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linux and computer hardware question??
« on: January 15, 2019, 07:40:37 PM »
What type of computer hardware goes well with a linux based OS? Does Dell computers goes well for an example or more of a custom build one?

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Re: linux and computer hardware question??
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 07:56:51 PM »
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What type of computer hardware goes well with a linux based OS? Does Dell computers goes well for an example or more of a custom build one?
linux has very good driver support. most intel based computers will work without issue. amd ryzen may require a bit of work to get various things working correctly, this depends on the board used. anything older than ryzen is well supported under linux.
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Re: linux and computer hardware question??
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 08:00:00 PM »
most linux has very good driver support. most intel based computers will work without issue. amd ryzen may require a bit of work to get various things working correctly, this depends on the board used. anything older than ryzen is well supported under linux.
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Re: linux and computer hardware question??
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 09:04:57 AM »
I installed Linux Mint on a seven year old Dell laptop i3.

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Re: linux and computer hardware question??
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 09:41:20 AM »
There is a ton of older hardware that works with Linux. Have helped several friends over the years to get it working to bring life back to some old computers. My last experience with Linux was a few years ago when I was testing it out for my new Plex server. Once setup correctly, it worked well. I had to end up going with Windows on that machine as some of the other media software needed Windows.

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Re: linux and computer hardware question??
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2019, 05:17:37 PM »
I installed Linux Mint on a seven year old Dell laptop i3.

Seconded. Old Dell laptop going to be chucked and figured, what the heck, installed Linux Mint a few years ago. Works great. Nothing major:  just internet, watch movies, email, and basic non-work "office" stuff like simple/small LibreOffice spreadsheets etc, and  but works like a charm and MUCH faster when still was running the old laptop with Windows.