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    • TrishaM
    • By TrishaM 16th May 17, 9:35 PM
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    Cheap desktop
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    • 16th May 17, 9:35 PM
    Cheap desktop 16th May 17 at 9:35 PM
    Hi, I have to change my desktop, one has xp and wont allow browsers to connect to internet..the other has vista on it and its a total pain, takes ages to update, infact sometimes wont. I did a complete re install and its a pain in the !!!. any recommendations for a cheap desktop, dont need keyboards mouse or monitors..
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  • jamesd
    So the people I deal with have linux systems with say 360 gigabytes of RAM and terabytes of solid state storage. That's way beyond what the typical Windows user has and more than Windows Home versions support so Windows must be efficient compared to Linux, is your claim?

    There is a bit of merit to that claim because the common Linux memory allocators in particular can be quite wasteful of both RAM (not freeing it very well and not doing very good garbage collection) and CPU (particularly slow at allocating RAM if you use the typical default allocators and often have more than around six to eight threads running). Fortunately considerably more efficient allocators are available and can be used with serious systems.
    Last edited by jamesd; 19-05-2017 at 1:38 AM.
    • jshm2
    • By jshm2 18th May 17, 5:25 PM
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    jshm2
    How much do you want to spend?

    You could buy a Gigabyte Brix for around £150 bucks and tuck it in behind your monitor. You don't need the i5 or i7 models if you're not doing anything big on the computer.
    • DownTime
    • By DownTime 18th May 17, 5:48 PM
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    DownTime
    How much do you want to spend?

    You could buy a Gigabyte Brix for around £150 bucks and tuck it in behind your monitor. You don't need the i5 or i7 models if you're not doing anything big on the computer.
    Originally posted by jshm2
    This is the UK.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-Brix-GB-BXBT-1900-Ultra-Compact/dp/B00Y0LYUG0 £200

    This thread has gone to pot.
    OP appears to have abandoned it anyway.
    • DavidP24
    • By DavidP24 19th May 17, 10:17 AM
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    DavidP24
    This is the UK.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-Brix-GB-BXBT-1900-Ultra-Compact/dp/B00Y0LYUG0 £200

    This thread has gone to pot.
    OP appears to have abandoned it anyway.
    Originally posted by DownTime
    Yes funny that, happens so often, usually the threads tell OP to get an SSD or Linux, then they have a good spat and OP gets scared off by over technical or irrelevant comments.
    Thanks, don't you just hate people with sigs !
    • psychic teabag
    • By psychic teabag 19th May 17, 8:13 PM
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    psychic teabag
    So the people I deal with have linux systems with say 360 gigabytes of RAM and terabytes of solid state storage. That's way beyond what the typical Windows user has and more than Windows Home versions support so Windows must be efficient compared to Linux, is your claim?
    Originally posted by jamesd
    Sorry, you'll have to explain how that conclusion can be drawn from what I said.
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 19th May 17, 8:35 PM
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    RumRat
    All the willy waving seems to have put the OP off....
    Drinking Rum before 10am makes you
    A PIRATE
    Not an Alcoholic...!
  • jamesd
    Sorry, you'll have to explain how that conclusion can be drawn from what I said.
    Originally posted by psychic teabag
    It can't be. It was a reply to AndyPix, who asserted that the ability to exploit lots of resources is the same as requiring lots of resources.
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