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Re: build your own ... (primarily Linux/Debian multiboot box)

On Sun, 2 Jan 2011 15:27:12 +0000
Albretch Mueller <lbrtchx@gmail.com> wrote:

> ~
>  this is not a hardware community but you will see why I ask this q
> here: ~
>  At sites like these:
> ~
>  http://www.tomshardware.com/theme-build-your-own,156.html
> ~
>  http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2366841,00.asp
> ~
>  you find pretty good outlines/step-by-step guides on how to build a
> PC on your own. The thing is that these guidelines mostly "follow the
> money" instead of doing a use case analysis of the hardware (e.g.
> optimal balance of quantity and type/quality of memory + SSD and
> harddrives (+ mainboard/processor)) that would let you grow as you go
> ~
>  Even though I almost exclusively work on Linux/Debian, I need to
> build a multiboot PC and one of the critical points to me is for the
> box to easily go into hibernation (and back ;-)) in no time and with
> no problem whatsoever. I know the combination of right hard- and
> software is very important for that to happen safely
> ~

sleeping properly is one of the things I have a great deal of trouble
with on Linux systems.  Usually it's the video card, so I would pay
special attention to that.

Having said that, older hardware tends to work better in this regard,
and as Camaleon says, try to use things which have free software


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