Good Ubuntu hardware?

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at
Mon Nov 17 12:45:17 UTC 2008

On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Karl Larsen <k5di at> wrote:

> 550 Watt power
> motherboard Asus p5q So. 775
> CPU Intel core 2 quad q 6600 s. 775
> RAM G.E.I.L. Ultra 4096 (2x2) MB 800 MHz kit
> VGA GeForce 9500 GT 512 MB passiv
> 2 HD 750 GB Samsung 7200 rpm SATAII

>    There is NO system that you just load and with no driver setup and
> work. Forget that and join the REAL world. Your friend wants to use Gimp
> to do video things and it works best on Linux where it was born.

I wasn't going to reply to the OP's original spec as I'm not using my
machine for Video editing but it's of a similar spec to the suggest
box - same processor, same memory config, dual 300 gig HD's in a Raid
configuration, Nvidia 8800 GTS graphics card, etc. However, it's not
using the same motherboard, which completely invalidates any
meaningful comparison. (It's a Dell XPS 420 machine if you want the
precise specs).

It was running Hardy with no issues other than flaky wifi connection
when first booted.

I upgraded it to Intrepid, which went without a hitch - WiFi is much
more robust, graphics are fine and the sound is fine too. No issues...
I just loaded it, didn't do any driver setup and it all works just

One other point - GIMP has nothing whatsoever to do with Video editing.

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