How can I build myself a workstation for studying purposes?

I can’t decide between getting a Mac or a Windows computer. I also am a bit lost as to what specifications I should look out for. What would you recommend? I am afraid of getting Windows because I am tired of slow computers. I also like Linux and Ubuntu because it is the fastest OS I have experienced.

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  • 6 months ago
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    You need to be a bit more specific. What exactly are you studying? For general school studying, you don't need anything fancy. Hell, even a simple Chromebook can probably be enough if you don't need access to Mac/Windows only-programs and just want a simple machine.

    As some general recommendations:

    I'd go with at least a quad-core Intel or AMD CPU (Ryzen, not the archaic FX-series)

    8 GB of RAM

    Either a 240 GB SSD + 1 TB of HDD storage, or better yet, 1 TB of NVME SSD storage if you can afford it

    Your choice of either Windows or Linux (or both)

    The above recommendations can vary depend on what you want and/or budget. Without that information, I can't make more specific recommendations.

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  • 6 months ago

    Possibly worth mentioning:

    https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/

    I liked the PCLinuxOS Full Monty edition because it had tons and tons of software, much of which the new user had never encountered, but it was discontinued. I suppose the ISO files may still be out there.

    https://www.pclinuxos.com/

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