Other Hardware Components

Now it's time to move beyond the essential components and look at your choices for the other parts that you can attach to a computer.


Because you will work with the shell interface more under Unix than other PC operating systems, you should choose a monitor that displays crisp text. In addition, high resolution is important in a monitor because you want the ability to display at least two shell or text editor windows at once, so that you can quickly switch between them. However, you can only take resolution so far. To the beginner, it is always tempting to reduce the font size to accommodate more windows, but because this increases eye strain, there is no real substitute for a large display.

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