[internetworkers] Thinking about a new PC and moving to Linux
scottchilcote at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 9 13:25:17 EDT 2008
Lyman Green wrote:
> I've been looking at maybe building a new PC.
> Along with that, I am really not happy with the idea of spending about
> 400-500 bucks for Vista Ultimate and Microsoft Office. So I'm thinking
> it might be time for me to move to Linux and an open source solution for
> my word processing, etc.
Just in case you're interested, I have a great motherboard that you
could use. It's an ASUS M2N-E SLI board based on the nvidia nForce 500
You can read about it here:
It works great with Linux, I had the original one running Ubuntu Gutsy
with no problems. Combined with a dual core Athlon 64 X2 and a good
video card, it will run current OpenGL and DirectX games (e.g. Crysis)
It's still sealed, it was a warranty replacement. I bought the original
new in November for $115, will sell this one for $50.
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