I can hardly remember the last time I owned a desktop computer. I’d have to guess it was at least 4 years ago if not more. This weekend, I purchased what I thought would end up being a replacement for an aging Dell Poweredge 1300 that I use for a home server. Instead, it has morphed into a desktop computer that I’m very much loving.
Until now, my main computing machine was my Macbook. I love that computer, OS X has something that no other OS seems to capture. And while I’m infatuated with that machine, this new kid on the block has stolen my attention. It’s nothing fancy yet when using Ubuntu, it’s quite the snappy machine. I was saving up some money for a shotgun but I spent $100 on this computer and decided to spend the other $120 on a nice monitor. Now I have a 22″ Acer LCD sitting on my desk!
At the moment I’m running Ubuntu 9.04. It’s my OS of choice when not using OS X and it is working beautifully! There’s a few little complaints that I’ve found along the way but for the most part, I’m very happy with this computer. So happy, in fact, that I haven’t fired the Mac up for much this weekend. Poor beautiful laptop, it’s probably feeling lonely and ignored!
All that’s left is to get 2 power splitters (I have 2 SATA drives that need power) and maybe bump it up to 4gb of ram, and I’ll be a happy camper for a while.