This is my current desktop/workstation. I mainly use it for blogging, browsing, Netflix, etc. Occasionally I edit video, audio, and or photos for my various projects. Everything runs perfectly, the only thing I have an issue with is Compiz doesn’t display my preferred theme correctly so I’m on Marco for now.
System: Host: Jeremy-Desktop Kernel: 4.8.0-56-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: MATE 1.12.1 Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
Machine: System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP xw6600 Workstation
Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 0A9Ch v: NA
Bios: Hewlett-Packard v: 786F4 v01.46 date: 09/20/2012
CPU(s): 2 Quad core Intel Xeon E5430s (-HT-MCP-SMP-) cache: 12288 KB
clock speeds: max: 2667 MHz 1: 2667 MHz 2: 1998 MHz 3: 1998 MHz
4: 1998 MHz 5: 1998 MHz 6: 1998 MHz 7: 1998 MHz 8: 1998 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Juniper XT [Radeon HD 5770]
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: [email protected], [email protected]
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD JUNIPER (DRM 2.46.0 / 4.8.0-56-generic, LLVM 3.8.0)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 12.0.6
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Juniper HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5700 Series]
Card-2 Intel 631xESB/632xESB High Definition Audio Controller
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-56-generic
Network: Card: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5755 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (23.5% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 500.1GB
Normally I build all my machines from scratch, but this one was too cheap to pass up. Since I have bad arthritis in both hands my current keyboard is an ancient MS Office keyboard - the left side scroll wheel is heavenly. Mouse is a Logitech MX518. I have browser scrolling and mouse pointer set fast so I don’t have to move my hands much.
My current NAS is a simple 4TB Segate Central, phone is a rooted first gen Droid Turbo, and I’ve got a rooted Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and Amazon Fire 7 that I use mainly for reading - I’m a voracious reader.
House is wired for gigabit ethernet going to a Netgear switch and a Ubee modem, and most of the wireless stuff still connects via a WRT54G Linksys running Tomato firmware. Yeah, it’s old but it’s rock solid. I’m eyeing the new WRT32000ACM but waiting for more of the third party firmware bugs to be worked out before I make that leap.
The rest of the house is filled with other devices - my brother is an avid gamer, we have several Echo Dots, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, etc. I can’t keep track of all the stuff to be honest.
I’ve been an Ubuntu user since 7.04, then I went to 8.04 and finally Ubuntu Studio 10.04 which I held onto for ages. I was thrilled when Ubuntu MATE 14.04 came out. I only made the change to 16.04 a few days ago and ditched dual booting with Windows for good.