I have been using my ageing Dell E520 for several years now as a dual boot with Windows XP pro. Unfortunately it's struggling with space I think, and the number of upgrades there have been since I first installed vn 9.04 form CD back in July 2009. I am currently on Release 12.04 (precise) 32-bit, with Kernel Linux 3.2.0-39-generic, GNOME 3.4.2, Intel® Celeron(R) CPU 3.06GHz and 1.5Gb RAM with a Seagate external 1Tb drive and a CDRW drive. There is a Belkin NWireless device connecting it wirelessly to my Broadband BT HomeHub and I use Evolution as my email client and Chrome for my browser.
I am seriously considering a new Zoostorm desktop with the following spec:
AMD A4-3300 2.5Ghz Dual Core APU Cache: 1MB, with 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM and a 320GB SATA 2.5” HDD, AMD Radeon HD 6410D Graphics Card High Definition, Audio 5.1 channel It has 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port, 1 x D-Sub VGA Port, 1 x HDMI Port, 6 x USB 2.0 Port, 1 x RJ-45 Port and 3 x Audio Jacks and 1 x PCI-e x 16 Slot, 1 x PCI Slot, and 1 x PCI-e Slot.
I envisage running XP on the current Dell (still a few things only run on Windows) and use the new pc for my normal home computer running just Ubuntu. Moving files etc from one PC to the other is not a problem.
Are there known incompatibility issues with Ubuntu and any of the proposed new PC's components?
I do have the original Ubuntu set-up CD - v 9.04, but the proposed PC is a 64 bit machine, so is that appropriate?
If not, is there a step by step guide to setting up a new PC?
Any advice / guidance would be greatly appreciated.