Linked by Andrew Hudson on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 00:23 UTC
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All very nice...
by Delgarde on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 03:05 UTC
Delgarde
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2008-08-19

...but as far as I can see, a few rather fundamental things missing. My system is hardly new - about two-three years old - but it doesn't look like much of it will work. Multi-core processors, for example - recent forum posts indicate that even in 2010, that's considered too new a feature to be well supported. WiFi support - standard on pretty much any laptop for the past five+ years - is dubbed experimental. My video card (nVidia, but ATI/AMD is in the same position) is supported only by a Vesa driver.

Seems to me that for all that it might have a great design and user interaction, that doesn't matter so long as it's so massively deficient in hardware support. I'd be happy to try it out, but as far as I can tell, I'd be doing well if it boots. And if it does, I won't be able to do anything with it in the absence of an internet connection...

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