Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Nov 2016 22:19 UTC
Linux

If you wanted a portable video editing workstation or a gaming machine you can take with you wherever you go, you'd be hard pressed to find more impressive specs from any manufacturer, let alone one that ships with Linux-compatible hardware like System76. So I mentioned to System76 that I wanted to test the Oryx Pro and compare it to the Dell XPS as a "developer" laptop. Frankly, the company was a little hesitant, pointing out that the two aren't really - aside from both shipping with Ubuntu installed - at all alike. And soon after the Oryx Pro arrived, I really understood just how different these machines area.

System76 has really become a household name in Linux circles for great machines with fantastic out-of-the-box Linux support.

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Earl C Pottinger
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2008-07-12

Same here, the ultra/light laptops limit what type of expansions will fit inside them. Example: many ultra lights can not take standard size SSDs so if I want to up install a larger SSD I can't.

The latest move to solder in memory means I can upgrade memory on some models.

I even had some light models wanting to move while I try to use them outside because of a strong gust of wind.

And considering some of the hardware mods I make to my machines, I want something with size/volume.

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Earl C Pottinger,

Same here, the ultra/light laptops limit what type of expansions will fit inside them. Example: many ultra lights can not take standard size SSDs so if I want to up install a larger SSD I can't.
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And considering some of the hardware mods I make to my machines, I want something with size/volume.


I'm just glad when consumers have choice. The worst scenario is when all manufacturers are following some fad and we end up having to choose something we don't really want.

Maybe the same could be said of elections.

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