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🖥️ 2016 Dell Optiplex 9020 (Linux Manjaro KDE Plasma) 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 512 GB SSD, 8-thread CPU, AMD Radeon GPU, and 16GB of memory. That makes this machine fast for everyday use and acceptable for light gaming.


These are photos of the actual 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 DMS-59 port

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, 512GB SSD)
  • Motherboard
    • CPU (Intel i7-4790 3.6GHz (8-thread))
    • GPU (AMD Radeon HD6350 512M)

Inside of this Dell Optiplex 9020


Some scuff marks on the side:

Side of this Dell Optiplex 9020


All 4 footpads intact.

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.

KDE Plasma DE

KDE Plasma is a beautiful windows-like desktop environment with lots of eye-candy like animations. It might be a little heavy for a computer with poor specs, but a decent computer will run it with no trouble. (It's still lighter than windows).

More about KDE Plasma >

Screenshot of Plasma desktop

kdenlive video editor with dark theme:

Screenshot of Plasma running kdenlive

Lots of settings:

Screenshot of KDE Plasma settings


Screenshot of Plasma with widgets


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.

More about Manjaro >


  • 2023-02-02: Installed OS (Linux Manjaro 22.0 KDE Plasma)
  • 2023-06-22: Software updates

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