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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I wouldn't bother
by Dr.BooBooGone on Mon 9th May 2005 18:44 UTC

I had Linux running on my laptop just before Christmas. One night, I was too tired to shut it down, so I suspended it (or so I thought) by closing the lid. The next morning the laptop was dead. It never fire-up again. I took it to the shop and they told me the laptop over heated. So not only does Linux not handle suspend/resume (aka ACPI stuff) properly, it doesn't handle the fan spin up/down either. Your milage may vary depending on your laptop, but on my laptop (Compaq Presario 1800T) it simply can't handle it.

I now have a brand new Dell with XP Home on it and I will never run Linux on my laptop(s) again. Linux has not proven itself on laptop hardware. Wireless support is lacking as well.