Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 5th Nov 2004 01:55 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems San Jose-based LinuxCertified.com sent us one of their best-selling laptops, the LC2430. We've used it for more than a month with four different distributions and here's what we think about it.
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batteries for my battery-powered toys
by thomas pynchon on Fri 5th Nov 2004 04:12 UTC

are you sure about this? apple even recommends you completely discharge your battery.

it depends on the battery type. NiCads (nickel-cadmium rechargables) of certain types develop a memory. therefore, it's best to fully discharge them. other types may not have this flaw. i'd have to RFTA again to see what type Eugenia was dealing with.

anyway, on the article, nice job Eugenia as always. looks like you gave it thorough workout. i could have sworn i had AC97 in my last laptop; and both FreeBSD and Linux plus ALSA had no issues. on my desktop i just use ALSA, cdcd, and rexima.

i'm suprised they had modem support. most, if not all, laptop-modems have limited or expensive support via 3rd party drivers. i prefer using a USR external plugged into the lappy, although it's not too portable.

i plan to get one of those ECS barebones laptops with as much memory and hard drive as i can possibly afford. the ECS generally have an external battery pack, so you can buy two or three and have super-long-lasting energy. i dunno how linux support is one the ECS though.