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Hi, I'm new to linux. I normally build PCs for people, but I have been asked to build a machine that is beyond Microsoft's capabilities. It needs to control his ...
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- 09-12-2007 #1
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- Sep 2007
Need some linux help
I am a little worried about driver compatibilities. I will need to run a quad-core CPU, Intel Core 2 Quad. And other various devices such as an HD-Tuner Card, a 1Gb Video Card, and a 7.1 Hi-Def Surround Sound Card (preferably with optical out).
I am sure Linux can do this without any lag or crashes, but will it be user-friendly?
My main question is will this work smoothly?
P.S. - Would Redhat or Fedora be better for this? The case I will be using has a 7" touchscreen LCD on the front.
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- 09-16-2007 #2
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- Nov 2004
Linux can do this just fine, especially with that hardware. As far as drivers, for the most part you won't have much issues, just do a little googling before making the actual purchase to find out the specifics. The biggest issues I forsee is the touchscreen and the hd tuner card. These might not be an issue though, I'm just not familiar with that hardware.