[thelist] building new box, hardware concerns

dwain.alford at gmail.com dwain.alford at gmail.com
Thu Oct 12 15:07:13 CDT 2006

Struan Donald wrote:
> * at 10/10 14:23 -0500 dwain.alford at gmail.com said:
>> i'm going to build a new box and use linux as the os (ubuntu or fedora 
>> core 5).  i understand that different distros don't support certain 
>> hardware.  what advise or references to hardware for the different 
>> distros can you offer this first-time builder and linux user?
> No real specific advice other than shy away from bleeding edge
> hardware and anything obscure and you are usually fine.
> Things that are most likely to be a pain are wireless cards and
> graphics/sound cards so spend a bit of time checking that they are
> supported. 
> On the whole though linux hardware support is pretty good these days
> and it's been a while since I've not been able to get something to
> work.
> cheers
> Struan
thanks.  now i've got to go to work on this.

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