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Building a $200 Linux PC 300

WesternActor writes "Computers are getting cheaper to buy every year, but there are still sometimes advantages to building them yourself. ExtremeTech has a story about how they sought out the parts for a $200 computer that (of course) runs Linux as a way of breaking the budget barrier. They even test it against a commercially available eMachines nettop to see how it compares in terms of performance. This probably isn't something everyone will want to do, but it's an interesting example of something you can do on the cheap if you put your mind to it."
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Building a $200 Linux PC

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  • by blai ( 1380673 ) on Sunday July 25, 2010 @10:56AM (#33021072)
    No, Linux is nothing like iOS
  • by Cylix ( 55374 ) * on Sunday July 25, 2010 @01:05PM (#33021832) Homepage Journal

    I should also note that I had substantial issues upgrading my AM2 system. I purchased a new quad core Intel proc. I had substantial issues lining up the pins and when the dremel failed to produce favorable results I went to see the local computer shop.

    They were completely horrified and helped educate me on some changes in the world. Eventually, they sent me home with a brand new 200 watt power supply and serial mouse.

    When that failed to work I decided to go to radio shack (the shack!) and see if they could get me on the right track.

    They were completely horrified at both the previous shop and the things I had done. Eventually, they too sent me home with a brand new cell phone and a subscription to subscription to satellite tv service. They said to ask the sat installer for assistance when he comes out next week.

  • Re:$200??? (Score:3, Funny)

    by PRMan ( 959735 ) on Sunday July 25, 2010 @05:41PM (#33023666)

    +++CREDIT TO TEAM+++

    Hey, watch those 3 pluses buddy, you just made me get a NO CARRIER!

Lend money to a bad debtor and he will hate you.