I don't buy computers often. I'm good at teasing *years* out of them. 😀
My old desktop of many years fatally dropped dead Sunday night with an electrical "pop". It will be scavenged for parts and retired. I bought it years ago at Intrex.
I like generic store-built computers. They are strong and easily upgradeable. Many computer stores, like Intrex, will build you a machine without Windows. Why pay for it when the interest isn't there? I always like to joke around by saying "why buy a computer with a virus already installed on it?" :p
I got such long and good service from my last Intrex store-built machine, that it was natural to return there for another. It will be ready in a few days, then I can come back to MyOpera and brag about it. I so seldom buy a whole new machine that this is a real event for me. I thought about mail ordering a computer, but both the Linux retailers I visited did not offer a parts breakdown on the website. I want to know the brand name and model number of every single major part in it. It's not good enough to just say "1 TB hard drive". I want to see something like "Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1TB SATA III Hard Drive, 64MB Buffer". :up:
Both times I have ordered a computer from Intrex, I've been asked "you know you have not selected an operating system for it, right?" They just want to be sure you're not
fucking up making a mistake.
More news when the bitch comes in. 🙂