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Mesh PC, AMD Athlon II X2 215 2.7Ghz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Ubuntu £199.98 @ Ebuyer
Mesh PC, AMD Athlon II X2 215 2.7Ghz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Ubuntu £199.98 @ Ebuyer

Mesh PC, AMD Athlon II X2 215 2.7Ghz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Ubuntu £199.98 @ Ebuyer

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AMD Athlon II X2 215 Dual Core, one of the 45nm amd cpus released this month.
4GB DDR2 800MHz
Asus M2N68-AM SE
320GB SATA Hard Drive (16MB Cache)
22 x Super Format Dual Layer DVD ReWriter
Operating System: Linux Ubuntu
256MB Nvidia GeForce 7050i GPU - Integrated Graphics
5.1 Channel Surround Sound
Keyboard & Mice Not Included
Network Interface:10/100 LAN
Width 190mm
Height 375mm
Depth 390mm
1x Set 5.1 Channel Audio Jacks (3 Jacks)
1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
1 x COM Port
6 x USB 2.0 Ports
1 x RJ45 LAN Port
1 x VGA Port
1 Year Warranty

16 Comments

How does this compare to the £219 ebuyer value one posted here a couple of weeks ago?

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hotukdeals.com/ite…du/ that pc has Intel Dual Core E5300 2.GHz cpu 500gb hard drive and costs more. That pc is better compare to my deal here hotukdeals.com/ite…m-/ but that mesh pc has Intel E5400 2.7GHz which is slightly better cpu.
if bought directlly from mesh with vista and 500GB HD its £303.45 delivered meshcomputers.com/Def…988

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does it have an opperating system?

mavispickle;6268568

does it have an opperating system?



Yes Ubuntu, much better than Vista, doddle to use and an easy transition from any MS operating system.

Ubuntu is a version of linux. A nice operating system. quicker and sleeker than windows with kess problems viruses. The only downside is that it doesnt run windows programs obvously but there are many good alternatives.

Angof;6269161

Ubuntu is a version of linux. A nice operating system. quicker and … Ubuntu is a version of linux. A nice operating system. quicker and sleeker than windows with kess problems viruses. The only downside is that it doesnt run windows programs obvously but there are many good alternatives.



Ubuntu runs a great deal of Windows software using WINE and also provides many near identical alternatives for no cost. You only have to look at how MS are trying to discredit Linux with their campaign to sell Windows 7 in the US to realise how they they fear this free alternative will impact on profits. If it was as bad as they suggest would they really feel the need to criticise it ?

Angof;6269161

Ubuntu is a version of linux. A nice operating system. quicker and … Ubuntu is a version of linux. A nice operating system. quicker and sleeker than windows with kess problems viruses. The only downside is that it doesnt run windows programs obvously but there are many good alternatives.



When you say it doesn't run windows progs - which progs do you mean?

For instance Photoshop? does it run that (I'm new to pc's).

It runs programs those specifically written for linux (ubuntu).
There are programs which have linux versions too,like skype,firefox,opera,nero etc;but practically every windows software has its linux equivalents. Photoshop alternative is the gimp for instance : gimp.org/

Try running a google search for photoshop and linux.
You will see what you need on the very first hit.

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k0sh;6269945

Try running a google search for photoshop and linux.You will see what you … Try running a google search for photoshop and linux.You will see what you need on the very first hit.



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Any idea what version of Ubuntu it is? I presume either 8.04 LTS or 9.04.

Can you dual boot with Windows? My computer needs a upgrade so the looks like a painfree way of doing it.

Thanks guys.

mfraser;6270014

Any idea what version of Ubuntu it is? I presume either 8.04 LTS or 9.04.



I'm sorry, but does it really matter? Whatever version it comes with is usable, and you can easily upgrade to the latest version if the disc they supply isn't up to date? Or am I getting something wrong here?

I don't see the need for Linux packages. All Linux distributions are free. If you can't burn the download onto a disc (no CD/DVD writer etc.) you can easily just order a free CD from their site which for me came within 2 weeks.

If they preinstall it, it's more of a hassle to set up since you don't know what they did on it before selling. They should just provide the OS on a disc, which'll only cost a few pennies.

The Ubuntu CD is great for diagnostics in general since it works as a Live CD with partition editors, access to your HDD, Firefox and other default Ubuntu programs if something goes wrong with your installed OS.
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