Re: I got a free computer...
Nice. Both of my desktops were given to me by relatives free of charge, and I combined parts from other free machines to make them a bit better.
The best free computer I have ever gotten is the one that I am using right now. It is a Dell Dimension 4600 desktop, the specs - 2.8 GHz P4, 1 GB RAM, and 120 GB HDD. I also got the monitor, keyboard, and speakers. Not an amazing machine, but not too shabby either.
Before that, I had received two towers:
A Sony Vaio desktop with a 1.8 GHz P4, 512 MB RAM, and 80 GB HDD.
A Dell Optiplex GX240 with a 1.7 GHz P4, 256 MB RAM, 20 GB HDD, and a 128 MB nVidia GeForce FX 5200 card.
I also had two desktops in my garage:
A Gateway Mid-Tower with a 1.1 GHz Athlon, 128 MB RAM, 40 GB HDD, and a 64 MB nVidia TNT2 Pro card.
A Gateway 2000 P5-200 with a 200 MHz Pentium I, 32 MB RAM, and a 4 GB HDD.
I have since gutted the Gateway Mid-Tower and Sony Vaio and gave their parts to the Dell Optiplex, so it's current specs are: 1.8 GHz P4, 512 MB RAM, 60 GB HDD, and 64 MB nVidia TNT2 Pro. It currently runs Windows 2000 SP4 (which it came with) and *buntu 10.04 with vanilla Xfce. I plan on putting in the 80 GB hard drive and removing the 20 GB Windows 2000 drive in July after Windows 2000 loses support.
I gave the 128 MB GeForce card to the Dell Dimension. It is running Windows XP SP3 and Ubuntu 10.04.
My Laptop: Gateway T-6330u, 2.0 GHz Pentium Dual-Core, 3 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD - Windows Vista, Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04.
My Desktop: Dell Dimension 4600, 2.8 GHz Pentium 4, 1 GB RAM, 128 MB GeForce FX 5200, 120 GB HDD - Windows XP, Ubuntu 10.04.