Best supported motherboard

Which among these three motherboard is the best supported in Linux
(Centos/Ubuntu) ?

Intel® Desktop Board DH55HC [ <a href="" title=""></a> ]

Intel® Desktop Board DP55WG [ <a href="" title=""></a> ]

Intel® Desktop Board DP55KG []

Also which will be a good processor , for using in a desktop PC to run 4 or
5 Virtual machines concurrently on VirtualBox or VMWare ESX server ?

Intel® Xeon® Processor X3460 [ <a href="" title=""></a> ]
Intel® Core™ i7-870S [ <a href="" title=""></a> ]


Re: Best supported motherboard

By Tom Bishop at 11/01/2010 - 12:51

Well it depends on what you want in your new board, workstation vs
server....I just built 2 machines based on this board....MSI 785G-E53 AM3
785G...with amd quad is acting as a server and centos 5.5
loaded up just fine with no issues, running KVM with a couple of VM's....I
would look at the 1055T or 1090T CPU which have 6 cores and would probably
give you better performance if you want to run 4 or 5 vm's.....the one thing
that I did was use a pata DVD burner...since I have heard of issues with the
sata versions and centos....I prefer amd to Intel since I'm always on a very
limited budget...;)

Re: Best supported motherboard

By Robert Heller at 11/01/2010 - 13:35

I have a SATA DVD burner: Optiarc Model: DVD RW AD-7241S and it works
just fine under CentOS 5.5 on a AMD Sempron(tm) Processor LE-1300 system
(ASRock K10N78 motherboard). I did have to add the 'irqpoll' kernel
parameter to get the SATA ports to work.

Re: Best supported motherboard

By Basil Kurian at 11/02/2010 - 11:11

I always prefer Intel products. Does anyone got any experience on any of
these boards ?