golinux Posted June 12, 2007 Report Share Posted June 12, 2007 Incompatible hardware is the stumbling block that's always held me back from seriously trying to move to Linux. But I'm feeling that it may be time to give it a realistic try. I've scrounged around Video Help a bit and they actually have a Linux forum with a great list of apps to try out. (Relax GPB, I won't be discussing them on this forum.) But it looks like it might be possible on the right hardware. So I've been investigating computers. Dell is the choice that many would recommend but after yesterday's foray into their tortuous automated phone menu and multiple hoops to jump through before getting an answer to even a simple question, I realized there was no way I could deal with them EVER! So I went to a local shop this afternoon and talked to a guy over the counter. They can put this together for under $600. Not bleeding edge but better than my current XP box. INTEL DUAL CORE E2140 ASUS P5VD2-MX VIA 1GB DDR2/533MHZ WD SATA2 160GB NVIDIA FX 7300 256MB CACHE 400 WATT PS LITE-ON #LH20A1P USROBITCS MODEM (LINUX COMPATIBLE) And a nice black case with room for a rack of hard drives if I want to expand. They will also sell me an OEM copy of XP just in case I need to wipe the drive and retreat to the familiar. Whaddya think folks? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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