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Lenovo ThinkStation S20 Workstation

Dec 07, 2009, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Brandon)

"For those new to Linux, or for the hardcore enthusiast who needs a morale boost, there’s nothing quite like installing a powerful, latest-gen distro onto a powerful workstation computer. The Lenovo ThinkStation S20 runs an Intel Xeon W3503 processor at 2.97GHz, has 4GB of DDR-3 PC3-10600 RAM and an Nvidia Quadro NVS290 256MB video card. It is an amazingly powerful business rig meant for serious developers, modelers, video production artists and designers who are not impressed by stylish accoutrements but just need the most bang for the buck. Yet, the real thrill is when you install a business-class distro, such as Novel SUSE Enterprise Desktop 11, which supports 3D accelerated graphics, desktop search component and comes with pro-level apps such as F-Spot (a photo management tool), Banshee (for multimedia management), built-in VPN and even runs the Microsoft Silverlight app out of the box in the Firefox browser. What it means: the S20 is ready for the big leagues and, combined with SUSE 11, is a serious performance machine."

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