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Old 11-11-2005, 04:00 PM   #1
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Which Computer Should I Get?


Hi,

I had tried Ubuntu, but didn'tlike it and have switched to SUSE (this happened over the last couple weeks). I guess I am still a . I was thinking of getting the eMachines T6524, as some people have told me it works well with Ubuntu. But doesn anyone know wetherit would work well with SUSE also? Because I have a very limited budget and Monarch Computers was a bit pricey.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 04:11 PM   #2
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losslesshead... maybe you can try kubuntu instead of ubuntu. the first one works with KDE, the second one with Gnome, which is, personally, more boring... :-)

download it here: http://www.kubuntu.org/
 
Old 11-11-2005, 04:24 PM   #3
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I wasn't asking about OS's. I was asking about HARDWARE! By the way, I know what Kubuntu is, and I like SUSE better.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 04:27 PM   #4
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please, don't shoot me!
 
Old 11-11-2005, 04:29 PM   #5
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I wont....
 
Old 11-11-2005, 04:34 PM   #6
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SuSe has a huge driver library, but I would check their compatibility list, especially when it comes the DVD writer and the PCI-E card.

Find it here:

http://www.novell.com/linux/suse/
 
Old 11-11-2005, 05:46 PM   #7
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I dont mean to seem mean or anything, but I've got an Emachine much like that one (it was given to me), and its not to great with Linux, heck, its on to even great with Windows...

Id rather run linux on a p3 800 mhz (which i do) instead of that becuase it works better.

I understand your budget constraints, but I dont highly recommend Emachines....

Last edited by Ha1f; 11-11-2005 at 05:47 PM.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 07:36 PM   #8
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I found a fully functional computer (minus RAM) P3 550 MHz on the kerb outside my house a while ago. I'm now running Slackware on it at work.

I guess if you look long enough, you'll find one too.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 08:26 PM   #9
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I just happened to be in the market for another linux PC.
Seriously looking at dx200 mandrake, although I have no idea
on how it work with SuSe.

http://h71016.www7.hp.com/dstore/Mid...mpaq_dx2000_MT

Other places I seriously considered are

http://eracks.com/products/Desktops?...02312556994866
http://www.ibexpc.com/linuxsystems.html
http://www.laclinux.com -> linux computers -> portable

Hope this help your hunting.

Again, I have no idea about how it work with SuSe. Ibex looks
interesting and yohoo rates it 4.5 stars out of 60+ reviews.

Sheng-Chieh
 
Old 11-11-2005, 11:35 PM   #10
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We throw SuSE at just about any hardware configuration you can think of at work and outside of a few minor nic issues it works fine with just about anything. Like AntiLoaded said, 'huge driver library'.

Good luck.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 11:42 AM   #11
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Another option is to look either locally or on the 'net and find a place that'll build you a box to your specs (yeah, I know it's more fun to build your own, but...) The computer I'm using was ordered online, I got to pick and choose on the case, cooling, hardware, etc. and they were willing to ship a bare box (no OS installed). The only thing they didn't have was a compatible modem, so I bought an external elsewhere for about $20 and, voila! Actually, their PCI modems might've worked, but I couldn't find out from the company what chipset they ran. All in all, it came out cheaper and a better computer than many of the pre-made sale boxes you see from the big companies.

bmk
 
Old 11-12-2005, 11:55 AM   #12
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Yeah, that would be like Monarch Computers, but to get what I wanted (including monitor) it hit over 1,000 bucks, I have a budget of about 800 bucks.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 06:38 PM   #13
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hmm u ever thought of building it yourself? it does take a bit of time but you get what you want and its very often cheaper. i have suse 10.0 on a machine o bought to spec, not confident nuf to make my own but will nst time, and suse dectects almost everything. i have 10.0 but have experienced a bit of sound p[rob with the AC'97 and it would apear that some other on here have had similar problems. right now im on median linux and regulary use KUbuntu and both these dectect all my hardware and work very well. so if hard compatibitly is the issure then most of the easier to install distros seem to have a very good lib for hardware. SUse specialy has heaps and i would also have thought that mandriva would aswell as its sposed to be n00b friendly.
o and emachines heard lots of probs with them on windoz, so wouldnt of thought that they would have liked linux to much.

hope it helped ryan
 
Old 11-12-2005, 08:18 PM   #14
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SUSE is just a Linux distribution. If the (vanialla) kernel supports the device so will every distribution. I do not recommend eMachines because they are crap. I suggest building a computer yourself because all latest chipsets are supported. I suggest staying away from SIS and ATI chipsets even though they are supported in Linux. Right now the amount of hardware that is not supported is very, very low. Since the computer industry has stalled, the Linux community has caught up. The only components that is not fully supported is scanners and some web cams.



PLEXTOR Beige IDE DVD Burner Model PX-716A/SW
CHENMING 301KES-0-AW
HITACHI Deskstar T7K250 (PATA)
ABIT AX8
Leadtek PX6200TD-128M
Crucial 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)
AMD Athlon 64 3200+

$750.98 at newegg.com

The above is a much better system than eMachines that you selected.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 09:37 AM   #15
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I thik I am going to seriously consider building a machine. Though right now I am very, very busy- but I think I would have the time to build one later in the winter.
 
  


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