getting started with linux

John Heim jheim at
Tue Aug 28 10:03:21 EDT 2007

If you miss out on that machine, and need to bid on another one, if I were 
you, I wouldn't worry too much about it not being compatible with linux. Any 
PC that is a year old or older  is probably going to work. It's mostly very 
new hardware that isn't supported -- yet.

I guess it would be a huge bummer to get a machine and have it turn out to 
be one of the very few that is not supported. But you're probably more 
likely to get a defective machine off ebay than you are to get one that has 
an unsupported sound card.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel Dalton" <daniel.dalton47 at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 3:11 AM
Subject: Re: getting started with linux

> Hi,
> Thanks for all the help. I got a reply from the guy that was selling
> that pc I was looking at. He said the following:
> "it is intel 815 chipset has agp slot and intel onboard sound drives at
> google search " dell support" xp has drivers"
> So is this going to work with linux and speakup?
> I don't know much about this so I don't think I will be able to find it
> on the site with the supported cards.
> Anyway if anyone can get back to me I would greatly appreciate it.
> Thanks,
> --
> Daniel Dalton
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