Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2012 22:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems For years and years now (since the first G4 iBooks), whenever someone asked me for advice about what laptop to buy, my standard answer was simple: get an Apple laptop. Doesn't matter which one. Apple was so far ahead of the competition it just wasn't funny anymore. This past weekend, though, marked the end of an era for me: for the first time, I advised someone to get an Asus ZenBook instead.
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RE: Does it run Linux?
by Lozrus on Wed 28th Mar 2012 09:19 UTC in reply to "Does it run Linux?"
Lozrus
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2010-06-14

I have a 13" i7 model ZenBook which is used mainly for Windows and Linux development. Linux support has been great for me so far.
Running Ubuntu 11.10, WiFi, Power Management, 3D are all supported well. The only issues being:
* Battery Life is about half of what it is under Windows (but complete power management is crippled for me since I use Wubi to boot - I can't say what true native booting would be like)
* The USB Ethernet Adapter that ASUS supply isn't supported (although I haven't tried very hard).
* The trackpad driver is single touch only.

I run Gnome Shell, but Unity looked like it worked well too.

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