[Techtalk] Re: Buying a Machine Without Windows? Build it!

David Merrill david at lupercalia.net
Wed Oct 31 01:40:48 EST 2001

On Tue, Oct 30, 2001 at 10:49:38PM -0500, wny-tc at juno.com wrote:
> Seriously, if you can change the batteries in your smoke alarm, the light
> bulb in your
> refrigerator or a taillight in you car, you have the prerequisite
> mechanical skills needed
> to assemble your next computer.

We have a HOWTO on building a Linux computer at the LDP. The Unix
Hardware Buyer HOWTO, by Eric S. Raymond. It's quite good, and very
well maintained. It covers all of your hardware concerns, including
laptop recommendations, tuning i/o, recommended warranty provisions
and a system quality checklist. Just to list a few.

Dr. David C. Merrill                     http://www.lupercalia.net
Linux Documentation Project                   david at lupercalia.net
Collection Editor & Coordinator            http://www.linuxdoc.org

Appeasement, said Winston Churchill, consists of being nice to a crocodile
in the hope that he will eat you last. At the moment, the biggest crocodile
in the world is Microsoft, and everybody is busy sucking up to it.
	--John Naughton, The London Observer

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