Curie is my workstation, named after Marie Curie, a "physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences. [...] Her achievements included the development of the theory of radioactivity (a term that she coined), techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes, and the discovery of two elements, polonium and radium. Under her direction, the world's first studies were conducted into the treatment of neoplasms, using radioactive isotopes. She founded the Curie Institutes in Paris and in Warsaw, which remain major centres of medical research today."

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

-- Marie Curie

I bought it after a failed search for a laptop.


I wrote an installation report for Debian when I setup the machine. The machine was originally installed with Debian stretch but has been following Debian buster since September 2018.

It works very well and is generally silent unless I manage to max out all CPUs for an extended period of time, in which case a small fan noise can be heard.

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