View Full Version : [all variants] Going buy computer , help needed!

November 19th, 2008, 02:44 PM
I am going to new computer very soon. So please recommend me a good latest configuration, for running all types of linux distros smoothly.

November 19th, 2008, 03:59 PM
if you stick to well-known builders (dell, hp, compaq, etc.) you should be fine. they all use the same parts. the only thing i would recommend is that if you're going to get a video card, get ati. the reason i say this is because 8.10 has the ati drivers on the livecd, so it's super easy to get video working with ati.

November 19th, 2008, 04:01 PM
It all depends on how you use your computer. If your going to use it for gaming, you'll need a better system then if you just browse the web.

Anyway, if you just want to run Linux distros, I'd take a AMD Athlon X2 running somewhere between 2200-2800 MHz, since they are pretty cheap. Get 1 or 2 gig of RAM and cheap video card.

I assume your not going to use it for gaming.

November 19th, 2008, 04:08 PM
Cheap Video Card means ? How much MB ?

November 19th, 2008, 04:18 PM
nVidia GeForce 6xxx series or 7xxx series, I'd recommend a minimum of 128 MB.

November 19th, 2008, 04:48 PM
Nvidia has better linux drivers than ATI. So i would go for that.