tarvalon is an all-in-one PC. I had it since 2016 and went through a lot with it. For the first year of university, I used to use when I was back at home, but then gave it to my mother.

I should include a photo here, shouldn't I?

It still works ok. However, if I went back in time, I would've got a normal PC desktop that I could upgrade, repair, et cetera for the same price. Maintenance of this device is painful.

Performance is bearable.

It came with a Windows 10 copy. I used it like twice. For some time, I dual-booted, then I removed it completely.

Operating systems that were installed on this computer are:

  • Windows 10. Pre-installed.

  • Linux Mint Cinnamon. This was the first GNU+Linux distribution I had ever tried.

  • Antergos (Arch, but easier to install). Countless desktop environments were tried on it, until I more or less settled on dwm.

  • OpenSUSE Tumbleweed on XFCE. Used for a week, there was some critical problem I could not bear.

  • Linux Mint MATE. When I moved to caemlyn, I left a boring OS behind.

  • Windows 10. For the next user.

The name comes from Tar Valon from the wheel of time.