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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:41 pm 
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Another computer in the office...

It would be good.

Shall we get refurbished or new?

Easily done yes?


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great idea. commission infoseed to make us a good one, for not much money?

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Infoseed might be a good idea as they offer very good prices.

You'd be best off putting Ubuntu on it rather than Windows.

Don't buy a new computer, that's just a pointless waste. If you want something that comes with a warranty, you could buy a second-hand refurbished one from a shop (which is more expensive than the freegan or infoseed route, but much cheaper than buying a new one).

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Yes, and lets get rid of one of those useless sofas!


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I've got a machine almost ready to go for this, same spec as the existing one. Been sitting waiting for us to get cash which I guess we have now.

I'll finish it off.

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Sounds perfect...


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how much?

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Running Ubuntu? I can install it if you want.

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if duncan hasnt done this by the end of the week i suggest we get another from eleswhere.

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Will Ubuntu allow use of Photoshop & Word & other such essential stuff?


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Well, no, those are proprietary softwares. But there is OpenOffice and The GIMP, Inkscape and Xara. Infoseed would be a good place to drop into if you want to see this stuff in action.

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we should keep one windows computer for photoshop (it has no equal). but i guess the new one could be ubunto...?

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if duncan hasnt done this by the end of the week i suggest we get another from eleswhere.


i agree...we need this..now(!)

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It's in. Needs a mouse, keyboard and net connection.

A switch and a couple of network cables would do.

Anything spare at Infoseed ?

We could also use another power bar.

Machine is Windows atm. Should add Linux, run one normally Windows one normally Linux I reckon. It's got Openoffice, firewall, spybot, winrar etc. Needs some more stuff installed. Admin pass the same as the other machine.

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I'll see what infoseed has. We probably have a crappy keyboard, maybe not a mouse. May have a network cable too. Such things are inexpensive though. Think Graeme has been talking about having lots of hubs and switches spare.

I could install Ubuntu dual-boot on it sometime... shall I just go ahead with this next time I'm about? What kind of applications would people like added? I'll stick on what I think will be useful.

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