[Techtalk] The Dell XPS 13 Developers Ubuntu
bilwalsh at swbell.net
Sun Jul 26 12:47:32 UTC 2015
On 07/26/2015 03:08 AM, Rudy Zijlstra wrote:
> Hi Raena
> Op 26-07-15 om 09:59 schreef Raena:
>> Hi LChx TT List
>> If this is a bad list to discuss new hardware just boot me off and
>> direct me to a better list or a better place.
> Anything Technical related is OK, so very much right list :)
>> I need a light portable reasonably powerful laptop not a gaming
>> device but nice for video.
> Personally i dislike Apple SW, but i admit to liking the laptops. I
> dislike the current crop of Lenovo because of its touchpad. The DELL
> you are looking at i do not know, Sorry for that ;)
>> I have read a bunch or reviews of the Ubuntu build of the Dell XPS 13
>> Developers Ubuntu Ed. They rave about how nice the laptop looks and
>> its specs but it seems as if there are some niggles with getting the
>> touchpad to work properly and the display to configure nicely. Whist
>> I am not averse to tweaking about and have got alot of enjoyment and
>> satisfaction from getting thing to work if I am paying $1500 for
>> something that is pre-installed with Ubuntu I do not want to waste a
>> weekend getting it running properly. If it means installing a newer
>> version of Linux then fine.
>> Should I be looking for another laptop? Are the niggles worth it?
>> Any feedback advice etc would be enormously appreciated.
> Good luck finding a suitabke laptop !
I bought a "new old stock" HP Pavilion dv-7. AMD quad core with 8 gig
memory. One really nice feature is that it has space for two hard
drives. It also has a Blueray player DVD/CD burner drive but good luck
playing Bluerays in Linux.
With Kubuntu 14.04 everything works "right out of the box". No niggles.
I moved the original Windows drive to the second position and installed
the Kubuntu drive in the primary. Booted up, reconfigured Grub and was
off and running. [ I took the drive out of my old Gateway laptop and put
it in the HP. ]
A cat is a puzzle with no solution.
Cats are tiny little women in fur coats.
When you get all full of yourself try giving orders to a cat.
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