On Wed, 11 Jun 2008 17:46:03 +0000, cybertaz wrote:
> Jim Henderson;1816433 Wrote:
>> I often wonder if there’s something wrong with me having more computers
>> in the house than people.
> There is nothing wrong with that. I have four computers in my house
> (only three people, one of them a four-year old). My brother lives with
> my parents and they have 9 computers (one of them an HP Proliant server!
We have three people and three cats. At my desk alone I have 6
machines, two of them laptops.
Then my stepson has two - a laptop and a desktop. My wife uses a laptop.
There’s a somewhat dead Dell laptop on the bookshelf the other side of
the room - if I find a motherboard for it, that’ll be another test
machine for me.
Oh, and there’s a spare motherboard on my desk that I didn’t count in the
Then we could get into my PC graveyard in the basement. Off the top of
my head, 2 Compaq Prosignia servers (486s), a 386 that actually has been
used a couple times in the last 5 years, two or three P-II/P-III
generation machines, a Zeos “pocket PC” (which was actually far too big
to be a “pocket PC” - V20 processor and a full keyboard, measured about
8" long by 3.5" deep, LCD screen, and the only removable media was a PC
card memory card.
Probably at least 2 other machines could be built from various components
laying around the basement.
On the handheld front, one iPaq (with Familiar Linux on it), and one Dell
Axim. The ZEOS machine probably better fits here, come to think. Oh,
and there’s a Palm Pro around here somewhere.
Fully 5 of my machines are on UPSes (plural - two APC units here).
Some might see this collection as a bit excessive.