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Bernd Wechner

I'm a little less concerned about the "computer" per se than the workstation and the OS. So tackling those first and then the computer:


My main gig is a standing work desk with a tall saddle chair, a 43" 4K monitor and video and USB cables that plug into the wall, where they are connected a computer beneath the floor in the basement, where I hear no fan noise, and it's consistently cool, and it lives with a a few servers, switches, consoles and such as well. So all I have at my standing workstation is a 43" monitor keyboard and mouse and my desk clutter.

OS and Dev tools

I use Linux Mint. Moved to that some years ago in the Windows 7 days and never looked back. I use a Windows VM very very rarely so rarely I can't remember how to do it when i need to and have notes, ha, ha. Nor do ever envisage looking back ...

And for development, I use mostly Eclipse for my work in Python, JavaScript, bash , PHP - being the primary languages I use I guess. I use the Atom Editor a lot, Joplin for keeping a journal and notes. Git for source control and Github as a remote.


Easiest to inxi tell us that:

$ inxi -Fz
System:    Kernel: 5.4.0-92-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Cinnamon 5.2.7 Distro: Linux Mint 20.3 Una 
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: ASUS product: All Series v: N/A serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: MAXIMUS VII HERO v: Rev 1.xx serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: 2401 
           date: 02/24/2015 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-4790 bits: 64 type: MT MCP L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
           Speed: 1736 MHz min/max: 800/4000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1249 2: 1220 3: 1289 4: 1250 5: 1286 6: 1216 7: 1219 
           8: 1242 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GP108 [GeForce GT 1030] driver: nvidia v: 460.91.03 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 driver: nvidia unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa 
           resolution: 3840x2160~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 1030/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 460.91.03 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 9 Series Family HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GP108 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Device-3: Logitech G930 type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-92-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Ethernet I218-V driver: e1000e 
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 5.17 TiB used: 3.21 TiB (62.0%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB0 size: 1.82 TiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD20EARX-00PASB0 size: 1.82 TiB 
           ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EACS-00D6B1 size: 931.51 GiB 
           ID-4: /dev/sdd vendor: Maxtor model: 6V320F0 size: 298.09 GiB 
           ID-5: /dev/sde vendor: Samsung model: SSD 830 Series size: 119.24 GiB 
           ID-6: /dev/sdf vendor: Kingston model: SV300S37A240G size: 223.57 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 116.38 GiB used: 35.67 GiB (30.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sde5 
           ID-2: /home size: 293.29 GiB used: 94.08 GiB (32.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdd1 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: nvidia temp: 45 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 0% 
Info:      Processes: 382 Uptime: 23h 09m Memory: 31.30 GiB used: 9.66 GiB (30.9%) Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.38 
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raddevus profile image

Cool, learned a new command. Thanks for posting.