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4. PC Hardware for Unix

Manish Jain1 
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Is it a good idea to suggest hardware?

Hardware purchases are supposed to be entirely a function of the user’s likes and dislikes. It is only when the user gets stuck with hardware that refuses to budge under the operating system of the user’s choice that the user begins to wonder—why can Unix/Linux forums not create a portal where hardware advice and ratings are easily available? There are many OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) out there who still take pride in asserting the adage, “Works with Windows,” which at times is just another way of saying, “We have no idea whether this thing ...

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