Ramblings about myself...

Atul Talesara

What is my Machine Setup

I have 2 systems, one a, old, but stunningly beautiful IBM Thinkpad T43 and one Desktop PC. The PC is currently at home, and here in US I have just a laptop to work on.

My Thinkpad T43, often dubbed as my Girlfriend

o Read the reviews on my blog about Thinkpad T43


  1. 1.5 GB blazing fast 533 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    (That was the fastest available, but today it's succeeded by 666 MHz I guess)
  2. UltraSlim Matshita UJ-822S DVD-RW (this costed me a fortune!)
    (There apparently is only 1 maker of DVD-RW of 9mm thickness)
  3. Breathtaking SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) resolution
  4. HDD: 80GB Hitachi Travelstar 7K100, 7200 rpm
  5. ATI Mobility Radeon X300 Graphics Card
  6. Mobo: Intel 915GM
  7. Display Size: 14.1"
  8. Weight: 5 lbs
  9. Keyboard: Full size Thai NMB (the BEST kbd out there!)
  10. 1.86 GHz Pentium M
  11. WiFi: Intel PRO/wireless 2915 ABG
  12. Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
  13. Fingerprint Reader
  14. Sexy WD-320GB external passport HDD
Most Important Software I run on it
  1. Linux: Debian GNU Linux Lenny/Sid
  2. Kernel Version 2.6.26-1-686
  3. [g]vim
  4. KDE version 3.5.9
  5. superkaramba
    Personalized very lightweight karamba themes I use:
  6. Thunderbird
  7. Firefox
  8. Pidgin, Skype
  9. Korganizer
    Great for organizing things, can sync with Google Calendar online! Check this quick How-to tutorial.
  10. k3b
  11. MyPasswordSafe
  12. GPG
  13. bash, sed, awk, perl, gcc, gdb, binutils, coreutils, pstools,

My Desktop

o Read the reviews on my blog about My New PC


  1. Intel Pentium -4 2.80 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, LGA775.
  2. Intel D915GAV Motherboard
    (Something striking about this mobo is that its has got built-in 5.1 Intel High Definition Audio system, implying on-board support for DTS, Dolby, etc. Grantsdale, as this mobo is called, features multi-tasking audio ports, implying that it can sense whether you have plugged in a mic, speaker, or something else and switch to appropriate functionality without human intervention. Features GMA900 onboard graphics subsystem. Also has PIC-X slots. And hell lotta technical innovations)
  3. 17" Samsung LCD/TFT Monitor (710N) [CRTs suck!!!]
  4. 120 GB Seagate SATA HDD [Barracuda 7200.7 SATA - ST3120026AS]
  5. 1GB (512x2) DDR 400MHz RAM
  6. Creative Inspire 5200 (5.1) 6-speaker system
  7. Sony CD-RW/DVD-RW (Sony DRU-710A) [ review 1, review 2]