computers

Being a record of computers I have owned.

Name Specs Operating System(s) Status Used For
engelbert Archimedes A420/1 – (?)Mhz ARM2 processor, 2Mb RAM, 20Mb hard disk Risc OS 3.1 Trashed (sorry) Was our ‘family computer’ from about 1991 to 1995, then I had it at university for a while. Got it out to play with a few times in the 2000’s, but the hard disk died and was not really replaceable
eeyore 486DX2 66Mhz, 16Mb RAM, 540Mb hard disk Was Windows 3.11, then Smoothwall 0.99 Trashed Rescued from my parents, used as my firewall for a while. Then ‘retired’ since it started making too much noise and I replaced it with a small router box.
ethelred Pentium II 233MHz, 384Mb RAM, 41Gb hard disk (after some later in life upgrades) Windows 95, then 98, then Mandrake Linux Trashed Was my main machine from 1998 – 2001, then used for playing with server stuff. Set it up as an MP3 jukebox connected to the stereo, but it made too much noise so I stopped using it.
evian Motherboard = Gigabyte 7DX, Processor = Athlon Thunderbird 1.4 GHz, Memory = 512Mb RAM, Hard disk = 40Gb, Graphics = ‘Generic’ GeForce 4?? something 64Mb Windows XP Home Handed down to my mum, and then my brother My main workstation 2001 – 2007, and the first machine I built from parts. Passed on to my family when I left the UK.
ephrael Pentium II 266MHz, 160Mb RAM, 8Gb hard disk Mandrake Linux 9.0 Trashed An old laptop rescued from the office. Was acting as webcam server on the windowsill, when it got rained on, and didn’t work after that.
elysian Pentium II 266MHz, 160Mb RAM, 8Gb hard disk Debian 3.x In my parents attic Another old laptop rescued from the office. Was running as my home server, since it’s quiet, but now in storage since I moved. Yes it’s strange using a laptop as a server, but this one has a dud battery so it’s not much use as a laptop.
erebus Linksys WRT54GL tomato 1.22 home router Yes, it’s a router, but it has a web interface and a name so it counts.
ermintrude MacBook Mac OS X 10.4 My wife’s computer It’s my wife’s main computer.
enchant Core 2 Duo, 4Gb RAM, 160Gb disk, (2 × 500Gb disks for backup) integrated graphics Ubuntu 9.10 ‘Karmic’ My main workstation I built this after moving to the US, when I worked from home and needed something decent for development.
elizabeth iMac G3, 256Mb RAM Debian 5.0 ‘Lenny’ The spare computer (and basement music player) This is my wife’s old computer. Its hard disk died but I replaced it with one I brought from Evian. Have installed Debian on it to use as a spare machine.
eisenhorn D-Link DNS-323, 2 × 1Tb disks default firmware plus ‘fonz fun plug’ Home server This little box acts as our home file, print and iTunes server. It runs Linux and I’ve extended its default functionality with NFS, rsync and ssh services.
entz Asus O!Play HDP-R1 default firmware video player Another little embedded Linux box – hooked up to the TV for watching video off the network.