I bought my first PC in 2012. It had:
- Intel Pentium E6600 dual core CPU
- 2GB DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz with CL9)
- 450 W SMPS
- NVIDIA GT 710 2GB DDR3 (added in 2018 for 2nd monitor)
- Dual Monitor (2nd added lately for my work efficiency)
I use this PC pretty much for every thing.
- watching movies
- listening songs
- 4-5 terminals doing background tasks
- a server serving home
Earlier, till 2016 I was using Windows. Which became nightmare, PC suddenly froze while all work of 2-3 hrs lost. This happened periodically in 3-4 hrs every day.
Linux is like that great Hindustani
SAGE which enlightens about ‘every one 💪 is as mighty as Microsoft kind guys 💪’. While tinkering and quite reading, there were few alternatives I prepared:
From above UIs I happily use LXQT, it offers quite good (GUI - obviously, it’s QT after all ;)) (if it matters to you) and also being light weight I can easily work all day long just sacrificing few multimedia enjoyments while working.
VS Code is also heavy for such kind of systems. Further improving this I created small tool which monitored GIT and helped me in managing updates with GIT all in
Command Line Interface.
I simply use inbuilt editor and VIM/nano/pico.
Since being system programmer, I love to use products which are
NEW. It helps me thinking about how heavy functionalities can be introduced with lightest touches.
AT LAST - HACK THE WORLD 👐