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Old 02-09-2011, 09:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Good! We brought some people with knowledge ot of the woodwork!
There you have it, y2adre, info you can use to make your decision.
Ultimately, it sounds like little brother will be the one who uses it. Linux is free the software is free. Forego the video card for now. Upgrade your RAM to at least a gig. What is the bottom line? Not a whole lot and . . .
less with Linux than with Windoze (no need for anitivirus, anti-malware, anti-spybot and very little danger of getting hacked on that ancient machine)! No one can mess with Free Choice, as I just messed with egos in order to see what this forum offers.

in the long run, if you choose linux, you will be way ahead of everyone here, including myself. Go for it!
Good job, gentlemen and lady!
It was fun and I hope the OP responds and closes this thing (LOL).

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ATI does not play well with Linux!
False. My EeeBox EB1006 has an ATI Radeon HD 4530 in it, and I am running Ubuntu, no problem

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Old 02-11-2011, 02:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
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You are out of context here. But believe what you wish!

Besides, the point is moot.

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It is fairly broadly accepted that Linux "prefers" nvidia over ATI. That's not to say that it won't work at all.


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