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    [ubuntu] New PC Specs

    I'm looking to spend around $1000-1500 on a new PC. I'll primarily be running Ubuntu, but also dual booting Windows 7 for some occasional gaming. I also plan to do some video editing in Ubuntu.
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  2. [ubuntu] Re: Guide for assembling a new Linux machine?

    How do you know which RAM to use?
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    Thanks Dark_Stang, that's really helpful.

    How does one go about choosing a power supply, as well as fans and cooling? My current desktop is extremely loud, so reducing noise and getting it as...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Guide for assembling a new Linux machine?

    That seems like the hard part. Finding parts that are new, but not TOO new that they lack support.
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Guide for assembling a new Linux machine?

    Unfortunately, I don't know of anyone who can help me with assembly (I don't have many computer geek friends familiar with hardware), so I'll have to rely on online guides for that.

    How do you go...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Guide for assembling a new Linux machine?

    Thanks Dark_Stang. That all sounds like good advice. I'll definitely be checking with people on this forum to make sure all my parts are linux compatible.

    What I really have no idea how to do,...
  7. [ubuntu] Guide for assembling a new Linux machine?

    I happily made the switch to ubuntu a couple years ago. I'm now in the process of getting a new desktop and I'm contemplating assembling it myself as a fun project. Having never done this before, I'd...
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    [all variants] Re: System76 Desktop Reviews

    Thanks for the response jr223. The Ratel Ultra looks like a great machine.

    1) I notice that you're in Canada (I am too!) How much did you pay for shipping and taxes on top of the base price...
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    [all variants] System76 Desktop Reviews

    I've had quite a difficult time finding reviews of System76 desktops. Aside from the specs comparison available on the System76 website, there is little information out there for the average user who...
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    [other] Re: Dual HD

    What about a dual ssd/standard drive setup on a desktop? I'd contemplating getting a new desktop, but I'd like to boot the OS from the ssd and keep my data storage on the other drive. Is that a...
  11. [ubuntu] Photo book printing service for linux

    Are there any photo book programs like blurb out there that run in linux? If so, I'd be one step further toward getting rid of windows.
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    [ubuntu] Reduce GT220 fan noise?

    I just got a GeForce GT 220 and installed the 190.53 Nvidia driver. My graphics work fine, but the fan is quite loud while idle. Is there anyway I can adjust the fan speed?
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    [ubuntu] Choppy video in Wine

    I'm running Karmic on my Thinkpad x301 laptop. I recently dug up an old copy of Civilization IV and tried installing it through PlayOnLinux. I managed to get the game up and running, but it's...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Thinkpad display glitch

    After investigating the problem further, I've realized that the pixelated static only seems to appear where there are really dark colors on the screen. Not sure what this means exactly...
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    [ubuntu] Thinkpad display glitch

    I just installed Jaunty on a new Thinkpad x301 and am experiencing a strange display glitch. The best I can describe it as is flashing white pixels that move across the screen in horizontal lines....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Best install configuration for SSD

    If anyone, like me, is looking for info on this subject, here is another good resource. This guy seems to know what he's talking about and has found that using the Ext2 filesystem is only necessary...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Best install configuration for SSD

    Thanks for the link. Unfortunately, I'm finding it a bit overly technical and difficult to discern what I should actually be doing during the install.

    I'm also still confused about contradictory...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Best install configuration for SSD

    bump
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    [ubuntu] Best install configuration for SSD

    I recently purchased a Thinkpad x301 that shipped with Vista Basic. I'm contemplating a fresh start with just Ubuntu 9.04, but my laptop has a 128 gig SSD, which I've never used before. I looked...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Docky won't load on startup

    Well, I fixed the default keyring issue. I had selected the Google Calendars plugin, which was prompting me for the keyring every time I loaded Gnome-Do. Simply removing the plugin addressed the...
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    [edubuntu] Hibernate with TuxOnIce

    I've read quite a few posts on this forum regarding problems with the suspend and hibernate function on people's laptop when running Ubuntu. I recently came across the TuxOnIce program and am curious...
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    [ubuntu] Docky won't load on startup

    I just made the transition away from the default bottom panel in Ubuntu to Docky (GNOME Do). It works great, except that it refuses to load on startup, even if I have that option checked. Also, it...
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    [ubuntu] Acer Aspire 3935

    I'm contemplating a purchase of either the new Acer Aspire 3810T or the Acer Aspire 3935, but I can't seem to find a single instance of anyone running Ubuntu on the 3935. If anyone has any experience...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Acer Timeline 3810T

    Forgive me for my lack of knowledge on the subject, but what exactly is happening when you switch from AHCI to IDE? Is there any functionality that you're losing as a result?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Acer Timeline 3810T

    I'm curious, has anyone purchased the Timeline with a SSD? I've heard that it's available. Was installing Ubuntu any different? And did you get noticeably better battery life?
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