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Re: Questions regarding hardware for a Free Software (especially Debian)

On Sun, 13 Dec 2009 19:37:14 -0200, Rogério Brito wrote:


> * And, finally, but very important, something that is fully supported by
> Free Software only. I want to get a system where I can run Debian with
> Linux as a kernel and, it would be fantastically nice if it could, work
> acceptably with Debian with the FreeBSD kernel.
> As I stated above, I have no predilection for manufacturer and I may go
> with Intel or AMD. Some of the options that are available at the
> manufacturer's sites don't seem to target users like myself:
> Asus P7P55D-E Premium, Maximus III Formula, Maximus III GENE, MSI
> 790GX-G65 etc, etc.

Well, your angle is too wide for we can reply with a concrete proposal.

I think any system in the market will fit your needs... unless you buy 
some special piece of unsupported hardware :-)

- For standard use, I like MSI and Gigabyte motherboards.
- 8 GB should be fine.
- CPU, AMD Phenom or Intel QuadCore
- VGA, this is a difficult one. Nowadays they come with noisy fans or 
getting two slots, which I don't like at all. Anyway, nvidia would be a 
right choice.
- A "do it yourself" approach will let you to select the best components 
at the best prize. I will go that path.

> Is there anybody that could shed some light with recommendations?

This is getting a recurring question in this list. Maybe it's time for 
Debian to get a HCL page so people can start looking-up there O:-)



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