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Subject: Re: Ripe Apples
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>In article<>, Eric Stevens
><> wrote:
>> >>  It might be
>> >> an ugly SoB but that was largely because it was designed to hold a
>> >> wide variety of hardware which could be installed or replaced without
>> >> the use of any tools whatsoever.
>> >
>> >it need not be ugly to do that.
>> It was Whisky-dave who said it was ugly. 
>he's right.

It didn't matter. It was out of sight under my desk.
>> I don't think it was ugly but
>> it was what it was and it was extremely utilitarian. 
>in other words, boring.

But practical.
>> I could swap
>> drives in it in a fraction of the time it took me to do the same task
>> in the Dell which followed it.
>if all you do is open it and swap drives, then that's the computer to

Two thumbscrews to get the side panel off. Unplug the drive. Flip the
lock open on the drive mount and slide out the drive. Slide in the new
drive, flip the lock closed, plug in the drive, refit the cover and
screws. An easy 10 minutes from power off to power on.

>meanwhile, the rest of the world wants to do actual work, not open up
>their computer and swap parts all day long.

I used to do that when I got bored. To add to the excitement I never
knew which drive did what and the behaviour on startup was quite a fun


Eric Stevens