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Actually, if I stick to the planning aspect (the
assembly and loading could be another talk or two),
it's not too ambitious, depending on the detail level.

I admit, this planning stuff seems easy to me, as
that's what I've been doing for on and off for the
last several years.

Marc

--- Rod Roark <rod@sunsetsystems.com> wrote:
> Hmm, this seems too ambitious for one talk.  I'd
> suggest mostly
> showing which sites have good information, offering
> some general
> advice, and fielding questions.
> 
> Also some show-and-tell with the hardware may be
> good.  You and
> I may think that installing a CPU and heatsink, or
> mounting a 
> motherboard in a case is easy, but it's not if
> you've never done 
> it before.
> 
> -- Rod
>    http://www.sunsetsystems.com/
> 
> On Wednesday 02 January 2002 07:29 pm, Marc
> Hasbrouck wrote:
> > Cool!
> >
> > Here's my basic outline. It's a little long,
> depending
> > on the detail. Somethings, like which distros can
> be
> > shortened, the major pros and cons like Mandrake
> and
> > Redhat can install with little user knowledge,
> Debian
> > lets you know what's really loading, etc. If you
> have
> > comments or info, please don't hesitate. I'm only
> one
> > tech who came over from the dark side.
> >
> > Since I'm a hardware guy, and cheap, I'll stress
> that
> > a bit more.
> >
> > Marc
> >
> > Building Your Own LINUX System
> >
> > 1. First things first
> > a. What are you going to do with it?
> > i. Office work (word processing, spreadsheet,
> etc.)
> > ii. Graphics
> > iii. Games
> > iv. Server (data base, network file server [NFS,
> > SAMBA, etc.])
> > v. Development
> > vi. Specialty (email server, DNS, firewall, etc.)
> > b. What distribution to use (Redhat, Debian, SUSE,
> > etc.)
> > i. Pros and Cons for Redhat
> > ii. And for Debian
> > iii. And for SUSE
> > iv. Etc.
> > 2. Looking for what works with LINUX
> > a. Resources
> > i. Linux.org
> > ii. Redhat.com
> > iii. Debian.org
> > iv. SUSE.org
> > v. Xfee86,org
> > vi. Linuxdoc.org
> > b. CPU and Motherboard
> > i. i386 family (386; 486; Pentium; Pentium II, III
> &
> > 4, Celeron, Duron & Athlon)
> > ii. Power PC (Apples)
> > iii. others
> > c. IDE or SCSI
> > i. SCSI is faster and more expensive in general
> > ii. IDE fewer devices, but much cheaper
> > d. Video cards and X
> > i. Not all cards are supported equally
> > ii. Older cards usually have better support
> > e. Monitors
> > i. If its not a mainstream make and model , you
> better
> > have the manual for the specs
> > ii. Size does matter
> > iii. You get what you pay for
> > 3. So how much hardware do you really need?
> > a. Bleeding edge (living for your system, or
> geeking
> > on the edge)
> > b. Moderate (the average person)
> > c. Antiques (the used market for poor folks and
> skin
> > flints like me)
> > 4. Shopping day!
> > a. Do you homework
> > b. Local dealer or web / mail order or computer
> show
> > c. Dealers and manufacturers I like
> > i. South Pacific Systems
> > ii. HSC Electronics
> > iii. ASUS & Abit
> > iv. ATI
> > d. Ready made LINUX dealers
> > i. Sunset Systems
> > ii. Linux Mall
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