Should I build or buy a new desktop PC for Linux?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 13, 2015
Greetings Ubuntu Community,
My Asus u56e laptop has bit the dust sadly and I'm looking to build or purchase a new desktop to run Linux. I'm wondering what people think nowadays is good for Linux support. AMD or Intel for CPU? Is it much cheaper to build my own desktop or should I just spend the money on a System76 or ZaReason tower? My budget is no more than 1,000 USD, and I will need to factor in a monitor display into that cost as well. Things I'm looking for are at least 500GB HDD, not sure about processors, graphics card could be integrated, but if its better to settle up to an nvidia or amd let me know, and gotta have wireless ready. Any thoughts? Thanks for any help in advance!
Where can you buy new a PC with no OS on it?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 31, 2009
Just wondering if anyone knows any good computer dealers, manufacturers, etc. that sell PCs with the option of not having an OS on it.
Most of the places that I've found that sell new PCs won't sell you one without an operating system because they don't think you are capable of installing one yourself, and they don't want to be responsible for providing you with support to do it.
Firewall Build or Buy [closed]
location: linuxexchange.com - date: September 7, 2008
I have a Linux web server farm with about 5 web servers, web traffic is about 20Mbps.
We currently have a Barracuda 340 Load Balancer (keep away from this device - piece of crap!) that is acting as a firewall. I want to put in a dedicated firewall and I'd like to know what peoples opinions are on building versus buying a dedicated firewall.
Dynamically block rouge traffic
Dynamically rate limit traffic
Block all ports except 80, 443
Limit port 22 to a set of IPs
High availability setup
Also if we go for the build route, how do we know what level traffic the system can handle.
Thanks in advance!
How to buy, setup (hardware), build, or start with linux computers?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 17, 2009
# Step 1. Find a distro
For newbies, use the most popular linux distro for maximum support.
If you like a particular look and feel of a distro, just customize the popular distro according to the look and feel of your choice. Trust me, don't waste your time on this!
Google for "distro rank"
32 bit or 64 bit?
quote"... installing a 32 bit OS on a 64 bit machine is generally easier than installing the 64 bit version. 64 bit drivers are not available for a lot of hardware. A lot of software is only available in the 32 bit version. This can lead to problems when you need to mix and match 32 and 64 bit software. For example: running a 64 bit web browser with 32 bit plugins like Flashplayer. " end of quote
# Step 2. Find a motherboard
Chances are that your local computer shop tell will you which motherboards are linux compatible.
or Google for "linux computer <your city>"
[SOLVED] Should I get a new macbook if I get the money or a pc notebook.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 27, 2008
Yay gonna be 15 in like 10 days Also since it's that time, I'm wondering what I should ask for my birthday a new aluminum macbook or a pc notebook. This notebook will be used to do school work on I'm going to be sharing data with a usb thumb drive (4GB) that works on mac, linux and windows. The school uses Windows XP and M$ office (not 2007, i think 2003) I will be running Ubuntu and Windows on it. I will do some geeky stuff on it since it will be my first computer that I own and I can do whatever I want with it. I know I like OS X. So what do you think? No biased opinions please. Oh and if I can't get enough for a macbook I'll be getting a notebook either way... it's just if I have enough
How to swap laptop hd into desktop PC to install Damn Small Linux (or other linux)??
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 2, 2009
Hello everyone-my question is simple enough and yes I did Google it. Ok, I have a Toshiba 7000ct Portege w/ 160mb RAM, 4gb HD, 11" screen, floppy but no CD-ROM drive, and 1 USB port. The Bios can't boot from USB, but when I use boot floppy the DSL on USB starts, but then says it can't find Knoppix image and searches sdb1, sda1, sdc, etc...this doesn't happen when I run the same USB drive on my PC-it finds the image and boots right up?
So, my problem is that the laptop has a Limited HD-only 4GB. I have Crunchbang 8.04 installed on laptop now via USB, but it's taking up over 2Gb now, and I need something lighter--like DSL-which I will install Debian style and have apt-get, etc. and it only comes up to 200mb+ installed. Additionally, Crunchbang is stressing out the low-ram and I know DSL won't.
So-I want to remove the HD from the laptop, hook it to my PC via either the CD-ROM flat-cable or HD cable right? I live in a rural area and have no access to a hd carriage, etc. I read somew
Linux Kernel 3.7 Brings New Desktop, Server Features
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 26, 2012
Linux Kernel 3.7 Brings New Desktop, Server Features
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Best linux distro like ubuntu for our desktop PC?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 5, 2013
So i have a super old 2003 compaq presario s4020wm with the processor of AMD Athlon 2400+ XP 512MB of ram, the graphics is some S3 graphics which i am guessing is VIA-S3 accelerated graphics processor. We have ubuntu 10.10 on the machine (and it runs smoothly!) but we have recently tried to install GIMP on it but it failed so i did some googling and it said that i can't install stuff via software centre no more because the 10.10 release isn't supported at all any more and should be dead by now. I don't use this computer but my dad does.. He likes ubuntu 10.10 so much and would want something that looks and feels just like ubuntu 10.10 without a dock [ya know] and the scrollbars like ubuntu 10.10 had. Anybody here know of a good Distro i could burn to CD-R that would meet our requirements that we want?
Edit: I forgot to add our desktop Hard drive is only 32GB
I'm installing new version of Linux. What files/folders should I copy/backup?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 11, 2012
I'm updating the Linux on my computer. I've already copied the files and folders in my home directory (audio, video, documents, pictures, and others).
I've also made a copy of the wifi passwords saved on my computer (etc/NetworkManager/system-connections).
What other files or folders should I be copying before I do a fresh install?
New Triple Monitor Linux Desktop What graphics card?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 5, 2011
What graphics card will support (without too much fiddling) three 24" displays?
I just got rid of my mac and am now going to get a linux desktop. I am not sure what distro yet, probably ubtunu to start and then later arch or fedora. I have some experience in linux, although nearly none when it comes to hardware configurations.
I have two 24" BenQ monitors (DVI and HDMI inputs) and will buy a third 24" display with the pc. Now I have been looking at some forums about triple monitor setups, but they are almost all about troubleshooting existing hardware compatibility issues.
I guess I am at an advantage since i havent bough any hardware yet, so here is my question. What graphics card would you buy to support 3 24" displays together (meaning that i want to be able to drag windows from one display to the next).
I was looking at the ATI HD 5770 and some mention of the eyefinity stuff, but I would rather ask some experienced hardware exp
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