I have a 400MH and a 233 MH machines. The work horse is the 233MH(W95) that
does all the calculations. It does seem slow at times. The thought of
upgrading is not appealing. I have upgraded most of my software off the
internet and don't have the upgrade files (I would have to redo that). I
have also upgraded some of the expensive programs and to reinstall them, I
will have to install the original versions on a new machine plus the
In fact, I think that I have lost the original disks for Autocad and the
upgrade will not install without it.
In short, the cost of the new machine is small compared to the cost and
effort to reinstall all the software.
I will keep this old machine until the hard disk goes out! (Maybe anyday
now!) or the key board starts to stickkkkkkkkk...........
Ronald Hill, P.E.
HILL Consulting Engineering
Birmingham, Alabama USA
From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc]
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 6:42 AM
To: SEAINT; Aec-Residential@Polhemus. Cc
Subject: Q: How's Your Computer?
I'm sitting here doing my "Stuff" on my trusty old 400 MHz Celeron PC with
256MB of RAM and Windows 2000, and thinking about how my computer is, in
industry terms, "obsolete." Yet being a budget-conscious entrepeneur as I
am, I have no plans to replace it in the near future.
I'm wondering: Am I the exception, or the rule? Is it common among us,
especially those who pay for our own iron, to hang on to these boxes long
after the computer industry tells us they're obsolete? For myself, I really
have no problems with the speed of my comuter--but if I suddenly had a 1.5
GHz Athlon system plopped down in front of me, I may wonder why I never
I'd just be interested in some opinions.
William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
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