can we do a desktop thread? post your desktops here thanks.


That's pretty cool! I have only run it in a VM because the Hurd can't connect to any of my optical drives, but once USB is supported I'll be all over it! 👍

@MutoShack It was an old Dell like 5-6 years ago or so. It was my grandmother's computer.

@MutoShack I also put Minix3 on it for a while. No Networking for either.

@MutoShack It was an old school keyboard indeed. No USB.

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