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    Is my computer compatible?


    Im getting windows vista and a new hard drive, so im going to have an extra 40 gig hard drive to do anything i want with so i thouht "what the hell il install linux on it!"

    well after a bit of research im really excited to get this started, only im not sure if its going to work on my computer.

    Here are my specs:

    Motherboard- ASUS A8N-E (nForce4 ultra northbridge)
    Processor- AMD Athlon 64 3700+
    Video Card- nVidia GeForce 7800GT
    Memory- 1Gb ddr 400 (Corsair XMS brand if that matters)

    I dont know it this matters either, but i use a 1680x1050 widescreen monitor with DVI cables, and i use a USB keyboard and mouse

    Oh, and an IDE dvd rom optical drive, and a SATA hard drive

    Its really the motherboard im worried about, i think the vid card and cpu should be fine.

    Thanks for your time!

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    Should run perfectly fine. Just boot from the LiveCD and see if everything works correctly before installing.
    'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.'
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    I'm fairly sure I've seen Ubuntu running on all the hardware mentioned.
    Two levels higher than a newb.
    (I can search google)

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Yep, Linux downloads are free for the most part, so it doesn't cost anything but a little of your time to find out if it'll work.

    Have fun with Linux!

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    thanks!

    Vista came in the mail today, so after i get everything sorted out with that il try to get Ubuntu started

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