ESYS Net PC - Celeron 3.2GHz PC Running Linux - 80GB / 512MB £79.99 @ Morgan Computers - HotUKDeals
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Ideal PC for the kids, occasional user who needs only wants basic functionality or a cheap Linux based PC

* Esys Net PC - Intel Celeron 352 3.2Ghz processor
* 512MB DDR2 RAM, 80GB 7200RPM hard disk, DVD ROM drive
* Integrated sound and graphics, 6 x USB, LAN, audio and PS2 ports
* Ubuntu Linux v6.06, Nero, Power DVD installed, PS2 keyboard and mouse

Stock Status
Factory refurbished

Warranty
6 months return to base

£91.49 after shipping / VAT
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#1
Seems to be coming in at £129.98 + delivery costs on top
#2
91.49 with delivery and VAT is what I see. Still a cracking deal.
#3
That's the one with the monitor
#4
A_Dirty_B
Seems to be coming in at £129.98 + delivery costs on top

my mistake, was looking at the one including 15.4" TFT! In that case HOT from me
#5
nice find ..direct link for those that cant find it

http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/shop/detail.asp?ProductID=5074&CategoryID=142&SubCategoryID=387

:whistling:
#6
I'm using Ubuntu and it's not as daunting a change from Windows as people make out. Infact, I love it.
#7
VanDutch
I'm using Ubuntu and it's not as daunting a change from Windows as people make out. Infact, I love it.


I would say that the best one to use if you are coming straight from Windows is OpenSuse, probably the best Linux disto around (my opinion of course)
#8
hey I don't know much about computers but could the ram be upgraded in this? What's the main differences between windows and linux? do windows games (forball manager etc) still run?
Any help would be much appreciated

:)
#9
Ubuntu 6.06??? That is 2 years out of date.
#10
amazonboy
hey I don't know much about computers but could the ram be upgraded in this? What's the main differences between windows and linux? do windows games (forball manager etc) still run?
Any help would be much appreciated

:)


Main difference is that Linux is open source. That means anyone can write programs for it. Also Linux is totally free, and around 95% of programs are too. There are ones you can pay for. As for the games, well some will and some won't. You would have to use WINE and/or plays on linux. Google will x work under wine, and it'll open a new world. :)

Welcome to the darkside, we have cookies and penguins!
#11
belovedmonster
Ubuntu 6.06??? That is 2 years out of date.


It's not like it costs anything to download and burn the latest version!
#12
The correct price is £91.49 and not £79.99 once delivery/VAT is added?
#13
imo ubutu would be better than opensuse. though, 6.06 ...:w00t:

>> What's the main differences between windows and linux? do windows games (forball manager etc) still run?

erm... different kernels, run time libraries and device drivers? and no, no program writen for windows will work under any linux OS, and vice versa, without emulating the various parts of each OS in the other. So, you can run something like WINE (a windows emulator) under Linux, and run a windows program from WINE, but it ain't gonna be pretty or easy. The biggest downside is the need for different device drivers, so you may find a lot of hardware and peripherals don't work, and the windows driver CDs you got with them won't help. In my case I had to wait around for a year while someone wrote a useable driver for a TV card I had, and that was having done my research and buying one I knew would have a good chance of being supported; faik the ATI tv tuner users are still waiting... :p

That said, other than games, pretty much everything has a compatible windows equivalent under linux. Instead of MS Office just use OpenOffice. For Internet Explorer use Firefox (same as using it under windows). Photoshop / GIMP. Outlook / Thunderbird. MSN, AOL, Yahoo messenger / GAIM. That's pretty much all I use on windows :) Plus side is almost everything is free to download and use under linux.

>> could the ram be upgraded in this?

considering the age of the system, I'm guessing quite likely, probably hitting a max chipset limit around 2 to 4 GB, probably only has 2 ram slots too. Chances are there's 2 x 256 MB in them too, so you'd have to remove half or all of it to upgrade.
#14
belovedmonster
Ubuntu 6.06??? That is 2 years out of date.


It's the LTS (Long Term Support) version: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ubuntu_releases#Ubuntu_6.06_LTS_.28Dapper_Drake.29

However, as it comes off support in 5 months, this was probably a little short-sighted.
#15
spic
I would say that the best one to use if you are coming straight from Windows is OpenSuse, probably the best Linux disto around (my opinion of course)


I run OpenSuse on a couple of machines, 64 and 32 bit versions, have done for years. It is very slick and a breeze to install. Some say Linux is hard work but I think my Vista 64 is worse. You can do everything from the GUI these days but have the power of the cmd line if you want it.
#16
jonnyfatman
It's not like it costs anything to download and burn the latest version!


Maybe not, but will the bundled Power DVD still work with the newer kernel and libraries? I suppose you could always download VLC if the worst comes to the worst.
#17
Once you add in £60 for a legal Windows licence , £20 for extra memory, £30 for larger disks the deal suddenly looks very weak... however as the OP said it is a low price for basic needs.
#18
splender
Once you add in £60 for a legal Windows licence , £20 for extra memory, £30 for larger disks the deal suddenly looks very weak... however as the OP said it is a low price for basic needs.

No monitor mentioned, so add the cost of that too.
Another let down is no CD/DVD writer.
#19
* Ubuntu Linux v6.06

isn't that a bit old?
#20
spobby
* Ubuntu Linux v6.06

isn't that a bit old?


You didn't read the 1st page of this thread then!?? :thinking:

About 2 years apparently....
#21
splender;4136786
Once you add in £60 for a legal Windows licence , £20 for extra memory, £30 for larger disks the deal suddenly looks very weak... however as the OP said it is a low price for basic needs.



