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February 28th, 2009, 06:20 AM
In a couple of months mine will be 4 years old.

Runs Windows XP Media Center exclusively....

My new netbook which I am quickly using more often than my main computer, is a little over a week old. Just got it for my birthday :D

Old *ix Geek
February 28th, 2009, 06:26 AM
About a year old. The others range from 1.5 to about 4 years old. They're all running Intrepid.

February 28th, 2009, 06:39 AM
i built this computer im on now back on feb 14th 2007

since then i have upgraded a few things like ram , video card & tower

February 28th, 2009, 06:39 AM
Approaching 1 month (sig for specs)
My old main computer (laptop) I had for 4 years, can't believe it lasted that long, and it still thrives!

February 28th, 2009, 06:48 AM
Mine is a going on 5 years old, it's a dell p4 2.66 1gib ram nvidia geforce 6200

February 28th, 2009, 06:49 AM
Mine's homebuilt, about 7 years old. Intel 845EGB2L mobo, P4 2.4 "Northwood" cpu, 2 gb DDR RAM. Over the years, I've added 4 extra hdd's, swapped out the psu (really nice corsair 450w in there now), and changed out the old ATI Radeon 7000 PCI card for a GeForce FX 5500 AGP (to run compiz, y'know :)). It's been a rock-solid box all these years and still easily does everything I need it to do...which really ain't much. I do need to replace the cmos battery, though.

February 28th, 2009, 06:59 AM
Mine's homebuilt, about 7 years old.I have an antique running a 486sx processor with 512mb RAM (it was an inheritance from a place I worked.) It does Dapper quite easily, and makes a nice Samba server.

Anyone done a Windows 7-Ubuntu-Samba setup yet?

February 28th, 2009, 07:01 AM
I'm guessing it's from 2007. Celeron D processor though. Running 8.10 and xp for gaming.

February 28th, 2009, 07:05 AM
I have an antique running a 486sx processor with 512mb RAM (it was an inheritance from a place I worked.) It does Dapper quite easily, and makes a nice Samba server.

Anyone done a Windows 7-Ubuntu-Samba setup yet?

I tried windows 7 with ubuntu. It worked until it deleted grub :p had to restore it with a livecd

February 28th, 2009, 07:07 AM
Had mine since mid 2006, so around 3.5 years. It's done a good job. I'm in desperate need of an upgrade though.. 1GB RAM and a GeForce 7600 just don't seem to cut it these days. Then again, I'd probably be quite happy with a netbook running Crunchbang Linux.

February 28th, 2009, 07:13 AM
built mine about three months ago using less than top of the line parts but nothing to laugh at.

February 28th, 2009, 07:16 AM
...I get my computer arround Agoust 2007. My old Pc it's here since 2003

February 28th, 2009, 07:20 AM
Had mine since mid 2006, so around 3.5 years. It's done a good job. I'm in desperate need of an upgrade though.. 1GB RAM and a GeForce 7600 just don't seem to cut it these days. Then again, I'd probably be quite happy with a netbook running Crunchbang Linux.

HP has some netbooks running Ubuntu. I saw one at the store today, it looked pretty sweet. If I had the money I'd so buy one :KS

February 28th, 2009, 07:23 AM
I bought my laptop in 2005, but my main desktop is older. Not quite sure when I got it. I currently have 8.04 on both.

February 28th, 2009, 07:24 AM
mines 6 years old but is ausome

February 28th, 2009, 07:30 AM
Depends on the component.

Floppy drive = more than 8 years
Case = 5 years
CD/DVD-R = 2 years
Keyboard and mouse = roughly 2 years
RAM = 1 year
Monitor = roughly 6 months
Hard drive = roughly 3 months
CPU, Motherboard, Video card, PSU, speakers = less than 1 month

February 28th, 2009, 07:38 AM
About a year, recently upgraded.

February 28th, 2009, 08:06 AM
I have A Toshiba about 2.5 ears old 750MB of Ram and 50GB of HD. I am going to upgrade this Friday to a Asus eee pc, 1GB of Ram and 160GB of HD and believe it or not the processor is faster :D

February 28th, 2009, 08:13 AM
Bought it in roughly March of 2008.

