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What is everyone using?
#1
I am just curious what is everyone's setup? What computer are you using? Is it a mashup of parts that you had laying around? One that you had previously and wiped the OS on it? What processors are you using? How much memory do you run?

I myself am using an old hp Pavilion a6303w that used to run Windows XP on it. It has 2 gigs of ram with an Intel® Pentium® Dual CPU E2140 processor. I am using this to run Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver) with the Mate 1.20.1 GUI. This may not be the greatest setup to be using. This is my first attempt at making a Linux computer. 

The tower and the computer both need some work. I am missing a couple of bay covers where optical drives are. I will be replacing them with HDD or SSD's (Most likely with HDD's since I have a couple of them laying around). I will be adding a much faster processor and maxing out the ram to 8 gigs when I have the funds to do so.
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#2
I have a desktop and a laptop.

My desktop is a cheap Zoostorm PC.It came with 2G memory, but I added another 2. It is now running with 4G (the board won't take any more). It has an Intel Celeron Dual G1610 2.60GHz processor, on board graphics (Intel Xeon E3-1200 graphics) and 2 500GB hard drives. The second HD I use as a data drive, including Timeshift.

My laptop is an ASUS X550C. It has an Intel Core i3 3217U dual core CPU, 8G RAM, 1TB HD, and Intel 3rd Gen graphics controller.

Both machiens came with Windows 8, which I upgraded to Win10 before I finally dumped Windows and moved exclusively to Linux.

Now, I run Mint 19 Cinnamon on both.
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#3
I have about 8 different devices in my household that are running Linux, 5 laptops and 3 desktops. All are quite old, what you would probably call legacy hardware. One I am using here at the moment is a Dell Inspiron 1501 which I think I upgraded the processor from a single to a dual core AMD processor and upped the ram to 4GB. All my devices run Peppermint OS and this one has Peppermint 8 but using the 4.4.0 kernel as it doesn't like the newer ones. It is also my music server so is left running most of the time. Full details are:

System: Host: tony2-Inspiron-1501 Kernel: 4.4.0-131-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine: System: Dell product: Inspiron 1501
Mobo: Dell model: 0UW744?????? Bios: Dell v: 2.6.3 date: 12/07/2007
CPU: Dual core AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-60 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 800 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS482M [Mobility Radeon Xpress 200]
Display Server: X.Org 1.19.6 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1280x800@60.96hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS480 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio: Card Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-131-generic
Network: Card-1: Broadcom BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN driver: b43-pci-bridge
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Card-2: Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX driver: b44
IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (65.9% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD3200BEKT size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 290G used: 193G (71%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.16GB used: 0.33GB (8%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 197 Uptime: 1 day Memory: 2717.1/3824.5MB
Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
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#4
since I've been slowly moving away from desktop's, since most of my stuff is re-cycled,,
and now I've been using some Laptops, that were obtained at a local auction site.

they are all Levono manufactured machines, and seem to work well with most Linux Systems.
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#5
My main machine bought from PCSpecialist.co.uk in 2016

Code:
zebedee@i7-peppermint ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: i7-peppermint Kernel: 4.15.0-32-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: Z170 PRO GAMING v: Rev X.0x serial: N/A
          UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1601 date: 03/18/2016
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-6700K (-MT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
          clock speeds: max: 4300 MHz 1: 2396 MHz 2: 3288 MHz 3: 3301 MHz 4: 3294 MHz 5: 2758 MHz 6: 3594 MHz
          7: 3253 MHz 8: 3248 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB]
          Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) driver: nvidia
          Resolution: 3840x2160@60.00hz, 3840x2160@60.00hz, 3440x1440@59.94hz
          OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2 version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.77
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA GP106 High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
          Card-2 Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
          Card-3 Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 driver: USB Audio
          Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-32-generic
Network:   Card: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V driver: e1000e
          IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1466.3GB (28.1% used)
          ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: SAMSUNG_MZVLV256HCHP size: 256.1GB
          ID-2: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB
          ID-3: /dev/sdb model: SanDisk_Ultra_II size: 960.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 196G used: 30G (16%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
          ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.29GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 46C
          Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 253 Uptime: 8 min Memory: 1330.0/32071.4MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
zebedee@i7-peppermint ~ $
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PC -Intel® Core™ i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz - 32Gb RAM - NVIDIA GTX1060 6Gb - 2 x 27" 4k 3840x2160
Laptop -Intel® Core i7-7700HQ @ 2.80GHz - 8Gb RAM - Nvidia GTX1050 4Gb - 15.6" HD 1920x1080
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#6
I have thought about getting a cheap laptop that I have seen on some Facebook marketplace, wiping it and making it a Linux based system. I think I want to have it run Mint. So I can learn another GUI. That may have to wait a bit.

