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Old 09-19-2013, 12:50 PM   #1
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Please help. Buying video card for Zorin OS 7 Lite.


Hello, May I say THANK YOU in advance .

My question is,.. I am buying a video card and would like to know which one would be compatible with my version of Linux?
And/or where to get the Linux drivers for the video card ?

I am NOT a Gamer ! AT ALL, ..no disrespect to gamers.
I would only use my card for Netflix streaming.
I am looking for something in my budget; say
$50 to $75 or less than $100
1 HDMI output to my TV on the card is needed.

I am new to Linux 1 week. I am dual booting windows and Zorin OS 7 Core Desktop 64 bit. (http://zorin-os.com/free7.html)
MD5sum check was good.

I am running,.. GIGABYTE motherboard, (bought in 2011) with 1 available
PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot. AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-Core Desktop 3.0GHz Processor. With a Antec 550W 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply. CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3 SDRAM (DDR3 1600).

Any help would greatly be appreciated !!!!

THANK YOU
 
Old 09-19-2013, 12:54 PM   #2
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I have laptops with Intel as well as nvidia graphics and I run Zorin on them with no problems. Overall, I think nvidia has less issues than Radeon. If you're not a gamer, you can use the nouveau open source driver and be just fine...

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