Set it up about two months ago to dual-boot Ubuntu and Vista.

Hope to get a new laptop this summer, once Snow Leopard comes out.

February 28th, 2009, 08:16 AM
4 years this Christmas so about 3 and 3 months or something.

got a new graphics card sometimes towards the end of last year (old one melted)

got better ram a bit before that.

so its not really the same machine it was when i got it, eventually it will be completely different i think.

February 28th, 2009, 08:18 AM
2 weeks
320GB Hard Drive
ATI 3200 Graphics
Dual booting Windows 7/Jaunty on this machine - no problems, yet!
And older DELL with Intrepid I haven't used for about a month now

February 28th, 2009, 08:24 AM
The Wife's main is about 6 years old and running XP Pro SP3...rather sluggishly I might add. My main is a home-build from way back when (about 8 years old) and running Hardy swimmingly.

February 28th, 2009, 09:32 AM
This computer just turned 1 I ordered it from Tiger Direct on February 10th 2008; see signature for specs.

February 28th, 2009, 09:34 AM
About 4 years old now.

February 28th, 2009, 09:37 AM
A 4 years old Athlon64/Nforce4 system. I have newer but always use this one. Odd really.

My test machine is currently a 10 year old Pentium.

Runs Debian 5 quite well at the moment. Video driver performance on the older chipsets is pretty terrible though; and it doesn't have the cpu grunt to lessen the visual problems.

Giant Speck
February 28th, 2009, 09:59 AM
My computer is about two years old.

Toshiba Satellite A105-S4397

CPU: Genuine Intel CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz
Graphics: Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
Sound: Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller
HDD: Hitachi HTS54161 - 160 GB

Runs Windows Vista, Windows 7 Beta (Build 7000), and Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.

It's still working great! And it came from Wal-Mart!

February 28th, 2009, 10:22 AM
Year ~.

February 28th, 2009, 10:43 AM
HP Pavilion dv2715nr

AMD Turion64 X2 TL-58 - Dual 1.9GHz/512KBx2/800MHz HT (x64/vt/nx/sse3)
nVidia nForce 560 / MCP67M chipset
nVidia GeForce 7150M
200GB 5400RPM SATA (upgraded)
8X DVD-RAM Drive with LightScribe
14.1 inch 1280x800 LCD Screen
0.3MP Integrated Webcam
Broadcom BCM43XX 802.11G
3 USB 2.0/Firewire 400/SD-MMC-XD-MS/ExpressCard54
12 Cell battery lasts 4.5 hours.

Ubuntu 8.10
Windows XP Pro SP3

Cost me $365 from various sources, I think it was made in August 2007. Been quite happy with it, does get hot with gaming though.

I'm thinking about going to a Core i7 desktop / Dell Mini 9 setup.

February 28th, 2009, 10:47 AM
Buoyed Case and Motherboard as first in 2005,but finished assembling the whole PC in May 2007.

February 28th, 2009, 11:38 AM
In a couple of months mine will be 4 years old.

Runs Windows XP Media Center exclusively....

My new netbook which I am quickly using more often than my main computer, is a little over a week old. Just got it for my birthday :D

Around 2 years old I think.

February 28th, 2009, 11:55 AM
[My laptop is] coming up for a year old.

February 28th, 2009, 01:16 PM
Just over 1 year old.

February 28th, 2009, 01:38 PM
Main machine is almost nine years old.


My "accessory" machine is almost as old, give or take a year.


If I had noticed this thread a day earlier, I could have answered with this one.


February 28th, 2009, 04:12 PM
The tower is from the first computer I ever built for myself, which makes it about the 5th one I ever built, which was back in '03. Since then I've upgraded the motherboard twice. Most recently I gutted it and replaced the power supply, motherboard, memory, video card, dvd r/w, and put in a sata hard drive. In that I'm still using the same Soundblaster Live audio card and still have a floppy that came with the tower, I suppose I can't really say it's a new system... so...

