[olug] Looking for pre-built Linux desktops

DYNATRON tech dynatron at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 13:33:13 UTC 2009

your best bet is to buy a clean machine with no OS. do some research to see
if your favorite distro plays nice with it. pay particular attention to ACPI
compatability, otherwise you may find yourself compiling a dsdt file.

On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 12:07 AM, Phil Brutsche <phil at brutsche.us> wrote:

> Joe Gulizia wrote:
> > Boss was talking moving me to Windows....cheaper, easier to find
> machines.  Standardization  BS.
> The hardware standardization argument is huge, don't underestimate it.
> If you can't find a modern machine that will run Linux out of the box
> you're looking at the wrong hardware or the wrong hardware vendor.
> I could walk up to a OptiPlex 760 at work and every single bit of
> hardware in it will Just Work with the latest CentOS or Ubuntu or ...
> It helps quite a bit that Dell officially support RHEL5 on their Dell
> Precisions, and oh, wait, guess what else uses the same video, audio,
> ethernet, etc as the Precisions? OptiPlexes!
> --
> Phil Brutsche
> phil at brutsche.us
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