October 29th, 2004

gamiila sig #2

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In the end, I bought neither an hp nor a Dell, nor any of the other well-known brand computers. I bought a no name computer, through a special offer at one of the discount highstreet chemists. I am now the proud owner of a multimedia PC consisting of:

- DVD-Rewriter
2,4 x DVD+R (dual layer)
8 x DVD-R/4 x DVD-RW
8 x DVD-R/4 x DVD+RW
10 x CD-R/10 x CD-RW

- 16 x DVD-ROM

- 120 GB harddisk (7200 rpm)
Ultra ATA 100 interface

- nVidia GeForce FX5200
128 MB DDR-RAM, graphic card w/ TV-Out, DVD-I

- 512 MB DDR-RAM memory

- Network controller Ethernet LAN 10/100 MBit on board

- 56k V.90 PCI Softmodem incl. telephone cable

- IEEE 1394 FireWire on board

- 6 Channel Audio on board

- 3,5" Disk Drive


- 6 USB 2.0 (2 front, 4 back)
1 serial, 1 parallel, 2 PS/2, 1 LAN, 2 IEEE 1394 FireWire (1 front, 1 back)


- 1 LINE IN, 1 MIC IN, LINE OUT: 1 front, 1 back
1 subwoofer/center
1 digital coaxial in
1 digital coaxial out

PS/2 mouse
PS/2 keyboard w/ multimedia hotkeys

Operation system: WinXP Home Edition

It came with MS Works 7.0 and CompuServe hook-up-now-and-get-the-first-month-free, and a virus checker on a 90 day trial basis already installed.

But for now, I can't do anything other than play Pinball on it, because I was advised not to click on the hook-up-now-and-get-the-first-month-free button, but shop around for a reasonable provider first. Fuck that: I sent off for an ADSL connection at 8,95 euros a month with free modem and no connection costs, and hope they contact me soon so I won't have to rely on libraries and Internet cafés for much longer.

I bought it on the spur of the moment. I had no idea what I was doing. But yesterday, I bumped into one of my computer nerd friends and after viewing it for himself, he pronounced that I done good. Phew! That made me feel so much better. Because honestly, all I really know about, is footwear. I just saw the most wonderful pair of boots.