This mobo seems to an intel processor tuned device - no mention of AMD support. It seems to run a core i7 processor, so games should be good on it, especially if you get one of the recommended nVidia video processors. Has a good sound system built in. It says it supports Windows 7-10, though I imagine it will handle Linux as well. Lots of sata ports and USB 3.1 ports. Anyway, Linux is the only open question here. You may want to contact newegg.com about that, or check on the Asus web site.


Last time I used 8086 assembler was when I wrote a TCP/IP stack for QNX in the early 90's (work for the US Navy). At this point, I really can't help you. I occasionally write a few assembly statements when modifying Linux kernel code, but that is very rare these days.


Reverend Jim, Windows is much more susceptible to malware and virus attacks than Linux. Yes, you can harden your MS system against them, but the design of Linux makes such attacks much more rare, unless you are an idiot and leave your system open to remote access. Usually, web services are the most accessible to outside stuff. I managed something like 5000 servers for Nokia Mobile Phones, and we had zero intrusions! And we had 100 million remote customers all over the world. There was work involved to accomplish that, but with proper system monitoring we were able to detect when some asshat would be trying to penetrate the system. Let's just say that their #######s were a bit puckered when we were done with them!

FWIW, we used CentOS 6.x for the servers.

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After having written a LOT of time conversion software over the years I can only say this. DO NOT GUESS! Study the domain and understand what is required to convert from one timezone to another. My software had to work properly in countries all over the world (China, Japan, Korea, India, Europe, USA, et al). I'm not going to try to teach you how to do this, but is isn't that hard if you make some effort!