So what do u actually do with it?

We have already had loads of polls asking what machines everybody is using. The question now is: What do you use your machine for?
And I don't mean at work... your home machine only!

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  1. It's tough to differentiate between home use and at work. I am one of the lucky ones who works from home. No dress code, no commute, not a bad deal at all.

    So, when I am done working, my personal computer is used for the following:

    1. Software developement for a side business that I own.
    2. Bookkeeping for my Wife's business.
    3. Gaming (networked to 3 other machines in my house)
    4. Education (kid's homework)
    5. Internet (AOL dial up is on this machine. My work machine has a cable modem from Comcast).

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  2. hum...
    <b>1:) Gaming
    2:) Communicating (eg: ICQ, DialPad, AIM)
    3:) HTML, and web dev, just for fun
    4:) Photo editing & graphics design, for fun again
    5:) Visual Basic Programing, Just for fun again!, sheesh i need to get payed for this stuff :smile:
    6:) Number Crunching (Seti, Flask MPEG)
    7:) Finacial upkeeping (Microsoft Money)
    8:) Music, Videos, Entertainment
    9:) Maybe some pr0n :tongue:
    10:) Insert Everything else here
    </b>

    Phew! thats it

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  3. Just so I don't leave myself out.

    1:)Programming (C++, VB, Java, dabble in HTML)
    2:)Gaming
    3:)MP3, CDs etc
    4:)DVD's + Flask (My Pc is the only DVD player in the house)
    5:)Very amateur graphics (collect jpegs [art, comics])
    6:)Everyday Internet
    7:)My brother uses it for college - programming

    <font color=blue>Elephants are the only animals that can't jump. Just as well!</font color=blue>
  4. 1 game
    2 web surfing
    3 web design my own web site
    4 i study in comp
    5 ALL the normal stuff icq,winamp........
  5. 1.7Ghz and Geforce3 Ultra (yes Ultra 3.8ns)

    1) flaming THG
    2) solitaire
  6. MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME, MAME.


    Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator

    -- Chaos is the better order.
  7. Applications that are continuously open:
    - AutoCAD
    - WordPerfect
    - Quattro Pro
    - MS Outlook
    - WinAmp
    - Yahoo Messenger

    Applications that are opened and closed as needed:
    - WinFax Pro
    - Corel PhotoPaint
    - MS IE
    - ATI DVD Player
    - MS Combat Flight Simulator
    - Starcraft
    - Diablo II

    Background applications:
    - SETI@Home 3.03 CLI on CPU0 (low priority)
    - Intel/UD CureForCancer on CPU1 (low priority)
  8. Applications/programs:
    Photoshop
    Flash
    3d studio max (I'm learning)
    AIM
    Internet explorer
    Winamp
    Bearshare
    Hotline Client

    Games: (Online and On network)
    Counter-Strike
    Half Life
    Quake III
    Diablo II
    Starcraft

    And Office 2000 for schoolwork
    Word
    Excell
    Publisher
    Powerpoint
  9. Applications:
    -IExplorer
    -Counter-Strike
    -Photoshop
    -Winamp
    -Kazaa
    -AIM
    -Microsoft Office (mainly word and outlook)
    -JPad
    -Playing video's (mpegs, avis, divx, etc..)

    I'm working on it.....
  10. Mostly for helping with my study at uni.
    IE for reasearch
    word for the usual
    powerpoint for presentations to rest of class
    autocad because it is a module on the course
    SPSS for stats when Excell just won't do
    games for fun
    emergency important stuff when the otherhalf is bugging me

    Another week, same "signature of the week"
  11. gaming
    home movie editing
    photo imaging/printing
    office apps
    seti
    surfing/mail
    digital storage


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  12. GEFORCE3 ultra
    ???????????????
    that cannot be buy now.
  13. Translation:


    Yet those buy can't you
    ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿
    ULTRA 3 GEFORCE


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  14. >>5. Internet (AOL dial up is on this machine. <font color=blue>My work machine has a cable modem </font color=blue>from Comcast).<<

    That is really funny, you are having cable modem <font color=red>+</font color=red> >>3. Gaming (networked to <font color=red>3 other machines in my house</font color=red>)<< and still using dialup to AOL, LOL, hehehehehehehe, that more than I can understend... LOL, hehehehehe

    Post, we'll do the "search"... :wink:
  15. >>So what do u actually do with it?<<

    just blah, blah, blah everywhere (reading and typing) and shooting (gaming).... hehehehehe, oh, music (MP3,WMA,CD) during blah, blah, blah times (always) and DivX;-) (sometimes)

    Post, we'll do the "search"... :wink:
  16. Not hard to understand. I work from home, and need fast Internet access. My children also like to use the Internet, but cannot when I am connected. Yes, I can share the connection, but must keep my work machine as clean as possible. My kids may download anything, and I cannot afford to risk a virus (even with virus protection). So, both of my kids machines have AOL accounts. When they are on line, my work machine is turned off to prevent any possible infection. Plus, my kids find AOL very easy to use, and most important, its parental controls are excellent.

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  17. Most of what I do is music related. I record concerts, transfer the audio to my PC (via toslink optical connection) normalize and edit as necessary, and then burn to CD-R. I'm getting cable Internet next week, so I hope to be doing more online shn trading, and maybe an ftp site from my new PC. Other than that, I do some web design, MS Office, a little coding (trying to learn C++), and communications. I like speed and throughput for the audio applications (CoolEdit2000, EAC, CDRWin).

    Matt

    "If you understood everything i said, you'd be me" --Miles Davis
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