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    new laptop W520: System Monitor Screenshot

    Being a somewhat aged computer user it blows my mind to see this on my laptop... even servers back in the day did not have this...

    I do not even want to think about the future...
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    Re: new laptop W520: System Monitor Screenshot

    Quote Originally Posted by cprofitt View Post
    Being a somewhat aged computer user it blows my mind to see this on my laptop... even servers back in the day did not have this...

    I do not even want to think about the future...
    The only problem is that the amount of possible memory is limited by the amount of finite parts in the universe. As example:

    You will never be able to store all the characters of Graham's Number in decimal writing because it has far more characters than there are particles in the universe.

    So in the future, memories and speed will be growing, but the growth is certainly limited.

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    Re: new laptop W520: System Monitor Screenshot

    Quote Originally Posted by sanderd17 View Post
    The only problem is that the amount of possible memory is limited by the amount of finite parts in the universe. As example:

    You will never be able to store all the characters of Graham's Number in decimal writing because it has far more characters than there are particles in the universe.

    So in the future, memories and speed will be growing, but the growth is certainly limited.
    That gives me some measure of comfort.

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    Re: new laptop W520: System Monitor Screenshot

    So how well does the w520 work in Ubuntu otherwise? Do you experience problems with the Nvidia quadro card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beew View Post
    So how well does the w520 work in Ubuntu otherwise? Do you experience problems with the Nvidia quadro card?
    Its actually an Nvidia Optimus... and I switched it to just use the Intel from Bios. I have not yet tried using the Nvidia card.

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    Re: new laptop W520: System Monitor Screenshot

    Quote Originally Posted by cprofitt View Post
    Its actually an Nvidia Optimus... and I switched it to just use the Intel from Bios. I have not yet tried using the Nvidia card.
    Is it possible to choose the discrete card (Nvidia) from the BIOS? The Quadro card is high performance and expensive, I wouldn't pay all that money to use only the Intel card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beew View Post
    Is it possible to choose the discrete card (Nvidia) from the BIOS? The Quadro card is high performance and expensive, I wouldn't pay all that money to use only the Intel card.
    Yes, you can choose either card. There were some issues I had to work around before I could use the Nvidia card.

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