Client Hardware and Software

Local Computing environment that I support for myself and my family.

Desktops and Laptops

All low-end ($299-$425) models.

  • Windows 10
  • 4-8 GB RAM
  • 2 processor cores
  1. Intel NUC Mini PC Kit NUC7i3DNHE (2018)
  2. HP Stream 11 Pro G3 Laptop (2018)
  3. Dell Inspiron 15-3521 Laptop (2013)
  4. Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop (2008)

Monitors

All from Dell Canada.

  1. U2414H with DisplayPort and HDMI (2015) – one each, side by side, in Landscape and Portrait orientation

Hardware Add-ons

Attached to the Intel NUC Mini PC Kit NUC7i3DNHE:

  1. G. Skill Ripjaws DDR4-2400 8GB memory
  2. Western Digital Green M2 SATA 240 GB SSD
  3. Sandisk 2.5″ SATA 120 GB SSD
  4. Seagate Expansion 8 TB USB 3 external hard drive
  5. IOGEAR 4 port USB 3.0 Hub
  6. HP LaserJet P1102w Wi-Fi printer
  7. Epson Perfection V500 Photo scanner
  8. Brother QL-570 label printer
  9. Logitech M705 wireless mouse
  10. APC Back-UPS Pro 1500

Attached to the HP Stream 11 Pro G3 Laptop when running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:

  1. IOGEAR 4 port USB 3.0 Hub
  2. Transcend ESD220C USB 3.1 Portable 120 GB SSD
  3. PrimeCables Ethernet to USB 3 adapter

Software – Proprietary

  1. Security – WebRoot SecureAnywhere Consumer Endpoint Protection
  2. Backup – Backblaze
  3. Office applications – Microsoft Office 365 Home
  4. Start button – Stardock Start10
  5. Audio/Video – Nero
  6. CD Cataloguing – Readerware

Software – Open Source & Freeware

  1. NotePad++ – text editor with highlighting and other context-sensitive features for programming languages
  2. TeamViewer – support Windows client machines by remote access
  3. Xftp – FTP/SFTP client
  4. Audacity – audio editor
  5. Acrobat Reader DC – Adobe PDF reader with folder text search
  6. XShell – SSH client
  7. Firefox – web browser
  8. GIMP 2 – graphics editor
  9. XnView MP – graphics editor
  10. 7-Zip – compression, especially decompression of large zip and .tar.gz files
  11. Exact Audio Copy (EAC) – digital audio extraction (DAE) of CDs
  12. CyberDuck – FTP-like access to B2 object storage
  13. Acronic True Image – clones drives only when a Western Digital drive is present