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Old 09-23-2004, 09:53 AM   #1
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Best chipset and Socket A Mobo for Linux

Knowing that Linux users are always full of opinions I thought I would ask folks whether they thought one should be primarly considering via or nvidia chipsets when buying a new board and what socket A board is best for Linux.

I noticed on the via sight that they are making the sorce code for some drivers fully availible which is certianly a plus in their direction.

I have been using an MSI k7n2 wich does not have all the best best Linux driver availability and performance. But of course I was just using Widows when I bought that. This time I'm buying with Linux in mind.

What do you all think out there?
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Go Socket 939 MSI makes the mother of all 939 boards. The nVidia nForce3 Ultra rocks! The VIA K8T800 Pro is no match. Check out the MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum. It is a real performer on gcc , a big plus for Gentoo users.
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