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Computer profile: Telperion and Laurelin

Name: Telperion
At a glance: COMPAQ Presario SR1010NX desktop PC, 2.8GHz Intel Celeron / 256Mb RAM / 40Gb HD / 1600x1200 / Samsung CD-RW / 100mbps Ethernet
Etymology: Named after one of the Two Trees of Valinor in J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium - particularly, the Silver Tree whose last flower was the Moon-vessel of Tilion and which was the model for the White Tree of Gondor and all of its ancestors.

Provenance

Date of acquisition: June, 2004
Source: NetMarket.com
Original cost: about $450 with 2-year warranty plus $180 for a ProView monitor
Total cost to date, including upgrades: $530

Specs

Brand and model: COMPAQ Presario SR1010NX
Processor: 2.8GHz Intel Celeron
Memory: 256Mb
Hard disk: 40Gb
Video card: 8Mb on-board
Display: 1600x1200 max resolution
Wired network hardware: 10/100mbps PCI Ethernet interface card
Wireless network: none
Bluetooth: No
1394 Firewire: Yes
PCMCIA slots: 0
USB slots: 6 (2 front, 4 back)
Optical media drive: Samsung combo CD-R/RW and DVD-ROM

Software

Current operating system: Ubuntu Linux 6.0.6 Dapper Drake
Operating systems used: Windows XP Home (factory installation) Jun 2004 - Mar 2005, Ubuntu Linux Breezy Badger, Ubuntu Linux Hoary Hedgehog




Name: Laurelin
At a glance: COMPAQ Presario SR1010NX desktop PC, 2.8GHz Intel Celeron / 768Mb RAM / 40Gb HD & 300Gb HD / 1600x1200 / Samsung CD-RW / 100mbps Ethernet
Etymology: Named after one of the Two Trees of Valinor in J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium - particularly, the Golden Tree whose last fruit was the Sun-vessel of Arien.

Provenance

Date of acquisition: September, 2004
Source: NetMarket.com
Original cost: about $600 (including HP psc1350 combo scanner/copier/printer) with 2-year warranty plus $30 for a LinkDepot 4-port KVM to share its monitor with Telperion, Vingilot, and Kow
Total cost to date, including upgrades: $900, including $80 for one 512Mb DIMM from Crucial.com, $100 for a (now-defunct) 200Gb HD, and $120 for a 300Gb HD from Staples

Specs

Brand and model: COMPAQ Presario SR1010NX
Processor: 2.8GHz Intel Celeron
Memory: 768Mb, upgraded from 256Mb
Hard disk: 40Gb IDE and 300Gb IDE
Video card: 8Mb on-board
Display: 1600x1200 max resolution
Wired network hardware: 10/100mbps PCI Ethernet interface card
Wireless network: none
Bluetooth: No
1394 Firewire: Yes
PCMCIA slots: 0
USB slots: 6 (2 front, 4 back)
Optical media drive: Samsung combo CD-R/RW and DVD-ROM

Software

Current operating system: Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2 (volume license), since Sep 2004
Operating systems used: Windows XP Home (factory installation) Sep 2004


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Banazir

Comments

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banazir
Aug. 9th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
Hotmail?
I checked hsuwh@hotmail.com and rizanabsith@hotmail.com and I don't seem to have anything there. Did you mean GMail or Yahoo?

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Banazir
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banazir
Aug. 9th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
GMail
banazir, please.

Thanks!

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Banazir
ankh_f_n_khonsu
Aug. 8th, 2006 11:59 am (UTC)
Check my latest post... :P~

Namaste.
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