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    I work at a local Honda/Acura/Mitsubishi dealer here in Denver Colorado. I sell wholesale car parts. Last year I sold $1.8 million bucks in parts. Take a guess at the computer they give me to do this? A PC running windows 2000 with 128mb of ram.. I asked one of the managers today if I could get some more memory added to this pig because I am sick of it crashing and in the mornings when I boot it up it takes 10 minutes. He told me "Not a problem, I think we have a spare 64mb stick we could put in it". Is anyone else seeing a problem with this picture or is it just me?

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    Show him how well you've performed and tell him that if you had better infrasturcture you could outperform yourself - 192 MB of RAM is just too little to run the OSes of today.

    You cant use your PowerBook?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoDorSean View Post
    I work at a local Honda/Acura/Mitsubishi dealer here in Denver Colorado. I sell wholesale car parts. Last year I sold $1.8 million bucks in parts. Take a guess at the computer they give me to do this? A PC running windows 2000 with 128mb of ram.. I asked one of the managers today if I could get some more memory added to this pig because I am sick of it crashing and in the mornings when I boot it up it takes 10 minutes. He told me "Not a problem, I think we have a spare 64mb stick we could put in it". Is anyone else seeing a problem with this picture or is it just me?
    Sucks, but why don't you ask them if you can use your own computer for the job? Once they see how efficient Macs are, they might change their minds later.

    Anyhow, thats how companies think. They like to go for the cheapest, and cut corners when they can. But hey, what can you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogi View Post
    Show him how well you've performed and tell him that if you had better infrasturcture you could outperform yourself - 192 MB of RAM is just too little to run the OSes of today.

    You cant use your PowerBook?
    Very good point..

    I wonder if a Mac would work in my work place.. We use ADP to invoice our parts and we lookup our parts via the internet.. I should look into this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjab3ar View Post
    Sucks, but why don't you ask them if you can use your own computer for the job? Once they see how efficient Macs are, they might change their minds later.

    Anyhow, thats how companies think. They like to go for the cheapest, and cut corners when they can. But hey, what can you do?
    spend less make more.. story of my life.. besides the crap computer I use I can't complain.. they do take care of me.

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    Perhaps if they understand that the faster and better your computer is (read Mac) the more you can sell, hence the greater profit they make.

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    You might be interested in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown Study View Post
    You might be interested in this thread.
    interesting read.. thanks!

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    KoDorSean, you sure have a right to rant! What's with employers who don't appreciate what employees do for them?

    Listen to them talk about how hard it is to find good help. Sure, because they don't want to acknowledge their good work and make them more productive OR pay them well!

    I've never had this happen (I'm in nursing) but I sure can feel for you.

    Bummer!
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    128MB of RAM & Win2K?! OUCH! I'm stuck with 512MB and it is s-l-o-w! I can't run more than Outlook and 2 windows of IE at a time w/o crashing.

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    Hey! Nuke! Where've you been, buddy? Still busy with the home renovations?

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    If you are able to use the powerbook, do so for a month and then say you have to switch back to the Windows box as you had to lend your machine to a relative. When they see your productivity slow down maybe they'll change their minds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nukemm View Post
    128MB of RAM & Win2K?! OUCH! I'm stuck with 512MB and it is s-l-o-w! I can't run more than Outlook and 2 windows of IE at a time w/o crashing.
    ya, ouch! I move the mouse across the screen and things freeze

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    Typical of being short sighted on the management side.
    If you were working for a graphic art studio, that would have never happened.
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    Really? I run Windows 2000 on a 233 MHz Latop with 128 MB of RAM. I run Firefox, iTunes, Yahoo, MSN, AIM and ICQ all at the same time. It works flawlessly.

    Although I'd go for that 64 MB stick if I were you. 64 MB is a massive upgrade for W2k

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