I recently bought some parts for a pc (lastnight actually), and don't have an operating system for it.
I am considering linux as it is free, and would like to know more about how it works. Eventually, I would hopefully dual boot or install W7 over it (the pc is for gaming, although most of the parts are missing).
But I am not sure if my PC will be compatible with it. I have looked up hardware compatibility lists and my parts aren't on there.
Is there any way I would be able to get them to work?
Here are the specs:
Asus P8Z77-V PRO
Intel Core i5 3570K
128GB Crucial M4
8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz DDR3 RAM
Corsair HX 850W Modular Power Supply
Congrats on your new computer. yes all your components will work fine with linux. any distribution will work fine. If you are new to linux give Ubuntu or Fedora a try. make sure to get the 64bit version. Installation is really easy too. you will be impressed
Having just gotten round to playing with Ubuntu 12.04 in a VM last night I was staggered by how streamlined the install now is. Having cut my teeth on 6.xx and not really used it since 10.xx I've got to say it's one thing they seem to have gotten very right.
No, just somebody who did a bit of reading on HCI back in my student days and worked with a couple of people that went on to lecture in the subject.
Unity is not without merit. On a small screen or touch device I can see it working, as a desktop OS no way. Same as many people see Metro. KDE is coming back to credibility but is still trying to be half an OS rather than just a WM.