Test subjects

Let me introduce you my usual test subjects, the devices that I use for my sweet test.

- Main Desktop PC
First REAL PC, I assembled it myself. Not very powerful yet, but it is upgradable. It runs Ubuntu-GNOME and (sigh) Windows 8.1. Here are the specs:

  • Asus P8Z77-V LX motherboard
  • Intel Core-i5 (3rd gen.) CPU
  • MSI NVidia GeForce GTX 760
  • 8 GB RAM (Corsair)









- MacBook unibody (late 2009)
This was my main testing tool, as well as my only and everyday PC. Now it is a good PC to carry around when I travel. It runs Ubuntu-GNOME, since I learned Mac OS X is no good.
With a 2.26 GHz Intel Core2Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM it could have been a quite good PC. The only problem is the graphic chip: a crappy NVidia 9400M.








- Google Nexus 4
New main mobile device, it replaced the i9300. Cheap, powerful, surprising smartphone, I think I will keep this with me for a long time...
It runs latest CyanogenMod (what a surprise...).












- Google Chromecast
Google's media streaming device. Small, cheap, powerful and convenient. I really like it and it's probably the only device I have with its stock firmware.












- Raspberry Pi
A 35$ ARM mini PC. Not very useful as PC, but really cool for testing and as cheap media center. I recently found a stable OS: Xbian.
Mainly it is a specific Debian based distro with pre-installed an optimized version of XBMC.












Old devices









- MacBook unibody (late 2009)
This was my main testing tool, as well as my only and everyday PC. Now it is a good PC to carry around when I travel. It runs Ubuntu-GNOME, since I learned Mac OS X is no good.
With a 2.26 GHz Intel Core2Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM it could have been a quite good PC. The only problem is the graphic chip: a crappy NVidia 9400M.