View Full Version : POLL: How many computers?
Thu, 21st Oct '04, 11:04am
So, I was just wondering how many computers you have at home. They don't need to be yours...they could belong to your mom, dad, brother, sister...or the family pet for that matter.
When I was living with my parents, there was the "family" computer, which was technically my dad's, my brotherís laptop, my cousinís old dinosaur of a PC, and then my bad ass laptop. None of them were ever hooked up to a LAN...basically because my dad was too cheap to buy any equipment, and no one trusted my brother.
Now that I'm out on my own, I only have my laptop and two other computers that are in pieces...and currently don't work, due to a lack of components...but don't vote for computers that are like that!!!
How about you? :rolling:
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Poll Results: How many computers? (38 votes.)
How many computers are at your home? (Choose 1)
* None! I'm on someone else's computer... - 3% (1)
* 1 - One's enough for me/us. - 16% (6)
* 2 - One for me, one for "them". - 18% (7)
* 3 - I got one, so they had too to. - 16% (6)
* 4 - <insert witty comment here> - 18% (7)
* 5 or more - I'm rich, so I buy new computers at random! - 29% (11)
Are they conected together through a Local Area Network (LAN)? (Choose 1)
* Yes, all of them are connected. - 39% (15)
* Yes, but only some of them. - 32% (12)
* No, none of them are connected? - 26% (10)
* What's a LAN again? / Just the results for me. - 3% (1)
Thu, 21st Oct '04, 11:45am
I have two here - usually. I have my desktop and I normally bring my laptop home from work each night.
I do have my home-office set-up with a LAN so that I can share my internet connection and printer and occassionally move some files back and forth.
Thu, 21st Oct '04, 2:47pm
7, two for me, two for my dad and one for my brother, the other two are just collecting dust at the attic
The Kilted Crusader
Thu, 21st Oct '04, 3:09pm
4, two laptops and two big 'ins. One of the big 'ins is quite old though.
Thu, 21st Oct '04, 4:16pm
4 here, one for each person living in the house.
Thu, 21st Oct '04, 5:05pm
I have three. I use a computer until it's so old that it won't do everything I want any more, and by that time things have changed so much that I buy a whole new computer as a replacement. But, since the old computer is still working, I just replace the OS with Linux and keep it.
First: Pentium 120 Mhz
Second: Pentium III 500 Mhz
Third: Pentium 4 1.8 Ghz
Thu, 21st Oct '04, 5:13pm
We both have company laptops, I then have an Athlon 1Ghz for games, + an old pentium 400Mhz + a very old pentium 120mhz.
Previous flat in London, between the five of us we had the server, 5 main computers attached to the server, probably another 4 older computers, 3+ games consoles. I think we also had more TV's than we did people.
Thu, 21st Oct '04, 5:20pm
We have 4 at the moment, two desk systems and two portable, all on a wireless LAN. We plan to build a new dedicated server, then upgrade my desk machine and turn my current box into the kids' computer, but who knows when that will happen? It's not high on our prioritized list of household projects.
Velcro also collects dead machines, with plans to use them for parts. Sometimes it feels like our basement is turning into "Velcro's home for wayward silicon." :lol:
Thu, 21st Oct '04, 6:00pm
RIght now, I have mine and my mom's, but mom wans her back. I used to have a pwetty laptop, but it broke. :(
Mom also sold my first PC (Didn't even ask my permission!) so I couldn't say 4 :(
Thu, 21st Oct '04, 6:33pm
I prefer quality over quantity, so I have only one computer. ;)
Besides, why would anyone want to have several of them when one does the needed jobs well enough? I can understand if there needs to be 1 comp/person, but anything more seems like waste of money. What; one for each hand and toe?
Thu, 21st Oct '04, 7:01pm
I have 2 working, connected machines (mine! :p )(P2 and P4), and then there's ten or more machines lying around, including my FreeBSD box (missing a I/O card atm)(that's it for my machines.), one machine which could be connected right away were i have spare ethernet cable, 2-3 Pentiums, and lots of 486's. Not all of them have a hard drive at the moment though. Finding HDD's under 400mb is kinda hard. :p
Thu, 21st Oct '04, 10:38pm
In the house we have my self-built speed demon with the Athlon 64-bit 3400+, a gig of RAM and an overclocked X800 Pro, but from there it gets worse. There's a compaq laptop with a mobile Athlon 2000+, and 512 MB RAM, and another laptop, which I'm actually using right now. It has a pentium 2 and some some other crappy parts. The other comp I have is a desktop with an Athlon XP 2000+, a gig of RAM that just died, and a GeForce 3.
Thu, 21st Oct '04, 10:41pm
We've got 6 computers,
One is mine, an Pentium 3,
the others are of my roommates;
2 Laptops, 1 Apple, 2 other pentium 3's one with 2 monitors...
The non laptop windows computers are connected with a LAN
Thu, 21st Oct '04, 10:58pm
We have two - a 4 year old AMD 900 Mhz, and a brand new AMD 64 3400+. We have a router for sharing internet, but that's about it.
Thu, 21st Oct '04, 11:07pm
@Nightal, you let a roomate get an apple? How could you?!?!? Haven't you heard the old saying, "Friends don't let friends buy Mac-in-the-trash." :rolling:
Fri, 22nd Oct '04, 1:40am
Let's see... there are 2 old-ish ones downstairs, 3 new-ish ones and an old Apple ][ upstairs. So that makes 6. One of the ones downstairs is not networked, and of course the Apple ][ isn't. The other four are. No laptops at all though.
