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🖥️ 2016 Dell Optiplex 9020 (Linux Manjaro Gnome) Desktop

This is a used Dell desktop computer in good condition. This machine has a large chassis for easy upgrades and expansions. It features a 256GB SSD, 8-thread CPU, AMD GPU, and 32GB of memory. That makes this machine fast for everyday use and acceptable for light gaming.


These are photos of the actual unit for sale.


Showing ports, left to right:

  • Standard NEMA power inlet
  • Analog mouse and keyboard
  • Ethernet
  • 2x USB-A
  • 2x DisplayPort
  • 4x USB-A
  • Serial I/O
  • VGA display
  • 3.5mm speaker
  • 3.5mm microphone
  • GPU with 1x DisplayPort and 1x DVI

Back of this Dell Optiplex 9020


Showing, top-left to bottom-right:

  • Power button
  • CD drive ((CD-RW)
  • 3.5mm microphone port
  • 3.5mm headphone port
  • 4x USB-A ports

Front of this Dell Optiplex 9020


Showing, clockwise from top left:

  • Power supply
  • CD-RW/DVD-RW drive
  • 2x hard drives (1TB HDD, 256GB SSD)
  • Motherboard
    • CPU (Intel i7-4790 3.6GHz (8-thread))
    • GPU (AMD Radeon HD8670)

Inside of this Dell Optiplex 9020


(One missing footpad)

Bottom of this Dell Optiplex 9020

Linux OS

Linux is an open-source operating system, offering increased privacy and security. Linux computers receive security updates for decades and are easier to maintain, repair, and upgrade. This makes them immune from planned obsolescence. Linux computers are virtually immune to viruses too.

Why would you switch to linux? You might be concerned about how windows tracks you. Or maybe you're tired of buying a new mac every few years when your battery stops working? Maybe you don't want to see ads in your filemanager. Or you just don't like that it's possible for anyone to inject ads and trackers on a computer you paid for.

Linux comes in various distributions. These might be more or less user-friendly or customizable. They can come with different desktop environments which determine the appearance of the interface.

Gnome DE

Gnome is a mac-like desktop environment. It features a unified menu bar and applications dock. Gestures make it easy to open apps or switch workspaces. Anyone coming from a mac will fill at home with gnome. It's also a great pick for touchscreen displays.

More about Gnome DE >

Screenshot of Gnome desktop

Apps menu:

Screenshot of Gnome apps page

Notifications menu:

Screenshot of Gnome notifications


Manjaro is a linux distribution based on arch linux. It is designed to be easier to use than arch but provide the same software sources. Manjaro comes with an intuitive "app store" called the software center that will install thousands of free apps in a single click. The programs available in the Manjaro software center are typically newer and has more features, but may be buggier than an older, more stable version. That's why Manjaro is good for more experienced users who want more features and customizations.

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  • 2022-07: Diagnostics (pass)
  • 2023-02-02: Installed OS (Linux Manjaro 22 Gnome)

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