I have an L-shaped desk with a hutch at home. The hutch has a monitor-shaped spot that's actually too small for either of my two monitors. I have two tower machines connected via KVM and a laptop that's busted. I also have two monitors, both of which are huge CRTs that monopolize the space. Currently, my #1 machine has sat in the hutch with the flatbed scanner, but with the arrival of my new gear, it has become my #2 machine, and the 1/8"-to-RCA cable connected to my stereo can't reach my #1. So, there has to be a change.
- Robbie (new #1)
- Much disc
- Much DVD for burn and rip
- Much processor. Well, 2.26GHz, which is faster than everything else I have
- Want: 2GB memory, dual-head video card, TV tuner card so I watch on that, not a separate TV, LCD monitors
- Tom Servo (new #2)
- Ubuntu, for now
- Not much disc
- Much DVD but I think it's done burning
- Soon to be my sacrificial, "I wonder how to install this..." machine
- Much RAM
- Much DVD for reading but I think it can only burn CDs
- Broken monitor. Strongly considering using it only remotely, via Remote Desktop, or...
- Going to be receiving SSH for Windows soon. I wonder of you can use SSHFS to copy files to it. FuseSMB seems to not be a heavy-use alternative.
Also, there's a TV. With the speaker broken the last time I looked inside to try to fix the built-in VCR.
There's more, of course, but not on my desk.
So, my plan is as follows: laptop and scanner into the hutch,