Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2012 22:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems For years and years now (since the first G4 iBooks), whenever someone asked me for advice about what laptop to buy, my standard answer was simple: get an Apple laptop. Doesn't matter which one. Apple was so far ahead of the competition it just wasn't funny anymore. This past weekend, though, marked the end of an era for me: for the first time, I advised someone to get an Asus ZenBook instead.
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RE: Does it run Linux?
by Cromat on Wed 28th Mar 2012 13:20 UTC in reply to "Does it run Linux?"
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Yes Yes it does.....

I'm typing this on my Linux Mint Zenbook right now! FYI Kernerl 3.3-RC7 and newer has almost everything working out of the box.

"* The USB Ethernet Adapter that ASUS supply isn't supported (although I haven't tried very hard)"
--Not true, a kernel update to 3.2.6 will get the usb Ethernet working out of the box.

"The trackpad driver is single touch only. "
Not true I have multi-touch working on mine....driver compile into kernel if you get the sentelic touchpad, the elentech has a driver in newer kernels.

Take a look at the Ubuntu wiki and the giant thread, everything has been figured out now with good battery life now that rc6 has been patched by the intel devs.

Edited 2012-03-28 13:25 UTC

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