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All broadcom wireless works, in fact my N wirless works flawlessly at 300MB/s!!!

http://support.netgear.com/app/products/model/a_id/2605

Expensive yes, worth it, yes.
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post #12 of 55
Why are people suggesting discreet video cards? Go on board. On board Intel video is some of easiest to work with in Linux.

You already have a Windows sig rig. Use that one for games.
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lolz...

ATI with Linux... not so much
some Distros have better (built-in support)

MINT 11 KATYA <---- very nice,
~Gnome 2 (2 is better than 3 or Unity IMO) Fedora 15 and Ubuntu Unity made my head hurt.
~Debian AKA Ubuntu Friendly (a lot of support and apps)
~Better (built-in) Drivers especially for GPUs


Some fun things for Linux newbies to play with
~Compiz
~remastersys+USB+unetbootin (make custom live USB's)
~Ciaro Dock (make and customize sweet dock-bars that kick Unity/GNM3's Arses)
~wine


BTW
live Linux USB's/CD's can see files on Windows NTFS (without entering a password) Prob not something I should be advertizing but it is fun none the less.
Edited by cayennemist - 7/19/11 at 6:13pm
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I'd recommend building that server for vmware.
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post #15 of 55
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Can't believe no-one has suggested it, but what you should try is Virtualbox. It's free, and will give you free reign to play around without any worry.
My thoughts exactly,just grab another nic and maybe some more ram and your off to the races.A lot cheaper also.
 
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post #16 of 55
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My thoughts exactly,just grab another nic and maybe some more ram and your off to the races.A lot cheaper also.
Have either of you thought that he already has done this and just wants a separate linux box? I would never run linux in a VM now that I know how to use it, it cripples the OS and you can't ever get the full fell of the OS. It would be the same as if I wanted to test Win8 when it comes out and just slam it into a VM. Then I'll complain about why certain things run like crap or don't work how I want, I'll get the answer to install it separately.
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post #17 of 55
I just threw all my pc parts in my closet together and BAM... Ubuntu is born
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post #18 of 55
As some has said,

if you're just learning the best way to go would probably something virtual like vmware or virtual box.

If you really want to build something, since i see you're in Ohio and there are MC's in Ohio, you should go visit a MC near by and pick up anyone of these:

http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html
+ some ram, psu, hdd, and case you could get one up and running for around $250 (It won't be no performance machine).

I can tell you i have these running x64 linux flawlessly (fedora, redhat, and ubuntu):
Asus p8p67 pro
Asus P6Td
Asrock x58 extreme
2x those biostar boards from MC
along with some 9800GTs, and some gtx 260s.

Those all work fine.

good luck!
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Originally Posted by this n00b again View Post
As some has said,

if you're just learning the best way to go would probably something virtual like vmware or virtual box.

If you really want to build something, since i see you're in Ohio and there are MC's in Ohio, you should go visit a MC near by and pick up anyone of these:

http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html
+ some ram, psu, hdd, and case you could get one up and running for around $250 (It won't be no performance machine).

I can tell you i have these running x64 linux flawlessly (fedora, redhat, and ubuntu):
Asus p8p67 pro
Asus P6Td
Asrock x58 extreme
2x those biostar boards from MC
along with some 9800GTs, and some gtx 260s.

Those all work fine.

good luck!
Well I've tried Dual boot and looked into Live CD's and most of the other options. I feel like those are all not allowing me to work with Linux enough (when I get stuck I revert back to windows). I have money to spend too
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cayennemist View Post
...
MINT 11 KATYA <---- very nice,
...Fedora 15 and Ubuntu Unity made my head hurt....


BTW
live Linux USB's/CD's can see files on Windows NTFS (without entering a password) Prob not something I should be advertizing but it is fun none the less.
Fedora 15 WHAT?!? FC-15 is great! U-11.04 is not, I'll agree with that, but no slamming the Fedora... wow... I'm just shocked that that.


The USB/CD on a Win OS is how we Linux folks remove dumbasses Friendly WIndows User's Viruses.


Quote:
Originally Posted by KZISME View Post
Well I've tried Dual boot and looked into Live CD's and most of the other options. I feel like those are all not allowing me to work with Linux enough (when I get stuck I revert back to windows). I have money to spend too
Dual Booting is becoming a PITA with Win7 and GRUB(2). If you got the money, then what are you waiting for? I wanna see the Newegg/Tigerdirect receipts!
Edited by StupidMonkey - 7/21/11 at 5:56pm
    
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