Been awhile since I've been hanging out here. Had to make a big move from the Great Commonwealth to Rocky Bennett's area.
The goal in 2018 was to try to build my first desktop but like all big plans, things got pushed aside to get ready for the move.
We've also seriously downsized, so my workbench / play area is no more.
So, now it's on to simply purchasing a new desktop to replace my aging HP.
I've been running Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon (64 bit) for almost 2 years now and I'm loving it. Still lots to learn but it has been wonderful.
Currently running a 5 year old HP Desktop with a AMD A6-3650 w/ Radeon HD Graphis and 8 gigs of RAM & it's starting to show it's age.
I don't game and have reached a part in my life where I don't think it's anything I'm going to pick up.
I do some sound editing and occasional some video editing but only with footage from my phone, not professional stuff.
I'd like to find a desktop that I could do a fresh install of Mint on and take full advantage of the Internet speeds I'm paying for. My wife's laptop is ridiculously fast and I'm crabby about it.
I've got back ups and yes, I've got back ups of my back ups. Redundancy is your friend.
I'm in a good spot money-wise and feel comfortable dropping $600 - $800 if I need to.
So, ideas? My biggest concern when I starting trolling through Amazon and NewEgg was, "is this hardware Linux compatible?"
Links, ideas and/or cautionary tales are all appreciated.
Side note - even though I don't hate Windows, I have considered either running Windows 10 on this machine in a VM or as a dual-boot, mostly due to the fact that I still need to have some working knowledge of the dreaded Windows environment. Anyone running Win 10 and Mint?
As always, thank you.