Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

New Computer For Christmas? Buyer Be Aware.

Filed under
Hardware

Purchasing a computer can be a daunting task for those who have never done so. It can often be a bit of a struggle for those who have. There are so many PC manufacturers and companies, it is easy to imagine why this could cause some people problems. In the spirit of the Giving Season, let me add one more problem to that list.

Most of us are especially aware of TV, radio and print advertising during this time of year. Who can miss it? Dell Computer is a major advertiser on television as is HP (Hewlett-Packard) and Gateway. During the holiday season, these companies offer some of their products at extremely low prices. There is a reason for that. If you are going to buy a computer for someone this season, or even for yourself, there are some things need to know.

Full Article.

More in Tux Machines

AMDGPU News

  • Vulkan/OpenGL Performance With AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 vs. Mesa 13.1-dev
    This morning's AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 preview included some 16.40 vs. 16.50 hybrid driver benchmarks, but for those wondering how 16.50 compares to Mesa 13.1-dev for RadeonSI OpenGL and RADV Vulkan, here are some preliminary tests for the two current Vulkan AAA Linux games.
  • Here Is The AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 Download Link
    AMD ran into a snag getting out the updated proprietary hybrid Linux driver stack this morning, but it's now available for download from AMD. This page has the 16.50 Linux x86/x86_64 driver available for download.
  • It Looks Like AMDGPU DC (DAL) Will Not Be Accepted In The Linux Kernel
    While AMD developers have been working to improve their "DAL" (now known as "DC") display code for the better part of the past year and this code is needed for new hardware support as well as supporting HDMI/DP audio on existing AMDGPU-enabled hardware plus other features, it's still not going to be accepted to the mainline kernel in its current form.

Linux Foundation and Linux

openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Get Git 2.11, Xfce 4.12.3, FFmpeg 3.2.1 & Mesa 13.0.2

openSUSE's Douglas DeMaio reports on the latest Open Source and GNU/Linux technologies that landed in the repositories of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system. Read more

What Is A VPN Connection? Why To Use VPN?

We all have heard about VPN sometime. Most of us normal users of internet use it. To bypass the region based restrictions of services like Netflix or Youtube ( Yes, youtube has geo- restrictions too). In fact, VPN is actually mostly used for this purpose only. ​ Read
more