5 1/2 years old :)

February 28th, 2009, 04:24 PM
I count this 1.8GHz Sempron thing of mine to have turned 4 yo last month, although in truth it's like George Washington's axe...

February 28th, 2009, 04:33 PM
About 1.5 years old, depending on whether you would call a change of motherboard a change of computer. It's stable now, but it certainly wasn't when I first got it.

I bought the components myself, and it turned out that there was a fault with the original Asus motherboard I bought. So I got another similarly-priced motherboard with the same Nvidia graphics chipset in it (onboard GeForce 5800 FX). This was an ECS motherboard, and it worked fine until I decided to put more RAM in it. (I was running Windows Vista at the time, so more RAM was almost essential :rolleyes: ) The ECS mobo refused to accept the RAM, instead choosing to beep loudly every time the computer started up. It certainly wasn't faulty RAM, I checked it in another machine.

Replaced that motherboard with an Abit one, stuck RAM in, continued to use Vista until last month, and decided to switch back to Ubuntu (I've used Ubuntu on and off since Breezy).

I currently have Vista with a huge partition, and Ubuntu with a smaller partition. I'm gradually decreasing Vista's partition size as I transfer everything across over the next few months.

If it weren't for Ubuntu, I'd probably get rid of this computer at the end of this year (I intend to purchase a Linux-based netbook later this year), or just stop using it. Now, however, I'm coming up with some creative uses for it, especially considering the relatively low power and disk space on a netbook. I like this computer though - it has served me well. :D

February 28th, 2009, 05:27 PM
About 5 years.

February 28th, 2009, 06:20 PM
My main machine is about 7 years old. It was meant as a workstation/file server for a local business, and when the warrenty expired, they replaced it and gave it to me.

P4 1.5 GHz, 512 MB Ram. (still in it, not upgraded)

20 GB Hard Drive. (Later dropped in an 80GB alongside it. Even later, replaced the 20GB with a 200GB)

Came with a 24x CD-ROM. Replaced it with a CD-RW/DVD-ROM and added a DVD-RW/RAM drive

Got it with a TNT graphics card (!!!), Replaced it with a GeForce MX 2, then later with a GeForce 6100.

Blew the PSU once.

Added a USB 2.0 PCI card, still can only achive 1.1 speeds, though :( (At least Ubuntu doesn't drive me up the wall with this fact like windows XP does)

February 28th, 2009, 06:29 PM
A little over 5 years old.

February 28th, 2009, 06:29 PM
I built this computer almost two years ago. Haven't updated any components other than adding more hard drives. I plan to keep this computer for at least five years more without upgrading :cool:

February 28th, 2009, 06:32 PM
My laptop is 2 years old :)

February 28th, 2009, 06:52 PM
5 Year old dell Latitude with a pentuim m 2 giga hertz and 4 gigs of ram. Boots Jaunty in about 30 seconds:)

Unfortunatly the batteries are dying:(

February 28th, 2009, 06:59 PM
My main computer is about a month old. :grin:

Before that my main computer was a laptop that was a little over 4 years old. I still have it. But not my main computer anymore.

February 28th, 2009, 07:32 PM
mine is a whole 2 weeks old. built it myself.

February 28th, 2009, 07:43 PM
about 32 days for my new laptop.
the desktop i used until then i had about 3 years.
but it is older than that as i got it second hand.

the first computer i got and still use almost everyday is about ten or maybe 14 years old. i cant remember.

February 28th, 2009, 08:35 PM
My DELL Inspiron 600m is 4 2/3 years old.

February 28th, 2009, 09:39 PM
The one I use most is listed below...

That machine is a killer at what it does. Runs programs very quickly, stays stable and cold boots Windows 7 in 40 seconds.

February 28th, 2009, 09:42 PM
I had buy this laptop in december

February 28th, 2009, 09:42 PM
Desktop: < 2 Years
Monitor: > a Year
Laptop: < 6Months

February 28th, 2009, 09:57 PM
7 year old dell demension 4300 [with newer Hdd and CD drives]

the wife has a newer HP/Compaq v6000 laptop
the son has a year old 64 bit AMD, very fast
and I have a very new mini9

February 28th, 2009, 09:59 PM
Just built it......about 2 months now. I will upgrading to a 4800 series GPU and a Phenom Processor this summer.

