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That's all well and good...

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on March 10, 2004 10:48 PM
As a daily "mobile Linux" user, I must admit that I was chuckling quite a bit as I read through your article. The only bit that really seemed worth talking about was the modem -- which is generally an issue for Linux on laptops.

While you did talk about the keyboard (which, I'm very glad works well) you failed to mention an issue that is near and dear to my heart: Power Management. Does this notebook fully support ACPI? APM? Did you put it through the paces S1 and S3 suspends/sleeps? If not, what's the hangup? The buggy BIOS? Would the Intel disassembler help any?

It's great to see Linux moving into the desktop/mobile spotlight, however battery life monitoring and management are very important to every mobile user I know.


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