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Submission + - Are there any Linux-friendly DESKTOP x86 motherboard manufacturers?-> 1

storkus writes: The release of Haswell-E and a price drop on Devil's Canyon has made me itch for a PC upgrade. However, looking around I discovered a pair of horror stories on Phoronix (2nd story link at the bottom of the first), and plenty more Googling around.

My question: if MSI, Gigabyte, Asus (and by extension Asrock) are out, who's left and are they any good? Note that I want to build a (probably dual-boot, but don't know for sure) gaming and "other" high-end machine with one of the above chips so we're talking Z97 or X99; however, these stories seem to point to the problems being M$-isms in the BIOS/UEFI structures rather than actual hardware incompatibility, combined with a real lousy attitude (despite the Steam distro being real soon now).

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Are there any Linux-friendly DESKTOP x86 motherboard manufacturers?

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  • WinRar do have quite some ability to actually extract info from EXE-archives, so do Winzip and 7-zip. (not always though)

    Also search the sites for the manufacturers to see if there are unbundled BIOS copies - and contact the support of the motherboard manufacturer telling them about the problems it causes you.

    Also look at Tyan [tyan.com].

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