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Offline Slyth2727
« Reply #30 - Posted 2014-01-04 16:20:48 »

I code on a laptop running Ubuntu, soon switching to a Arch/Crunchbang dual boot though.

Intel i7-3632QM
8 GB DDR3 RAM
1.5 TB Hard Drive
AMD Radeon 7670M
25 Inch Monitor

Forgot the motherboard Tongue
I'm not even using the laptop's keyboard, though I like it alot. It's infact just closed with a bunch of wires sticking out of it..

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Offline Mac70
« Reply #31 - Posted 2014-01-04 16:25:08 »

Why thread like this is popular... Well, we all are nerds and nerds just love talking about hardware and computers in general. Cheesy

Check out my Devblog! Smiley
Offline StumpyStrust
« Reply #32 - Posted 2014-01-04 16:46:11 »

Damn gouessej I was about to post something like what you said.

Most of the whole, "Whats your Rig" ends up about people bragging how much money they spent on a computer they will never actually use to its fullest potential.

I will join though.

I use Eclipse for java and...I really only use java. Although, been doing some C# with Unity and well...it is java.

My Computer ain't nothing great. Just a computery computer. It does the normal computer things like sit there...processing in a deep sleep.
I also have a graphics card but he does not really come out unless I play a game.

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Offline kpars

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« Reply #33 - Posted 2014-01-04 17:11:12 »

I don't really have much to brag about when it comes to my computers.

How about some more keyboards?


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Offline opiop65

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« Reply #34 - Posted 2014-01-04 18:23:05 »

I have two keyboards and two mice, two CPUs (one in use), two GPUs, two PSUs and two monitors. Seems I have two of everything! Of course, I'm only using one of each except for my monitors.

Offline Axeman

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« Reply #35 - Posted 2014-01-04 19:09:59 »

I´m using a Macbook pro 15". I´m thinking that if it´s good enough to use as my music studio computer I could make some simple games with it too. Smiley It would be nice with a bigger monitor but other then that I´m pretty satisfied.
Offline Troncoso

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« Reply #36 - Posted 2014-01-04 19:34:08 »

That desktop... it has too many shortcuts on it for me! I love mine almost spotless with a folder here or there and the trash bin! Anymore than that and I go on a cleaning spree and delete all of it!

Your desktop sounds like it has too many shortcuts for me.

I keep my desktop 100% clean from anything. It makes me look more professional. (and I like my wallpaper Smiley)

I've never seen a business machine that has no desktop icons...I really don't see how that's "more professional". It sounds like you guys just don't know how to properly utilize your desktop. It seems like a cluttered mess if you just have icons thrown around everywhere. But, if it's properly organized, than it is definitely an asset.

Here's a tip. Get Fences by stardock. Not only can it organize your icons, but, you can also double click the desktop to hide all the icons, so they only show when you need them.
Offline HeroesGraveDev

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« Reply #37 - Posted 2014-01-04 19:55:33 »

1. I'm on Linux, so that won't work for me.
2. I organise my menus well, so I can find things easily anyway.
3. By doing it this way, I don't have to keep switching to my desktop to find something.

4. Business sounds a lot to me like enterprise, and we all know what that's like. -___-

Offline StumpyStrust
« Reply #38 - Posted 2014-01-05 13:13:48 »

Really if you have win7/8 you shouldn't have icons anymore.

For win7.

1. Press start orb.
2. click in the search programs. (by default it is selected)
3. Type the program you want.
4. Press enter.

Step 3 really only requires the first few characters so it is really very fast. Sure, you could hot key to desktop and double click to open but you cannot have every program on the computer ON the desktop. I use 30+ programs/games/apps off and on. There is no need to have desktop icons.

A think the most professional is the most efficient. (At least in the coding world) I mean, why would you not use all the features available to you?

Offline opiop65

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« Reply #39 - Posted 2014-01-05 14:57:37 »

That's why I love Windows 8. I don't actually use any Windows store apps, but I do stick all of my programs onto the start screen so all I have to do is hit the windows key and select my program. After I do it enough, I remember where all my programs are pinned so the whole process usually takes max 1 - 2 seconds. So quick and easy, and that's the only reason why I won't switch back to 7!

