[svlug] recommendation for linux friendly motherboard

Hans van Rietschote hvrietsc at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 19:43:46 PDT 2010

I have ubuntu running on an Asus P5QPL-AM motherboard, this mother board
supports hardware virtualization (highly recommended), everything works
great: built-in audio, network.

For processor I use Intel E8500 which also has hardware virtualization. On
my system I now have two task bars: one for ubuntu and one for windows,
applications run side by side using virtualbox.

I bought mine at central computers.

Hans van Rietschote

On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 3:53 PM, Raj Shekhar <rajlist at rajshekhar.net> wrote:

> In infinite wisdom Nambi Sankaran said the following On 4/29/10 12:16 PM:
> > Hi All
> >
> > I would like to setup a linux machine with ubuntu 9 desktop.
> > The local computer shops such as fry's or microcenter have many
> > motherboards and cpu combinations.
> > But they are not sure whether these motherboards will work with linux.
> > ( this is, all the devices, video, audio, webcam,  CD-RW should work
> > out of the box )
> >
> > Does anyone has a list of "Linux friendly" motherboards that I can buy
> > from fry's?
> I have had good experience with motherboards which have intel chipset
> (sound/video/network).  Asus would be one such motherboard, but check
> its specs first
> --
> Raj Shekhar
> -
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> caught and shot now.
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