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Ration : Hardware Vs Software


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#1 Klinkaroo

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 10:24 PM

I was just thinking of this thing... Alot of the time we spend a hell of alot more money on software then on hardware for our pcs... I was just wondering how much to you estimate you spent on your computer and how much the software on it is worth...

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 11:20 PM

I bought XP home when I built it..ha ha

I dont buy software. I dont think I have ever. Just what I can download and comes with the computers I get over the years.

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 11:24 PM

Spent 1200 on the computer, in 2002.
Haven't spent a dime, on software.
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 08:35 AM

I spent around 1000 when I built my first computer (using some parts from older computers and the same peripherals). Outside of WndowsXP and computer GAMES, all of my software is free or open source. I shudder to think how much I have spent, though, on games over the last four years.
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 10:44 AM

Come to think of it I have bought several games for the computer.

Call of duty 2(played and resold to get money back)
Ago of empires 3
Empire earth(2 times got scratched and now again so it wont work) and expansion pack.
Star wars the old republic 1

I just play and resale most of the games.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 09:55 AM

I spend about 1000/year on hardware. Maybe 300/year on software.
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 03:45 PM

I see alot of people use open-source... I couldn't imagine what life would be without open-source software... I'm a big user of Open Source too (OpenOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, ect...) and maybe linux if I ever get a second computer...




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