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Old 11-13-2005, 09:13 PM   #16
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Just one last thing before I make any final decisions. Is there any sub 900 dollar machine that (supposively) works with SUSE/Novell Linux that has a monitor (or is cheap enough that the addition fo a monitor would not bring it over 900)? If there is such as thing, please point me too it- that is why eMachines appealed to me so much, but I just want linux on it.
 
Old 11-14-2005, 12:06 AM   #17
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883102647
 
Old 11-14-2005, 07:49 AM   #18
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Are ABS computers in general compatible with linux?
 
Old 11-14-2005, 11:07 AM   #19
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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.
you must be kidding
 
Old 11-20-2005, 10:15 PM   #20
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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.
Firstly, sorry for the delay--out, about and away. No, I wasn't talking about Monarch. Ours is an AMD Athlon 64, 80 gig HD, floppy drive (sorry, but I've still got a lot of junk on floppies!), 16X DVD-ROM & 52x32x52 CD-RW combo drive, internal 6 in 1 flash media read/write, NVIDIA Geforce 6200 Graphics with TurboCache supporting 256MB 16X PCI Express Video Card, 512 MB PC3200 400MHz DDR Memory, and a few other goodies, all residing in a X-Cruiser, mid-tower case with an excellent cooling system, some nifty built in blue lighting (for the big window on the side) and the addition of green neon for......$555 bucks including the shipping. Is it perfect? No, I wish I'd jumped up the size on the HD and the DDR, but those are things that can be added to/changed later. No, it didn't come with a monitor--we had two floating around anyway and yes, I had to add an aftermarket (external) modem because the company we went through didn't offer a modem that would work. Everything else they had would and did. It did come with a keyboard and 3-button scroll mouse which was nice since I could get black to match the case. It's stylin', I like it and SuSE 9.3 works great on it. Take a look at what's available and then go take a look at your distro of choice's website(s) to see what's compatable and get yourself a nice system at a reasonable price.

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