[plug] Which Hardware & Where to buy for Linux desktop in Perth?
Chris Hoy Poy
chris at hoypoy.id.au
Thu Apr 16 13:26:21 AWST 2020
Pretty much any new hardware (CPU / motherboard / ram) will work, for the
video card - NVIDIA and AMD/Radeon are your two big names, both have
reasonable out of the box graphics support with Linux these days.
Wouldn't bother trying to get local store techs to assist, they are
typically not as technical as they believe themselves to be.
On Thu, 16 Apr 2020, 1:22 pm Daniel, <daniel at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> Hi Plug
> I’m a keen but low skilled Linux user.
> Buying a brand new desktop computer especially for Linux is a challenge
> because I can’t seem to find a hardware compatibility list that’s up to
> date nor a Perth pc shop who are Linux aware.
> I was thinking of downloading the new beta of Ubuntu 20.04 and asking a
> shop if they had any prebuilt desktop computers if they could test them
> (paying them I guess) but this seems a bit extreme.
> I am thinking of a virtualisation compliant CPU and motherboard with a GPU
> that can output to a TV (is audio over HDMI a possibility?) as well as a
> regular screen.
> I believe there may be some combinations that work better together for
> virtualisation ...
> Any suggestions on what to get and where to buy locally? (I need them to
> build it)
> Any ideas would be a great help
> Thank you
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