[plug] Which Hardware & Where to buy for Linux desktop in Perth?
zarkon22 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 07:13:20 AWST 2020
If you were going the nvidia route especially for laptops with hybrid
graphics, Pop Os! Is the only choice. Gnome 3 isn't fantastic but you can
install other desktops. Installed it yesterday and works great.
Had major issues with nvidia drivers and debian 10.fedora didn't even want
to know about it and booted into a black screen once installed :/ (though I
think I might know why now, need to try an external monitor to see if that
On Mon., 20 Apr. 2020, 14:46 Yoni L, <ozyonili at gmail.com> wrote:
> I had serious issues with new hardware and NVIDIA. No curent distro
> supports it out of the box and you need to install propriety drivers while
> struggling with constant system freezes.
> Not sure about other brands but I would avoid NVIDIA if possible
> On Thu, 16 Apr 2020, 13:26 Chris Hoy Poy, <chris at hoypoy.id.au> wrote:
>> Hi Daniel,
>> 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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