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hutch--:
I scraped together all of my leftovers and built a small box (15 year old case) with a small gen 4 Gigabyte motherboard with a 3.2 gig i5 with 16 gig of memory and installed Linux Mint20 onto it. All the normal stuff seems to work OK, the only thing I had problems with was getting a VNC server to work.

I tried the TigerVNC server, the TightVNC server and with either of them installed you could not even find them to configure so I completely uninstalled them and went for the x11vnc package that actually worked. Bit of messing around to work out how the password worked but I am currently typing this posting via VNC on my dev box to the Google version of Firefox and all seems to be well.

Interestingly enough, apart from developing Windows software, for normal computing, internet, video, music, email etc .... it actually works well and there is a ton of software available. I have not installed all of it yet but VLC, Inkscape, Google Earth and a whole host of other stuff works OK and it comes at the right price.

If it had a better video card, the VNC would be more responsive, I have found that between my dev box and the latest near identical one, the VNC is much faster as both boxes have reasonably good video cards but the ancient one gig memory Gigabyte card works well enough so its no big deal.

Greenhorn:
Here is a good tutorial on TigerVNC on Ubuntu/Mint.

How to Install and Configure VNC Server on Ubuntu

hutch--:
Thanks, I had already had a look at them but I got the x11vnc package working after selecting TightVNC protocol and it actually works OK. I am generally impressed with Linux Mint 20. 19.3 worked well enough and this version seems to be a bit more efficient. Each Linux Mint install I have done has worked better and I am getting used to how it works.

Differing from many of the older distros, almost everything works correctly and you can do almost all of it from the interface. In days of old you would shove Redhat into a box then configure it manually but with these Debian spinoffs, you have to suffer pseudo (sudo) which made learning the guts of it a real pain.

daydreamer:

--- Quote from: hutch-- on August 13, 2020, 11:10:39 AM ---Thanks, I had already had a look at them but I got the x11vnc package working after selecting TightVNC protocol and it actually works OK. I am generally impressed with Linux Mint 20. 19.3 worked well enough and this version seems to be a bit more efficient. Each Linux Mint install I have done has worked better and I am getting used to how it works.

Differing from many of the older distros, almost everything works correctly and you can do almost all of it from the interface. In days of old you would shove Redhat into a box then configure it manually but with these Debian spinoffs, you have to suffer pseudo (sudo) which made learning the guts of it a real pain.

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Yes,those where the computer hobbyist, had lots of compilers and editors and script languages to play with or wanted to develop for Linux environment
Wonder how it's today to benchmark Win10 vs Linux mint?  With same test proc running?  Like I tested xp vs redhat about 20 years ago

hutch--:
 :biggrin:

You will have to show us how its done.  :tongue:

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