ubuntu-ca Digest, Vol 73, Issue 2
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Fri Apr 1 19:26:27 UTC 2011
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> 1. Re: Dedicated Linux Machine (Hugh McDevitt)
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> Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 07:54:44 -0400
> From: Hugh McDevitt <crustyasp46 at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: Dedicated Linux Machine
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> I should clarify, what I am looking for. A tour of the local computer
> inquiring about a new computer totally compatible with a Linux
> distribution installed, ie; Ubuntu or Mint drew a lot of umms and
> can't dos.
> I have a HP desktop with Vista on it, that causes problems constantly,
> and an old very finicky Toshiba laptop with Ubuntu 10.04, that just
> seems to die shortly after start up, then reboots OK then dies again.
> Am now thinking about a new computer, and do not want one with any
> version of Windows on it.I just refuse to pay anymore for an inferior
> product or in any way support it. I figure that if I am going to have
> a problem with an OS, I may as well go with one that at least is well
> supported through forums and formats like this, where answers always
> seem available almost immediately.
> I am not enthusiastic about going to anywhere like a box store to get
> a new computer to just have them or me uninstall a Windows version,
> and still in a sense support Microsoft.
> My new computer would probably be in the 500 -600 range, Laptop or
> Desktop is still undecided. And if I can not find anyone in the area
> to build one and set it up at the beginning for me, I just take the
> advice and try building a system myself with the hardware that supprts
> Linux Thank you all that have responded.
I have installed Ubuntu for a number of people some of whom wanted new
computers. I contacted a local computer shop and they were happy to build
a computer with no operating system.
Quite probably any local repair shop would do that for you. If they do not
know much about Linux you should caution them that you want components that
have been verified to work on Linux machines, but most new main stream
components seem to work fine in my experience.
Then I just installed Ubuntu on the new system.
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