🤔 What's best for a new desktop computer with GNU/Linux nowadays? I'm looking for performances (CG arts/Krita), only Free/Libre drivers and around 1K€... Hard to find trusty infos... If you have advice/recommendations, pls lmk.👍

@davidrevoy I'm a big fan of System76; but I don't know that I could blanket recommend them without knowing how you intend to use the device.

If you just want to plop down some money and have a pre-built system with support and don't plan on tinkering much or at all, then they seem good for exactly that use case.

I'm not sure how price shakes out internationally; but they do have several options at different price points.

@groovestomp It's a really good option worth studying for sure. I'll look again at their store; I think I saw too many Nvidia based CGgraphics on their catalog and the price tag+delivery just gave me the feeling "not for me/my budget".
I admit I had a crush on the computer case with wood on it ^ ^

@davidrevoy So stylish, right?
The Nvidia stuff is a blessing and a curse.
I *think* they're all Intel CPU's; so you still get integrated GPU if you just want to opt out of Nvidia entirely; but you still end up paying for that unused hardware. :-(

I love that they provide a IME stripper and by default have disabled IME on all their machines since ~2018.

These things are always a tradeoff, right? It seems like they're making reasonable choices and I'm excited for where they're going.


@groovestomp For CGgraphics, a integrated GPU might be a bit weak; or maybe I still have a 2010 mindset and they are now better than GeForce GTX 650 Ti of 2014?... possible. I think I'll have to study that and look at benchmark of modern CGcards.

Yes, it is always a tradeoff looking at all this configs. That's why I was asking publicly in case a magic solution exists somewhere and I missed it. ^ __ ^

Thanks for the feedback!

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