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Re: Hardware sources?

I have been building up Linux Workstations for a couple of decades, my first goto is RB Computing at ShopRBC.com and secondarily CanadaComputer, both local Ottawa stores.  Always had good results from ShopRBC.When I worked at Xandros Corp we sourced all of our hardware for our Linux needs from ShopRBC.I continue to find better results with AMD graphics cards over more problematic and less Linux friendly NVidia.
YMMV of course.

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-------- Original message --------From: Charles Nadeau <charles [ dot ] nadeau [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com> Date: 2018-12-04  2:16 AM  (GMT-05:00) To: profjcnash [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com Cc: bm [ at ] topazdesigns [ dot ] com, linux [ at ] linux-ottawa [ dot ] org Subject: Re: [linux] Hardware sources? 
I had good experiences at CanadaComputers too. I bought 2 servers there en 2010 and 2011 and they are still working 24/7 since I purchased them.
On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 6:49 PM J C Nash <profjcnash [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com> wrote:
Yes, the number of stores is getting fewer, and the remaining vendors are ones

I don't consider useful ("Worst" Buy -- who I discovered do not honour warranties,

Walmart, etc.) However, I have dealt with CanadaComputers and have bought 3 laptops

(all Asus, which have been Debian/Ubuntu/Mint friendly) as well as a tower. The tower,

however, was 2012 and still going strong. They also set it up "no-OS" so I could

avoid the WinTax. Unfortunately, Asus appears to ignore Linux these days.

Perhaps other members will contribute some places and some ideas about hardware to



On 2018-12-03 11:58 a.m., Barry McLarnon wrote:

> My Linux desktop system is getting rather long in the tooth and has some stability issues, so I'm looking to replace

> it.  It seems that the number of local sources for barebones PCs has dwindled almost to nothing since the last time I

> bought any hardware, and I'm looking for recommendations.


> Also, is there any particular hardware, especially graphics, that I should avoid due to iffy Linux support?  I've used

> openSUSE for many years and will probably give their Tumbleweed rolling release a whirl, but apparently it can be a real

> hassle if you don't have well-supported hardware.  I don't need state of the art, just a stable platform for general

> desktop use and some light-duty server stuff (web, mail, and some in-house streaming).


> Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have on what to get and where to get it...


> Barry


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