Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Sat 3rd Jul 2010 16:13 UTC
Linux While at the HP Technology Forum 2010, a particular breakout session stood out in that it was all about Linux. In fact, I've stolen the title of the presentation and made it the name of this article. Bdale Garbee, a very comprehensive and impressive individual (also the HP Open Source & Linux Chief Technologist), gave a talk on the basics of Linux and HP's involvement in it.

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HP Laptops Anyone?
by hibridmatthias on Mon 5th Jul 2010 13:19 UTC
hibridmatthias
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2007-04-11

Yup, their use of wireless components that require NDIS wrapper is REAL Linux friendly...

BLuetooth? Riggghhhhhtttt...

I agree on the support of printers and bigger iron, but the desktop hardware selection or support leave a bit to be desired still...

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RE: HP Laptops Anyone?
by ichi on Mon 5th Jul 2010 16:17 in reply to "HP Laptops Anyone?"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

Yup, their use of wireless components that require NDIS wrapper is REAL Linux friendly...

BLuetooth? Riggghhhhhtttt...

I agree on the support of printers and bigger iron, but the desktop hardware selection or support leave a bit to be desired still...


I guess that, again, depends on the model. I use a HP laptop at work (can't remember the model number, 6xxxb or something like that) and everything works out of the box, including both wireless and bluetooth (which I'm just using to lock the laptop when my phone, and hence me, is enough far away from it).

Well actually I would have to install a driver if I wanted to use the fingerprint scanner, but the thing is there's a driver available in the repositories anyway.

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