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New PC Compatibility
« on: June 07, 2011, 09:30:04 pm »
I'm thinking of buying a new desktop PC.  I currently use Windows XP, but was thinking of installing a Linux OS on the new PC instead.  Before buying the PC do I need to investigate whether any or all of its components (e.g. motherboard, sound card, graphics card) would be compatible with Linux?   

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Re: New PC Compatibility
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2011, 09:40:34 pm »
Chances are that as long as it doesn't contain anything *very* old, or exotic, the hardware will *just work*, but some may need a little configuration.

Couple of *general* rules of thumb -

If you can, get an nVidia graphics card... their Linux drivers are better than everyone else's, but this doesn't mean other cards won't work.

Same goes for HP printers and All-In-Ones.

(for most hardware, including the above, the drivers will be installed automagically)

It would probably be easier if you look for a PC, then tell us the hardware used and we'll check if there are any known issues... but as I said, there's *very* little that doesn't work with Linux these days.
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Re: New PC Compatibility
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Re: New PC Compatibility
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011, 08:19:22 am »
Thank you very much - that's good news!

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Re: New PC Compatibility
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2011, 03:11:06 pm »
I know it's been quite a while since there have been any more postings in this topic but, if you’re still interested in switching over to a linux distro's, read my posts.
My PC is 5 years old and I was going to spend about £1,200.00 on a new PC with Windows 7 but found out about Ubuntu, actually not long after 11.10 was released. I am really glad I switched as it's save me rather a lot of money and I'm more than happy with my NEW OS.
so... DON’T buy a new PC until you’ve at least TRIED one of the many linux distro's out there. You will be glad you did....

Kubuntu 18.04LTS 64bit|KDE 5.47.0|Plasma 5.12.19|QT 5.9.5|Linux 5.4.0.54-generic|M5A78L-M USB3|BIOS 2101|AMD PhenomII X4 965 3400+|P8H77-I Motherboard NIC|32.0GB PC3-10600 1333Mhz CL9 ( 9-9-9-24 ) DDR3

 


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