>> Hi all , I'm looking to buy a new machine for home,
> I'll be doing a lot of dev on it Java , C + web stuff, and dual booting with
> Win2000 , and RedHat 6.2 / 7.* I'm getting ISDN installed at some stage...
>> Here is the spec I'm looking at.
> a) Is it Linux/ Redhat compatible
> b) Is it good value???
> c) Other recommendations?
>> ~Thanks Justin
>> Standard Features ( It's Dell BTW )
> 866Mhz Intel Pentium III Processor with 256K cache
> 3.5" 1.44 Floppy Drive
> Microsoft PS/2 Intelli Mouse
> 12x DVD Drive & Software Decoding (W98 Only)
> Creative Labs SB Live Value 512 Voice Sound Card
> Euro Currency Keyboard Slimline
> 256MB SDRAM (1 x 256Mb) (+ IEP IR£236)
>> Hard Drive
> 40GB IDE Hard Drive [7200RPM] (+ IEP IR£85)
> High Performance 19" Trinitron CRT Monitor (18" viewable area) (+ IEP
>> Video Adapter
> 32 MB NVIDIA 15 GEFORCE 2 GTS (+ IEP IR£164)
>> Operating System
> Microsoft Windows 2000 (+ IEP IR£33)
> Harman Kardon LC Speakers
>> Network Card
> 3COM 3C900B Combo (+ IEP IR£46)
>> Backup Solution
> CD RW IDE Dual Internal Drive (+ IEP IR£97)
> Eicon Diva ISDN Passive Adapter (+ IEP IR£40)
> Microsoft Works Suite 2000 (Not valid with NT)
> 3 years--yr 1 onsite, yrs 2 & 3 collect and return
>> -* 4100 - 866 PIII (ref 18) *-
> Quantity : 1
> Total excl.VAT : IR£2,112
> Total incl.VAT : IR£2,555.52
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Everything is compatible as far as I can see - not 100% sure about the
For the GFX card use NVIDIA's drivers from their website. Ditto on the
If your spending all that cash then splooge the tiny bit extra on a SCSI
CDRW as they are a lot easier to setup and more reliable. Personally If
I wanted about 40 gigs I'd go for 2 or more smaller drives for speed and
also the peace of mind that If 1 drive goes - everything doesnt :)
#define FLAME_PROOF_UNDIES ON
Forget sticking Redhat 7.0 on it tho. Go with 6.2 if you _REALLLLLLY_
must use redhat. 7.0 even with errata patches is still less than stable.
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