Sunday, October 26, 2008

What I use

I thought the non-existent readers of this blog might be interested in learning about some of the software and hardware I use.
If I don't list a price, I didn't pay anything.
Desktop is an IBM Intellistation Z Pro Workstation with Windows Vista Ultimate, dual 2.8 GHz Intel Xeon processors, and a 128MB Demontek Nvidia GeForce 6200 graphics card and 2 GB of RAM
Laptop is an ASUS Eee PC 1000H with Windows XP, an Intel Atom processor at 1.6 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, and Intel Integrated Graphics GMA980 $479
HDTV ATSC USB TV tuner (acronyms ftw) $49
Dynex (Best Buy) USB 802.11g USB WiFi adapter $29
Canon Pixma iP1700 Photo Inkjet
Canon CanoScan N1220 LED Flatbed scanner
Logitech MX700 wireless mouse
Offbrand Chinese mousepad with speakers (I don't use them), microphone, blue light, and 4 USB $9.99
Dell harmon/kardon 2.1 channel PC speakers
iPod with video 5.5G 30GB $49
Router: Belkin N1 $99
Antivirus/antispam/antispyware/firewall: ESET Smart Security 3
Photo management and editing: Windows Digital Photo Suite 2006
Browsing:Firefox 3.1b2
Working:Microsoft Office 2007
Productivity:Google Desktop
Remote access:LogMeIn
Encyclopedia:Microsoft Encarta 2009 Premium Edition
Calculator: Microsoft Math 3.0
File compression: WinRAR
Xbox 360 with 120GB HDD $199 for the Xbox with wireless controller, $120 for the HDD
PlayStation 3 with 80GB HDD $499 (with MGS4)
Nintendo Wii $249
Home (actually just in my room) Theatre
32" Vizio VP322 Plasma TV (from Walmart) $529
Blu-Ray and DVD are played on the PS3
5.1 channel Dolby Digital surround sound (System from MicroCenter) $24.99
Email: Gmail, of course.
Calendar: Google Calendar
RSS aggregator: Google Reader
Maps/directions: Google Maps
Search: Google
News: Digg or CNN or MSNBC or Reuters, any of those are good