Pretty sure the wife will not like me adding another project to my desk space and I want to get my desktop upgraded and running like I want it to. Since that is the one that the kids will be mainly doing their school work on.

(08-21-2018, 09:42 AM)TomyB Wrote: I have about 8 different devices in my household that are running Linux, 5 laptops and 3 desktops.  All are quite old, what you would probably call legacy hardware.  One I am using here at the moment is a Dell Inspiron 1501 which I think I upgraded the processor from a single to a dual core AMD processor and upped the ram to 4GB.  All my devices run Peppermint OS and this one has Peppermint 8 but using the 4.4.0 kernel as it doesn't like the newer ones.  It is also my music server so is left running most of the time.   Full details are:

System:    Host: tony2-Inspiron-1501 Kernel: 4.4.0-131-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
          Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   System: Dell product: Inspiron 1501
          Mobo: Dell model: 0UW744?????? Bios: Dell v: 2.6.3 date: 12/07/2007
CPU:       Dual core AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-60 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
          clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS482M [Mobility Radeon Xpress 200]
          Display Server: X.Org 1.19.6 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
          Resolution: 1280x800@60.96hz
          GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS480 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
          driver: snd_hda_intel
          Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-131-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN driver: b43-pci-bridge
          IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
          Card-2: Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX driver: b44
          IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (65.9% used)
          ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD3200BEKT size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 290G used: 193G (71%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
          ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.16GB used: 0.33GB (8%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0C mobo: N/A
          Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 197 Uptime: 1 day Memory: 2717.1/3824.5MB
          Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
I would like my desktop to be my main media server for movies, pictures, and videos.
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#7
My spec is in my signature. I bought it from UK seller CCL Computers
"Leadership is not about being the best, it's about bringing out the best in others"

My main system: Ryzen 7 1700X CPU, ASUS Strix Radeon RX 580 8GB VRAM, 32GB DDR4 RAM
Display: 1x27" Acer @ 1920x1080 and 1x21" Acer @ 1920x1080
Operating System: Solus
Desktop environment: Budgie or i3wm
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#8
System:
Host: mauser Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3
Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon March 14, 2018
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: HP product: 510-p026 v: N/A serial: <root required>
Mobo: HP model: 81B4 v: 00 serial: <root required> UEFI [Legacy]: AMI
v: F.13 date: 08/02/2016
CPU:
Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-6400T bits: 64 type: MCP
L2 cache: 6144 KiB
Speed: 951 MHz min/max: 800/2800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800
3: 800 4: 800
Graphics:
Card-1: Intel HD Graphics 530 driver: i915 v: kernel
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 530 (Skylake GT2)
v: 4.5 Mesa 13.0.6
Audio:
Card-1: Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-1-amd64
Network:
Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
driver: r8169
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: ec:8e:b5:d8:80:88
Card-2: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi
IF: wlan0 state: down mac: 9a:ef:24:c7:90:5a
IF-ID-1: tun0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A
Drives:
HDD Total Size: 3.64 TiB used: 922.43 GiB (24.8%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Hitachi model: HGST HUS726040ALE614 size: 3.64 TiB
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 3.57 TiB used: 921.94 GiB (25.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
ID-2: swap-1 size: 12.00 GiB used: 493.2 MiB (4.0%) fs: swap
dev: /dev/sda1
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0 C mobo: 27.8 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Repos:
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list
1: deb http://iso.mxrepo.com/antix/stretch stretch main
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list
1: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
1: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
2: deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list
1: deb http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/ stretch main non-free
No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/waterfox.list
1: deb https://dl.bintray.com/hawkeye116477/waterfox-deb release main
Info:
Processes: 229 Uptime: 1d 23h 57m Memory: 11.60 GiB used: 2.10 GiB (18.1%)
Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.10
Switched from Windows to Linux on 9/2015. I use MX-17.1 Linux.
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#9
Here using a Dell Inspiron 7558 - 15" laptop at 1080p with 8 GB RAM and 250 GB SSD. 5th gen Core i7 with 2 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet, 802.11ac. Intel graphics 550. Never had any hardware recognition issues regardless of which distro of Linux I run.
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#10
I use CLI-only Void Linux on a ThinkPad X200s
CPU: Core 2 Duo, 1.86GHz
RAM: 2GB
Drive: 64GB SSD
Screen: 12.1 inches, 1440x900

Extra points:
  • Hardware `transmissions switch' (WiFi, Bluetooth, etc)
  • Number of ports
  • Huge, removable battery
  • Great keyboard

And, of course, in the best computer measurement:
3724.11 BogoMIPS
Lernu, uzu, amu Linukson!
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