[SECC] What to look for in a new shack computer

Hal Kennedy halken at comcast.net
Thu Jan 15 22:35:39 EST 2015

I made the transition from WIN 2K (!) to WIN 7 a few months ago.  It was 
trouble free.  I continue to avoid WIN 8 ... I don't change OS very 
often in the shack (like once a decade).

On 1/15/2015 9:49 PM, Michael Almeter wrote:
> Howdy Everyone,
>     It's looking like 2015 is going to be the year of bringing my 
> shack into the 21st century. I've been running Windows XP in the shack 
> for the last 8 years and I'd like to upgrade. First and foremost - 
> what Windows operating system is everyone using these days? I've 
> always stuck with XP because I've felt every program designed for 
> amateur radio use would run on it, but these days with the lack of 
> support from Windows, it's time to get within this decade.
>     I'm probably looking at a new dedicated shack machine - is there 
> anything I ought to be looking special for in a new computer for the 
> shack? This would be a machine dedicated for amateur radio only, and 
> used for daily logging, SO2R control, rig control and DX cluster 
> monitoring.
>     I'm interested in hearing any suggestions or knowing if anyone has 
> anything excess to their needs.
> -- 
> Best Regards,
> Michael Almeter
> K4LD
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