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which one ???
by pica on Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:11 UTC
pica
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2005-07-10

the "beast of burden" is a

AMD Phenom II X6 1075T based system with 16GB of ECC RAM, a 2TB disk as boot disk and 4 1TB disks configured as RAID5 for data. The ATI 5570 graphic adapter drives an Eizo 22" S-PVA monitor with 1920x1200 pixels. The OS is an Ubuntu 10.04.

My wife plans gardens. So she uses this system mainly for image manipulation (Raw Therapee, GIMP), drawing plans (inkscape) and presentations (open office, scribus).

I mainly use it mainly to develop software. That is what the 16GB of memory are for. Testing software often is running a database server, an application server, a webserver and a client as separate virtual machines.

Beside this my wife uses an IBM Thinkpad T42 running Ubuntu 10.04 as a portable system. Mainly to present her work to her customers.

And my wife also has become the main user of the Archos 5 Andoid based tablet I originally bought for myself :-)

Myself is quite happy with a MSI Wind U100 netbook running on -- you may guess it -- Ubuntu 10.04 as a portable system. I sometimes take it even on bike tours.

Wait, my historic SGI Indigo Elan R4000 still features the 4DWM desktop.

pica


PS Sorry no screen shots. Neither my wife nor me have a Flickr, ImageShack, ... account.

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