[ubuntu-za] some tests

Helge Reikeras helge.reikeras at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 13:51:41 BST 2010

Thank you! This is great information for someone wondering which
laptop to buy. It's a question we get a lot on the list.


On 04 Oct 2010, at 2:34 PM, frans <dormakorp at vodamail.co.za> wrote:

>  Hi.
> I had the opportunity to test Ubuntu 10.04 on two laptop this weekend
> and would just like to comment on that.
> First was the Acer Aspire 5551
> Everything worked...wonderfully, laptops "FN" hot-keys and wi-fi
> worked
> great, did a very quick ad-hoc connection with my wife's Win 7
> machine,
> and could emediatly browse everything on her system. The Lan
> connection
> also worked great.
> Now for boot time it was extremely quick. just over ten seconds, on my
> internal stop watch maybe a bit faster, its well worth it to switch of
> between uses and you can still help a client on your system in the
> time
> most screens warm-up.
> Second a Packard bell dots
> Ubuntu install is very usable, fast for the Atom N450 processor in the
> system and boot up in about 20 seconds on battery, battery life was
> about 6 hours while updating the OS and having the kids play
> afterwards...
> What did not work is the FN Hot-keys, I still have to research that
> and
> will report back, the Bluetooth in the system is version 3, I still
> have
> to find out if I can activate that before I can report on it, In the
> Win
> 7 system have a app to switch it on when using the wi-fi hot-key.
> Any ideas on the Packard bell system would be nice, I'll be using that
> as my communication and programming system, after setting everything
> up.
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