My Boxen

Current Computers

  • SuperMario – main computer; runs Fedora 22;
  • TanukiMario – guest computer; runs Fedora 22 (previously ran Linux Mint and Kubuntu)
  • babyluigi – print/file/mysql/DNS; A VM running CentOS 7 (previously on Arch Linux)
  • koopa troopa – old, unused laptop; ran Ubuntu, now Linux Mint Debian Edition
  • Kuribo – old, passable netbook; runs Fedora 22 (ran Crunch Bang & Lubuntu)
  • Bowser – runs Windows 10
  • Thwomp – Windows 10
  • Goomba – Kubuntu
  • Toad – Kubuntu LTS

Retired Computers (taken to the dump)

  • Toadette – Mythdora MythTV device; Fedora 8
  • Mario – personal computer, then guest computer; ran Fedora, then Debian 5
  • luigi – old print/file server; Ran Debian
  • Servers and render farm – ran BSD

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  1. Your Linux reviews seem most useful to me. So, you get my questions.
    H/W: ASUS (P2V?) M/B with Video&Sound, 1GB RAM, 20 GB IDE drive, 80 GB SATA drive (both drives have OS loaded), 2.8 GHz Pentium 4. Running Win 2K Pro. HP LaserJet 4, Microtek Scanner w/ SCSI-II PCI interface card; Microtek Trackball Marble+. Cable Internet connection.
    Background: Retired geology prof. Systems mgr 1983-1990 on multiuser BSD and Solaris Systems for GIS; good C and FORTRAN skills. Comfortable with command line syntax and operation; new to GUI “Unix” interfaces.
    Main desktop uses: Open Office, Photoshop, Web browsing, Email. GoogleEarth
    Will add 2nd SATA drive, 350-500 GB, dedicated to a new Linux install; hopefully will not have to upgrade Windows again.

    Need multi-boot options, ease of install, wide variety of avail. drivers, Free installation, bug free, avail free antivirus, Friendly user community.Wi-Fi support (Belkin & Buffalo Tech H/W).
    So far, considering: Linux Mint, Umbutu, Fedora, SUSE, please recommend best of these or others.

  2. Hi,

    Since your reviews are very interesting;
    We want to know if it’s possible and ok for you if we traduce your new reviews from english to french and post them in our website. Of course there will be a direct link, website name and even author name if you want in the top of the traduced article with a thanks word.

    Thank you.

  3. nice post man but i wonder how your wife manages with xandros, it kinda sucks. I only used OpenSuse 10.2 but that was ages ago, since then I favored intel Macs.
    Any link where we can get your linux reviews ? thanks

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