Linked by Scott Cabana on Thu 2nd Dec 2004 20:18 UTC
Editorial A couple of days ago, I read an interesting article by Kevin Kostis about how complex computer systems are and how they have a long way to go. I have to partly agree with his assessment, however a lot of folks don't take the time to learn about there own investment.
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@peragrin:
by AdamW on Fri 3rd Dec 2004 03:17 UTC

"The tools weren't bad, but don't forget to add to that collection. A boot disk(possibly both floppy based, and cd based) usually a system disk, If your repairing a machine, a disk with a separate virus scanner, Hard drive repair utilities. Granted all that stuff can be found online, but if your only machine is the one that is down you are screwed."

Well, I was responding to your suggestion that *building* a PC takes a lot of tools, you didn't say anything about repairing them. If you're adding software into the mix, the only thing I needed in addition to the screwdrivers and the handy-dandy light was a set of Mandrake 10.1CE CDs. ;)