Speed Demon
February 28th, 2009, 10:50 PM
I currently have a home-made PC, build 05172008-1 :lolflag: specs in my Signature...

February 28th, 2009, 11:18 PM
Built mine sometime back in 2002 if I remember correctly.

It's weird when you hear friends talking about how their two-three year old machines break (hardware failure) and then think about your own machine that has been up and running ~12h/day 6-7 years with no problems at all.

Heck, I even forgot to put my processor fan and heatsink on once after cleaning stuff up and saw a small cloud of smoke come from the processor. But after plugging the fan and sink back on it was all good to go again and still runs to this day.

hrod beraht
March 1st, 2009, 12:02 AM
9 year old 900MHz Athlon with 512MB of RAM, running Arch with the Evil window manager.

I've thought about upgrading to a new system, but running the minimalist system that I am, this machine just isn't slow :P


March 1st, 2009, 02:04 AM
Not sure how old it is, maybe the community could tell us. It's one of MPCs old Millennia Series: PIII 650 512mb ram in a "frog box" case. It runs Hardy with no problems.


March 1st, 2009, 02:41 AM
~3 years, Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop. Working OK but faulty touchpad - left mouse button has problems, and faulty backquote key which is sensitive to atmospheric changes on Mars. Seriously, you only need to rest your finger above it for it to type.

March 1st, 2009, 02:52 AM
This machine.. About a year :P

Core 2 dou E4500 overclocked to 3ghz. 4gb DDR2 -700mhz ram. Nvidia Geforce 8600gt 256mb. 250gb and 80gb hard drives -with fans. Abit fatality 1 motherboard SLI. I am proud of it. Runs Hardy smoothly, very responsive. Runs Winxp horribly for no reason( dual boot ).

My laptop is about 4 years old. IMB THinkpad X40. 1gb ram 1.3ghz Intel. No dual booting. Ubuntu hardy only.

Server is 550mhz 256mb ram. I started to call it the little devil. Debian 4. 8gb hard drive, 4gb external, 3.1gb "extra" hard drive. Runs the sites in my sig. 15 years old.

New server (will still not get as much use as my little devil) has a 1ghz cpu and 128mb ram. 40gb Hard drive. No network card yet. Debian 4. 8 years old.

Oldest machine which will soon be a server was also my first desktop. It ran Win98 slowly. A few years ago it was a my main machine, running Ubuntu 6.10. 450mhz , 192mb ram. 20gb hard drive. Wasn't too bad.

I have others, but I mentioned enough. :D

March 1st, 2009, 02:59 AM
about 3 years

March 1st, 2009, 03:01 AM
Only about a week :D.

March 1st, 2009, 03:06 AM
I think my homebuilt desktop is about 4 or 5 years old... Many upgrades though, so it keeps up with current machines. Have a year old cheapy Acer laptop from Walmart, runs like a champ even though it runs Vista basic... And have an eee pc, about 4 or 5 months old. I use the Acer the most and the homebuilt for gaming. Eee was a waste of money for me, I got a new wireless gateway from my ISP and the Eee and it don't get along well, only have internet access about 50% of the time on it. Thinking of getting rid of it on ebay, but will get less than half of what I paid... :)


March 2nd, 2009, 03:38 AM
well i have 2 "main"puters both bout 3 years old and thanx to Ubuntu wont need a new one for a while yet:guitar:

March 2nd, 2009, 04:12 AM
Laptop for 1 year and 3 months, main desktop was built, and had it for about 3 years.

March 2nd, 2009, 04:14 AM
the first computer i got and still use almost everyday is about ten or maybe 14 years old. i cant remember.

That's an old computer :P

March 2nd, 2009, 08:22 PM
~5 years or so?

P4 2.8ghz (was on the top of the food chain when I got it) Intel motherboard. 1.5gb of ram, nVidia 5200 FX 128mb. 80gb main OS HDD, 250gb for media.. my 80gb is starting to die though, and so is my battery. 2 dvd drives, floppy drive (woohoo!)

