Re: Which comp best for Linux?
From: digitalexplr (digitalexplr_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 04:52:55 GMT
David Efflandt wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Jul 2004 22:30:16 GMT, AUWG <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>I'm thinking of replacing an older desktop computer.
>>Will any of the current or very recent Dell, Compaq, or other
>>off-the-rack models run Xandros or Red Hat right out of the box?
> Not sure about best, but with a discarded headless 300 MHz Celeron
> (Compaq) in the basement as pppoe/masq/router and wireless PIII 500
> laptop, I was due for something faster.
> So I purchased HP a530n 64-bit AMD 3200+ w/512MB and 200GB hard drive that
> currently triple boots XP Home, 64-bit XP Pro beta, and 64-bit SuSE 9.1.
> The only thing that hasn't worked so far in Linux (or 64-bit XP) is the
> controllerless modem. But I suppose I could hunt for the lucent
> (ltmodem?) module if I did not have adsl and an external serial modem.
> 64-bit XP actually took a bit more work. It came with 2d nVidia driver,
> so0 I had to get an unsigned 3d (DirectX and GL compatible) 64-bit driver
> from nVidia. And it did not come with AC'97 sound driver (unsigned 64-bit
> driver available from Realtek website). Its MediaPlayer had no native DVD
> So I wouldn't have to worry about wireless compatibilty for the new PC, I
> am using a WET11 to connect to my WAP11 v2.2 [my laptop has older SMC
> 2632W wireless PC card (using wlan-ng)].
I'm currently running Redhat 9 on a 6 year old Gateway solo2500 laptop;
PII 333mhz, 160megs RAM. Somewhat slow compared to the AthlonXP
desktop, but not bad either. Redhat runs faster than Win2k or XP on