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Offline Sammidysam
« Reply #40 - Posted 2014-01-05 15:07:08 »

In my case, I do not have desktop icons because I use GNOME Shell.  In it, if I move my mouse to the top left corner of the screen or press the Windows key, it will lead to this menu (since taking that picture I have added Emacs to the menu), which has everything that I would put on my desktop.  Better yet, when I need to get to applications in the future, I do not have to minimize everything to get to them like I would have to do with them on the desktop.  I just need to move my mouse to the top left corner or press the Windows key.  Opening the menu with applications open only does this, and once I close the menu the applications return to their respective depths.  It is very convenient, much more than using the desktop.  It seems like it would, therefore, be more of an inconvenience for me to use desktop icons.
Offline opiop65

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« Reply #41 - Posted 2014-01-05 15:16:13 »

What distro is that? I know it looks like that because of GNOME, but I want to try a new distro besides Ubuntu.

Offline Sammidysam
« Reply #42 - Posted 2014-01-05 15:19:04 »

I'm using Fedora 20.
Offline Slyth2727
« Reply #43 - Posted 2014-01-05 19:12:13 »

Dude get rid of gnome, it's a piece of shit. It completely hogs up memory. I suggest you get something like LXDE or some other lightweight wm.

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Offline opiop65

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« Reply #44 - Posted 2014-01-05 19:31:45 »

Umm... GNOME is actually decent up until the latest versions. I don't know what you're talking about, but even on my old netbook from ~2008, old GNOME ran fine.

Offline Sammidysam
« Reply #45 - Posted 2014-01-05 21:04:41 »

Yeah, it does seem to use quite a bit of memory.  Nonetheless, my computer runs it flawlessly and I never have memory issues.  In a few years when software takes more to run and my laptop has more trouble running everything, I may look at a lightweight distro, but for now my computer isn't weak enough to need it.  I love how beautiful GNOME is, and my computer runs it just fine, so I'll keep using it.
Offline StumpyStrust
« Reply #46 - Posted 2014-01-06 02:07:14 »

Memory issues? Dude tablets now have like 2 gig of ram. They can run win 7. If you have memory issues you should really just buy more ram.

Offline Gibbo3771
« Reply #47 - Posted 2014-01-12 18:44:05 »

Asus N550LF Notebook:

15.6" 1080p Touchscreen (Jesus I can not express how useful this is for developing android apps....lol)
Intel i7 4500U
8GB DDR3
nVidia GT 745M (Been decent so far, nothing really struggling to play)
750GB 7200rpm

Oh and I duel boot Windows 8 (ripped off copy, screwed up bootloader and was not having the clowns at PC world wipe my drive) and Crunchbang.

I have been using Windows pretty much non stop for months now, just a pain to hotboot over to Windows when I want to fire up a game, I usually have EVE in the background so when I get stuck on some code I can go kill some idiots for relief.

An ok laptop, it is more than powerful enough for anything I am going to develop, it plays my games like World of Tanks, EVE Online and Torchlight II (with the missus).

"This code works flawlessly first time and exactly how I wanted it"
Said no programmer ever
Offline Agro
« Reply #48 - Posted 2014-01-12 18:46:50 »

i run linux mint on a 4gb dell laptop thing
has customizable workspaces so i can spread out stuff and switch between super fast

then i dual boot windows on the side so i can play some of them games

Offline Damocles
« Reply #49 - Posted 2014-01-12 18:48:10 »

I code on Xubuntu and Eclipse.
Windows 7 I run just for games.
Linux for everything else.

At work, I code on Notepad++ and Win XP Wink

From the usability / GUI side, I still like Win XP the most.

Offline kingroka123

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« Reply #50 - Posted 2014-01-12 19:30:55 »

Then (before Christmas):
Intel i? duo-core 2.6 GHz
2.00 GB RAM
32 bit Windows Vista
NVidia GTX (mediocre number here)

Now (best computer I've ever had):
AMD FX-4100 Quad-Core Processor 3.6 GHz
4.00 GB RAM
64-bit Windows 8.1
Raedon 7700

Offline Sethir

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« Reply #51 - Posted 2014-01-12 19:41:18 »

At home:
Intel i5-2,5k @ 3.3 GHz
8 GB RAM
64 Bit Windows 8.1
GeForce GTX 570

At work:
Intel i5-2,5k @ 3.3 GHz
16 GB RAM
64 Bit Windows 8.1
Onboard Intel dunno
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