Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 10th Apr 2007 19:24 UTC, submitted by Charl P. Botha
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "This is a more critical than usual mini-review of Ubuntu Feisty beta on an HP NC8430 laptop. It practically examines some of the problems laptop users will run into when trying to run Feisty on their hardware."
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nice and honest
by miro on Tue 10th Apr 2007 21:45 UTC
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as somebody other alredy said the guys from xorg are working on the resolution problems (modesetting in kernel) also randr 1.2 should be the answer to monitor hotplug, even nvidia seems to like the idea and might use it as well (for their closed source drivers). I hope that I can switch to nouveau this fall/winter. for the battery life, there is a lot of work being done on making the kernel not wake up the cpu more often than needed (dynamic tick etc). I also hope that ext4 devs will think about laptop users. you see we are getting there, not even two years ago there was no hal automounting magic, no udev, no dbus, and don't forget about inotify which essentially made nice searching&indexing possible!

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