So I bought HP T520 Flexible Thin client - it’s a mini computer with APU that is basically 2 1.2-1.4 GHz Jaguar cores + unknown Radeon GPU and mobile DDR3. Currently it’s in it’s most basic form - without OS, with 4 GB of RAM (there is 8 on the way) and 16 GB of Storage (there is 32 GB on the way, might be friday might be monday). Anyway - this is computer on which I plan to train for my 5950X (my first DIY build in 18 years - I’m excited and nervous as heck). I plan to use 16 GB SSD for Linux with some space left for storage obviously. 32 GB is for Windows 7 (?) or maybe Windows XP. After all I want to mostly play and capture that play: “Need For Speed: Road Challenge/High Stakes” and “Need For Speed: Porsche 2000”.
I assume that 16 GB of storage means that I should try some lightweight linux. I’ve read “Super Easy basic Linux starter guide”, but
a) some things changed since 2014
b) I’m gonna need probably bootable Linux distro to install it for good - I used to do this, but that was years ago (for tails, I had an .iso image saved if I needed to go dark) and I’ve heard for example that Ubuntu is now bad etc. (weird things the rumors, huh?)
c) I’ll need 2 types of programs - some for allowing for drawing (i’m using my screen that is also a very good graphics tablet - XP-PEN Artist 22R Pro) and some to even try to run this old games, maybe without a virtualization first - 2 x 1.2 GHz cores don’t give me confidence that virtualization losses might be negligible.
I’ll also try to make a review of that PC - kind of as a small joke towards Patrick from STH, who has whole series on such PC’s. But I need to know what to install to even bench it, though I managed to open it yesterday (and hence new for certain what types of SSD it’s capable of handling).
So my goals for the next couple of days is to choose which Linux I will be using (that is where your help expertise comes in), install said distro, learn basics of Linux and for now that is all. Heck - some parts won’t arrive for that PC until Monday. Also gaming, drawing and making video can wait. It’s important that I learn basics.
Thank You everyone - Funny Punch.
If beneath my comment is my PC specs - those are what components I have and plan to DIY into 1 PC in next weeks. Also using 2 SSD’s for Linux and Windows - as Wendell suggested yesterday in Moore’s Law is Dead channel comment section, where I happened to catch him when using me real name.
Current specs - Ryzen 2700, Gigabyte Aorus AX370-Gaming K5. 16 GB of 2 x 8 GB 16-17-17-36-69-1T 3000 MT/s and RX 580 8GB. iiyama ProLite B2409HDS - 1080p monitor that is LCD, but without LED’s - it was bought couple of years before LED’s became popular for background lighting on Monitors.
Thank You from the bottom of my heart for any help. Links to videos how to do such and such and stuff like this.