I previously ran SuSe and then openSUSE for several years on an older computer.
I am looking at buying a new HP and I was wondering if the new processors, e.g., i5-750 quad-core processor, will work with openSUSE.
Is there anything I need to be aware of when shopping for a new computer that I want to run Linux on?
Core i series processors work great with Linux.
If you are only going to use Linux,why pay for Windows?You could save some money buying a computer without Windows preinstalled.
Check what graphics card/chip is included. Google it for “linux and make and model” to search for any distro problems. Then use the forum search on the “make and model” to identify any openSUSE issues.
I’m running an i5-750 system and everything works well, the motherboard is Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3
Watch out for Sandy bridge chip-sets that use the Intel integrated GPU.
Please see this article:
[Phoronix] Low-End Sandy Bridge Linux Graphics Performance](http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=intel_i32100_graphics&num=1)