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Old 04-05-2016, 05:31 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a new desktop


Hi, I am new to Linux and interested in hearing from the group for suggestions.I am looking to buy a new desktop that I want to use for development of new web software (node.js, Java, Eclpise etc). The software will be business software (no gaming) and will not be process intensive. I would like it to have dual boot - Windows 10 and Linux Mint. I would like to be able to test the code on a Apache server. I am reviewing the info on the Linux and Ubuntu sites. Any suggestions of what computers I should buy. Thank you.
 
Old 04-05-2016, 06:11 PM   #2
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Any suggestions of what computers I should buy.
Hi...

Welcome to the forum

To ensure the best hardware compatibility, I would recommend purchasing a system that has Linux preinstalled. You didn't mention the country you're from but if in the United States, Canada or the UK, here is a firm that supports Mint. Just give them a call (or send them an e-mail) and explain to them what you're wanting to do.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 04-05-2016 at 06:16 PM. Reason: Added information.
 
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:30 PM   #3
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I have Fedora and CentOS running on a couple low-end Lenovo ThinkServers. I've been quite satisfied, the computers were less than 300.00 US from Amazon (I had to provide the disk drive(s) though). The fedora one is used as a desktop unit, the centos one is a KVM server hosting 5 or 6 vm's running mostly centos. I like to provision a vm for development/experimenting rather than running on the server itself.

For mostly server-side work you probably don't need the fancy expensive graphics.
 
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:08 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum.
 
Old 04-05-2016, 10:29 PM   #5
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I have a Zareason Limbo. Indeed, I'm typing on it at this moment.

It rocks.
 
Old 04-05-2016, 10:43 PM   #6
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I have a Zareason Limbo. Indeed, I'm typing on it at this moment.

It rocks.
How low can it go?

Regards...
 
Old 04-05-2016, 10:53 PM   #7
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Agree with ardvark1, HP also has Linux workstations. It's not the cheapest alternative, but there's always a trade off.

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Old 04-05-2016, 11:15 PM   #8
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ardvark71, it doesn't have to go low, because it raises the bar.

Wordplay aside, it is a well-constructed machine and Zareason is a pleasure to deal with. If you call them on the telephone, a real live human being whose menu options have not recently changed picks up the phone, and Zareason stands behind their products. I had a warranty issue and they stepped up to the plate like Babe Ruth. And don't get me started about how much I like my Zareason laptop . . . .
 
Old 04-06-2016, 02:39 AM   #9
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new desktop

I will prefer dell or Acer desktop ... if yous budget is high you can select from asus ,alien or apple.
 
Old 04-06-2016, 08:28 AM   #10
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Hi Selenaz, Any particular reasons why you prefer Dell or Acer over Lenovo or HP?
 
Old 04-06-2016, 08:29 AM   #11
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Never heard of Zareson before, and definitely interested in checking them out.
 
Old 04-06-2016, 09:30 AM   #12
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GPM,

This Dell desktop PC seems to fit your dual-boot requirements with W10 installed and it has good customer feedback:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ELL-_-83158234

I think the graphics and LAN are both Intel (Linux-friendly) but do check first.

Zareason's products are Linux only.
 
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:50 AM   #13
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I just doing LapTops but HP's and I've installed many versions of Linux and ran O Kay Dokey for me
 
  


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