I'm new here. But if all goes well with the build I'll be sticking around
I will be building my second? linux box shortly.
(My first one was a Puppy linux HD install on an old, old pc, so I'm not sure that counts)
I'm trying to decide between reloading/reformatting (i.e. no dual boot) my current windows PC with Ubuntu Dapper or purchasing new hardware.
So the question is:
How well would ubuntu linux perform on an 800mhz FSB Intel P4 2.6c Northwood (hyperthreaded, so I believe it will show up as 2 cpu's) with 1GB ram, 256mb Ati x800 AIW AGP video card, 250gb IDE HD.
OR, should I purchase new.. of which I could probably afford the following:
AMD X2 3800+, 1or2 GB ram, 256mb pci-E video, SATA HD
Would the performance difference be staggering? Would I even notice it? What types of places would I see the increase? I probably won't be doing alot of video encoding, etc...
And I just thought of a third option.. maybe just upgrade the RAM to 2GB on the current Intel config??
What would I be using it for? You may ask..well, I dunno, since I am new, I'd have to say i'd eventually like to try everything.. General Purpose desktop, webserver, LAMP, Samba, whatever else is cool and I don't know about..
I've been going back and forth on this for awhile...Please help me to decide
Opinions, insults, or any advice is appreciated.
Thanks in advance,