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new machine, cont.


Arcterex was asking the specs of the new machine I got. I thought about posting them and then I forgot. Here they are:

  • Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
  • 1 GB RDRAM
  • ATI Radeon 9700 TX w/ 128 MB DDR RAM
  • 120 GB 7200 RPM disk
  • DVD/CDRW
  • Sound Blaster Audigy, and
  • A Dell 1702 FP Digital/Analog LCD Display
The other machine, the one on which all the initial development for spaces was done, is a Thinkpad T21 P800 with 32GB disk and 384 MB of RAM. The speed of the new machine is a welcome change, but the display is a really welcome change. The display on the laptop wasn't so bad (14 in, 1400x1280) but at such high resolution with less area I was forced to zoom the system font a lot (one reason why spaces behaves nicely with different font sizes :-)). We tend to forget about the display, but that's really what we're looking at all day, and so the difference in price (not so much, BTW) is IMO more than justified.

The installation of the new environment is mostly done, and copying of files from the notebook is also largely complete. I've spent most of the day working on a new Look and Feel for spaces, adding a couple of new context commands for Contacts, and setting up some VMWare virtual machines. I just run the spaces beta in Linux/Gnome (Red Hat 7.2) and it looks great (More on my impressions on running linux again later). Screenshots are forthcoming shortly :-).

Categories: clevercactus, technology
Posted by diego on March 26 2003 at 8:29 PM

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