changed my head
new hardware is a dell 15" lcd @1024 x 768 to the left (found it at the town dump: the base was smashed but otherwise fine, a piece of velcro under a shelf and at top of display holds it vertical) and a benq led/lcd 24" @1920 x 1080
this, my current sloppy session
the OS is ArtistX 1.0, ubuntu based, gnome 2, very stable and reliable, it is the oldest and most revered os on my comp - i strogly recomend it!
i love this os - it has tons of software! BUT the latest (1.2) version's installer is defective, do not use it unless installing on a new pc - as by default - and you can't change it - it will format all drives before installing
off topic, can anyone recomend a good 64 BIT non-debian based OS? the most recent versions of debian and its derivatives don't work with my new hardware!