How many computers do you have?

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Lifer
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These days I have 5 computers. Two on my desk switched between one monitor. One laptop. Two in my computer shop.
I am thinking of adding a Server 2003 or Server 2008 machine in my apartment to manage them. Or maybe a HTPC....
Can you be too rich, too thin or have too many computers?......
 

LuckyTaxi

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i used to have 6 and then finally realized 2 is all i need. why does anyone need more than 2 unless it's for some sort of shop?
one laptop and one desktop. done.
 

SpunkyJones

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I've cut down to 3 recently, had too many machines not doing anything, so I consolidated and cleaned out the home office.
 

TruePaige

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Originally posted by: LuckyTaxi
i used to have 6 and then finally realized 2 is all i need. why does anyone need more than 2 unless it's for some sort of shop?
one laptop and one desktop. done.

Correction.

One Desktop. One Laptop. One HTPC.
 

trOver

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Originally posted by: LuckyTaxi
i used to have 6 and then finally realized 2 is all i need. why does anyone need more than 2 unless it's for some sort of shop?
one laptop and one desktop. done.

qft

desktop and laptop here. works great
 

DnetMHZ

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I too used to have several machines running all the time but have now cut it down to 1 desktop and 2 laptops between my fiancee and I.
 

Queasy

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three desktops (me, wife, kids), one working laptop, and one laptop I need to fix.
 

aceO07

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Just 2. New desktop (Q6600) and old laptop (P3 900Mhz).

The next thing I might look into is a small linux box that would serve as NAS/svn and misc services. I don't like to have my main computer on overnight and the laptop I use too often to use as a server.
 

LuckyTaxi

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Originally posted by: TruePaige
Originally posted by: LuckyTaxi
i used to have 6 and then finally realized 2 is all i need. why does anyone need more than 2 unless it's for some sort of shop?
one laptop and one desktop. done.

Correction.

One Desktop. One Laptop. One HTPC.

Correction - one laptop, desktop and an iphone!!!
 
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currently active machines are a media server, gaming pc, and tablet pc. PC's that are fully working and are fairly current are 2 other desktops and a second laptop.

I was running 3 desktops and up to 2 laptops at the same time, but then I realized there was no real point in it and have since dropped to a server, desktop for use, and my tablet.
 

LuckyTaxi

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I was thinking of adding a server, but I'll buy a NAS enclosure and turn one of my spare hard disk into a NAS device. Less power consumption!
 

child of wonder

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1 Fit-PC used as a Linux router, 2 laptops, 1 HTPC, 1 VMWare Server, 1 File server (going away soon), 1 PC in my son's room, 8 computers I got for free from work ranging from Celeron 1.2Ghz to P4 2.26Ghz, and one old PIII 650MHz system that used to be my Linux router.

16 total

The 8 I got from work I'll be selling or giving away.
 

judasmachine

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Originally posted by: TruePaige
Originally posted by: LuckyTaxi
i used to have 6 and then finally realized 2 is all i need. why does anyone need more than 2 unless it's for some sort of shop?
one laptop and one desktop. done.

Correction.

One Desktop. One Laptop. One HTPC.

Correction.

One Desktop, One Laptop, One HTPC, One Home File Server.
 

ForumMaster

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Feb 24, 2005
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3 computers. (mine, my parent's and my sister's)

plus an older one that my sister had that's dead with no change of saving anything from it. (one of the famous amd athlon xp 1700 chips. mobo is dead.)
 

Kabrinski

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Me personally, 3. Two desktops (1 running server 2003 - not active, haven't finished setting up everything I want to) and my laptop. In my house, 6 desktops and 2 laptops.
 

LS21

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Desktop upstairs

Laptop downstairs (it VPC into desktop)

then work laptop..but i tend to leave that at work