New mom board

Digimer lists-5ZoueyuiTZiw5LPnMra/2Q at
Mon Mar 17 15:09:48 UTC 2014

On 17/03/14 10:45 AM, James Knott wrote:
> Digimer wrote:
>> On 17/03/14 08:26 AM, James Knott wrote:
>>> I'm thinking about getting a new motherboard for my computer.  My
>>> current motherboard is an ASUS/AMD 64 bit that's showing it's age.  Any
>>> suggestions?  Of course, it must work well with Linux.
>> Whatever you get, be sure it doesn't have a realtek network card on
>> it. These are almost everywhere as they're so cheap. If you find a
>> mainboard with an actual Intel NIC (desktop or server), then it's a
>> good sign it's a board aimed at quality instead of lowest price, so it
>> should work better.
>> The realtek cards are just horrible little NICs...
> NICs are easy enough to work around, but video is more of a concern.  My
> current video card is NVidia, which is starting to run into driver
> issues, as they are proprietary and the open source Nouveau drivers are
> crap.  I understand Intel video is also good.

The crux of my argument was that a mainboard that includes an intel NIC 
will likely be built to an overall-higher standard.

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