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forrest44
18-06-2006, 09:48 PM
Hey people What do you think about this PC off trademe:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Desktops/Without-monitor/auction-60266238.htm

Anyone had any experiences with these?
Any problems with Linux/stability/etc?

Cheers

johnd
18-06-2006, 09:53 PM
It doesn't say what the CPU is.

No problems with Linux stability - it's not perfect but is a lot more stable than MS WIndows!

forrest44
18-06-2006, 10:05 PM
I meant hardware stability, like no glitches that are going to make it shut down unexpectedly.

Just trying to make sure there are no well-known problems with this sort of PC b4 I buy.. :)

Metla
18-06-2006, 10:11 PM
It doesn't say what the CPU is.

No problems with Linux stability - it's not perfect but is a lot more stable than MS WIndows!

Clearly states it is a 1.6 Ghz Pentuim 4.

(and XP is rock solid :angry :rolleyes: )

johnd
18-06-2006, 10:23 PM
Clearly states it is a 1.6 Ghz Pentuim 4.

(and XP is rock solid :angry :rolleyes: )

So it does - plenty of grunt for a modern Linux PC. If there is a problem with Linux, most likely area is the video card.

andrew93
18-06-2006, 10:49 PM
Most Compaq D510's came with onboard video, but there were some models that came out with a slimline 16 or 64Mb video card (can't remember which). I wouldn't expect there to be any issues if it was an onboard video model. That said we have seen quite a few of the original 40Gb hard drives starting to fail - possibly due to excessive disk wipes but a number of these exact models (Compaq D510, 1.6GHz) have failed hard drives at one of my clients. From memory this model is at least 4+ years old now...?
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godfather
18-06-2006, 11:20 PM
But "Linux Obutan" ... ?

Wonder if the seller actually means Ubuntu.

Obutan sounds a bit Simian to me.
They may be trying to make a monkey out of it?