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Deciding between two power supplies.CoolermasterAntecThe Coolermaster is supposedly extremely silent, and also modular. Since I won't need the vast majority of the power connections. that's a big plus.
It posted on the first go, despite being the first non-ASUS or non-ABIT motherboard I have ever installed.
Couldn't connect to the Internet until I installed an ASRock LAN driver, though. Windows certainly didn't have drivers for this motherboard. ;^)
The only way to avoid that kind of thing is to get a motherboard that is 100% Intel parts.
What is that picture supposed to mean?
What is that picture supposed to mean?That the poster is a huge nerd.
Couldn't connect to the Internet until I installed an ASRock LAN driver, though. Windows certainly didn't have drivers for this motherboard. ;^)I thought Windows 7 was supposed to be a lot better with drivers. I found it strange that Linux would often have drivers at-the-ready for stuff that was much harder to find for Windows XP/Vista. Then again, many of those drivers are only partial support or are missing functionality.
>Windows does have drivers for anything, and Microsoft has done a good job of including drivers in the system itself, or automatically through Windows Update. The thing is that Windows drivers are written and distributed by hardware manufacturers. There are a shitton of drivers out there. If they don't submit every driver to Microsoft and get them up on Windows Update, then you'll have to download them from the manufacturer's website. With Linux just about every driver is in the kernel itself. If there is a driver in there that works, you won't need to do any extra steps to go get it like you may have to do in Windows.
As much as I like to bash on Microsoft, I am genuinely surprised that Aptitude appears (in this context at any rate) more responsive than Windows Update.
I personally don't count the basic functionality Linux has for many devices as "working". That's a major reason I run Linux only on servers and VMs for development and serving.
Do you use a lot of semi-obscure hardware or hardware that is otherwise not well supported by Linux drivers? I find my custom computers tend to work fine on Linux without much prior research.
Over Jeremy's dead body.Which is doable.