[Techtalk] Buying a machine without Windows

Ellie ellie at mn.rr.com
Mon Oct 29 18:41:50 EST 2001

I've used Athlon processors uneventfully, which is always a good thing.  A friend of mine pointed me in the direction of NVIDIA for video.  NVIDIA has GREAT driver support!  There are always updates available for all the different flavors of Linux.  The drivers can be found here:


Like many on this list, I would opt to build rather than to purchase a Linux system.  A little research beforehand will allow a user to have a system optimized for how that person uses Linux.  

On Monday, October 29, 2001 5:03 PM, Nicole Zimmerman <colby at wsu.edu> wrote:

>I use an AMD Athlon 850 and my husband has an Athlon 1.1 GHz and we have
>had no problems with them in linux. I use the hardware sensors on my
>motherboard with some neato linux software to monitor temp and
>If you want to put together your own box, I think the biggest things to
>watch out for are video, sound, and network cards. I use a Soundblaster
>Live with no issues on the sound front. Video... my husband uses the
>Matrox G400 and it works great, but is getting a little slow for massive
>gaming. It is a great card for occasional game-playing workstations. I use
>a Radeon 64MB DDR, which is now no longer a bitch to set up but still not
>as happy go-lucky as the G400. Better video quality, though. I have heard
>decent things about the nVidia cards, but never used one in a linux box (I
>opted for the open-development Radeon). Networking-wise, I always use 3com
>cards with no issues. The Intel eepro cards are also good.
>Techtalk mailing list
>Techtalk at linuxchix.org

More information about the Techtalk mailing list