[linux-elitists] ultra 20 m2
Wed Jul 11 11:54:22 PDT 2007
Since the quad-core Opterons are ante portas, and my system is
slowly getting a bit long in the tooth, I've been looking at
I'd rather not build a system from components this time, so either a
Dell with Ubuntu (no AMDs there yet, though), or a Sun Ultra
20 M2 (successor?) are possible candidates. I think I'll install OpenSolaris,
Windows XP Professional and a recent Ubuntu (running 6.06 LTS right now).
I expect to spend most of my time in Ubuntu.
What I'd like to have is a quiet, reasonably performant
quad-core system. It should be able to drive three DVI lines
(which means two cards, right?), using nVidia graphics acceleration
(fanless / passively cooled).
Any possible alternatives (to Sun or Dell) I'm possibly overlooking?
In a pinch, a suggestion for a list of components to use (or not to use)
would be nice (I'm based in Europe, so egg.com are not good sources).
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