While choosing a new Linux desktop or computer hardware, we always search and ask for advice if anyone can recommend the best setup for us. But have you ever wondered if you could build your Linux PC like the one the father of Linux uses?
If you really admire Linux founder Linus Torvalds and want a PC with similar specifications, you’re now all set to go. Yes, in the latest exclusive conversation with Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols from ZDNet, Linus disclosed all his PC hardware specs and Linux desktop information. So, let’s get to know how to build Linus Torvalds’s like PC.
Linus Torvalds’ Computer Specifications
A few days ago, Torvalds shared that with the release of Linux kernel 5.7-rc7 that after 15 years, he has now ditched Intel. To replace Intel i9-9900k with the best one, he chose AMD Threadripper.
Now here’s the full list of Linux creator Linus Torvalds PC specs:
- Linux distro — Fedora 32
- Laptop — Dell XPS 13
- CPU — AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
- Motherboard — Gigabyte Aorus TRX40 Master
- CPU Cooler — Noctua NF-A14 PWM, Premium Quiet Fan
- Case — Be Quiet Dark Base 700
- Extra Fan — Silent Wings 3
- Power supply unit — Seasonic Focus GX-850
- Storage — 1TB Samsung EVO 970
- Memory — 4x16GB DDR4-2666
It’s not much of a surprise about Fedora 32. Torvalds has already told in the past why he loves Fedora and doesn’t like Debian or Ubuntu. You may also know that Linus hates noise coming from his machine. He is very fond of silence and working alone, which led him to pick up extra fans and CPU coolers.
Linus Torvalds — A DIY Linux Developer
Torvalds further revealed that his latest machine box is all-new built by himself. He really cares about his specs and that’s the reason he doesn’t let others build machines for him.
Now if you’re thinking about the total cost for this new developer workstation, it costs him around $3,500, which seems decent for such a high-end desktop.