What Hardware Is Supported
I have been toying with GNU/Linux for perhaps a year now. But for the first time, I plan to be running it on a new machine, one I am building myself. I want to make sure all the hardware I pick will be compatible with GNU/Linux, since this is a server, and running Windows is NOT an option.
I plan to run the latest version of Debian. How can I make sure that the hardware I pick will be supported. My concerns are centered around the 64 bit hardware and SATA RAID controller I plan to buy. Many of the pieces will say something like they are supported by Red Hat and SUSE. I suspect, though, that it is supported by more distributions than that. But how can I be sure?