🤔 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 If you're in the USA, System76 is one of the "go to" linux hardware vendors. They can / will ship international but customs and VAT can be a problem from what I've heard. Both the desktop and laptop I've gotten from them have been reliable machines.

I have heard good things about Tuxedo comptuers (based in Germany I believe) as well but I don't have any personal or second hand experience with them

@dnwlsn Yep, the price of Tuxedo were way more attractive; but that might be a bias I have with the price display in Euro and Dollar. I saw a lot of Nvidia config and CGcard unfortunately. hard to see a machine with a description claiming the driver are 100% libre; even for those two major Linux hardware vendors. I'll have a look again at their store.


@davidrevoy I know System76 specifically is working towards an entirely free computer, some of their laptops ship with libre BIOS now. So at minimum I'd say they are worth keeping an eye on even if you don't buy one this time around. Unfortunately most vendors do go with the Nvidia GPUs which means proprietary blobs / drivers. 😭

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@dnwlsn Thanks, I'll have a look; I had feedback on another channel it's possible to config on their website a AMD graphic setup. I'll check it!

The open source driver for nvidia (nouveau) is good and probably better than the proprietary

@Louson @dnwlsn

Well: I'm interested to know your sources sincerely because the measured benchmarks always tend to proof something totally different (and that's sad): phoronix.com/scan.php?page=art (hundreds other: phoronix.com/scan.php?page=sea ) 😔 I wish the driver would work even just a bit lower in perf than the proprietary (I would accept that) but we are still in a situation where Nouveau has very little of the perfo of the real CGcard ability...

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