Re: Low end linux computer for a friend.
Looks good. (incase you didn't know, the earthwatts psu doesn't come w/ a power cord)
I've had a hassle with GeForce graphics drivers on linux, but my brother (amd) has not had any issues. Not sure if AMD has different drivers for integrated vs. dedicated graphics, but Linux should automatically retrieve the appropriate ones (Ubuntu and Mint I know for sure does this, openSUSE should, but not positive). If he has an issue with the graphics, he can always just uninstall them and go without the 3D graphics that the drivers deliver.
Note: If he's planning on two or all three of those OS's, I'd recommend installing Ubuntu last, as it seems to be able to recognize the other OS's better than Mint or openSUSE (for GRUB). Also, I'd recommend a separate GRUB partition, and then backup the GRUB config file so when it you install updates on any of the OS's, you can replace the grub config file because it WILL get changed and mess it up.
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