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#1 10 years ago

Here's a question I haven't seen asked here before - how many of you guys give names to your machines (desktops, laptops, servers, whatever) - whether to identify them on a network, or just out of habit or boredom - and if so, what do you call them?

Personally I usually name my boxes after characters from fantasy novels - for example my desktop machine has the hostname 'pantalaimon', my laptop is 'lamora', my ITX box is 'detritus', and my PS3...well, that was inventively dubbed 'playstation', for obvious reasons.




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#2 10 years ago

Desktop: Rah Xephon Laptop: Powerfury




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#3 10 years ago

I don't give mine names, but my friend has named his desktop Sheila.




Chocu1a

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#4 10 years ago

I call mine "sexy bitch".




Kilobyte

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#5 10 years ago
Afterburner;4543681I don't give mine names, but my friend has named his desktop Sheila.

Does he often talk to tanks?

I usually name my computers with my own name, and a suffix for the operating system that is currently running.

cjmac cjxp cjvista cjkubuntu cjxos cjlaptop

Etc...




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#6 10 years ago

Jesus is the new computer

Eagles Nest was the old.




foodmaniac2003

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#7 10 years ago

Uhmmm...is this healthy...?




ConstanceJill

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#8 10 years ago

Well my main is named "LaTourNoire" (which is "TheBlackTower" in french) because I like the look of its case (which is mostly black, as you could have guessed ^^ ) but I never "call" it that name, I just use "my PC" even though all PCs at my home are mine... it's just more simple since I am the only one to use it, while I let my mother and sister use other PCs that are kinda dedicated for their use.

Those other PCs are just named PC2 and PC3 : the lower the number, the higher the power.




*The.Doctor

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#9 10 years ago

My PC is just named "AMDX2". It needed a name when i installed Vista, and i have a X2 CPU, so it was the simplest thing i though of. I don't matter to me though, and i never use or see the name anyways.

My Mac is just named "powermacg4"




ConstanceJill

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#10 10 years ago

Same, I never use the names, always contacting them via IP...