Linux Hardware Requirements
Posted on 1999-01-04
This is probably an FAQ so sorry if I'm wasting anyone's time, but please point me in the right direction (and by the way, I can't see newsgroups).
I want to run both Linux and Windoze on a PC or clone, but I'm not sure which hardware items are supported. Naturally I want the best PC for my money, but I wondered what the situation was with non-Intel processors. Also, does Linux support any plug and play peripherals? Would I have to disable these?
What are the merits of the different distibutions? Do they all have the same kernel? In particular, I want X11 Release 5 or 6 so that I can run X applications across a network.
Can someone point me to a web site which will answer all my questions? I require quite a level of detail on supported motherboards, chipsets, CPUs, graphics cards, disk/CD drives etc.