I'm running a disk utility to completely wipe the hard drives (14 hours remaining), then off my old laptop and desktop go to whoever will take them. I've had the desktop for about a decade (it's been through a few upgrades) and the laptop for a few years. They both have major issues (e.g., shutting down randomly, can't upgrade the RAM beyond 4GB), so I will be glad to be rid of them. Goodbye, old friends.
That's sort of me as well. My big laptop sits under the drawers of my desk; wifey's netbook sits in a draw and my desk is clear of everything except my iMac. It took a while to finally get Win7 installed with BootCamp but all things taken into account, it runs fast enough and I'm but a dual-boot away if I need to Macify for any reason. Don't get me wrong, I love the concept of the iMac but it does nothing for me at this time that I can't do under Win7 and I get the added bonus of using VS and RS.
"I do not have to forgive my enemies, I have had them all shot." — Ramón Maria Narváez (1800-68).
"I don't need to shoot my enemies, I don't have any." - Me (2012).
I've had the desktop for about a decade (it's been through a few upgrades)
I finally retired the family desktop this fall. It started out in life as a Pentium II, 266 MHz, with 256MB RAM and a 20G hard drive almost 15 years ago. When I first got it my internet access was via dialup at 56K, which seemed blindingly fast compared to the baud rates I was used to.
When the motherboard failed it was a Pentium III, 600 MHz with 640MG RAM and a little over 500G spread over three drives. The only part of the thing that was still original was the case. I'd replaced the motherboard/CPU once, RAM a couple times, hard drives several times, and so on. It was being used as a print server and for shared disk space.
I salvaged the hard drives and the case. I just don't have the heart to chuck the thing.
I was playing my WPF Anagrams game, and actually WON A GAME! Admittedly on 13 words in the scramble word, but after 155 games, I'll take any win I happen to trip over.
I also tripped over a bug - wins aren't tallied in the cumulative tab.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- "Why don't you tie a kerosene-soaked rag around your ankles so the ants won't climb up and eat your candy ass." - Dale Earnhardt, 1997