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bravepc
May 22nd, 2008, 03:55 PM
Hi y'all.

I am planning to start a new Server Sales Business, and my intention is to run mostly on Intel original hardware ( case, motherboard, processor, RAID and other controllers ), and, of course, Ubuntu.

Since the server market is a serious business, I want to know about a hardware compatibility list for Ubuntu Server running on Intel hardware.

When you make a search at Intel, you can find some (limited) support for Linux, and worse: Intel-specific software runs only in Windows, and Linux compatibility ( as announced ), is for Red Hat only.

Even the smallest motherboard has those issues. You can find documentation at: http://www.intel.com/design/servers/boards/S3000AH/ and there is a pdf product brief:

So, my question is: Is there any support from Ubuntu / Canonical for a System Builder like me?

Regards,

Luis-Alberto
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bluefrog
May 22nd, 2008, 07:10 PM
if you pay for it the answer is certainly yes.

http://www.ubuntu.com/support/paid

James Dupin

windependence
May 22nd, 2008, 09:45 PM
FWIW, AMD is much more Linux friendly than Intel and every bit as good (no flame wars please). Intel is in bed with M$ so you won't get as much there. Also, AMD supports virtualization much better and with a wider product line than does Intel. Virtualization is the way things are going so you will need to support that in every way possible. I do this for a living so ask questions if you need to. I have been there and got the T-shirt.

-Tim