Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 9th May 2005 08:47 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems We got in a new loaner from, the brand new LC2210D model: a Centrino 1.80 GHz CPU, 512 MBs of RAM, Intel Extreme gfx card, 40 GB drive and a 14" XGA TFT screen. The laptop comes with the latest Ubuntu installed and sells for $1249. Read more for our review.
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by Robocoastie on Mon 9th May 2005 16:38 UTC

>>Then linux on laptop is a non starter for me. You can get all that in working order from Apple, Dell or HP.

True. Linux on my Dell Inspiron 5150 has been a failure with distros ranging from Slackware, Linspire, to Xandros.
So I still WinXP on it and LiveCD with Slax5x whenever I need Linux which is for my astronomy software at night.

I've found that Linux still works best as a "utility" OS - when used for very specific purposes it performs very well with little resource use and can run circles around Windows. But when attempted to use as a general Windows replacement able to handle anything you throw at it, it falls on its face. That's not Linux's fault at all, that's just it's open source nature, very few vendors write the software for it so one either has to use the hcl's or wait for support for their software or hardware. (or *gasp* write it themselves or contribute to those who do)