It started with two empty boxes and a lot of bits:
Mainboard with processor and heatsink:
This is me – yes me! – making my own computer!! We’re all too excited to be able to hold the camera still, LOL!
Comparing to make sure we’d both done it the same:
Hard drive and DVD drive in, everything hooked up:
And – OH MY GOSH!! – it works!!
Two finished twin computers:
Up and running!
And since Mandriva didn’t like the hard drive, i thought i’d try Debian: