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Old 12-25-03, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default advice needed (on AMD64 MB/GD & redhat linux)

Hi eveyone,

This is my first time posting, hope you all have a
wonderful x'mas/new-year holiday.

I'm trying to buy an inexpensive new PC system
that can boot from both Windows2000 and Red
Hat Linux 8.0, hence I hope you can give me some

1) Is AMD Athlon64 3000+ a good system for
above application? How's this compared to
Intel P4 2.6GHz ver. C with 800MHz FSB?

2) If I go for Athlon64 CPU system, which mother-
board should I pick? Asus K8Vdeluxe or Gigabyte
K8N? I'm trying to use the Asus graphics card
with Nvidia's FX5600 graphics chip. (Some of my
friends told me Nvidia supports Linux).

3) Should I consider the Shuttle SN85G4 motherboard
and case?

4) I'm trying to run some programs in the Linux
environment, is there any benefit for me to buy
a different harddisk drive for Linux (and one for
Windows2000 environment)? Will this affect how
I should set up my boot environment?

Thank you for your help, I look forward to hear
from you.

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