View Full Version : [ubuntu] what is best hardware collection for ubuntu ( for desktop-pc )

December 8th, 2009, 08:37 AM
i am going to buy a new Desktop PC for commercial purpose
i want to install Ubuntu

as of now i don't know what are the best hardware parts which is extreamly support for ubuntu Operating System

i have seen in "https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport"
but i am confused (i am not an expert in Hardware parts ).

i want to decide for the following parts

1. Motherboard
2. Processor
3. RAM
4. Hard Disk
5. Blue tooth
6. CD/DVD-Read/Write
7. web camera
8. Sound card (must support 5 in 1 classic)

can any one suggest me


December 8th, 2009, 08:50 AM
Most issues are with graphics card and wireless cards. Nvidia for graphics and DLink for wireless (confirm specific models to be sure, either ask here or see the documentation you linked too) are quite good, I have always found support with them.

December 8th, 2009, 09:33 AM
If you don't need Windows, I suggest building your own desktop.

1. Watch out and avoid motherboards with leaky capacitors. Read the reviews looking for that specific in mind. Built in sound and video can perform poorly, so I suggest separate video and sound cards, selected for Linux compatibility.

2. I prefer 64 bit AMD, muiti core if possible.

3. 2 GB should be plenty

4. Check reviews for details, look for the highest rpm and cache. I prefer SATA drives, 500 GB or less.

5. No experience with these

6. Avoid any CD/DVD-Read/Write drives that you see mentioned in this bbs that give any problems. ALMOST ANY CD/DVD-Read/Write drive is supported.

7. No experience with these

8. I have good luck with the Soundblaster Live.

Computer Geeks and NewEgg are good sources for parts, but don't forget searching Price Watch (http://www.pricewatch.com/).

December 8th, 2009, 10:10 AM
Since you are not an expert, I would personally recommend that you purchase a desktop from a company that makes computers that come with Ubuntu. In the U.S. at least, you can buy Desktops with Ubuntu preloaded from these companies:

System76: http://system76.com/
ZaReason: http://www.zareason.com/shop/home.php
Dell: http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/linux_3x?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

As you can see in my signature, I have a System76 laptop. I think it is quite good, and you are guaranteed to have all the hardware working out of the box. They also install their own custom driver package to make sure everything(in terms of hardware) stays working perfectly for you.

It looks like ZaReason ships internationally, if you live outside the US