[Gllug] London laptop recommendations

Jason Clifford jason at ukfsn.org
Wed Jun 6 10:06:08 UTC 2007

On Wed, 6 Jun 2007, Richard Huxton wrote:

> Can't get my external monitor to work at 1280x1024 with the laptop (i810 
> driver). It'll dual-screen with the internal at 1280x800 and external at 
> 1024x768 but won't go higher. I can do it with XP, but who wants to?
> Oh, and I can't get sleep-to-X to reliably work. Don't need it enough to 
>   spend long with though.
> Otherwise, everything just works out of the box (and this is a stock 
> Debian too, not one of your fancy -buntu distros).

The big advantage with the Ubuntu based distros is that they have done a 
lot of work to make things like that work well on most laptops. I'm not 
sure how much of that work has made its way into stock Debian yet.

At least with Linux you can install it on a standard box. To installed 
Windows XP on SATA based systems you are required to use the OEM copy that 
comes with the system in many cases (I have a customer who has that 
problem and cannot re-install XP Pro as a result).

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