[sf-lug] new linux box

Alex Kleider a_kleider at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 15 20:53:30 PST 2007

Again, my gratitude goes out to all who have given me input re my plans
for building a high end computer.
Your responses have driven home to me how little I really understand
about the issues.
No, I am NOT a gamer! and I don't foresee any need for 3D graphics.
I would however like to get into photo editing (GIMP)
and be able to use VMWare (I need a MSWindows based program to see
images delivered over the web for my job) which as I understand it is a
program that can actually run MicroSoft Windows as a linux program. To
do that I assume it needs a lot of hardware resources.
Also I'd like to spoil myself and not worry too much about having too
many  screens/windows open at a time. And have everything work asap!
(I've started my Linux career using rejected equipment but now that I'm
committed to it, I feel it's time to seriously upgrade!)
So what I'm looking to get is high end, just shy of the 'latest' (so
there won't be Linux compatibility issues and also so that the
product(s) will be know to be reliable.)
I certainly don't want to throw money away but I'm lucky enough not to
have too much financial constraint.

I was not aware of the poor reputation that Nvidia has re cooperation
with the open source community so I'll take Rick's advice and stay away
from them. Christian's suggestion to go with AMD has a rational I like

Has anyone got a specific processor and motherboard to recommend? 

The EVGA 680i MoBo was suggested but I gather that it is for the Intel
processor family and has Nvidia chipset(s.)

The "build a linux computer" searching I've done has resulted in either
very old posts or minimum investment projects.

alex at kleider.net

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