Only upgrades I've done is an external hdd (though i wouldn't consider it an upgrade) and the extra 512mb of ram. I also changed my PC monitor, old one burned.

Gonna start looking for a new PC now.

March 2nd, 2009, 08:23 PM
Dell Dimension 5000

3GB of RAM now :) used to only have 1GB

I'm due a new PC in May :) Can't wait!

March 2nd, 2009, 08:25 PM
Built this thing 5 years ago.

P4 2.8Ghz, 512MB ram, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, 120GB hard drive.

It has since been upgraded to have 2GB of ram, an ATI Radeon 1950GT, and an extra 250GB hard drive, which is used as my Windows drive, then the 120 is my Linux drive.

Martin Marshalek
March 2nd, 2009, 08:28 PM
A little over a year. I upgraded from 1GB of RAM to 2 over the summer and it's got a 120GB drive. Runs Vista and Ubuntu great though.

March 2nd, 2009, 08:31 PM
2 weeks, brand new dell insporon, upgraded the RAM to 4GB and put another HD for a combined space of 300 GB

March 2nd, 2009, 08:33 PM
Got my current laptop last June (thank you IRS), and the eee for Christmas. I use both about equally.

March 2nd, 2009, 08:39 PM
I'm Not Sure Exactly How Old It Is, But It's A Pentium III I Got For My Birthday Last Year. Getting A New Motherboard For It Soon, Then I'm Going To Install Ubuntu.

(Also, This Is My First Post!)

March 2nd, 2009, 08:53 PM
I'm Not Sure Exactly How Old It Is, But It's A Pentium III I Got For My Birthday Last Year. Getting A New Motherboard For It Soon, Then I'm Going To Install Ubuntu.

(Also, This Is My First Post!)

Welcome to the forums.

March 2nd, 2009, 08:57 PM
Welcome to the forums.

Thanks Very Much:KS

March 2nd, 2009, 09:08 PM
I have a desktop and a laptop computer. I don't know which one to call "my main computer". I use them both.

The desktop is a self-built Core 2 Duo E6600, 2 GB RAM, 320 GB harddisk, from August 2006 (when the Core 2 Duo Conroe was just released).

The laptop is a Dell XPS M1530 from April 2008.

March 2nd, 2009, 09:27 PM
My oldest PC is a Micro-star purchased from Walmart 12-2003 which was factory configured with Lindows 4.0, which became Linspire. Went through various Linspire upgrades then to Freespire, finally to Ubuntu.8.04 as Freespire is stagnant now. Will probably go to Mint 6 as the DVD application reads commercial DVD's right out of the box. No configuration necessary.
The cost $200.00 USD.
1400 megahertz AMD Athlon XP
Main Circuit Board
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG 10/13/2003
System Model
Main Circuit Board b
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG 10/13/2003
Memory Modules
376 Megabytes Installed Memory
IOMEGA ZIPCD 4x650 [CD-ROM drive]
Generic floppy disk drive (3.5")
Standard Floppy Disk Controller
Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)
VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller
Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA) [Display adapter]
Bus Adapters
VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
Other Devices
NEC Firewarden OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
SBP2 Compliant IEEE 1394 device
1394/USB Disk
Generic USB Hub
USB Root Hub

I installed a Firewire PCI card for an external Firewire Maxtor 80gb hard drive.
Installed a PCI wireless card.
Upgraded RAM to 1gb.


March 2nd, 2009, 11:15 PM
1 year, 4 months, and 29 days

And how I know the exact date:

It's a Lenovo 3000 N100, it serves me well but I wish it had a more power efficient CPU and did hardware virtualization. The only upgrade it has gotten is an extra gig of ram.

March 2nd, 2009, 11:18 PM
Mine is a going on 5 years old, it's a dell p4 2.66 1gib ram nvidia geforce 6200

Mine is the exact same.. Although I have a 2.4GHz chip.

March 3rd, 2009, 12:14 AM
Main desktop is an AOpen Cube from 2004, Pentium M 755 @ 1.80GHz, 1GB of RAM PC 2700, 80GB HDD.

Low power consumption, silent as a whisper, it's been my companion for a few years now, simply flawless.

It'll be around for years to come, I'm pretty sure of that.

March 3rd, 2009, 04:29 AM
2 years old, built it myself, so you know it has a case I would never buy again.

March 3rd, 2009, 05:36 AM
Almost three years on my desktop which I use the more. My laptop is only a little over a year old though.

March 3rd, 2009, 05:42 AM
i don't buy computers, i buy parts and upgrade incrementally. that way it doesn't seem like i'm spending so much. the newest part in my system is ~4mo old, the oldest component is about 1.5yrs. and it's all in a case that's about 3yrs old, and it still has more power than i need.

March 8th, 2009, 10:38 AM
I have two main computers in two different towns :-)

Town 1 (Friday to Sunday): Maybe five years old? Pentium 2.8 GHz & 512 MB running Ubuntu.

Town 2 (Monday to Friday): Maybe ten years old? Pentium 1.0 GHz % 256 MB running antiX.



March 8th, 2009, 10:53 AM
My main computer is about one month old :

asus p6T deluxe V2 X58
Intel Core i7 Quad i7-920
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333Mhz 3Gb
WD Caviar Black 1TB
Intel X25-M SSD
MSI GeForce 9800 GT Zilent

UBUNTU 8.10 only

My previous PC is 3 yrs old and is AMD 4400 based

Mu oldest computer must be 9 now and is still running linux, although it's a bit short of memory, only 256mb
All my pc's are running on Linux only

March 8th, 2009, 11:00 AM
Main computer is a laptop that's eight months old.

Desktop PC has a range of components of varying ages, most of it is about three years old I think.

March 8th, 2009, 11:08 AM
Less then a week, just bought a new CPU (core i7), motherboard and DDR3 RAM, but the HD en graphics card is recovered.

March 8th, 2009, 11:17 AM
I've got a 2 year old Desktop that originally had a fresh install of Vi$ta on it, and a laptop that had windows 98 that I had puppy running on until I gave it to my dad.

March 8th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Our family computer is working on 3 years old. It came out around the time Vista did, back in '06. It says it's "Vista Capable", but I'm not so sure. It has a few problems running XP now.

My laptop (Ubuntu computer =D) is about 2 years old. I can't remember when I got it, though.

March 8th, 2009, 12:43 PM
6 months old

March 9th, 2009, 05:34 PM
I have a machine that is 4 years old but over the last two years I got a new monitor, and another HD, and then a new video card and then a new sound card, a new front panel thingy, another HD, then a pci SATA card and another HD, then a new dvd writer, then a new mobo and a new cpu and a new p/s and then put it all in a new case a few months ago and got another dvd writer for that. Then I put the original back together with its broken cd drive and kludged front panel jacks and put Intrepid on it.

I don't know how to put a date on something like that.

ranch hand
March 9th, 2009, 07:13 PM
7 months, came with Vista Home Premium. That is the reason we use Ubuntu now.

And people complain about MS, I say thanks. Would not have found Ubuntu without them.

March 9th, 2009, 07:18 PM
The computer that everyone uses here is an IBM something.
Its got a pentium 4 2GHz, 512mb ram and about 60GB hdd aha.
I have a Power Mac G4, Mirror drive doors. With 2 867mhz processors : / 768mb ram and 140GB of space, aha

March 9th, 2009, 07:34 PM
my desktop is about 4 years old now, and my laptop (ubuntu) is about 6 years old. both of them are dell's, only upgraded my desktop to 3 gb and the graphics card once and never bought any parts for the laptop though the battery's dead so it isn't as mobile as it should be

March 10th, 2009, 02:36 PM
less than a year old..It was a gift from a friend..He even made a special version of Cosmosis Linux just for me and pre installed it...Really nice.

March 10th, 2009, 04:34 PM
My main-main computer is my Dell. It's 7 years old. My other main desktop the Compaq, is turning 11 years old this year. :) The Thinkpad was made 2003? 2004? but I bought it about 2 years ago.

