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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what is 100%
by james on Mon 9th May 2005 18:09 UTC

I was going to post something else, but then saw your post (Most people....). Well perhaps you may be one one of those people?

Do you think Windows works 100% on Dell or IBM laptops!? I don't think so at all. I have had numerous instances where resume from a suspended Windows machine has horrendously failed.

100% really depends on what you are trying to use the system for.

I for one am a fan of LinuxCertified's offerings. Yes, of course they could improve, but here is my perspective:

I work for a college with about 20 Linux boxes (with instructors using Linux desktops/laptops). I used to loose hair everytime a professor bought XYZ brand laptop and handed it to me for Linux installation. Yes, I know there are community sites like, which I used extensively. But it was simply not worth for me to maintain a handful of distros on a handful of laptops. Then one professor bought one of hers from LC - and this was a turning point for me. All I had to do was to configure her wireless for campus network and voila everything was a go. Now I seriously recommend all new buyers to get their Linux laptops from Linuxcertified. It has made my and their life much more easier than before.

If you are going to tell me that I am a wimp for not being able to support my users with Linux based installs myself - may be I am. However, now I can focus on higher level issues (like integrating the laptops with campus kerberos implementation, grrrr...).

So, who cares if xmms is not working. My users buy laptops to compile code, visualize stuff, and do their research. I absolutely recommend LC's laptops for that purpose.