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Re: [linux-85] linux hardware question for all

From: Daniel K.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 3:26 PM
I'm not sure about the "mac" requirement, but I've had really good success with this build-to-suit PC/Windows vendor:
??? http://www.magic-micro.com/

You can pick EXACTLY what hardware you want, they'll put it together for you within 2 days, test it out and ship it.? You can order things with or without an OS, and whatever mix of components you want, even non-working systems, e.g., no hard disk.

Most systems come with a 3-year warranty, and I can say I DID have one good experience with them replacing a power supply that conked out.

Also, I really like the level of detail in their website for every component as you build your machine -- they have good copies of each vendor's specs for every item.

-Daniel.

On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 2:48 PM, mowgli <[address removed]> wrote:
hi, i am trying to build my own mac mini size PC that runs well with linux, and i'd like any advice/feedback anyone can provide on that.

basically i want to know brands/models of motherboards, chassis, and other components that you think will work well with linux with these goals in mind:
  • must be super small, mac mini size mobo & chassis.
  • plan to use ubuntu but open to other distros.
  • suggestions w/ & w/o hard drives ok (these are to be clients in a LAN which can run LTSP if needed).
  • must be pretty inexpensive (i can get small form factor PCs for US$150 which meet all my needs already but i prefer even smaller solution even if it costs a bit more).
  • should have built in NIC, video, sound, usb ports.
  • clients will run openoffice, firefox, perhaps a few other non taxing programs.
thats it!? i welcome all suggestions, ideas, feedback, war stories, whatever!

thanx in advance.





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