[ubuntu-uk] New computer nightmare!

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Fri Mar 14 17:01:00 GMT 2008

Ged wrote:
> http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/eSys+S709001UK+Intel+PC+System+%2B+Linux+?productId=30498
> Aria is now selling Linux fitted PC's with Ubuntu, and for a VERY good
> price, and a bloody good spec.
> Intel(R) Celeron 3.2GHz Processor
> 80GB – 7200RPM Hard Disk Drive
> DVD Rom drive
> VIA PM 800 Pro Motherboard
> Integrated shared 64MB Graphics
> 5.1 channel AC'97 Sound
> 6 x USB 2.0 Ports
> Integrated Ethernet 10/100 Mbps
> 1 x AGP 8x , 3 x PCI
> Enhance 250W PSU
> Multimedia Keyboard
> Optical Scroll Mouse
> Linux Ubuntu
> -- Kris Douglas Softdel Limited Hosting Services Web: www.softdel.net 
> Mail: kris at softdel.net
> -- ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com 
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-uk 
> https://wiki.kubuntu.org/UKTeam/ Kris Douglas posted this not long ago. 
> If yours is a bit long in the tooth this should blow your socks off.And 
> it's got Ubuntu pre-installed so you know it works. All the best Ged

To be honest it's not that good a spec now, a Celeron 3.2GHz is getting 
long in the tooth (Aria are selling them off at about £20 a piece, a 
Pentium Dual Core would be a better option at about £20 more) and it's 
old technology, you should really aim for a dual core CPU nowadays and 
1GB memory as a minimum. A decent supplier should be able to do this at 
a good price.

I've heard that Novatech sell PCs without operating systems bundled. 
I've never personally bought anything from them but I do know that they 
have been around a fair few years (at least probably about 10 years).

Other than that, I hate to say it but there's always Dell.


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