Advice for Building a Linux Gaming Computer?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 8, 2013
Hello everyone, in a few short weeks I will (finally) be making my first attempt at using Linux. I've wanted to give it a shot for a long time, but to be honest I've always been a little intimidated. I've built a few computers in the past, but from the bit of research I've done I've noticed some things work better than others with Linux.
I'm not looking as much for a specific build, though that would be very helpful, as I am general tips. Usually on this type of budget I'd consider using SLI or crossfire with some lower end cards to get better performance, but I'm not sure if that's how it works in Linux. Also I've seen some debates between ATI and Nvidia. I've always been an ATI fan myself, but from what I've read is Nvidia performs better, but ATI has open sourced drivers. Are there any big advantages to open sourced drivers that would make it worth using ATI and hoping they improve the drivers as time goes on?
As for specific games I'm not super picky so I'll probably pick fro
I am considering starting a not for profit computer repair busines that could fund ..
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 31, 2006
As my thread stated, I am considering starting a not for profit computer repair busines that could fund computer education through open source. I am looking at what I'm going to do after I graduate in August, and I think it would be neat to teach computers to low income/disadvantaged children and adults. I will need a job, and if someone won't give it to me, I could hire myself!
Of course, I am using LOSOO (Linux, Open Source, Open Office) to teach...I will fix Windows machines etc, and their payment could be tax deducible and used to fund teaching the disadvantaged.
What do you all think of this? Is this hairbrained?
Building a HTPC, linux friendly?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 28, 2008
I'm getting ready to build an HTPC and have been wanting to build one for a while. I have never done this before and dont know where to begin after selecting the basic hardware... here is what I have so far:
Silverstone HTPC case
Gigabyte 780G mobo W 4gb ram
Lite-On Blue Ray Drive
Seagate 250GB hd
I have the basics down in terms of building a regular PC but the question I have is what do you need to make a good HTPC? I know this basic hardware should run such a setup well.
What kind of HD card do I need if I want to have DVR like capability?
Can I use this with Direct TV, have my guide on it and use it as like a receiver? Or what are my options here?
I want to get th
Which Netbooks are the most Linux friendly?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 8, 2010
I'm looking to buy a net-book. At the moment I've got a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. It runs Ubuntu just fine. So at first I was thinking of getting a Dell Mini. However I've been looking around in places like Comet and Currys (since I live in England) and have found a couple of really nice HP and Samsung net-books that have fare superior looks (in my opinion any way ) and much better battery lifes. These are:
The Samsung N150
Specs are here:
And the HP 210-1003
Specs are here:
(Just noticed that play.com says this has built-in Bluetooth which it didn't say in Currys)
Both use the same Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz processor, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 graphics card and the Intel NM10 Express chip-set.
I have always thought Intel were Linux friendly but didn't want to fork out £300 on a net-book that doesn't run Linux!
Could someone reassure me that these
linux friendly router
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 15, 2012
What is the most Linux friendly router amongst Dlink/LinkSys/or ???
thanx for all suggestions.
Linux friendly Blu Ray drive
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 5, 2012
Pretty hard to find a BD player / writer for Linux...
I guess some of the players are Linux compatible, but it's not written on the box.
Any recommendation of a BD (R/W) brand / model that works on a recent Ubuntu? [ internal preferred, external ok ]
( and an easy way to change the regcod would be a + )
Linux friendly laptop/ultrabook
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 3, 2012
For some time now, I've been missing a proper laptop. Sure I have my trusty Asus EeePC 1015PEM, but there are quite a lot of tasks it is simply not suited for, plus it is rather small.
Then I heard about the Asus ZenBook, specifically the ux31 256gb version, and it was love at first sight. I have yet to buy it, as I'm not exactly wealthy, but I'm rather close at this point and thus would like to make sure that it is the right buy.
One thing I've noticed while doing research, is that the whole ultrabook concept really is right down my alley. I can't say for sure why, but I do tend to favor the simple, yet powerful hardware platform, while still looking to achieve perfection.
Recent news have provided information that the next-gen zenbook will be more customizable, will sport a display with a resolution of a whooping 1920x1080, which is simply insane and I certainly wouldn't want that. Furthermore rumors are that it will have an Nvidia GPU, which again is a tricky subject. The N
System76 Serval Professional Linux laptop computer on eBay
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 23, 2012
Hi, I'm selling my System76 Serval Pro on eBay. I started the auction at one dollar with no reserve. So it'll go for the highest bid, plus shipping. This is version 5 of the Serval, that was manufactured in 2009.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P9700 2.80 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM, 1066 MHz DDR3
Hard Drive: 320 GB 7200 RPM SATA-II
Display Resolution, 15.4" WUXGA Matte Finish LCD (1920 x 1200)
Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 260M with 1GB DDR3
Optical Drive: CD-RW / DVD-RW
Wireless: Intel Wifi link 5300 802.11a/b/g/n
Operating System 1: Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin 64 bit
Operating System 2: Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit, OEM license
Touchpad with scroll
Also throwing in a Windows7 license in case you want to play games or something.
Thanks for looking,
8.04 Updates: Linux Headers Many to Update
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 30, 2009
I don't know how I let my Linux Headers get behind on updating. Would it be safe to go ahead and let Synaptic update them all at once time or what is the proper procedure for doing this.
In the Important Security Updates there is:
and in the Recommended there is:
plus a bunch of other updates.
Best 64GB mp3/mp4 Linux friendly device.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 4, 2011
Linux friendly as in either it runs Linux or operates well with Linux. My iPod is a pain, I've left Windows and gtkpod will not work for my iPod Touch 4g.
It needs to be 64GB, or either be really cheap so I can fit a 64GB MicroSD card into it (~$200).
I've been looking into the Cowon players but I can't seem to find what I want.
Anything that supports wifi/bluetooth is a plus.
And it must support other formats than just .mp3 .aac
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