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Old 08-18-2005, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cheap 64bit Linux computer

I already own a awsome computer for gaming and all my intensive tasks. For certain reasons I do not want to dual boot my main computer. For this reason I am going to build a secound computer in order to mess around with a 64-bit version of linux.

Basically I just going to use this computer for educational purposes.

1. Learn linux well
2. programming linux application in a linux enviroment
3. streamline linux
4. maybe even mess around with the linux code a bit

I trying to keep the computer as cheap as possiable and still be able to use it for what I need. I dont think I will need all that much power for this stuff.

This is what I am thinking of buying.

AMD Sempron 64 2600+ Palermo $65
ASUS K8N Socket 754 NVIDIA nForce3 250 $70
Patriot 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) $47
Western Digital Special Edition 80GB 7200RPM $56
Lite-On Black 52X32X52X16 Combo Drive, Model SOHC-5236K $34
XCLIO XClio 450BL ATX 450W Power Supply 230Vac $53

TOTAL: 360

Video card was not included because I have a radeon 9600 pro laying around my house that I am going to use so I dont need to buy one.

Does this look like a decent setup for my tasks to everyone?

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It'll work, but why not just use a CD boot disk of something like Knoppix?


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Old 08-18-2005, 09:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It'll work, but why not just use a CD boot disk of something like Knoppix?
Linux completly open souce correct? I would like to be able to acturally mess around with the code of the linux operation system and have a spare computer to test my modifications on. I think using something like koppix where all the data on the cd would make that difficult.
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actually if you know what you doing, with a hard drive and a cd burner you can use knoppix to to make your own version of knoppix from the live cd while running it I do believe, actually you wouldnt need a hard drive, a flash drive or any storage big enough would work

but, no, you will be limited by running off a CD vs a reg hard drive install, but knoppix is good to play with for awhile too, although it doesnt always run on everything, live cd's can be finicky about hardware sometimes
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