Here are the systems I have Arch Linux installed and running. In this blog I will be posting things that I learnt from these systems, so it would be good to introduce them.
HP Pavilion 505n
This is the computer that I got when I got into my university in 2003 (so seven years old now). It still runs great, and aside from graphics card and ram upgrades, nothing has been changed. I only have Arch Linux installed on it (single boot).
- Intel Celeron 2.20 GHz
- 512MB RAM
- 60GB Hard Drive
- Intel 82801DB-ICH4 Sound Card
- NVIDIA GeForce FX5500 Graphics Card
- Samsung 713N Monitor. 1280×1024 @ 60Hz
- Realtek RTL 8139 Ethernet
HP Pavilion ze5600
This is the laptop that my fiancee got in 2004, and last year (I think?) it got passed down to me because she bought her own netbook. The spec is very similar to my desktop (slightly faster CPU). I’ve upgraded the RAM. I have Arch Linux singleboot on this system too.
- Intel Celeron 2.60 GHz
- 768MB RAM
- 40GB Hard Drive
- Conexant ACLink Audio
- ATI Radeon IGP 345M Graphics Card
- Display: 1024×768 @ 60Hz
- NatSemi DP83815/816 Ethernet
- Broadcom BCM 4306 Wireless
Macbook (via VMWare):
This is my new laptop that I bought for doing my graduate studies, and now it is almost three years old. I kept the original OS (Snow Leopard) because I’m not ready to give that up yet. Instead, I run Arch Linux on VMWare so it’s easy to switch between the OS.
- Intel Core2 Duo T7500 2.20GHz
- 1GB RAM (VMWare)
- 30GB Hard Drive (VMWare)
- VMWare Graphic Card (VMWare)
- Display: 1280×800 @ 60Hz