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My regular laptop is an IBM T42p (StinkPad). It does pretty well - we're about to get T60's with CoreDuo's and the bad-ass graphics card as the T42/T43 have end-of-life'd.

I run XP primarily, but have played with Novell's SLED 10 on a T43. Still not quite 100% ready for prime time, but the XGL stuff is pretty bad ass. The T60 is supposed to include ThinkVantage tools for SLED as well, which should help a lot with wireless, etc.

My home has a little Compaq ProLiant with a Pentium-3 and some SCSI disk - it runs OpenSuse 10 and does all of my internet-based stuff (web server, firewall, routing, NTOP, etc).

I'm fascinated with the prospect of the "Myth" project - if anyone has successfully, recently built a system for use with KnoppMyth using HDTV equipment, I'd love to hear about it. I don't mind building equpiment at all, as I've been doing it for about 20 years now.

Quick geek trivia question - in the early 1990's, Compaq ProLiant servers with 486 processors silkscreened with a tennis racquet logo on each motheboard - what words were printed by the racquet?
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I have a quantum computer.There is a great deal of uncertainty as to whether it will boot-up when switched on.
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Just one I built. AMD 64bit CPU running XP-64bit OS.
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Well, the world's best rapper is white, the world's best golfist is black, Germans want peace on earth, and asian kids don't understand the computer threads..

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My regular laptop is an IBM T42p (StinkPad). It does pretty well - we're about to get T60's with CoreDuo's and the bad-ass graphics card as the T42/T43 have end-of-life'd.

I run XP primarily, but have played with Novell's SLED 10 on a T43. Still not quite 100% ready for prime time, but the XGL stuff is pretty bad ass. The T60 is supposed to include ThinkVantage tools for SLED as well, which should help a lot with wireless, etc.

My home has a little Compaq ProLiant with a Pentium-3 and some SCSI disk - it runs OpenSuse 10 and does all of my internet-based stuff (web server, firewall, routing, NTOP, etc).

I'm fascinated with the prospect of the "Myth" project - if anyone has successfully, recently built a system for use with KnoppMyth using HDTV equipment, I'd love to hear about it. I don't mind building equpiment at all, as I've been doing it for about 20 years now.

Quick geek trivia question - in the early 1990's, Compaq ProLiant servers with 486 processors silkscreened with a tennis racquet logo on each motheboard - what words were printed by the racquet?
On your question, we were running PS/2 servers at the time. Now, about the T42/T43. Is you company turning them in? My wife has a T42P for work and a T43 for personal and I am wanting to upgrade my laptop so I am looking for that family of box. They are quick enough for the net while out on the deck. Are they liquidating? My Vaio is getting old and sloppy.

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On your question, we were running PS/2 servers at the time. Now, about the T42/T43. Is you company turning them in? My wife has a T42P for work and a T43 for personal and I am wanting to upgrade my laptop so I am looking for that family of box. They are quick enough for the net while out on the deck. Are they liquidating? My Vaio is getting old and sloppy.
We have all of our laptops on 2 year lease cycles, so they all go back to China where the children who built them can either feed on them, or use them to hack into U.S. financial institutions.
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Oh boy, shouldn't have even seen THIS thread (I sell computers for a living so..)

Anyway, wow can't believe that so many of the people here drive the best cars, but don't use the best computers! Heh.. I have a MacBook Pro, and actually a tech from work is gonna buy it off me for 2 grand and i'm just going to buy myself one of those ginormous 24-inch iMac's...

I've used PC's for maybe 4 or 5 years, and switched to the Mac about 2-3 years ago, it was like night and day. The only regret is not getting one sooner...
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Oh boy, shouldn't have even seen THIS thread (I sell computers for a living so..)

Anyway, wow can't believe that so many of the people here drive the best cars, but don't use the best computers! Heh.. I have a MacBook Pro, and actually a tech from work is gonna buy it off me for 2 grand and i'm just going to buy myself one of those ginormous 24-inch iMac's...

I've used PC's for maybe 4 or 5 years, and switched to the Mac about 2-3 years ago, it was like night and day. The only regret is not getting one sooner...
W h a t e v e r.

Talk to me when you can implement audit compliance mechanisms via policy, like forcing a password-protected screensaver to kick in after 15 minutes, on an all-Macintosh network. They may be cool, but they're unmanageable.
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