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hi,

 

ok here it is, the competition, first of what can you win,

 

A Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo (800 MHz AMD Duron) Minitower (see photo), complete with 32mb nvidia Geforce 2MX 400 (32mb ram) card, Turtle Beach Sana Cruz II audio card, Intel 10/100 network, 56k modem, 20gig hd, 128mb ram, IDE based.

 

also included i will pre-install a linux distro such as ubuntu linux 5.1, suse 9.3 professional or fedora core release 4 on this for the winner.

 

Its a nice wee box with room for expansion and it can be yours for FREE, NADA, ZIP. Well not quite, YOU have to pay for SHIPPING the box from me, to you.

 

ok, thats it, on with the competition,

 

later today i will boot the machine up and i will ping www.google.com, to win this box, you have to tell me from the moment i press the ON button to when i can open a cmd prompt (or cli) and type ping www.google.com and get a ping reply from www.google.com, how long will it take on this box ? for example:- i guess 3 minutes 45 seconds.

 

Now that's cool isnt it, well, what if i forget to plug in the ethernet cable ? that could take a few extra minutes ? either way, i'll time it and as soon as I get a PING reply from www.google.com, that'll be my END time and i'll subtract the start time from that to get the result

 

ok ? easy huh ?

 

The first person with the nearest correct answer (in seconds) wins and only one guess per person

 

reminder of the rules:-

 

* you pay for shipping

* you must be a member of linux-noob.com

* only one guess per person

* the guess must be in the form of X minutes and X seconds

* post your guess in this thread.

* first person with the correct answer who is willing to pay for shipping, gets it.

* if the person who wins doesn't want to pay for shipping, then the next nearest (who is willing...) will get the computer

* competition CLOSES Wednesday 8th of June 2005 (winner will be announced same day)

 

people ! this is actually a nice little box and worthy of some attention, so if you win it, do us all a favor here at linux-noob.com, tell us exactly what you are going to do with it :)

 

 

good luck

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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okay, i'm going to take a guess at this for fun. whether i win or not is irrelevant. ;)

 

my guess is: 2 minutes, 45 seconds.

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I agree. Whether I win or not is irrelevant. This is for fun, right? okay...

 

my guess is: 3 minutes, 17 seconds.

 

:rolleyes:

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ill box for a 2 minutes flat! in all honesty though don't really need 'yet another pc'

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15 secs

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ok ya'll the competition is now officially CLOSED.

 

It appears that there are a few people close to the result but no one got it right,

 

when i booted the system a week ago, i attached a USB mouse instead of the PS/2 mouse, that caused a hardware 'redetect' which slowed down my result by some seconds.

 

anyway, on with the result,

 

from start up (pressing the power button) to the moment i got a ping reply back from www.google.com took exactly (and i'm being specific here)

 

1 minute, 51.7 seconds

 

based on the result above and the guesses listed here, it's my honor to present the prize of the Fujitsu Scaleo Minitower pc to

 

z0ny

 

for his near perfect guess of 1 minute and 56 seconds.

 

If z0ny wants the box, and will pay for shipping as above then it's all his, if he doesnt, then I will award it to the second closest guesser (and so on until the box is shipped out of my office).

 

congrats z0ny and thanks to everyone for taking part

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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w00t z0ny.. any closer and we'd say you cheated!!! hahaha :lol:

 

thanks to anyweb for the comp.. and i hope you enjoy the machine ;)

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W00T! :blink: Cool, I've never won anything! :D

Of course I'll take it if shipping isn't too expensive!

Thanks everybody!

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ok dude, congrats !

 

now we'll have to figure out how to ship it/how to pay for shipping

 

contact me this evening on irc and we'll figure something out

 

what linux distro (ubuntu/suse/fedora) do you want preinstalled on it ?

 

cheers

anyweb

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Bit too late here :D

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I guess "1 minute, 51.7 seconds"

 

:lol:

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whoever wants it can have it

 

pay for shipping !

 

and thank z0ny and anyweb

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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*bump*

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