[SATLUG] Looking for new system
horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 17:04:21 CDT 2008
Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Note: I'm starting a new thread.
> ed wrote:
> > I'm looking at buying a new (or refurb'd) machine in the very near
> > future to replace my crashed Windoze media (music and video) server
> > all Linux at home now...). I've seen some good-to-great price
> > on both Intel Xeon and AMD Phenom systems, but I'm curious and a little
> > bit concerned over the problems I'm hearing about Ubuntu and 64bit
> > architecture. Several questions come to mind as I get ready for my
> > purchase(s). Can y'all help?
> > 1. An AMD feind since the brand came out, I'm wondering: which CPU
> > would y'all actually recommend as best suited to Ubuntu versions 7.04 -
> > 8.04 in a 64bit environment?
> > 2. What are the issues with 64bit systems and the apparent need for
> > of RAM? Can It load as a 32bit OS on a muti-core machine? If so, what
> > would I lose if I did it that way? How much RAM would I need then?
> > 3. For this machine, I'm not overly concerned about wireless
> > as it'll be directly wire-connected to my router. However, I'd like to
> > know if the system, under Ubuntu, might be multi-homed, and run more
> > than one NIC with more than one usable IP address (true server
> > 4. Which video card(s) would you recommend, with how much RAM on board,
> > to handle this monster and permit the full use of Emerald and/or
> > Compiz-Beryl?
> I'm a bit confused by your requirements. You say that you want a
> media server and then talk about video cards. Is it a server or a
Actually, I want it to be a bit of both -- primarily to serve media
where/as necessary across my network, but to also serve as a kick-*ss
multi-functional workstation. If not for Windoze and a 32bit
environment, per se, I had the best of both of those worlds for several
years with my previous server, as a part of my combined home theater.
It did it all - acquisition, storage, presentation and network server.
That's why the questions about video cards, multi-homing NICs and the
like, and the reason for all the other questions.
I'm looking for the punch of a gamer's machine, but with the storage and
distribution capacity of a server. That's asking lots, I know, but I've
done it before in that other environment, and would like to do it again
with Linux in a 64bit environment.
Thanks for the tips, tho... Reading... :-)
> If you just want to work as a media server, I wouldn't do a PC at
> all. I'd just get a small enclosure to host drives via samba/nfs.
> You don't need a keyboard, mouse, or screen. Typically these systems
> are managed through a web interface.
> Something like
> might work for you. Just google for network storage.
> -- Bruce
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