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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.
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'.
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.
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.
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
HITACHI Deskstar T7K250 (PATA)
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.