Re: Red Hat Linux 9 with non-namebrand computer systems
From: Michael W. Cocke (cocke_at_catherders.com)
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 07:15:30 -0400
On 24 Sep 2003 17:29:50 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeffery
>I am currently in the process of shopping for a new computer system
>and I plan on installing Red Hat Linux 9. In the area where I live,
>there are a lot of dealers that sell their own assembled systems for
>fairly good prices but I'm a bit worried about hardware compatiblility
>issues with Red Hat Linux 9 so I started asking around about it. One
>dealer e-mailed me back to tell me that although their systems have
>been tested with Red Hat Linux 9 and should work fine, they are not
>Certified and that I may need to do a bit of tweaking.
>What I'm really trying to find out of from other people who have also
>bought non-namebrand systems and have installed Red Hat Linux 9 what
>your experiences have been. Good? Bad? Am I better off buying a Dell
>or HP? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I've never _BOUGHT_ a complete computer in my life (except my Kaypro
II and my thinkpad). What's it like?
Seriously, For the basic stuff, as long as you stay away from
winmodems and winprinters you're pretty much safe. If you're looking
for things like scanners and dvd burners, do some research on
supported models first - support for some of the more esoteric
peripherals is still a little spotty.
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