I just installed a new motherboard and processor into my wife's computer.
Listed below are the specifications. Please understand that the choices were made partly on cost and partly on my limited knowledge of computers and stuff technical!
Motherboard: ASUS M2A-VM AMD-2 Socket
Processor: AMD-2 Socket – Sempron version (I believe it to be 32 bit.)
On board video: ATI X1250
Memory: DDR 2000/2024 Gigabytes
Originally, Feisty 7.04 was the operating system, but when I tried to upgrade, it would not accept the ATI driver, I believe. To compensate for this and a couple of other problems I encountered, I used my “Derek's Boot and Nuke'em” disk to erase the hard drive and started from scratch.
What I did was download the Gutsy CD to my machine and burned a copy. I then proceeded to install it on my wife's machine. The installation was pretty simple and trouble free. (The problems I encountered were generated at the keyboard when the user went in a little over his head!)
Bottom line: Ubuntu users for life, I do believe! Linux is soooo much simpler than any “paid for” operating system! One side benefit is that I'm learning to use the terminal and am not intimidated by it!
So, I say to all --- “You just got to try it ----”gottatrieit”