I suppose that if this is going to be a tech blog, one thing I should do is list what computers I own.
I own 3 desktops, 2 laptops, 1 tablet and 1 smart-phone.
The desktops and laptops all have names, that actually become important on my LAN.
These are my desktops:
- A quad-core, 64-bit, Pentium i7 -based machine named ‘Mithral’, built around 2010, running Windows 7.
- A dual-core, 64-bit, AMD -based machine named ‘Pheonix’, built around 2008, running a version of Linux called “Kanotix Spitfire”, which is also a Debian / Jessie OS.
- A dual-core, 32-bit, Intel -based machine named ‘Walnut’, built around 2005. running a version of Linux called “Kanotix Excalibur”, which is also a Debian / Lenny OS.
These are my laptops:
- A quad-core, 64-bit, Pentium i7 -based Hewlett Packard named ‘Maverick’, built around 2014, running Windows 8.1 .
- A single-core, 32-bit, AMD -based Acer Aspire 5020 named ‘Venus’, built around 2005, being a Dual-Boot system with Windows XP SP3, and with a Linux version called “Kanotix Dragonfire”, which is also a Debian / Wheezy OS.
My tablet and smart-phone are both Android -based, running KitKat and Lollipop respectively.
Both ‘Phoenix’ and ‘Venus’ recently saw their Linux partitions simply get wiped by me, in order to have their OSes reinstalled and upgraded to Debian / Jessie and Debian / Wheezy. They used to be named ‘Thunderbox’ and ‘Aphrodite’, and when the Acer 5020 is running in Windows XP mode, it takes the name ‘Zeus’ presently.
In today’s world, Acer is not a very high-quality brand. But I do believe that the laptops they were manufacturing in 2005, were considered to be somewhat high-quality at that time.