Will Ubunbu be compatible?
I am in process of purchasing a custom PC without an operating system so that I can install Ubuntu 11.10.
Although, the vendor is well regarded and specialises in custom PC's and prominently sells (on its website) standard configuration desktops without an operating system, the vendor is not willing to give any kind of undertaking that the system will work with any linux distribution.
This seems a bit perverse to me as I would have thought most purchasers of desktop PC's without an operating system would want to run a linux system (and, more likely than not, Ubuntu).
Anyway, this is the spec of the desktop PC:
CIT 1009B CASE
ASUS P8H61-M LX2/SI, INTEL CORE I5 2400 (3.10GHZ, 6MB CACHE) CPU
2 x MUSHKIN 2GB DDR3 1333MHZ RAM
ASUS ATI RADEON HD 5450 1GB PCI E GRAPHICS CARD
Samsung 22X Dual Layer SATA DVD +/- Rewriter
1000GB S-ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive
ADDON 802.11N 300MBPS PCI WIRELESS NETWORK CARD
Winpower 500W Standard Power Supply
I don't think the spec is particularly unusual and I would expect to Ubuntu 11.10 to work on it. However, it's quite a lot of money to spend without being certain that Ubuntu 11.10 will work.
At the end of the day it's my decision but I would really appreciate any views from forum members about the configuration and whether there are likely to be any compatibility issues with Ubuntu is general (and Ubuntu 11.10 specifically).