Buy Computer with Linux Mint installed

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Re: Buy Computer with Linux Mint installed

Post by chiefjim »

whm1974 wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:52 pm
This in my view is the best way to go, but always do your research before buying a bunch of parts.
Agreed. My vendor of choice is Newegg. For things like motherboards I'll look at the reviews searching keywords Mint, Ubuntu, Linux. Odds are someone has made a pro or con statement. Never hurts to ask questions in this forum as well. Doing so helped me opt for a SSD which I use for my root partition of which I'm quite pleased with.

As a general statement I select my parts that are 6-12 months minimum behind state of the art. Any new machine should feel wonderful replacing one several years of age. Money saved on the motherboard/cpu selection can then be applied to a decent power supply as well as additional memory.
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Re: Buy Computer with Linux Mint installed

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castalia1946 wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:24 pm
I've used Windows for 20 years mostly on Dell Desktops and it's more and more difficult to deal with their OS. I like to buy a Desktop from a vendor with Mint installed. Any suggestions as how best to proceed? Thanks.
You can buy a Dell with Ubuntu installed, and from there 'upgrade' to Mint...;)
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One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~50G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.
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