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Re: Picking the right harwared to run FC3 on.



My .02 - 

I agree, I have seen people have good luck with FC on Dell inspirons. 
That was a while back (RH9/FC1) so it should be even better by now. 
As far as some of the other questions, check out
www.linuxhomenetworking.com.  It is a good site for guiding some of
the decisions you are talking about.

Also for the firewall, you don't need all of that horsepower, you can
actually set up something like a pentium 100 with the linux loaded on
a floppy drive or something like that, and save your 'real' boxes for
something more solid.  You could double it up as a web server and
firewall if you want.   OR you could get a junky box from
freecycle.com or somewhere like that, as your firewall, and put your
web server inside the lan.  Then do additional filtering and security
scanning on the server.  2 layers are better than one.

Another thing:  if you are planning  on diving into linux then you
might consider staggering releases.  In other words, run multiple
versions of FC on differrent boxes and when a new release comes out,
if you have problems, you still always have one up and running at all
times.  Also dual booting with winblows is not a problem, you have
tons of space to play with, but due to their fascist installer
application, you have to load THEIR cruddy os first or else it will
overwrite you linux install.  I recommend cutting the cord with
windows though, anything windows will do linux will do*

HTH,
Marc
*exceptions:  Blue Screen of Death, myriad out of the box security
holes, a built in cruddy browser with additional security holes,
forced upgrades, random unseen patches, expensive licensing, virus
vulnerabilities out the wazoo, incredibly inflexible desktop
configuration, actual/percieved vendor snooping in your machine,
uncontrollable bogging down, stupid proprietary apps that you can't
control or stop, etc. etc...


On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 17:31:49 -0800, RoboticGolem <roboticgolem gmail com> wrote:
> On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 12:30:38 -0500, Mathew S. Nowend
> 
> 
> <mathewnowend swfla rr com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> >
> >
> > Well here is a question or decision that I am in need of help with.  I am
> > going to list out the specs of 4 machines that I now have and I need
> >
> > Help picking which machine is the best for running FC3 on.  I know that the
> > most powerful is always the best.  But since some of the machines
> >
> > Have new hardware I am not sure what kind of troubles I am going to run
> > into.  My goal is to not have to dual boot the machine but  have it as a
> > true
> >
> > FC3 box.  Thanks for your help and advice.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Mathew S. Nowend.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Laptop 1.
> >
> >
> >
> > PIII 800
> >
> > 192 Ram
> >
> > 30 gig hd
> >
> > 12" screen
> >
> > Dvd drive
> >
> > Integrated NIC/sound/modem
> >
> > 32 meg intel graphics
> >
> >
> >
> > Laptop 2
> >
> >
> >
> > Inspiron 8600 M
> >
> > Pentium M 1.8 ghz
> >
> > 2 gig ram
> >
> > 60 gig hd
> >
> > Dvd/cdrw combo drive
> >
> > Broadcom integrated NIC/modem
> >
> > Ac'97 sound
> >
> > NVIDIA ge force go 5200 64 meg video card
> >
> > 15.4" WUXGA screen
> >
> >
> >
> > Laptop 3
> >
> >
> >
> > XPS
> >
> > Pentium 4 3.4ht
> >
> > 60 gig hard drive
> >
> > Dvd/dvdr-w
> >
> > 128 meg ATI radeon 9700
> >
> > 15.4" WUXGA screen
> >
> > Integrated broadcom NIC/modem
> >
> > Integrated AC'97 sound
> >
> > 2 gig RAM
> >
> > Wireless G Notebook adapter
> >
> >
> >
> > Box 4
> >
> >
> >
> > Pentium 4 3.0ht
> >
> > 1 gig ram
> >
> > 17" Flat panel
> >
> > 128 mb PCI ATI Radeon x300
> >
> > 160 gb SATA drive
> >
> > Intel pro 100mb NIC
> >
> > 16x dvd
> >
> > 16x dvd +/- rw
> >
> > Sound blaster live 24 bit audio card
> >
> > Wireless-G PCI apadter
> >
> >
> >
> > I am debating if I want to keep a windows box handy just to have.  Any
> > suggestions here would be much appreciated.
> >
> > Is it also worth turning one machine into acting just as a firewall?  Or a
> > firewall/web server? (Still getting prices on static ip's)
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks for all your help again,
> >
> >
> >
> > Mathew S. Nowend 
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> >
> Here's my 2 cents:
> 
> My friend has that Inspiron 8600 (M?) and fc3 runs great on it.  He's
> had no problems that I know of.  Outside of that, I have no idea.
> 
> -Matt
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