Fri, 22nd Oct '04, 2:07am
We've got the family comp (the comp I learned to hate); my dad's got a laptop; my brother has a pc and a laptop; i have my main pc, a laptop, a pentium 100 pc, and an old S2 33/486 pc. Mmm good times playing castle of the winds on that thing... memories...
the ones that are able are networked via router. unfortunatly, the older ones dont do networking very well.
As one can imagine, i have a very big desk :)
Fri, 22nd Oct '04, 2:28am
Man, I din't realise there was so much wealth amongst SP members. How can you guys all afford to have so many PCs?! We have one and feel lucky to be able to afford that.
Seeing as you guys all have so much cash to spend on multiple PCs, Taluntain should have no trouble rustling up donations to keep SP running!
Fri, 22nd Oct '04, 2:42am
No kidding; back home we've got three, count 'em, three computers, and one of those doesn't even work. There's my once uber gaming rig (desperately needs upgrading over Christmas break), my parents "Family" comp, and the aforementioned one that doesn't work for my younger bros. The last ones from like '95 or something. Truly ancient, practically steam powered.
Fri, 22nd Oct '04, 2:51am
Bah. 1995 isn't 'ancient' or 'steam-powered'! Plenty of us here have dusty relics dating from long before that.....
Case in point: From 1981, my Commodore Vic-20 Colour Computer (5k of RAM, plugged into the TV, loaded up most games from a cassette deck, took about 45 minutes to load up a basic text-based adventure game). Some games were so basic that 'file transfer' consisted of typing in the whole source code of a game (all of 2 pages of A4) published in a magazine.
Those were the days..........
Fri, 22nd Oct '04, 6:29am
- 486 DX2 66Mhz: out of order :(
- Pentium 2 333Mhz
- Pentium 3 500Mhz
The P3 isn't mine, a friend of mine is "storing" it in my house. Since it's the best of the 3 I don't mind :)
The P2 and the P3 are connected through a LAN, just because I could easily do it. And besides it allows my parents to pretend they're playing a network game of Spider Solitaire :D
The P2 is a Compaq, and since then I vowed never to buy a branded PC ever again. So expensive, and needlessly so.
Fri, 22nd Oct '04, 7:36am
I have three jacked in and one being unplugged.
The jacked in's proccessors are:
233Mhz(The one I always use)
My father got an 1.8GHz and my mother got three computers:
My oldest brother got one computer, a 2.4GHz, and my other, older brother got a 2.6GHz Laptop and a 633MHz Laptop that actually is my father's.
My stepbrother got a 2GHz Laptop, a 2.8GHz and an old 633MHz that he practically never use, but it's plugged in anyway.
Not to forget the 333MHz that we use as Server.
At all, my 'family' have 14, and of them, 5 is being constantly plugged in into the LAN at all times., and of most, 8 of them is plugged in to the network.
Fri, 22nd Oct '04, 8:17am
The high computer count may seem like everyones rich, but i've got to wonder. Because its 2004, a lot of people with one computer would have upgraded at least once since the mid 90's. If people are packrats(like me), then they probably have the older computers lying around somewhere. Thus, 2 or even 3 computers could be kept in a normal, one computer, home. Besides, for the packrat type, a lot of the older P1 100's and the like can be obtained free :) . Both my brothers and my laptops are P90's, and we got them for nothing. They're blocky, archaic suckers with an actual mouse ball used for the mouse scroller, but they work well enough (mine has duct-tape holding together its screen... mmm, classy :) ).
Sat, 23rd Oct '04, 6:46am
Sun, 24th Oct '04, 1:22pm
/me is shocked at how many pc's you people have in the house.
Where do you people keep all those machines? Our house isn't particularly small, but I don't see it housing more than 5 pc's (desktops) in good conditions. Of course it's different for students that live in rooms. in my building there are about 13 pc's (laptops and desktops alike). One for each person and the informatics people have a nice Dell Laptop from uni (lucky bastards).
Now, at home we've got only three.
My 3.2 GHZ laptop (taking that one with me when I go home in the weekends.)
My brother's 3.0 GHZ Desktop
The family computer (but actually only used by me) a p III 500 something.
[ October 24, 2004, 16:53: Message edited by: Uytuun ]
Sun, 24th Oct '04, 4:50pm
Here it's all junk. One is a 286, another is a 486, the rest are Pentium II to Celeron between 350 and 800, one is Cel 1.6 Ghz and mine is Cel 2.4 Ghz. There's an XT motherboard & processor somewhere around. Heck, I even have a 5.25'' floppy drive in this room, and an I/O card (for plugging mouse and other such novelties). Somewhere in some box should be a bag full of Trident SVGA memory chips. And lots of old 1-2 MB GFX cards. A couple of ancient sound adapters, as well, or Novell/Anthem network cards from 1990 (ISA slot, of course). A 256 shades of grey VGA monitor, an SVGA one, two old (teen) 14'' colour monitors. Not like my 15'' isn't an old trash. :shake: :lol:
And lots of cables. Lots.
Sun, 24th Oct '04, 5:15pm
Sun, 24th Oct '04, 10:15pm
I said one though I still have parts of my first computer in the loft - by parts I mean the case with the motherboard and processor, and the floppy drive. Maybe a sound card as well. The rest of the stuff has either gone to friends (cd-drive and old monitor) or is in my new computer - like my backup hard drive (wedged into a floppy bay).
Tue, 26th Oct '04, 7:29am
Just a month ago I had 4, now, I have (me) none, I just brought my friend with me: a Quantum Fireball, with all my games and cd images; but my girfriend has a Presario 2500 P4 and by now it belongs to me, she uses another one, an old P 133 with 32 ram and win95, but for what she does it's ok.
Tue, 26th Oct '04, 8:54am
One here, but should have a new one in a few weeks...