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Old 08-16-2005, 08:02 AM   #1
linuxhippy
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Could I dual boot a Linspire pc?


I'm thinking I'll buy another pc that is pre-installed with Linspire and upgrade it with more memory, a DVD burner, and a better power supply. Then I'll put my PCI Raid card in there with an 80 GB drive so I can dual boot or tri boot other Linux OSs.

Here's the link of the pc I'm thinking about :
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0184679

Is this some kind of proprietary pc that only Linspire will work on, or is it a basic pc that any Linux OS will work well on?
 
Old 08-16-2005, 09:00 AM   #2
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No, any Linux distro will run on that.

I think they're having a laugh charging $250 for that though, it is very low end. My brother has a three year old computer with better specs than that!

Looking at your plans to upgrade it your obviously comfortable working on a PC so you may find it cheaper to buy all the parts and build one yourself. Look around at other companies for special deals, is there a reason you want Linspire pre-installed? If you didn't want to build one then you could see your local self-employed computer builder and they'll sort you out a cheap computer that is more up todate.

Obviously it's your money and you can do what you want with it, these are just a few of my thoughts and opinions

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Old 08-16-2005, 04:17 PM   #3
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I decided to buy a better pc and not buy the Linspire box. The same manufacturer has put together a better machine with components I was going to put in myself (DVD burner, memory, more power from PSU). It does come with WinXP (which I will get rid of for many Linux distros since it also comes with a 200 GB harddrive). I'm hoping that since the sound, vid, and nic are all still integrated that they will work since the same manufacturer makes a Linux box. If not, I've been told that if a video card is installed that it will be recognized before the onboard video...so I'll be installing cards for all the integrated components. The pc is built to be upgraded-I like that. Here's the link:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0191176

There's an in store credit rebate that'll put this at $430, BTW.

Oh, also because it's not the new kid on the block (AMD Athlon) I'm hoping that kernel modules have already been built by some smart Open Source person.

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