[sclug] Kinda OT - PC recommendations?

James Wyper jrwyper at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Mar 22 13:09:30 UTC 2007

Afternoon everyone,

I am about to replace our family PC after 7 years.  I want something
with reasonable longevity to replace it, but not necessarily leading
edge (e.g. it will need to run Windows for the rest of the family, but
not necessarily Vista).  When it's running Linux it will almost
certainly be running Ubuntu.

So.. are there any brands/models of graphics cards to look out
for/avoid for the best experience with Linux?

And.. what's the best value option for buying one these days?  Is PC
World competitively priced on PCs, or should I buy from a direct
retailer like savastore.com (if it ever returns), or ebay, or a
Computer Fair, or what?  Or is there a good-value local company I can
support? (I'm happy to build it myself but I'm not sure that's
necessarily cheaper any more).


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