to sale them one.
They certainly are faily big here in Australia.
Very big in schools (usually notebooks for teachers).
I'm an Engineer. I have an Acer Aspire 1703SMi notebook. 17" LCD. Great for programming. No good for games. But then I'm too old for games. Well maybe not. -
Took a fight with my wife and bought a dell inspiron 8600 ( 1.5Ghz Centrino).
Does it all for me, 1gb memory, 80 gb hd and a radeon 9600 (128 mb true graphics ram)
I can do the code(project) and my favourite code(masters) Op flashpoint on the same
balcony (wireless) I cried blood, but have not had to regret my desicion, yet)
used to build my towers but finaly decided to concentrate on the software side of things
Gupta Team Developer 3.1
In addition to the three PCs I owned so far, I assembled or upgraded atleast 5 for my friends and relatives. Except for one case where the hard drive developed bad sectors, all these machines worked well for years. Assembled PCs give excellent value for money. The catch is - there has to be a techie guy nearby whom you can catch, if any problem happens with the PC.
In the two software firms where I worked so far, the story differs though. The owners wanted
a. Guaranteed reliability
c. Discounts on bulk orders
d. Uniform models to jazz to the interiors
At both places I saw HP machines rule. The monitors were dominatingly Samsung.
Yes, I agree with you... I think for people like us, the best way to get the best thing in the best price is build our own PCs... by getting the best things from the market and assemble them... Yes, it would not contain the LOGO or symbol but for us, it is not so much important rather...
Gates Information Systems
I used to be a desktop developer and have since moved to portable computing. I still use a full size monitor, keyboard and mouse, along with an external home-made Firewire tower containing a DVD burner and a 250G drive. If I have to move in a hurry, all I need is my laptop and the external hard disk.
I have built my own pc since I had bad experiences with a Packard Hell machine in the early 90s. At work I have been building all our machines (except laptops) for at least 5 years. You get a higher quality system that is better tailored to your need for a better price if you build it yourself.
The only time I've ever bought a complete machine it was running Win95. When I switched it on for the first time, it didn't boot! Welcome to PlugAndPlay. I've never made that mistake again. If you don't do it yourself, it apparently gets built by a chimpanzee.
Laptop vendors drove my crazy...
I want a machine to be able to use .Net & Oracle & SQL with ease.But the fact is they make it impossible or should pay enourmous prizes for that machine..
Everytime I search for a machine , I quit it with anger..
Any suggestions a laptop w/out DVD-R with low prize
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