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    New computer

    I am building a new computer, its is a biostar mb EVERYTHING on board including the cpu, a 2200+ sempron. It will have 512 ddr and an 80gb 7,200 rpm hdd. It has to removable drives so I can put them in and scan a customers hdd or clone one to another.

    This system is on a serious budget and I thoguht of puttin linux on it. But if I do....

    Will it support my Hauppage tv-fm card?
    Does linux nowhave FULL read write support for NTFS without a problem?
    And what would be available for an A/V scanner?

    I havent been in the linux world for long time....

    Thanks

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    Will it support my Hauppage tv-fm card?
    You didn't say which card it was so here's a broad answer and a page you can check hardware compatibilities for SuSE at since you didn't say what distro you were planning on using.
    If you do decide to use SuSE and money is an issue send me a PM and I can giveyou a good tutorial of an FTP install of SuSE.

    http://hardwaredb.suse.de/productSea...dist=&f_arch=1
    http://hardwaredb.suse.de/searchForm...83f0b268de9b2e

    Does linux nowhave FULL read write support for NTFS without a problem?
    http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/ntfs.html#3.2

    Adding write support will take a long time. NTFS is built like a database. Any changes you make, necessitate making changes in many places, for consistency. Make a mistake and the filesystem will be damaged, make too many mistakes and the filesystem will be destroyed. Also, the current developers are only working on NTFS as a hobby, during their free time. If you'd like to help, please email me: email
    There is no write support to NTFS in linux but if you are dual booting and you want to copy something from linux to windows you can write it to ext2/3 while in linux and read it from windows. there is more info on that a little further down the page.

    And what would be available for an A/V scanner?
    http://www.clamav.net/
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    Actually, there is full NTFS read/write support on Linux. Take a look at Captive NTFS for more info.

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    Well Ill just go with good old xp then, thanks

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