Thanks for Phpmyinventory, it's excellent!
The look and what the program provides was what I was looking for. The concern was the age of the code and the platform it supported. Being a geek with a little time it was easy to update the code to make it work on PHP 5. I posted the completed code in the patches area for the others to use. I think a few cosmetics updates are needed but overall the code achieves what I was looking for in an computer inventory.