View Poll Results: How old is your main home PC?

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  • 1 year or newer

    49 26.49%
  • 2 years

    24 12.97%
  • 3 years

    17 9.19%
  • 4 years

    31 16.76%
  • 5 years

    25 13.51%
  • 6 years

    18 9.73%
  • 7 years

    6 3.24%
  • 8 years

    8 4.32%
  • 9 years

    1 0.54%
  • 10 years or older

    6 3.24%
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Thread: How old is your main home PC in 2013

  1. #51
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    Bought this Refurbished Dell Inspiron 1525 in April 2008 ditched Vista, reformatted with a partition to dual boot Win XP or Ubuntu.
    In 2010 replaced the ccfl myself (won't do that again)and then the inverter (yes, should have replaced both at the same time)Now it is running slowly in XP even after ditching the resource hogs. So, decided to use Ubuntu on a regular basis again. Just upgraded to 12.04 from 10.04. Probably not a good idea, however, once I get the wireless driver working (broadcom 4311), I will be happy... well for a while anyway.

  2. #52
    Join Date
    Dec 2007

    Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    The main desktop is about three or four years old. I chose 4 just to be on the safe side. It has a foxconn A6VMX motherboard, AMD Athlon X2 @ 2.8 GHz, 4 Gb ram, about 710 Gb HD, and integrated ATI graphics. I bought it incredibly cheap from a friend (with much less ram and much less hd space) about a year ago, and it's been running Debian stable since then.

    The oldest computer in the household, although not the main one, is a 12 year old Dell inspiron 2500 laptop, with a pentium III coppermine cpu @ 800 MHz, 256 Mb ram, and 20 Gb hd. I got it for free from my brother in law, who was going to throw it away about a year and a half ago. Fortunately enough, I had enough spare parts to replace what was missing (ram, ethernet port, etc), and it's been running Debian stable, also, since then.
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  3. #53
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    gypsy encampment
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    System76 Serval Pro 7 notebook (Sandy Bridge) purchased at the end of 2011. Glad to be missing the EUFI-boot issues

    My back-up notebook is an old Dell D800 Pentium-M running Xubuntu 12.04 that I bought new in 2002. I had to upgrade the wireless card and HDD years ago, and the video card recently (compatibility) but it still putts along...
    System76 Serval Pro 7: Ubuntu 14.04; Dell Latitude D800: Lubuntu 14.04; Zotac Z-Box ID45: Mythbuntu 14.04 with MythTV 0.27

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  4. #54
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    I have one desktop that we purchased in 1998 or 1999. It is a Compaq and has had more coffee spilled on it than I can recall. It still runs but is slow. I also have my sons old Dell desk top that I think we got him in 2001. He put Lubuntu on that one and it works perfectly. I switch the cords on both as I only use one at a time. I kept some of my favorite programs on the older Compaq that Lubuntu doesn't have or has nothing comparable-example, I like Photofiltre and there isn't a program on Ubuntu that I like to use instead.

  5. #55
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Pacific Northwest USA

    Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    Primary computer - bought new October 2012 (2011 chasis with updated guts)

    Last edited by HappinessNow; January 18th, 2013 at 11:56 AM.
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  6. #56
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    over there
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    My main computer is my Packard Bell EasyNote TS which I bought last June/July. Dual-core Intel Celeron, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 15.6" LCD monitor, dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. Integrated graphics (Intel) but I don't need fancy visuals. Anyway, it was cheap, I had little money, a marriage made in heaven.

    Previous to that, for some years, was a Pentium 4 desktop with 1GB RAM, running Ubuntu 8.04. That machine's stopped working now. I think I just need to open it up, dust it inside and maybe wobble the RAM a bit, like I had to do a few years ago when I upgraded the RAM. Crap computer compared to the laptop.
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  7. #57
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    My main rig is something I JUST built a few weeks ago. Its a core i5-3570k with 8 gig of ram, an ssd, and 1 tb storage drive inside a BitFenix Prodigy (white). Its freakishly fast and running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

    Prior to that my main rig was an Intel Q6600 quad-core with 4 gig of ram, a XFX GTX260 graphics card inside an Antec 900 case. I built it back in 2006 and it has served me flawlessly. It runs windows 7 like champ but the thing is just too dang huge and loud with all the fans that I needed to downsize. I'm actually trying to sell it if anyone is interested. I am currently running this old windows install as a VM inside my new machine described above!

  8. #58
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    My main computer is a Lenovo ThinkPad E330 (Intel i3-3110m). I just bought this machine about a week ago after I sold my MacMini.

    I always wanted to try Linux as everyday OS and also, I'm way too cheap to buy a MacBook.

  9. #59
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    my main rig was built by myself about a year ago. it is housed in an ENORMOUS cooler master HAF 932, advanced blue edition case.

    it contains the following:

    CPU: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi
    MEMORY: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB)
    SSD: ADATA Premier Pro SP900 128GB
    HDD: Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB
    HDD: Western Digital WD Green WD20EARX 2TB
    HDD: Western Digital WD Green WD15EADS 1.5TB
    HDD: Western Digital Black WDC WD6401AALS 640GB

    OPERATING SYSTEMS: Ubuntu 12.10 (64bit), openSUSE 12.2 (64bit), Window 8 PRO(64bit), Ubuntu 13.04 (64bit)
    MEMORY: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB,
    SSDs: Samsung 840 series 250Gb, Kingston HyperX 3K 120Gb, PNY XLR 120Gb
    OS: Ubuntu Release Candidate, openSuse, Win8.

  10. #60
    Join Date
    Oct 2005

    Re: How old is your main home PC in 2013

    Newegg keeps order histories forever, so I still have this to post:

    Upgrades over the years:
    -2 GB more RAM (same brand/part#)
    -500 GB and 2 TB HDDs
    -New power supply
    -802.11n PCI card
    -1390120 model M

    Still works like a champ, running Arch and standalone Compiz. vdpau mplayer handles 1080p BD rips without trouble. If the parts keep holding out, I see no compelling reason to buy anything new for 3 more years.

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