I’ve finally bit the bullet and bought the parts to build a new home PC, I’ve also decided to teach myself a bit more about Linux while I’m at it, so thats going to be the main OS on that machine. I have however installed XP on it first, then taken a ghost image of the hard disk just in case things don’t work out 🙂
I currently live in a flat, so I’ve decided to go for a small form factor PC, this would suit me better than a big generic white box (It also looks a lot nicer), it means that I can hide it in a corner somewhere out of the way and it won’t get in the wife’s or my way.
|Case:||Morex Venus 668B – Black|
|Motherboard:||Commel Mini-ITX express LV677|
|Processor||Intel Core Duo Processor T2400 1.83Ghz 667 Mhz FSB 2MB L2 Cache|
|Memory:||Crucial CT2KIT 2x1gb pc2-4200 NonECC CL4|
|Hard Disk:||Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 500GB S300|
|DVD Rom:||Samsung SH-S182|
Some photos of the build and finished article:
Installing Ubuntu Linux:
I’ve just downloaded Ubuntu Linux ISO image, burnt the ISO to a blank CD and installed, everything went really smoothly (So far). I’m currently playing with it and reading the Ubuntu Desktop Guide to familiarise myself with this distributions of Linux. Next on the list, how to change the resolution from 800×600 to something a bit higher.