This machine is my PeeCee desktop. It is
really nice for video and gaming. Unfortunately
it decided to die on me for the last time a couple
After all attempts at fixing the 1.2GHz Athlon
ended in utter failure, I decided to bite the bullet
and upgrade to something newer. Thus I replaced the
core components with more modern stuff, and kept
some of the other parts. Now it should be really fast
for even newer games, and keep me ticking for some
time to come.
Recently, as I've given up on Sun workstations (and would rather not use my PowerBook as a desktop), I've begun using this machine as my main UNIX desktop. As it seems, SuSE has produced a Linux distro that I actually like. Hopefully it'll work out for me.
(Mark I: 486DX2 66MHz, Mark II: Pentium 100MHz,
Mark III: Pentium II 266MHz, Mark IV: Athlon 1.2GHz)
This is my latest and greatest PC desktop. I built it because I was tired of
having a single desktop, forcing me to dual-boot or use VMs whenever I wanted
to switch between operating systems. Since I have a slowly growing need
and desire for having Windows easily available, either for games or
development projects (embedded simulators tend to be Windows-only), I decided
to build this box.
Sun Ray 1
These thin clients
work so well, that they have completely eliminated my desire to
put normal desktop computers all around my place. (The downside being
that my pile of inactive machines is growing.) My favorite feature has
to be the "hot desking," where I can basically take my running desktop
session with me from one unit to another.
(These days I've switched over to the SunRay 150, keeping these in reserve)
|Prior to this, I had a 12" PowerBook G4, which was my first Apple. I was quite pleased with it over all. However on June 23rd 2005, while returning from picking up lunch, I was rear-ended while waiting in a left-turn lane. That laptop was in the trunk, and did not survive. The motherboard and screen were cracked, among other physical damage to the machine. Using insurance money, I went ahead and bought this to replace it. Since I originally wanted a 15" AlBook when I got the 12" (right after the 12" and 17" AlBooks came out, and months before the 15" AlBook was to arrive), I decided to go for it this time. Hopefully I'll be happy with this machine as well.
|We all like playing old DOS games. However, they don't usually run very well on modern PC hardware. That's why I threw this puppy together. It plays Space Quest like a dream :)