Re: [LAU] query re: HP notebook

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To: Mark Knecht <markknecht@...>
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Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 3:26 am

Mark Knecht wrote:

The only other number that seems relevant is the part number FS185UA.
Google turned up some mentions on Spanish sites, but they weren't really
informative. However, they did indicate that Linux runs on the machine,
so there's some good news.

> The first review I found wasn't overly kind:

Yep, I read that one. It got me wondering, hence the email.

> I guess based on the way you purchased that you weren't able to boot

No, they weren't very amenable to the idea at Best Buy. I don't usually
purchase stuff there, but I was happy enough with the Westinghouse
monitor I bought there (soon to be replaced by another one of those
Samsungs you recommended).

> My guess is that the specs will turn out to be 'ok'. Not great, but

Alas, 3D is essential to my current work with the AVSynthesis program.
I'm using nVidia cards in both my desktop machines, and they're running
rt kernels. Not the most recent kernels, but I've had little or no
tangential problem with the nVidia closed-source driver. From other
reports it would seem I'm a lucky guy.

Btw, I plan to check out Arch and Ubuntu 8.10 with this machine. Geoff
Beasley swears by Arch, and I liked what I saw when I did some reviews
of software running on Ubuntu 8.04. IIRC you're a Gentoo user, but
please opine on either of those systems if you know them.

> Don't know what to tell you. Maybe you can still go back to the store,

I've been laptopless (that sounds a bit dodgy, eh?) for a while, and I
do want one asap.

> Good luck. If you decide to keep it you can be assured that you're

Thanks, Mark, the assistance and encouragement is greatly appreciated.
I'm going to sleep on a decision, but I'm leaning favorably towards
opening it up in the morning. I'll post again tomorrow with the news.

Best,

dp

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[LAU] query re: HP notebook, Dave Phillips, (Tue Nov 11, 2:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] query re: HP notebook, Mark Knecht, (Tue Nov 11, 3:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] query re: HP notebook, Dave Phillips, (Tue Nov 11, 3:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] query re: HP notebook, Dave Phillips, (Wed Nov 12, 12:13 am)
Re: [LAU] query re: HP notebook, Mark Knecht, (Wed Nov 12, 1:07 am)
Re: [LAU] query re: HP notebook, Dave Phillips, (Wed Nov 12, 3:26 am)
Re: [LAU] query re: HP notebook, Mark Knecht, (Wed Nov 12, 3:41 am)
Re: [LAU] query re: HP notebook, Brad Fuller, (Wed Nov 12, 12:37 am)
Re: [LAU] query re: HP notebook, Mark Knecht, (Tue Nov 11, 7:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] query re: HP notebook, Robin Gareus, (Wed Nov 12, 6:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] query re: HP notebook, Crypto, (Tue Nov 11, 4:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] query re: HP notebook, Tobiah, (Tue Nov 11, 9:42 pm)