One thing I have been missing since Gnome 2 was suceeded by the (IMO) horrible Gnome 3, is a tool tray notification icon for pending debian updates.
When someone continued Gnome 2 as MATE and MATE became available on debian, there was no notification tooltray icon to be found.
But now there is such a tooltray icon: pk-update-icon and since debian with MATE again is my primary desktop this I was something I was happy to discover.
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Except for work computers with GNU/linux, the last of which was retired in 2008, my GNU/linux computers have been outdated hand-me-downs. And when the P4 I got back in 2010 went belly up, I figured it was time for trying a modern machine.
Note: I wasn’t going for a top-of-the-line gaming computer with high performance everything. Just a modern state of the art computer.
I wasn’t satisfied with the combination of price and specs on the desktop computers sold by the consumer electronic retailers, so I asked an old colleague who likes building his own computers (thanks Alexey!) to help me come up with an order for components that would work when I put it together. This is what I ordered:
- Main board: ASUS H170M-PLUS, Socket-1151
- CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 Skylake
- Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133MHz 16GB
- SSD: Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB 2.5″ OEM
- Hard disk: Seagate Barracuda® 1TB
- Cabinet: Fractal Design Define S Black
- Power supply: Corsair CX500, 500W PSU
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