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    Best Hardware?


    Given as much money as you needed to spend on any hardware you wanted:

    What would be the Top-Notch hardware to buy if you wanted 100% compatibility with linux?

    Also: How would this top-of-the-range Linux system compare with a Windows System built solely with the best hardware that suits that OS?

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    hhhmmm... a couple hundred k6-2 550's, all in a big cluster. Windows cant make this work. linux can.

    thats gonna be insanely faster than any single windows machine.

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    haha cool.. ok same question as before but limmited to a desktop machine

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    Linux works good with virtually anything. Just check in advance that there are good drivers for it. You might want to use a P4 since it has HT, though. Also, you might want to invest in a SMP system if you will run many processes at once. Linux will manage SMP much more nicely than Windows will ever be able to.

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    What is SMP?

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    Symmetric MultiProcessor.

    Using more than one processor in a machine, usually in servers or high end desktops.

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    I wouldnt mind a sgi tezro with 4 mips risc64-bit R16000's and 16GB of ram running gentoo

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    Oh, you wouldn't? How strange you are. =)

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    cool thanks: when I get as much money as i want i will be sure to buy some of those devices.. for now, while i am unemployed i will stick with what i got;)

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