[TriLUG] your favorite lowish cost thin laptop
mark at kempster.org
Wed Jan 19 04:31:04 EST 2011
The only time windows will be on this machine is the time between
first boot, putting in the ubuntu cd, and rebooting. I was hoping to
support vendors that sold a machine with a linux distro, to support
those efforts, etc. But in reality I'm not expecting that.
On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 2:01 PM, Joel J. Adamson <adamsonj at email.unc.edu> wrote:
> Jim <jjtuttle at trilug.org> writes:
>> On 01/18/2011 01:40 PM, Cristóbal Palmer wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 10:53 AM, Joel J. Adamson
>>> <adamsonj at email.unc.edu> wrote:
>>>> What the heck are you using your laptops for?
>>> Virtual machines for testing, especially build/deployment testing. I
>>> also tend to use VMs to sandbox some common activities (eg. banking)
>>> for security reasons.
>> I wouldn't even consider running a VM on the single core X100e I used
>> for some time. It runs Windows 7 and is dog slow. Firefox is a
>> stress to the system. Haven't tried Linux on it since it wasn't mine.
> Explanation for divergent experiences #1: I have no experiences with
> virtual machines.
> Explanation for divergent experiences #2: My machine ran Windows 7 for
> about two seconds, and I agree, it was really damn slow ;) I can't
> remember if the original poster asked about running Windows: thankfully
> I know less and less about running Windows by the day, and thus I can't
> comment on the X100e's performance running Windows.
> Joel J. Adamson -- http://www.unc.edu/~adamsonj
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