Just made a big-ass trade: was it good?

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    Just made a big-ass trade: was it good?

    I traded:
    3 486 Motherboards
    2 Old Cases
    2 OLD Motorola Modems (without drivers)
    3 14x (i think) CD-ROM drives
    2 1.44 MB floppy drives
    1 500MB HDD
    1 Intel Pentium 1 Processor
    1 Old networking card (without drivers)


    for:
    working copy of Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (with serial) (full version)
    working copy of Microsoft Windows XP Professional (with serial) (full version)
    working copy of Norton Antivirus 2000
    working copy of GTA3
    working copy of Transport Tycoon
    working copy of Microsoft Office 2000
    a bunch of other games ive never heard of

    What do you think? I think i did pretty good, lol.

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    It all depends, you could get that software off the internet but
    then again that hardware is junk and youre happy you got
    rid of it and even got software in return, GOOD DEAL

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    I agree with TD, less you needed a few junky file servers they weren't good for much, congrats you made the right call.

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    Yeah, I live with my uncle and he's getting married, all that old comp stuff was taking up alot of space in the basement, and my new aunts daughter is moving into the basement (21 years old, lol) So it was either sell it, trade it, or trash it.

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    I think everything on the list is junk.
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    woohoo, JLJ, who cares what you think about the stuff?

    i think it was a good trade.

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    Sounds like a good trade.....

    However, you don't need 2000 and XP, use XP.

    I've never been able to get NAV2000 to work with XP.

    Games are crap.

    XP + Office 2000 = good enough.

    What is sad, is the way things are routinely chucked out these days, I can see a genuine Pentium I processor being worth a fortune on some antique program in 50 years.
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    Again with the one-liners?! Is this a one-liner? no? but it is pointless! Oh yeah, the point of this post: JasonLikesJava: I know you are entitled to your opinion and I respect that, but if your just gonna come on here and say something like that (in a one-lined post to boot!)...Well, I just dont like it. I understand that you are a linux user, I am too. I also think microsoft sucks seeds, but i live in a windows-oriented family, and they know absolutely nothing about Linux, therefore I have to keep upgrading the microsoft stuff on the computer. Ok. Byebye.

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    21 and lives with mom? hmm......is she hott

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    Originally posted by adrianxw
    Sounds like a good trade.....

    However, you don't need 2000 and XP, use XP.

    I've never been able to get NAV2000 to work with XP.

    Games are crap.

    XP + Office 2000 = good enough.

    What is sad, is the way things are routinely chucked out these days, I can see a genuine Pentium I processor being worth a fortune on some antique program in 50 years.
    I still have about 4 Pentium 1 processors

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    Originally posted by adrianxw
    Games are crap.
    GTA3 is crap? you got some nerve boy!
    GTA3 is great, though im stil looking foward to Vice City

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    Originally posted by civix
    I still have about 4 Pentium 1 processors
    Pentium 1's make good servers, but 486 are really good for nothing

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    speaking of pentium one, i tired to make a necklace outta one but every drill bit i have tried doens't survive, do they make one that will drill the center? lol.

    Ok back on topic.

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    Originally posted by RoD
    speaking of pentium one, i tired to make a necklace outta one but every drill bit i have tried doens't survive, do they make one that will drill the center? lol.
    You din't really expect a Pentium 1 Proccesor to just stay
    perfectly in 1 piece when you ram a metal drill through it?
    Proccesors sometimes even break when you put a cooler on it,
    so dont count on drilling trough it.

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    Well my buds did and he claims he used a ceramic bit. The chip itsself isn't breaking, its breaking the bits who arne't breaking the surface....its tough stuff they make em from lol.

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