I was pretty satisfied with the PC I had built for myself. It served its purpose really well and after figuring out the difference between 32 and 64 bit OSes, I installed XP 64 on it. I eventually took part in the Microsoft ‘Windows House Party’ concept that they used when releasing Windows 7, bagging a copy of Win 7 Ultimate for myself as a reward for my shameless promotion. Hehe. Over time I upgraded the hard drives, RAM, video card, case, and power supply. It ran well and I had no aspirations whatsoever of building a whole new one for myself.
The first oversized calculator computer to enter my home was pretty outdated by the time we got it. My dad’s company was getting rid of them and he brought one home. Sadly, his technophobia prevented him from finding out how bad the specs were, even during that time. It was a pre pentium 25Mhz Intel based system, with 4MB of RAM, a 14″ SVGA monitor and a 155MB hard disk. Ha! Just remembering those specs makes me laugh. We got it when Intel had long since released the pentium processors so it was pretty underpowered when compared to what was on the market at the time. I remember seeing other PCs with Windows 95 on them and thinking wow. No one at home knew how to work it either so all we could do was boot it up and stare at the monochrome command prompt. One day my dad typed WIN into it (he had some instructions with him) and bam, the Windows 3.1 splash screen appeared. We moved to India a while later.