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Offline poche

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A Computer
« on: February 19, 2013, 01:50:40 AM »
I have never bought a computer. What advice can any of you give me?
 

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Re: A Computer
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 01:58:34 AM »
Windows 7.
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Re: A Computer
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2013, 07:27:01 AM »
Dont go to best buy.  The best place is a small local computer repair shop...if it well run and organised...advertises etc. They will have great support and could fine tune the computer for your needs . Dells were always dependable for me...Running windows XP.
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Re: A Computer
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 01:56:32 PM »
Windows 7.

I've only heard bad things about it.
 

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Re: A Computer
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 05:53:20 PM »
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Re: A Computer
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 06:05:29 PM »
Windows 7.

I've only heard bad things about it.
its better than 8!!!!!!!!!!!!

This man speaks the truth.  I tried Windows 8 out on a non-touchscreen laptop...I came dangerously close to punching it.  It looks like it was designed for tablets.  And I use the term "designed" loosely.  More like "thrown together."
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Re: A Computer
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 08:41:55 PM »
you cant find any of the regular stuff like PROGRAMS! Its not set up like a tablet its set up like a darn PHONE...the thing that craps the most is you cant buy a new laptop without it unless you pay a premium...at least thats what happened to my poor mom who just figured out how to use 7 when she broke her laptop...all the woman wants to do is email, play fun games and surf.
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Re: A Computer
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2013, 04:39:19 AM »
I have seen some computers in the loccal pawn shop. What do you all think? 
 

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Re: A Computer
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2013, 01:34:36 PM »
I have seen some computers in the loccal pawn shop. What do you all think?

Considering that you've managed to be a prolific poster here, poche, in the five months since you first considered purchasing a computer, I'm of the opinion that you don't really need a computer.  Whatever method you've been using (work? library? telepathy?) seems to be serving you just fine.  Why waste money on a computer?

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Re: A Computer
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2013, 03:27:15 AM »
I have seen some computers in the loccal pawn shop. What do you all think?

Poche, I would suggest www.bestbuy.com as a good starting place.  I'm sure from there you can branch out to other stores depending on what brand or type of computer you're looking for. 
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Re: A Computer
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2013, 04:23:32 PM »
I have seen some computers in the loccal pawn shop. What do you all think?

I bought one at a thrift shop a few years back.  It worked fine, but I didn't need something very fancy.  That said, you would need to be very careful.  The store that I bought from will label the item if it works (and if it doesn't work.) 
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Re: A Computer
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2013, 10:46:17 PM »
I suggest getting a local shop to put together a computer.  I'd recommend Ubuntu Linux as the operating system (it is free).  The local shop will put it together.   Gives you Firefox web browser and a mail client for your emails.  Pretty much bullet proof.  Also, it will tell you when new updates are available and ask you if you want to update.  Finally, there are not a lot of computer viruses that target this system, so you don't have to be concerned about that.

Depending on your needs, I'd recommend saving money by asking for an I-5 processor.  Get 4 GB ram.  Get high speed ram.  Discuss this with the shop.  Depending on what you use the computer for, you might want to get (2) hard drives and ask the shop to set it up to run automatic back ups.
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Re: A Computer
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2013, 11:07:42 PM »
Once you go Mac, you'll never go back  ;)

[spoiler]This is coming from an IT guy at an engineering University.[/spoiler]
 

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Re: A Computer
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2013, 01:51:43 AM »
Once you go Mac, you'll never go back  ;)

[spoiler]This is coming from an IT guy at an engineering University.[/spoiler]

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Re: A Computer
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2013, 03:48:09 AM »
Once you go Mac, you'll never go back  ;)

[spoiler]This is coming from an IT guy at an engineering University.[/spoiler]

You are a smart man

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