Share your PC configuration, so others can do it too
This topic will have a double purpose:
- Posterity and fun
- An idea proposition.
So first, just for fun, please do share the configuration of your machine, especially if it is a desktop PC. In addition you could say how well does it work with GNU/Linux, not just the core components but peripherals and less often used components. Also, how well does it work with only Free Software?
Second is the idea. We could create a Libervis Network sub project which would call people to submit their PC configurations (list of components used in their PC) which work perfectly well with only Free Software and then pick out certain potential "product lines" as best representations or best combinations of hardware which works good with Free Software.
The result would be a very useful resource for home PC builders, existing or potential PC vendor businesses and even people looking to buy a new computer for their Free OS like GNU/Linux, FreeBSD etc.
It would not be a full hardware database. It would not list all compatible hardware that there is. It would simply strive to list the better combinations of hardware which work perfectly with Free Software, with the help of the community input.
The success of such a project would build on the tendency of techies to brag about their hardware configuration (especially if they built it themselves) and the further incentive to contribute a good thing, to further the Free Software cause (because by making it easy to known which combinations of hardware work well with Free Software, it will be easier to avoid hardware of vendors who don't support Free Software).
What do you think?