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Linux friendly hardware?

Post by JamesFox » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:28 pm

Hi all,

Thinking about building a new rig. My current setup is an AMD Athlon 3000 with 2 GB ram that I built in 2003, and while it does the trick well enough I feel as though I'm falling a bit behind the times. This is in no way a condemnation of older equipment! I know first hand how capable Linux is at breathing new life into older machines; mine is a prime example. Nevertheless I would at least like to brainstorm starting a new box.

So my question: are there any stand out supporters of Linux when it comes to motherboards/VGA/hard drive manufacturers? On the flip side, any brands or configurations to stay away from? The latest ordeal Ubuntu faced with Intel graphics drivers is what motivates me to ask. I'd hate to commit the funds to some new equipment only to find out I picked the perfectly worst setup for a Linux user. :wink:


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Re: Linux friendly hardware?

Post by markcynt » Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:49 am

nVidia for graphics and Intel based motherboards always seemed to work best for me.

nVidia based motherboards are also good.
P5N-E SLI, Core2Duo E6850 3GHZ X 2
2 GB DDR2 800MHZ
EVGA 8800GTS 320MB
2x320GB Hitachi
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro

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Re: Linux friendly hardware?

Post by Lantesh » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:27 pm

Here is a good place to start.
I've always had good luck with Nvidia and Asus, although Asus lately has turned a cold shoulder towards Linux.

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Re: Linux friendly hardware?

Post by fernbap » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:28 am

Stay away from ATI cards, of course.
As far as i know, inboard sound is well supported. I had some experience with ASUS and ASROCK motherboards, both were well supported.

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