We have four new laptops and docking stations that will do good and useful things.
When I get admin privileges.
We have three new desktops which I will configure with two specialty cards of one type and one specialty card of another type. All PCI.
Except the specialty card of the first order takes special cables. Which I don't have.
And the specialty card of the second type was sent to us as PCMCIA. Not easy to make them work with desktops.
Plus, no video cards, and no video on the motherboard.
So, I'm unable to really do what I need to.
And we have spare hard drives to back up the main hard drive. SATA. Might I take this moment to mention that SATA is the coolest thing, a far better interface than the wide ribbon cables of IDE and SCSI.
Installed HD: 250GB. Biggest hard drives I have ever held in my hand.
Backup HD: 80GB. Not bad, but that could make a
Might I add: If we can decide on a good angle for SATA cables and stick with it, I'd really appreciate that.
But still, shiny new machines, shiny new monitors, and I don't have to take a drill to any rivets to make anything fit.