Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 8th May 2007 22:15 UTC, submitted by briansmith
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Ubuntu Feisty Fawn and Windows Vista are two state-of-the-art desktop operating systems. I got this Bi-OS laptop (with Feisty and Vista Business) recently as my desktop replacement. I compare some features of Vista vs. Feisty. Both operating systems have made great progress. Laptop is well built and great for a consultant like me (albeit tad heavy)." More here.
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Sabon
Member since:
2005-07-06

You could have bought a MacBook or MacBook Pro and had a triple boot computer that wasn't "albiet tad heavy".

Edited 2007-05-08 22:41

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vimh Member since:
2006-02-04

That's a good question. Maybe the reviewer liked the Lenovos design better? Maybe the macbook isn't guaranteed to work great with Unbuntu? Then again, the article wasn't compairing the Lenovo to a MBP. It was just telling us about the Lenovo T60p.

I have a question for you though. Did you realize that a 15" MBP according to the Apple website is 5.6 pounds with the otptical drive installed and the Lenovo is 5.5 with the drive in?

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

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You could have bought a MacBook or MacBook Pro and had a triple boot computer that wasn't "albiet tad heavy".
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You can install OS X on reviewed laptop (albeit with a little more work) and still have your tripple boot computer. However one has to ask the question: Why would you want to have Windows, Linux /and/ OS X on the same laptop?

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Dream Laptop
by hraq on Tue 8th May 2007 22:44 UTC
hraq
Member since:
2005-07-06

That is one of the bes laptops you can buy; and better it is certified for linux plus 100% working with windows vista/xp

Actually I will ask them to load CentOS v 5 which is also certified on the same laptop.

Does external monitor on VGA port work flawlessly?

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RE: Dream Laptop
by butters on Wed 9th May 2007 00:45 UTC in reply to "Dream Laptop"
butters Member since:
2005-07-08

I agree, but only because Lenovo doesn't make an even more awesome ThinkPad T6x with an NVIDIA Quadro FX chipset. Why not go with the mobile graphics processor with the best OpenGL pipeline, the best proprietary drivers, and the best prospects of a free driver in the near future?

On my T42p (with the same FireGL as the T60p), both the digital and analog heads are fully supported on the Linux distros I've tried (Ubuntu Edgy/Feisty and the RHEL-based IBM Open Client). Docking and display hotplugging is a PITA. I wrote scripts, but they basically save my session and restart the X server with the appropriate configuration. It's not optimal or easy enough for most users.

The solution to this problem is literally right around the corner with Xrandr-1.3, but initially only for the Intel driver. The proprietary vendors will take their sweet time implementing the new display hooks, but Gutsy time-frame (Sept/Oct) is not out of the question.

Edited 2007-05-09 00:47

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RE[2]: Dream Laptop
by Stock on Wed 9th May 2007 06:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Dream Laptop"
Stock Member since:
2005-08-31

If you're worried about using proprietary drivers why not pay just a little more for an Intel graphics chipset that will give you a 100% GPL compliant linux laptop right out of the box?

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RE[3]: Dream Laptop
by butters on Wed 9th May 2007 16:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Dream Laptop"
butters Member since:
2005-07-08

I'd hope to pay a little less for a laptop with Intel graphics ;-)

Intel is stepping up their game in the graphics space, but for the time being, they aren't competitive with NVIDIA and AMD/ATi.

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RE: Dream Laptop
by renox on Wed 9th May 2007 08:08 UTC in reply to "Dream Laptop"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

> it is certified for linux

Yes, but Linux is getting only 50% of the battery time of Vista, so apparently there is quite some time for Linux to do here..
Hopefully, the dyntick integration plus future patch will give some improvement here.

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Re: Dream Laptop
by larwilliams on Tue 8th May 2007 22:56 UTC
larwilliams
Member since:
2007-04-03

If your xOrg video driver supports it, I don't see why not.. nVidia's own drivers do, not sure about ATI et al.

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T60p
by stare on Tue 8th May 2007 23:05 UTC
stare
Member since:
2005-07-06

So, that laptop is just a Lenovo T60p repackaged with Linux installed alongside with Windows? Not bad, since T60 is great device which features one of the best LCD on the market (AFFS matrix type), but how much premium you pay for the luxury of having the OS you can install yourself? Quick search at amazon shows "generic" T60 way cheaper...

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RE: T60p
by Ubuntuguy on Wed 9th May 2007 03:57 UTC in reply to "T60p"
Ubuntuguy Member since:
2007-05-09

"generic" T60 way cheaper...


Its T60p with WSXGA screen. They tend to be pricey than generic T60 units. Lenovo sells similar Linux units for $3000+!

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v Vista is state-of-the-art?
by Supreme Dragon on Tue 8th May 2007 23:48 UTC
RE: Vista is state-of-the-art?
by flanque on Tue 8th May 2007 23:59 UTC in reply to "Vista is state-of-the-art?"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Doesn't take long does it to attract one of these comments now does it? It's like a moth to the flame around this place.

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