Stick with Linux, and as for the rest, well it depends on what you need. Not so long ago this was more than enough for anyone and yet today it's 'basic'. Strange how things change :thumbsup:
#22
why do people like Linux so much, whats the appeal?

i'm running Vista x64 at the moment & it runs like a dream.

C2D E8400 3.5GHz
ATI 4780 1GB
2x2GB DDR2 1066MHz
#23
hmmm.... My dad has my old computer and I think the graphics are ******ed (scrolling up/down jerks)

I was going to reformat my sisters old computer - its a P3 - medium spec (unsure of processor size) - prolly about 5 years old.

Would I be better to buy a cheap new computer than try to ressurect and old one?

Only used for emails, web, and basic office tasks - most demanding thing it would probably have to do is utube for the funnies he gets sent!
#24
[QUOTE=da_murphster]hmmm.... My dad has my old computer and I think the graphics are ******ed (scrolling up/down jerks)

He might need a new mouse?!:-D
#25
Very hot price.....am tempted
#26
immure
It's the LTS (Long Term Support) version: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ubuntu_releases#Ubuntu_6.06_LTS_.28Dapper_Drake.29

However, as it comes off support in 5 months, this was probably a little short-sighted.


Especially since the most recent LTS version, 8.04, came out in April and is supported until April 2011: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ubuntu_releases#Ubuntu_8.04_LTS_.28Hardy_Heron.29
#27
K1LLER HORNET
why do people like Linux so much, whats the appeal?

i'm running Vista x64 at the moment & it runs like a dream.

C2D E8400 3.5GHz
ATI 4780 1GB
2x2GB DDR2 1066MHz


Personally I have nightmares about Vista, not dreams! :w00t:

Linux is free, it's geeky, it's fun to mess with, no inputting of a silly key, there are about a million versions (ok I'm a woman so I exaggerate! Still you're not tied to one version, if you don't like it you apply for another free cd, or you download a different one.) I feel about linux the way some VW beetle owners flash their lights at other beetle owners. Remember around 80% of all web pages are hosted on Linux! Add to that you can boot it from a cd and see if you like it before you commit totally and it's fab!
#28
This is a really good find, forget the os I defy any one to find a new pc as cheap as this. Heat added.
#29
Very hot indeed. Excellent for people needing a PC to wordproces or browse thed internet with.

By the way when my PC broke last year, and while waiting for Nehalem, for 6 months I used a PC slower than this (Celeron 2.8ghz), with little to no hardships and I am a huge, and intensive computer user.

So it is possible to have as your main PC.
#30
K1LLER HORNET
why do people like Linux so much, whats the appeal?

i'm running Vista x64 at the moment & it runs like a dream.

C2D E8400 3.5GHz
ATI 4780 1GB
2x2GB DDR2 1066MHz


Because it's free and runs on computers that cost £80? If your PC has 4GB of memory and a top end graphics card I'm sure Vista runs fine!

It's also very useful for the less technologically inclined, since you don't have to run any anti-virus software. I'll admit that installing can often be troublesome if your hardware isn't supported, but once it's installed it works great. On my laptop it installed no trouble and everything (wireless, card reader, multimedia buttons, etc) worked out of the box, but on my girlfriend's we couldn't even get the install CD boot. But at £0, I say no harm done.
#31
tharris
Because it's free and runs on computers that cost £80? If your PC has 4GB of memory and a top end graphics card I'm sure Vista runs fine!

It's also very useful for the less technologically inclined, since you don't have to run any anti-virus software. I'll admit that installing can often be troublesome if your hardware isn't supported, but once it's installed it works great. On my laptop it installed no trouble and everything (wireless, card reader, multimedia buttons, etc) worked out of the box, but on my girlfriend's we couldn't even get the install CD boot. But at £0, I say no harm done.

Quite certain the poster was being sarcastic :)
#32
da_murphster
hmmm.... My dad has my old computer and I think the graphics are ******ed (scrolling up/down jerks)

The only time I ever see that fault is when no/wrong graphics card drivers are installed.
Try downloading new drivers and installing, 99% chance it'll sort the problem out.
#33
furi0n
Quite certain the poster was being sarcastic :)


nope - was not being sarcastic.

Vista runs really well on my PC.

thanks to 'PaganWolf' & 'tharris' for the Linux insight.
#34
K1LLER HORNET
why do people like Linux so much, whats the appeal?

i'm running Vista x64 at the moment & it runs like a dream.

C2D E8400 3.5GHz
ATI 4780 1GB
2x2GB DDR2 1066MHz



No that i dislike vista, (because i dont, i think its a alright OS, if iwas to build a system tomorrow i would consider it over xp)

but yours might run like a dream because of ur 3.5 C2D and 4gb of ram :D
#35
will this be able to connect to the internet wireless, straight out of the box?

and is the price £91 or £79?
#36
steven gerrard
will this be able to connect to the internet wireless, straight out of the box?

and is the price £91 or £79?


From the description: "£91.49 after shipping / VAT"

Seeing as it doesn't have a wireless card I doubt it! There's plenty of cheap Linux-friendly wireless dongles around though, or you could install a wireless card yourself.

EDIT: If you are going to use wireless I would recommend upgrading Ubuntu from 6.06 to 8.10
#37
If I upgraded the ram with a cheap 2 gb kit there is no reason why this wouldn't run XP fine as a main PC is there?
#38
Captain Chaos;4164017
If I upgraded the ram with a cheap 2 gb kit there is no reason why this wouldn't run XP fine as a main PC is there?


It would run XP without any problems.
#39
You can get the latest Ubuntu Operating System (8.10) on CD for free: https://shipit.ubuntu.com/ or download and burn it yourself it: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

The Ubuntu web site says the CD takes up to 10 weeks for delivery, but mine came much faster, in about 2 weeks.

I've been using Ubuntu for over a year now, it's great, highly recommended. :thumbsup:

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