End of 2016 I’ve asked myself again (like every year before): “Is 2017 the Year of the Linux Desktop — also for me?” This question triggered a short desktop hardware shopping but rather looong-ish Distro Hopping endeavour — which ended in a suprise (#spoileralert)…
- Mini PC Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK (a.k.a NUC Skull Canyon)
- 32GB RAM (2x Crucial 16GB DDR4 2133 MT/s (PC4-17000) SODIMM CT16G4SFD8213)
- 2x Samsung SSD 960 PRO 512GB, M.2
Debian 8 Jessie
Arch Linux (though quite happy for +4 month)
- Debian 9 Stretch (my goto fallback, because: “Debian always and forever”)
- NixOS (currently evaluating on 2nd drive…)
OS of choice (as of writing): Clear Linux from Intel’s Open-Source Technology Center
While the Clear Linux Project for Intel® Architecture is actually built…
- primarily for various Cloud use cases
- and to showcase “the best of Intel architecture technology and performance, from low-level kernel features to complex applications that span across the entire OS stack”
…the emphasis on Power and Performance optimizations along w/ the (rather recent) switch from Xfce to GNOME makes for a pretty nice desktop experience.
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