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[SLUG] Re: linux dedicated computers in australia?
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- Subject: [SLUG] Re: linux dedicated computers in australia?
- From: Rufi_Dukes <rufi_dukes@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 23:12:01 -0700
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thanks guys to everyone who answered;
i've ordered and am waiting (excitedly, like a kid for god's sake....)
for my new
black box, virginally pure from any commerical software, consecrated
my first ever dedicated linux box..
as i said, i'm like a kid in the lead-up to Xmas!
i'm going to be plaguing you guys for help when it comes, i expect..
but i AM going to invest a $100 bucks in a couple of good books so as
i really learn some stuff..
to that end,
Beginning Linux by kier thomas
and the offical ubuntu book...
what's the general opinion 'round here?
betw. these 2 books, do you think i will get a good, thorough
introduction to ubuntu? to linux?
thx again, in anticipation of some great responses,
On 23 Jul, 10:54, "Amos Shapira" <amos.shap...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 22/07/07, Rufi_Dukes <rufi_du...@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > so, are you saying that Dell won't actually sell me a machine with
> > ubuntu on it (i know they do in the states, and i think in UK) but
> > that if i were to buy the one you recommend, this would be the same
> > one they are using in the States to load ubuntu onto?
> That's basically what people in the Dell booth told me (as much as you can
> trust their knowledge).
> I've since installed Debian Etch on my E520 and everything works smoothly
> (including the wide screen and 3D graphics) except that I still didn't get
> to configure audio. It comes with some ICH8-based audio chip which so far I
> couldn't convince ALSA to talk to, though at some stage I got xfmedia to
> play something through it (maybe through OSS?).
> also, could you have a look at my fresh post with a quote from pioneer
> > and see what you make of it?
> I don't consider myself a hardware guru but the configuration you sent looks
> reasonably "main stream". There isn't enough details about the audio
> hardware but I suppose if they sell it with Ubuntu pre-installed then it's
> I think Ubuntu has a good wiki site which lists supported hardware.
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