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How to select and setup a desktop computer with GNU/Linux.

> From: discuss-bounces-mNDKBlG2WHs at [mailto:discuss-bounces-mNDKBlG2WHs at] On Behalf
> Of don warner saklad
> Any of you kind conversationalists interested in a bit of
> conversation... giving a call... regarding ideas how to select and
> setup a desktop computer with GNU/Linux?...
> Sorting out the daunting available information online, the details,
> the jargon didn't work out yet !

This is excessively easy.  Just download ubuntu or fedora, and boldly assume
it will install perfectly on any hardware you have.  Once in a while that's
not true, but for the last 2-3 years, I've never once found an exception.
It was 4-5 years ago and older, when there were all sorts of compatibility
problems and difficulties.

Do you want to talk about anything more specific?  I have written down
notes, of things I think should always be done during installation.  I use
these at work as the "install a new system" procedure.  Things like ...
After installing ubuntu, you should always go into synaptic and select the
fastest mirror.  And so on.

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