Sunday, 29 January 2012
Computers here: mostly Debian :)
A quick retrospective: there used to be four computers under the desk and one above. At the moment, I've got rid of a few computers and there's a Sun in the garage
Desk is still 1.5 m x 0.75: On top of the desk, there's a mini-ITX board "home built" computer and an HP Proliant microserver. Above it there's a four port KVM, a cable modem and Wifi router - ANOTHER WiFi router (free FON Wifi for others).
Under the desk: 1 x mini tower machine waiting for a new home, 1 x tower machine, 1 x plug computer. All of these run Debian, though some of them are mostly switched off - at least one runs Debian testing.
The netbook has gone to Africa with a colleague who was building networks for rural Kenya, along with one of the larger computers, a SheevaPlug and an NSLU2 - all running Debian - and a Chinese netbook with ARM processor which was running a Debian derivative. The laptop I'm using was abandoned by my fiancee as unworkable under Windows - it still has slightly flakey hardware but runs Debian 6.0.4 fine.
[For completeness, my daughter's computer is three or four years old and runs Windows 7 for school work (but also had an Ubuntu VM for a while): my fiancee's laptop is potentially the fastest machine in the house and certainly has the most memory and runs Windows 7.]
Is this an abnormal quota of computers for three people?
A reference picture is above