The colts were enjoying the sun and nice breeze today. They were a little playful.
I picked up a used Acer Veriton X2631G desktop the other day from someone on Marketplace. It’s a nice compact sized desktop computer and even though it’s older, it has some nice stats.
- Dual Core Pentium G3220 64 Bit at 3 GHz
- 6 Gbytes RAM
- 500 Gbyte Hard Disk
- DVD player/recorder
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports plus 4 USB 2.0 ports
- VGA Video out @ 1366×768
- Windows 10
It didn’t come with a keyboard, mouse or Wifi card (but it did have an ethernet port). I bought a cheap keyboard from Amazon, plugged in an old mouse and used the ethernet port on the machine to connect to my home network.
Yesterday I installed Linux Mint 20.3 and configured the machine for dual boot so I can startup in either Windows or Linux. I will be using both because some apps that I use are available in Windows but not Linux, and vice versa. So far I’m finding the machine responsive and a 3 GHz it’s fast enough. I’m really liking the Linux Mint environment and I allocated the majority of the disk space to it.
Another new foal in the barn this Saturday. I was on my way to the range shortly after 7AM when Wendy called to tell me about this little fellow. He arrived sometime between 6AM and 7AM.
I snapped the photo below around 6PM after I got home from the club.
He is uniquely marked and we both agreed that “Bandido” is the correct name for him.
My son Stephen got a few more pictures of Bandido on Sunday when he got outside for the first time.