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Who's got the slowest Daily Driver on /g/? Not your hobby

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Who's got the slowest Daily Driver on /g/?

Not your hobby machine, not that old rig you keep around to play with DOS, *your* computer, the machine that makes up >50% of your electronic life, the thing you're probably reading this post on right now.

I don't expect to set the lowest benchmark at all here here but

>Thinkpad T60P
>1680x1050 display
>2.33ghz Core 2 Duo
>3GB RAM
>160GB HDD
>256MB ATI FireGL V5250
>Windows 7 + Xubuntu
>from 2007
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had to use my nokia N900 for 3 weeks as main machine
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> R51
> 1280x1024
> 1.7GhZ Pentium M
> 1.5GB
> Intel Graphics
> Debian
> From 2004
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Same machine as OP, but don't have an OS on it right now. Thinking Ubongo.
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>>47037767
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Intel atom
1024x768
1gb ram
Integrated graphics
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Holy shit I used to have that toaster until the handles broke off and I could only press the bread down by piercing the metal sliders through my hands
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>>47037767

during holiday breaks when I don't need a laptop as much I usually daily drive and shitpost from pic related
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>>47037904
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>>47037767
Toshiba portege something something something

>300 mhz pentium mmx
>32 mb of ram
>800x600
>came with a 6gb hdd, upgraded to a 40gb

its shit, but damn is that a well made laptop. I use it to ssh into more powerful machines.
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ThinkPad T41
1024x768 HD display
Pentium M 1.8
512 MB
128 vram
40GB
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>>47037767
>dell inspiron 4100
>1024x768 CRT
>1.0GHz Pentium III Coppermine
>256MB RAM
>40GB HDD
>some nVidia 64MB card
>Windows 2000 Pro
>from 2001
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>>47037948

>300 MHz MMX

never realized they actually shipped those

I wonder how they bench against cacheless celerons
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>>47037767
Emachine w series
unicore 1.5 ghz some amd shit
875 mb of ram
40 gb hdd
64 mb graphics card
windows xp sp2
from 2004ish
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>>47038004

God damn son where do you live?
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>>47037954
>>47038004

>people who use old consumer shitboxes when more quality business/enterprise hardware of the same era is now available at the same or even lesser price points

I-I don't get it guys, I mean I know you already have all your shit installed on it and it probably works fine but come on
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>>47038123
I actually am drunk, and missed the daily driver part. I'm the one with the inspiron.

My real daily is
>HP Pavilion 17
>1600x900 LED something or other
>2.5GHz AMD A10 5750M
>8GB RAM
>1TB HDD
>integrated graphics
>Arch Linux
>From 2014

I don't work in the tech field, so that's all I really need to shitpost, and watch movies.
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>>47038176

you don't really need much to do that anymore, fuck I can probably do most of my daily workload on a Pentium III.
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>>47038201
I know, just liked the bigger screen and the ease of carrying it from room to room.
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[[email protected] ~]# lscpu
Architecture: i686
CPU(s): 1
Thread(s) per core: 1
Core(s) per socket: 1
CPU socket(s): 1
Vender: GenuineIntel
CPU family: 6
Model: 5
Stepping: 2
CPU MHz: 398.777
[[email protected] ~]# lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA Compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage IIC AGP (rev 7a)
[[email protected] ~]# fdisk -l | grep Disk
Disk /dev/sda: 8455 MB, 8455200768 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0c6422d4
[[email protected] ~]# uname -a
Linux siberia 2.6.32-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Feb 9 14:46:08 UTC 2010 i686 Pentium II (Deschutes) GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
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>>47038201
OP here, I was wondering about that. I understand that not everybody needs to run Crysis or do CAD modeling, but I'm having a hard time seeing how people get by with less than a Pentium 3 and 512-1024mb of RAM. I could just about picture that sort of computer "making it" in the 2015 world, I guess since that's similar specs to many low to mid range smartphones.

Because, I mean, how do guys with slower rigs than that handle video playback? Or loading web pages with any Javascript in them? Or even opening and saving largish JPEG or text files? And if you're using Windows, you know how dangerous old versions are, right? But even on Linux won't you have trouble finding something running an up to date kernel or is that not something that really concerns people?

I'm trying to get a grasp of how you guys use these rigs in practice.
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>>47038503
>14th IP in the thread
>OP

No.
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>>47038503

>but I'm having a hard time seeing how people get by with less than a Pentium 3 and 512-1024mb of RAM.

I've shitposted here from a Pentium II-300 and 128 MB RAM in the past, it's really not that bad if you maintain your shit properly. You just can't multitask.

>Because, I mean, how do guys with slower rigs than that handle video playback?

people were watching DVDs with 200 MHz Pentiums once, the real problem is that modern web design is cancerous bullshit. It's not the video playback that kills them, it's the fact that the website uses 30 MB of RAM to add a gradient to their like button because modern programmers are complacent fucktards who think modern hardware is an adequate excuse for shitty code.

