After a decade of having macOS as my one and only OS for all of my home computing needs, I decided that it was time for me to tinker a bit with GNU/Linux too.
The decision was also influenced by the fact that after joining the fruit company, the amount of work that I do on GNU/Linux systems has dropped considerably (as one can imagine), but there is a part of me that deeply enjoys hacking around Linux systems, or as someone would say,
[..] exploring the limits of what is possible, in a spirit of playful cleverness [..]
Here are some hardware specs:
CPU: Intel Core i5-124000F 12th Gen (ships with 12 cores and it's good enough for what I need)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x16GB
GPU: Originally a ASUS Phoenix GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, replaced with a MSI GeForce RTX 3050 so I could reach above 20 fps in Age of Empires 4 : )
Hard Disk: 1TB SSD, Crucial P3 Plus: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/chzhP6/crucial-p3-plus-1-tb-m2-2280-nvme-solid-state-drive-ct1000p3pssd8
Motherboard: ASRock Z690M-ITX https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/2PYmP6/asrock-z690m-itxax-mini-itx-lga1700-motherboard-z690m-itxax
Case: Fractal Design Ridge (Black) https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/y2t9TW/fractal-design-ridge-mini-itx-tower-case-fd-c-rid1n-01
- Arch Linux (currently)
- Desktop manager: KDE Plasma
- Window Manager: KWin
-` .o+` `ooo/ OS: Arch Linux `+oooo: Kernel: x86_64 Linux 6.4.2-arch1-1 `+oooooo: Uptime: 4d 9h 43m -+oooooo+: Packages: 1462 `/:-:++oooo+: Shell: bash 5.1.16 `/++++/+++++++: Resolution: 2560x1080 `/++++++++++++++: DE: KDE 5.107.0 / Plasma 5.27.6 `/+++ooooooooooooo/` WM: KWin ./ooosssso++osssssso+` GTK Theme: Breeze [GTK2/3] .oossssso-````/ossssss+` Icon Theme: Mondrian -osssssso. :ssssssso. Disk: 265G / 926G (31%) :osssssss/ osssso+++. CPU: 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400F @ 12x 5.6GHz [41.0°C] /ossssssss/ +ssssooo/- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 `/ossssso+/:- -:/+osssso+- RAM: 17988MiB / 31930MiB `+sso+:-` `.-/+oso: `++:. `-/+/ .` `/
Notes: Yes, I tried i3 as a window manager, but my impression was that it only works fine for when I'm doing dev tasks that only require a terminal a browser; if I am doing anything that requires a floating window (like using Houdini or other DCCs) then it starts to be confusing instead of helping.