ericlake at ubuntu.com
Mon Sep 10 02:10:17 BST 2007
I would almost rather go with a Dell at this point to have the 3 years
of warranty and also get the accidental damage coverage. Especially if
you have kids (or you are clumsy). That and the Dell boxes are about the
same price as the system76 boxes.
(just my .02)
On Sun, Sep 09, 2007 at 09:06:37PM -0400, Brian King wrote:
> Good Call Steven!
> And I forgot all about the System76 machines. Definately worth the
> look for a laptop that was designed for ubuntu and not the other way
> around. I would spend the extra money and go for the System76 ones.
> On 9/9/07, Steven Walter <stevenrwalter at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 09, 2007 at 09:12:44AM -0700, Jason Bustani wrote:
> > > will ubuntu work on this notebook?
> > Ubuntu will almost certainly boot, but there are two pieces of hardware
> > on it that will probably not work well, if at all. The first is the ATI
> > video card. ATI cards work quite well in 2D with open-source drivers,
> > but the closed-source drivers that are needed for 3D acceleration are
> > widely agreed to be crap. I avoid ATI productions. This is a
> > deal-breaker unless you don't care about 3D games.
> > The other troublesome piece of hardware is the wireless card, which you
> > will almost certainly want to use. It seems to have a Marvell TopDog
> > chip, which seems to be quite new and nearly as I can tell unsupported
> > by Linux. Marvell does not provide any Linux drivers for it on their
> > website, either.
> > Bottom line, don't expect good 3D support, or any wifi connectivity.
> > --
> > -Steven Walter <stevenrwalter at gmail.com>
> > "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,
> > butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance
> > accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders,
> > give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new
> > problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight
> > efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
> > -Robert Heinlein
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