>Or even opening and saving largish JPEG or text files?

never been a problem for me

>And if you're using Windows, you know how dangerous old versions are, right?

people always tell me that >>47037932 is probably loaded full of viruses and all kinds of other botnet shit "that runs in the background, s-so you just don't notice it!" just from connecting to the internet but it runs as fast as it did when I installed 2K on it two years ago and I've noticed no abnormal activity

not that I would trust it with anything that actually mattered anyway, even if it is rock solid as fuck
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>>47037767
Mid 2009 MacBook Pro
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo T9600 @ 2.80GHz, 4 GB DDR3, 500 GB 7200 RPM drive.

I'm using this damn thing till it dies, but the thing continues to perform great and run. I do disassemble it about once a year and blow all the dust out of it, that may have something to do with it continuing to operate well.
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>1GB RAM
>80 GB HDD
>Pentium 4, 3.0 GHz
>Intel integrated GPU 945G, with 8 MB VRAM (cant even run ut2004 without lag)
>1400x1050 (surprisingly high eh?)
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>>47038503
Believe it or not, it's actually pretty hard to shit up older OSes like Windows 9x with modern malware. Much of it will not even run because the OS is just that old. Protection through obscurity, or obsolescence in this case.

Network security is another matter, of course.
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>>47038755
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J57LQ1OrVfs

Sort of illustrates the point.
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I got a thinkpad 500 series somewhere with a 486 100mhz and 26mb ram

still works with win95

640*480 resolution, lots of dead pixels 280mb hdd

haven't used it in a while though
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>dell precision m20
>pentium m
>1gb ddr2
>16gb sandisk embedded flash, hot glued to an zif-ide adapter
>1400x1050
>netbsd
piece of shit cost me like $2k back then
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>>47037932
Whee
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>>47038800
>Daily Driver
>Not your hobby machine, not that old rig you keep around to play with DOS, *your* computer, the machine that makes up >50% of your electronic life, the thing you're probably reading this post on right now.
lrn2read you retarded faggot
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Pic related. I don't think it's ever gonna die.
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>>47037767
thinkpad x60t with libreboot. I use this as my main machine
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>>47038854
I have the same machine but its running non-shit tier snow leopard
yosemite can go suck a dick
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>>47038833

> l2read
>compares thinkpads to cars / horses

your mind is full of broken metaphors and the stale ejaculate of anime girls
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>>47038914
I have a Macbook from around that same period with Lion installed lying around. Don't really use Mac too much, though. What's so good about Snow Leopard?
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>>47038936
im not even op you retarded faggot
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I used my Wii for about six months until I got my current setup.
Funny thing was using Dillo and an external hard disc with swap it actually worked breddy good. Only thing that was shit was the 525line screen.
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>>47038805
>hot glued to an zif-ide adapter
heh
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Thinkpad T60 from 2006.

Intel Core 2 T7200 @ 2.0 Ghz per core
2 Gigs of RAM

Dual booting between Win XP SP3 and Puppy Linux. It's amazing what this thing can still do 9 years later. Hardy little Internet terminal, with Youtube and everything.
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>>47039139
all the t60s in this thread, i have an x60 its plenty fast for what i need it for
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Thinkpad x31
My original daily driver's ssd is dead, no time to send it back.
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>>47038773
WHOS BEEN DRAWING DICKS?
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>>47039043
what distro did you use?
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Raspberry pi
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X61. Old C2D, 4 gigs of DDR2 RAM, 500GB Toshiba SATAIII HDD running on SATAII, 1024x768 on some Intel 965 I think. Newest Mint KDE. Planning to swap it for a X201, 'cause widescreen is the way to go. X61 also tends to overheat and the speaker is shit.
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>Thinkpad X200
>1280x800
>2.40GHz Core2Duo
>2GB RAM
>250GB SSD
>Arch
>From 2008 (but i bought it this summer)
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>Dell Optiplex G620
>1400x900, 1360x768 display (two monitors)
>2.8 ghz Pentium IV
>2 GB RAM
>76 GB HDD
>ATI Radeon HD 6450 Low Profile Edition
>Windows 7
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When I'm at my hometown I use a 10 year old computer.

Single core Pentium 4
512 MB RAM
Slow as fuck HDD and USB 1.0 only.
I think something's failing, like the hard drive, because the linux filesystem always gets corrupt after installation.
Windows whine about missing files but keeps going.

I should probably backup my files at some point.
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For a year about I was using
>T42
>Pentium M at 1.6ghz
>ATI Radeon 9000 64mb
>512mb ddr ram
>80gb IDE HDD
>Windows 7 then switched to mint
>2004
Did what I needed and beat the shit out of it was good. Still have it, got replaced by a T420.
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>Pentium Pro MMX 433Mhz
>32Mb RAM (Upgrade to 256)
>Integrated ATI RAGE 3D GPU
>4.3GB HDD (Upgraded to a 30GB)
>Windows 95 (Upgraded to 2000 Pro)
>800x600 CRT display
>idk facturer
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