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Offline Jason Wallwork

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Re: New Life for an Old Computer
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2018, 05:39:44 pm »
I guess the criteria I didn't state very clearly around "haven't seem any used[ssds] for sale yet is my desire to Reduce,Reuse,Recycle....therefore giving a 'new life' to the tower, as well as some of the hdds and RAM sticks I have in use fits....so I am hoping to come upon a ssd that some one is no longer wanting/using...most likely they may be going up in size, where all I need is something that will hold a Linux OS and a couple of apps(<50gb).

If you can hold out for 3-6 months, you can have my 64 GB SSD as I'll likely be upgrading to a new and faster shortly down the road. And I can confirm that not only can you fit Linux + apps on it, there is room for a Windows 10 install, too, though not with much in the way of added programs! That might change down the road (with Win10, not Linux, with all the updates and new packs they release).
Primary: Desktop Tower with LM 18.3 Cinnamon on i5-3470 3.2 Ghz with 12 GB RAM, 64 GB SSD for OSes, 4 TB RAID-10 array for programs/data

Secondary/Test: Toshiba Satellite Ultrabook Z830-00K w/ Linux Du Jour, (i3-2367M 1.4 GHz, 4GB DDR3, 128GB SDD)

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Re: New Life for an Old Computer
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2018, 08:30:19 am »
Before I leave this topic, I wish to thank Jason who introduced me to Cinnamox-Kashmir-Blue as a theme in Mint. I never would have discovered it. Shows really well on my monitor - especially the detail. Here's a small sized VLC as an example.

Offline Jason Wallwork

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Re: New Life for an Old Computer
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2018, 12:12:56 pm »
I thought it was and you're welcome. It's one of the few Cinnamon themes that I like because so many of them don't look very good with all applications (too dark, too little contrast, or just plain ugly).
Primary: Desktop Tower with LM 18.3 Cinnamon on i5-3470 3.2 Ghz with 12 GB RAM, 64 GB SSD for OSes, 4 TB RAID-10 array for programs/data

Secondary/Test: Toshiba Satellite Ultrabook Z830-00K w/ Linux Du Jour, (i3-2367M 1.4 GHz, 4GB DDR3, 128GB SDD)

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Re: New Life for an Old Computer
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2018, 12:48:42 pm »
cheers, Jason....that would work out great for me whenever you 'upgrade' .

I agree with what you were offering about buying a 'pig in a poke' ...often  i've been able to know who the owner was and it's condition or it's been free and i'm willing to take the chance usually running it in the second hdd slot in case of failure....I don't keep files on the drives just OS and apps...for upgrading Ram it's been mostly positive as well and I have the old sticks in reserve in case of issues.

thanks, dougal