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Re: WSJ: Mossberg takes the Linux bait and snarls ....

Generally, I would think that if you are doing an initial review of Linux, you would start with reviewing it on a Desktop. Laptops tend to be a little idiosyncratic/non-standard from brand to brand.

Ironically, Windows was giving hell to a friend's Dell Insipiron (Pentium M class), to the point he went and bought a new one, giving me the old one. I, too, had the same problems as he with Windows on the Dell, and then proceeded to wipe out the OS from Redmond and install F7.

No problems.

Max Pyziur
pyz brama com

On Thu, 13 Sep 2007, Charles Curley wrote:

On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 01:06:51PM -0400, Lamar Owen wrote:
On Thursday 13 September 2007, Max Pyziur wrote:
Mossberg Looks at Ubuntu Linux on a Dell (Verdict: Not Quite Ready for

I agree 100% with one of his beefs.  Laptop touchpad sensitivity.  When I'm
typing (and as I touch-type around 50 wpm, the keyboard is really a humming)
often the cursor will jump to where the i-beam for the mouse is; ooops, left
click.  But I didn't touch the touchpad.  Aggravating as all get out.  (And
if someone knows a way to turn that down, please let me know, as I've not run
across the setting yet).

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Summary     : Settings tool for Synaptics touchpad driver
Description :
A GTK+ tool to set scroll and tap preferences for the Synaptics touchpad


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