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Windows 7: I think I don't need a computer at all.

13 Apr 2010   #1
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 
I think I don't need a computer at all.

Lately I've found that all i do online is
1. post on one or two forums, such as this one
2. check the weather and other info
3. facebook
4. cafe world on facebook
5. check my email
6. view webcomics on an rss feed

#4 I cannot do on my BB storm, and I thought I couldn't do #6, but now I have installed viigo and found I CAN.
So now I figure that for the amount of time and hassle I could just use my BB, and occasionally use a full desktop OS when needed. and since Bell now allows tethering on smartphone data plans, I don't need another internet line.
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13 Apr 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Give it to the Salvation Army if you don't need it, maybe someone else has a need for it.
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13 Apr 2010   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I hear where you are coming from. Over the years, I have seen my need for PC power dwindle as well. I've moved from gaming on PC's to just using consoles because it's easier. I do quite a bit of forum sites and facebook stuff as well. The most taxing thing that I regularly do is rip movies from Netflix to my computer, and then put them on a rewriteable DVD, watch them and then erase back over the discs.
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13 Apr 2010   #4
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Give it away if you're certain but remember, you never really appreciate something until its gone.
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13 Apr 2010   #5
pdxireland

W7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Opposite here.
I work from home & if I go from 3 to 4 screens on my W7 machine (plus a Macbook) on my desk the wife will leave.
Always using.....
Photoshop
Dreamweaver
Flash
multiple VPNs
gmail
MS Exchange
Thunderbird
FireFTP
Chrome/FF/Opera/IE/Safari
Office
etc........

Getting a little burnt......seems such a fake existence really!

fmg
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13 Apr 2010   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Give it away if you're certain but remember, you never really appreciate something until its gone.

That's not true.....I have two ex-wives.
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13 Apr 2010   #7
Pusspa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Give it away if you're certain but remember, you never really appreciate something until its gone.

That's not true.....I have two ex-wives.
I only have one, but I did that tour of duty too!
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13 Apr 2010   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I have never considered a computer a matter of "need", and unless a person is using one for business, few people really need one. It is a matter of want, not need.
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13 Apr 2010   #9
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

At the moment I really don't own a computer (being 17), but I figure all I need is my phone, My Wii (maybe a PS3), and a mini powerhouse for stuff I can't do on my phone (like dvd ripping/converting, Café World, and stuff I can't think of at the moment)
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14 Apr 2010   #10
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Give it away if you're certain but remember, you never really appreciate something until its gone.

That's not true.....I have two ex-wives.
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