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Build a High-Powered Ubuntu Linux Workstation (part 3)

Oct 16, 2009, 10:32 (0 Talkback[s])

"In the first two parts of this series we focused a great deal on the hardware. Rightly so since you need good hardware properly configured for any solid workstation solution. Once you have all that figured out you must make some decisions regarding what software to install. It really does seem like a waste of good CPU cycles to just install a vanilla desktop Linux distribution. This final installment will look at several potential choices for the base operating system and in detail at what we finally settled on.

"Before you start burning install DVDs it's probably a good idea to come up with a list of things you want your operating system to do. In our case the biggest single requirement was the ability to do virtualization, or running multiple operating systems on the same hardware at the same time. This doesn't really narrow things down very well. In fact, it opens up a number of options to consider from both the open source world and free (as in VMware's ESXi and Citrix's XenServer) for personal use."

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