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Old 12-23-2005, 01:19 PM   #1
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If desktops are refered to as boxes do you also refer to laptops as boxes?


This is kind of a silly question but curious as to what people think. Do you call a computer a box and because a laptop is a computer use the box slang with it as well or do you just call it a laptop cuz there is no tower. Interested in what you have to say.
 
Old 12-23-2005, 01:33 PM   #2
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I usually only call Desktops a box. It kinda gets wierd though when you have those space saving type computers. Like those really thin Dell computers or small computers like the Mac Mini. Usually if it sits on a desk and isn't mobile like a laptop I will call it a 'box'. I tend to use the word 'system' for pretty much anything electrical though. TVs, consoles, desktops, servers, laptops, ect...
 
Old 12-23-2005, 02:10 PM   #3
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Nope it's still a box. It's the rules, sorry - I don't make em I just follow them. Speaking of Rules, remember that one about posting in the right forum? "Linux-General" != General. Read the forum descriptions, they're not even slightly similar.

So follow me to General, where you'll find this thread.
 
Old 12-23-2005, 02:25 PM   #4
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sorry my bad. I didn't realize their was two general forums. I just clicked on the first general i saw. I'll pay more attention next time.
 
Old 12-23-2005, 05:48 PM   #5
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Boxen are boxen, unless they're boxen; in which case, they're boxen.

Sorry, the "silly" button was pressed...
 
Old 12-23-2005, 06:30 PM   #6
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well
Desktops are "boxes"
Laptops are "Boxettes"

everybody knows that !!

floppy
 
Old 12-23-2005, 08:30 PM   #7
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How about desktops as "boxes"
and laptops as "boxlettes"

Personally call mine trevor and sally

Or big one and little one.....
 
Old 12-24-2005, 01:57 AM   #8
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I refer to both my desktop and my laptop as "machines".
 
Old 12-24-2005, 07:29 AM   #9
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Pah, typical Nylex, always bucking the trend

Like I said, they're boxes, just boxes. Or kit, sometimes they're kit.
 
Old 12-24-2005, 07:45 AM   #10
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What about PC - that's really what they are, right?
 
Old 12-24-2005, 12:48 PM   #11
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I use machines too
 
Old 12-24-2005, 01:00 PM   #12
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I personally prefer machines, because boxes brings to mind cubish, brown things that have yet to be unpacked. Can you tell I moved recently?
 
Old 12-24-2005, 01:02 PM   #13
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I refer to mine as just my Mac and my Dell, and my IBM. My Mac is a laptop, the IBM is a laptop, and the Dell is a tower. Sometimes, just for fun, I call my ancient IBM Thinkpad the "Stinkpad" *yuk yuk*. A lot of the time I just call it the computer.
 
Old 12-24-2005, 01:04 PM   #14
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Talking

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Originally Posted by Kirmonkey
How about desktops as "boxes"
and laptops as "boxlettes"

Personally call mine trevor and sally

Or big one and little one.....
Trevor and Sally? Interesting... I should name mine, too. I call (refer to my last post) my IBM Thinkpad "Stinkpad", and the Dell laptop, which I gave to my sister, the Craptop. My network name on the Dell used to be "inhellinside", a play on Intel inside.
 
Old 12-24-2005, 03:46 PM   #15
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You may want to continue that conversation on this thread: What's Your Computer's Name and Why?
 
  


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