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Re: hardware for fedora

2009/5/26 Stuart McGraw <smcg2297 frii com>:
> Hello all,
> Time has come to replace my ancient circa 2001
> computers with something new.  I will probably
> buy the parts and build them myself (although
> if anyone can recommend a vendor that uses
> high quality components, I'll consider that
> as well) but want to make sure I end up with
> systems that can run Fedora trouble free.
> I'm planning on two identical boxes, one running
> an Evil Empire OS, the other Fedora.  I want good
> performance (the Fedora box will be running servers
> (postgresql, apache, postfix, dns, etc) as well as
> acting as an interactive development machine.
> Although I want good performance, having a trouble
> and complication-free install and operation is
> higher priority.
> I have just spent several days of mostly fruitless
> googling and found large amounts of out-dated,
> questionable, ambiguous, contradictory, and other
> not-so-good info.
> What I would really like is a collection of tested
> specifications: "I used a Fruble-2500 motherboard,
> Caterpillar D50 Case, a Dustin Wigetal XZ123 250G
> hard drive, Sparker T800 800W power supply,...blah,
> blah..., and F10 installed and ran with no problems".
> Does any one have any hardware "recipes" like this
> (or a pointer to a web site with some?)  Thanks.

I realise this is not quite the answer to the question you asked, but
I'm keying on the "probably" in front of "buy the parts etc." - I have
extensive experience of HP Business Desktops, which I have had very
little trouble running Fedora on. In particular, the dc7800 which is
out of production and the dc5800 which is still supplied (avoid the
dc7900 as I can't get it to boot and run reliably yet).


You can get quad-core Q9300 and 8GB of RAM and depending on which case
style you opt for, 2-3 HDDs. I happen to have mine with an NVidia
NVS290, but the built in Intel GMA3100 seems to work well too. I am
not aware of any hardware inside them that is not supported by Fedora.

I assume that all the other major vendors (e.g. Dell, Lenovo) have
equivalent models in their Business range - those ranges tend to have
better, slightly less leading-edge components to the Consumer ranges
and are targeted for a 4-5 year lifespan - perhaps someone on the list
with other Vendor experience can chip in to provide some balance ;o)
Even if you don't need the recommendation, it may be useful to others
on the list!


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