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OSNews, Generic OSes At the end of the year, mainly to shamelessly fill slow news around the holidays, OSNews usually asks the readers to share with all the other readers something about their computer setup. Since OSNews can be quite diverse when it comes to computing environments, these threads can often be quite interesting. This year, please chime in with the setup you use to read OSNews - computer, OS, software and maybe even provide screenshots or photos of your proud workspace. Has it changed a lot this year? Maybe switched browser, maybe switched OS even? Let everybody know!
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by eksasol on Sat 26th Dec 2009 01:12 UTC
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I have kept the same desktop I built for two years now, it seem to good enough for my tasks so I'm not planning to upgrade my desktop hopefully for another two years. It use it for work and home media as one: Q6600 2.4 to 3ghz, 4gb ddr2 1ghz, 9800gt ECO version that doesn't require extra power beside PCI, inside a microATX case with two slots that can insert and eject 2.5mm labtop hdds.

Although I don't have a labtop, portable seem like a big deal now. I have already envision what I wanted for a long time now, I'm just waiting for it one to be available that I like. A handheld device that can run Debian based linux OS and with decent control and performance, something along the line of the OpenPandora device, but more as computer in general. I would love to get a device like this with a multicore ARM Cortex cpu. I have no interest in getting an x86 based Windows UMPC.

But actually I have a WindowsMobile cellphone, HTC TouchPro2. This is important for me because do not have internet wired to where I live. I use my phone as a WIFI router for my computer to connect to. I do not see Android as an open source, but a closed source OS controlled by Google so I'm not planning to get Android phone.

I am currently using Windows 7 Ultimate for my desktop also, but I stripped away components based on my preferences, so it end up only taking 2.5gb instead of the typical 5gb.

Yes, I feel a bit guilty using Windows OS on both of my devices while using many opensource and ported-from-linux softwares in them." desktop screenshot

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