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# 12483 19-Mar-2007 21:47
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hi,

I am ebuckley. I found this wonderful site well researching broadband plans (finaly getting my own choice of plans now that i am flatting). My geeky interest are hardware hacks programming and web design. I am fluent in html basic and currently doing my best to learn mysql! By the way if anyone could give me their opinion of ruby on rails i would be very appreciative! I have my own computer which i made from ground up. Here are specs:

- AMD 64 3500+ socket 939 (Venice core i think)
- 2 x generic 512 ddr400 (soon to be upgraded)
- 1 x 40gb ide 7500rpm hard drive. (getting 250 soon )
- 1 x 80gb sata Seagate 7500 rpm hard drive
- MSI 6600gt 128 mb
- 400w generic power supply (any suggestions for a replacement would be good!)
- gigabyte mobo
- case is crappy
- 2 x 80mm fan
- currently dual booting windows xp pro and ubuntu. I am looking to ween myself of windows!

also if you have an opinion of what broadband plan to sign up to please do tell me. i am looking for good constant speed for gaming and also as little restriction to p2p as possible. will prob go through 25 gb each month with ease.

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  # 64346 19-Mar-2007 22:18
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Lol your PC is identical spec to mine except I'm running Vista Ultimate x64.

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  # 64347 19-Mar-2007 22:41
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haha i considered vista but was woried about security, only reason i have windows is for talking to people on msn and games.
I was quite disapointed beacause straight after i bought my mobo and cpu socket am2 came around and was like way cheaper!

 
 
 
 


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  # 64349 19-Mar-2007 23:24
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Yeah I know, I was quite gutted about that. I brought my PC about a month before PCIe became standard.

If you are worried about security you should be running Vista not XP


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  # 64352 19-Mar-2007 23:47
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ebuckley: haha i considered vista but was woried about security, only reason i have windows is for talking to people on msn and games.

I was quite disapointed beacause straight after i bought my mobo and cpu socket am2 came around and was like way cheaper!


Many very good games are available for linux, and there are lots of IM clients that log into MSN easily too...







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  # 64373 20-Mar-2007 08:19
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ebuckley:

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also if you have an opinion of what broadband plan to sign up to please do tell me. i am looking for good constant speed for gaming and also as little restriction to p2p as possible. will prob go through 25 gb each month with ease.



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seam to be pretty good atm. Have heard a lot of good feedback about them.



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  # 64497 21-Mar-2007 09:21
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Many very good games are available for linux, and there are lots of IM clients that log into MSN easily too...


Not sure if this quote is gonna work lol, In your opinion what is the best IM client that logs into msn?

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  # 64670 22-Mar-2007 12:17
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Never use one myself, but my boss use GAIM on his Dabian machine. Perhaps best way is to check it out.




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