[K12OSN] OT: Query - Top Five Laptops

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Mon May 19 13:39:11 UTC 2008

Nils Breunese wrote:
> It's not very hard to install nVidia's proprietary driver. In Ubuntu
> it's a matter of checking a checkbox. 

True.  But that's one distro.  And if the Ubuntu support list is any
indication (Les Mikesell and I are both on there), then Hardy Heron is
giving some folks the blues with that.

> Under Fedora it's a little more work (you have to add a third party
> repository as Fedora doesn't ship non-free software), 
You and I know how to do that.  But most people aren't as technical as
we are.

> but it generally works just fine and I don't know for sure, but nVidia
> graphics might perform better with things like 3D than Intel, I think.
> Of course, if you're a real open source fanatic you better avoid
> nVidia and their evil non-open source drivers.

Or if you just want things to work out of the box w/ no fuss.  :-) 
Right now, Intel does that.  You're right, it ain't the Ferrari...it's
the Honda Accord.  Remember that we're talking about a *student* laptop
here, not a gaming machine.


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