[linux-elitists] Recommended Workstation Hardware
Tue Jun 13 13:45:15 PDT 2006
On 13/06/06, Paul Collins <email@example.com> wrote:
> My last desktop had a 128MB 9200 in it (r200-based, less capable than
> the 8500) and it worked well.
I saw the 9200 was the last r200 based card, and found it confusing
that it was less capable, so thanks for confirming this :-)
On 13/06/06, Chris Ball <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> On Tue, 13 Jun 2006 17:28:51 +0100, Dave <email@example.com> said:
> > Hi, Relating to the recent topics... I'm considering what I should
> > buy for myself as a new GNU/Linux workstation next month. I want to
> > use 100% Free Software.
> You don't mention whether having fast 3D graphics is important to you;
Ah yes, good call.
Fast 3D graphics for games isn't important, I want nice compiz effects :-)
> if you aren't interested in games, you might want to consider finding a
> motherboard with an Intel GMA950 chip on -- I have one in my laptop, and
> it runs compiz and the rest of the latest desktop shininess just fine.
> And, of course, you get to help support the market for graphics cards
> without secret specifications.
I think Dell do Intel onboard boxen, so I'll do a UK price comparison
between the cr.yp.to suggestions and a similar Dell when I get round
to properly sorting this in a couple of weeks.
> Just a suggestion.
Gratefully received! :-)
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