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Old June 28th 07, 12:51 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
Raghav
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Hi,

I am planning to buy a new laptop for my development related needs.
I already have a 4 year old Dell Inspiron and the new one will replace
it for my technical needs.

I plan to put a Sizable linux partition (Ubuntu) on the system.

Before buying, I am looking for user comments.. People who have
already used this..

or any other hp compaq notebooks.. how r they ?

worth their money ? good ? bad ? ugly ? wonderful ?
heat too much ? too much noise ? how do the parts behave..

general stuff like that...

I appreciate all input.

regards
raghav..

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Old June 28th 07, 10:11 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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On Jun 28, 4:51 am, Raghav wrote:
Hi,

I am planning to buy a new laptop for my development related needs.
I already have a 4 year old Dell Inspiron and the new one will replace
it for my technical needs.

I plan to put a Sizable linux partition (Ubuntu) on the system.

Before buying, I am looking for user comments.. People who have
already used this..

or any other hp compaq notebooks.. how r they ?

worth their money ? good ? bad ? ugly ? wonderful ?
heat too much ? too much noise ? how do the parts behave..

general stuff like that...

I appreciate all input.

regards
raghav..


One thing i've seen with the newer hp and compaqs I don't like is the
touchpad. The ones that have the touchpad painted silver. What
happens is *everyone* wears away the silver coating in short order,
just by using it normally. The pad still works fine. But it's darn
ugly.

Reliability-wise, the ones with the amd processors have a higher
failure rate. I can't speak to the newest models just yet.

Getting wireless stuff to work in linux can be a headache. Due to the
limited availability of drivers.


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Old July 8th 07, 12:37 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
Raghav
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On Jun 28, 11:11 pm, " wrote:
On Jun 28, 4:51 am, Raghav wrote:





Hi,


I am planning to buy a new laptop for my development related needs.
I already have a 4 year old Dell Inspiron and the new one will replace
it for my technical needs.


I plan to put a Sizable linux partition (Ubuntu) on the system.


Before buying, I am looking for user comments.. People who have
already used this..


or any other hp compaq notebooks.. how r they ?


worth their money ? good ? bad ? ugly ? wonderful ?
heat too much ? too much noise ? how do the parts behave..


general stuff like that...


I appreciate all input.


regards
raghav..


One thing i've seen with the newer hp and compaqs I don't like is the
touchpad. The ones that have the touchpad painted silver. What
happens is *everyone* wears away the silver coating in short order,
just by using it normally. The pad still works fine. But it's darn
ugly.

Reliability-wise, the ones with the amd processors have a higher
failure rate. I can't speak to the newest models just yet.

Getting wireless stuff to work in linux can be a headache. Due to the
limited availability of drivers.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


I post this just so that others know.

HP Compaq 6710b does not work with Ubuntu out of the box...
especially
as in "It just works".


There is a mountain of issues to be solved, before you might get it
running...I haven't succeeded yet.


Probably, its too new...a hardware piece for Ubuntu Feisty Fawn...


gud luck..


cheers
raghav..

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Old July 8th 07, 08:44 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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On Jul 8, 4:37 am, Raghav wrote:
On Jun 28, 11:11 pm, " wrote:



On Jun 28, 4:51 am, Raghav wrote:


Hi,


I am planning to buy a new laptop for my development related needs.
I already have a 4 year old Dell Inspiron and the new one will replace
it for my technical needs.


I plan to put a Sizable linux partition (Ubuntu) on the system.


Before buying, I am looking for user comments.. People who have
already used this..


or any other hp compaq notebooks.. how r they ?


worth their money ? good ? bad ? ugly ? wonderful ?
heat too much ? too much noise ? how do the parts behave..


general stuff like that...


I appreciate all input.


regards
raghav..


One thing i've seen with the newer hp and compaqs I don't like is the
touchpad. The ones that have the touchpad painted silver. What
happens is *everyone* wears away the silver coating in short order,
just by using it normally. The pad still works fine. But it's darn
ugly.


Reliability-wise, the ones with the amd processors have a higher
failure rate. I can't speak to the newest models just yet.


Getting wireless stuff to work in linux can be a headache. Due to the
limited availability of drivers.- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


I post this just so that others know.

HP Compaq 6710b does not work with Ubuntu out of the box...
especially
as in "It just works".

There is a mountain of issues to be solved, before you might get it
running...I haven't succeeded yet.

Probably, its too new...a hardware piece for Ubuntu Feisty Fawn...

gud luck..

cheers
raghav..


Linux usually needs a year or two to catch up on new hardware.

What are your top issues?


 




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