Hi Folks. Some years back I set up a system for my elderly friend which was his 1st time using Linux, and he's adored its stability ever since. Finally his system has gotten so very old that he needs it replaced because it won't allow lots of videos to play anymore & won't even get any browser updates. I'll be using Ubuntu Mate for his system. It needs to be very reliable for the long run - he is not a gamer - so it just needs to be rock solid. He lives over 100 miles from me which makes stability very important as I cannot just go over to see him alot. I have gotten very good results using full ATX Biostar mainboards with AMD CPUs (also what I have in my systems) and it has been a while since I've bought anything like this. My queries: - Is there any other brand of mainboard which is more stable & reliable than Biostar now ?? - What other h/w that is also very high quality works best with Ubuntu (I.E: video options) ?? - Is there any specific AMD CPU chip which is a better value these days than others ?? The friend this is for is well into his 80's and wants a good system to last for years; he probably realizes that this will be his last upgrade, and I want to help him to be as happy as possible with it. All helpful pointers will be gratefully appreciated !! Thanks.