It's been neat to go through this thread and see how old everyone's computers are :)

March 10th, 2009, 04:54 PM
My laptops are about 18 months old.

Desktop new 2/3 month ago BigKEN from the Ubuntu Forums lives very near me (we met through these forums) and he rebuilt my Desktop.

Quad 2 Core Q660O Plus CPU Cooler
Gigabtye Mobo
2 X 500 gig Hard Drive Total Hard Drive Space 1TB
Graphics ATI 4850
XClio 700 Watt Silent PSU
1 Lightscribe DVD Writer
1 DVD Writer
CMI Media Sound Card (going to upgrade this week reading about Sound Cards today)
Fax Modem
Fan Controller

64 Bit Intrepid


March 10th, 2009, 06:24 PM
5 year old desktop and 3 year old laptop both running Debian Lenny.

March 10th, 2009, 07:04 PM
My laptop is 2 years & 2 months old. Running Arch.

March 17th, 2009, 01:44 AM
Depends on your definition of main...

My Laptop (Ubuntu 8.10 64bit) = bought last Thursday (it's Monday today)

Her Laptop (Ubuntu 8.10 32bit) = October 2007

Desktop / Media Center (Mythbuntu 8.10 32bit) = Aug 2001 (video and HDD upgrades, still just 256MB of RAM and an Athlon 1GHz)

March 17th, 2009, 01:56 AM
It's approaching 9 months now.

March 17th, 2009, 02:03 AM
The first system in my signature. Built it almost two years ago and made a couple of upgrades. It's running 8.04 LTS.

March 17th, 2009, 03:36 AM
All the pc's in the family are Dell's because i got tired of custom building my machines.

- Main PC is around 12 months old and running Vista Ultimate and Windows 7.
- Daughters PC around 24 months old and running Vista Ultimate.
- Laptop is around a few years old (!!) and running Linux Mint.

all other machines got "recycled" (ie, thrown/given away).


March 17th, 2009, 03:56 AM
My main and pretty much my only personal computer is a 4 year old Dell Desktop.

May 31st, 2009, 12:54 AM
Found this thread looking for info on motherboards, as I'm gathering parts to build a replacement machine for my desktop. It won't even get used until the desktop croaks. But I need to keep a system that will handle Win2K in the future. I can't leave Mr's Gates & Balmer completely, but I can freeze them in time.

This thread has made me not feel so bad about the age and specs of my server. It is an AMD K6-2 333 and 128 meg of ram. I don't remember how old it is, it was a home brew job. My desktop is an AMD 3400 socket 939 at 2.?? GHZ, 3 gig ram 80 gig hd with 8.04 on it, and 160 gig with data and Win2K and is about 4 yrs old.

It is good to see that some older hardware is still being used daily. The planned obselence of Windows and PC Mfgs. causes a lot of good hardware to retire entirely to soon. Linux has extended the life of many systems.

May 31st, 2009, 01:03 AM
I have two Commodore 128s gathering dust which I got from friends and acquaintances. I'm guessing that they're about 20 years old.
Of my 3 x86-based machines (one of which really has an AMD processor, the other two with Intel processors) the oldest has a BIOS date of 1996 and the newest I picked up last year in November.

May 31st, 2009, 01:04 AM
my laptop is about 3 years old

May 31st, 2009, 01:05 AM
will be 3 come early september

May 31st, 2009, 01:09 AM
mines 10 years old. it's my main cause it's the 1 that always works.
vaio pcg-f430
256mb ram
10gig hd

June 7th, 2009, 02:29 AM
Not sure how old mine is... it's some Gateway box with an AMD Athlon 750mHz. I've got 384MB RAM in there now, but I'll probably be pulling a lot of that for other computers -- don't really need the memory :p

I also stuck an "old" 10GB Western Cavliar drive and a 52x32x52x cd burner in there, and disconnected the floppy drive (save power, never use floppies) . Crazy computer takes longer to load GRUB than to finish the BIOS check! :p