Wasn't entirely sure wether to post this in the hardware section or here. Opted for here to reduce the risk of wrong section flames
Anyway, I'm going to be building a new system and ideally I want to have a Conroe E6600+ but I'm worried about there being no support for it.
Basicaly I've used Linux before although not much, then switched back to Windows. I'm watching to make the switch again (fully) but I don't want to buy a system and there to be no drivers etc for it for the next few months.
So finally getting to the point the question is, if I was to buy a Conroe system, would it work straight away from a Slackware disc (doubtfull I know), or would I need to redownload the Kernal? I'm guessing it's the second option, but would the operating system even boot with brand new unrecognised hardware?