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Computer [Aug. 14th, 2008|11:01 am]
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Have new PC from Aldi. Seems to be working okay, just wanted to test it before I completely void the warrenty by cracking the case, chucking in other hard drives, etc.

Have to say, they tempt one with Vista. Turn on the PC, and twenty minutes later I'm connected to the 'net, etc. But I'm also aware of how bloody crap it is, given that my laptop runs on it.

Oh well, time to start installing the new system.

[User Picture]From: drjon
2008-08-14 01:24 am (UTC)
Which OS are you running?
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-14 01:33 am (UTC)
Planning on chucking Ubuntu and XP on. Want to give Ubuntu a decent try, and (as far as I know) a number of my programs only run on Windows.
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[User Picture]From: dcrisp
2008-08-14 02:28 am (UTC)
Which applications do you want to run that are Windows only?

My Work machine is pure ubuntu and theres nothing it cant do (General business wise).
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[User Picture]From: sonictail
2008-08-14 01:52 am (UTC)
You can buy computers from Aldi?
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-14 02:02 am (UTC)
Yep, they're up on Aldi's website. $999. We went about and priced equivalent systems at over $1800.
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[User Picture]From: mortonhall
2008-08-14 02:16 am (UTC)
you can buy lots of things from Aldi. They cycle through lots of interesting specials but you usually have to be pretty quick to be able to pick them up. Stand outside an Aldi early on a Thursday morning (before they open) and the length of the queue will tell you how much of a bargain this week's special might be.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-14 02:26 am (UTC)
Most of the big specials this week were kids toys. I've never seen an Aldi feeding frenzy before.
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