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TV : needs component, composite, and HDMI inputs
Okay, why I am I looking at Component, Composite, and HDMI input tv's? Couple of different reasons. The first is that most of the older video cards that support TV out use a Composite/S-Video connection. Many of the recent systems support the DVI/Component signaling method. Getting a set with these connection types should allow me to back test cards like the Radeon 8x00 and Radeon 7x00, as well as making sure that future Graphics Cards with HDMI outputs work properly under Linux.
These are the sets that I'm looking at, or rather, would like to be able to get.
Slyvania 26" HDTV: ~$650
Panasonic 26" HDTV: ~$800
(no, I'm not looking at both, it's one or the other)
So why Circuit City and not Newegg... which I'm well known for... well, short of Sony sending me one of these things, Newegg doesn't have anything that I can possibly justify for testing. Not that I wouldn't try, but then I'd need an external Video Camera...
Okay, why in the world would I need to ask for processors. Don't I have anything under the sun already? Yes and No. While I occasionally get in systems that have various processors, I don't have some of the more popular types right now... which kinda bites when trying to answer SMP questions.
Intel Core Duo
Intel Quad Core
AMD Dual Core
AMD Quad Core
Windows Vista Ultimate
I can't believe I'm actually listing this. While I have a couple of Copies of RC1 for Vista, there isn't any way I can afford, or would willingly purchase Vista Ultimate. However I've had a couple of requests for Guides dealing with Vista and Mepis Linux (File sharing a big one). My typical response to the emails has been "You Buy It, I'll Guide It."
Like Vista, it is probably suicidal to list this market flopping device. That being said, I've had two specific requests to show how to install Mepis onto a Playstation3. Yes, Mepis. And you would be right in thinking that Mepis does not have any PowerPC versions available. However, Ubuntu does have a PowerPC version that technically should be installable. (Not to mention Yellow Dog Linux). Well, if Sony won't put Linux onto their system and sell it as a Home Computer, I'll be glad to video capture the Conversion and write for it.
Now, what would I do if Sony themselves donated a system for the purposes of writing guides for? Probably enter a similar catatonic state and completely flub the introduction as in the donations / commissions page.. (that is a mess I'll admit, a /big/ Mess).
None of the current multi-gpu solutions are supported under Linux Drivers.
Any hardware donations should go to the X.org development teams instead for these products.
The original posting on MepisGuides.com is below