Re: Laptop COMPATABILITY List.
1/ Dell Inspiron 1545 10.04 64 bit, everything works, however, I had to connect to ethernet to get the wireless STA driver installed. Wireless works great. This is a dual-boot with 7 and lucid seems to be quite a bit more responsive than windows. The CPU temp is a few degrees higher in ubuntu than in 7 and the fan kicks on at a little higher temp (55-65c), but still well below the shut off of 105c. May have to wait until maverick.
edit May 21 2011: Removed win7 and use lucid exclusively. Shortly after the original posting above, ubuntu ran cooler than 7 after a kernel update. Now runs around 42-46 degrees or so.
2/ Dell Inspiron Mini 1012, 10.04 netbook edition, again everything works and again had to start with ethernet to get the atheros wireless driver installed. This is a dual-boot with xp home and the wireless doesn't work a @#!$ in windows, but works perfectly in ubuntu.
edit May 21 2011: After several months, got my son to figure out the atheros card in XP, now works, albeit flaky, still better in lucid.
3/ An old "self built" circa 2002 desktop athlon 1800+, runs 10.04 32 bit and other than a tad slow, everything works great. It is my download machine.
Last edited by colin.p; May 21st, 2011 at 09:41 PM.
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