[Wolves] to find a whole complete desktop system running linux (Ubuntu) for a newbie in wolverhampton
drinky76 at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 14 02:55:32 UTC 2008
--- On Sat, 13/9/08, Parminder Singh Chauhan <parminder at balpreet.com> wrote:
> From: Parminder Singh Chauhan <parminder at balpreet.com>
> Subject: [Wolves] to find a whole complete desktop system running linux (Ubuntu) for a newbie in wolverhampton
> To: wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
> Date: Saturday, 13 September, 2008, 1:48 PM
> What is best way to find a whole complete desktop system
> running linux
> (Ubuntu) for a newbie in wolverhampton ?
> I want to give a present to my nephew. I don't want to
> give a computer
> with windows. He does not know about linux except he has
> seen it at my
> house. I tried efficientpc.co.uk but they would not do
> monitor etc. They
> even don't respond to emails let alone pick up phone.
> Dell supply very
> lowend graphic card.
As far as I know, Dell Linux systems use Intel graphics which are perfectly capable of running 3D accelerated desktop effects, though aren't powerful enough for 3D gaming. Arguably however, if you want 3D games you wouldn't be using Linux. I have Intel graphics on my Ubuntu machine at work and have no problems.
You could buy a Dell desktop and add in an Nvidia card afterwards, just make sure the drivers for it are ready. Buying the latest bleeding edge Nvidia card will inevitably leave you waiting for the next Ubuntu release before you see support for it.
You could also just buy a second hand PC of the right spec and install Ubuntu yourself and then ship it or deliver it by hand.
As a last option, have you thought about getting an ultra portable Linux laptop like the Asus Eee PC? Dell, Acer, MSI and HP are doing very good ones also, thought Ubuntu won't be available on the Dell one for a few weeks. The MSI one is also available re-badged by Advent and Medion for around £40 less though the MSI or it's re-badges run Linux out of the box. The Acer Aspire One is £200 in PC world at the moment.
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