Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 25th Dec 2009 14:15 UTC
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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Christian Paratschek
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2005-07-06

Server: Asus EEEBox running Debian Stable.

Wonderful little thing, runs everything from a full-blown Gnome Desktop to Apache, MySQL, OpenVPN, Samba, CUPS, Fetchmail, Dovecot, Postfix, NFS, SSH, X11VNC and finally VSFTP. I couldn't be happier.

Workstation: Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Notebook (ca. 2 years old). It's a 12"-Notebook with a Core Duo Processor, 2 GB RAM, a 320GB Harddrive, running Windows XP, Vista und (used 99% of the time) Ubuntu 9.04. It didn't like 9.10, had hardware issues with the sound so I still use my 9.04 partition for work. Will probably just skip 9.10 and use the next LTS on this one.

Oh, yeah, it's connected to a 22" display and I use USB mouse and keyboard of course.

Notebook: the new Acer Travelmate 8371 (the business version of the Timeline 3810). 13,3" non-glare (yay!) display, 1.6kg, Core Solo 3500, 2GB RAM. The only special thing here is an Intel X25 SSD (first generation) with 80GB. Nice speed Boost for this Notebook. Running Windows 7 and (again used 99% of the time) Ubuntu 9.10. My Windows partitions are merely used for testing purposes and some gaming from time to time.

Regarding software it's all standard Ubuntu stuff. Gnome, Firefox, Thunderbird, OpenOffice. Battle for Wesnoth :-)

All in all, I am quite happy with my setup, but I will replace the Amilo Notebook that I use as my workstation with a real desktop computer again. It's jsut beefier and easier to upgrade/extend. Probably won't do that before 2011 though.

Edited 2009-12-26 09:08 UTC

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