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    Just Joined! Mr.Panda's Avatar
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    Is this laptop enough for Linux

    I am about to buy an entry level laptop dedicated to Linux. I was just wondering if it is good enough to run a new version of linux such as suse 10 with all the custom layout eye candy. I need the computer for casual functions... music playback, photo storage, photo editing using something photoshop-like, umm... 2d games from late 90's, instant messaging, internet and blogging. NO 3d animation and 3d games to be used. Is the computer enough to run smooth and steady?

    Averatec AV3715ED1 Notebook - AV3715-ED1


    # ProcessorAMD Mobile Sempron 3000+ 1.80GHz
    # Bus Speed1.60GHz PSB
    # Cache128KB L2


    # Standard Memory512MB DDR SDRAM
    # Memory Speed333MHz DDR333/PC2700


    # Hard Drive60GB S.M.A.R.T. Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
    # Optical DriveCombo Drive - CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Integrated)
    # Optical Drive Speed24x 24x 24x CD-RW/8x DVD-ROM

    Display & Graphics

    # Display Screen12.1" XGA Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
    # Graphics ControllerVIA K8N800A Integrated
    # Display Resolution1024 x 768 Internal Support


    # Sound CardStereo Integrated
    # SpeakersStereo Speakers Integrated


    # Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g 54Mbps Mini PCI Integrated
    # Fast Ethernet IEEE 802.3 10/100Mbps Integrated
    # ModemV.92 56Kbps Integrated Fax Modem

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    Linux Engineer spencerf's Avatar
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    I have an old thinkpad t22 with 900mhz PIII, 256 RAM that runs smooth as butta.

    That's with Gentoo mind you, but the computer you listed will run SUSE great.
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    Linux User ImNeat's Avatar
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    Yea what he said. You shouldnt have any problems. Thats a nice looking machine - happy nuxing =)
    10" Sony Vaio SRX99P 850MHz P3-M 256MB RAM 20GB HD : ArchLinux
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    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
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    Oct 2005
    Montreal, Canada
    Like the others said, it is plenty enough.

    Some Linux distro will fly on it, others will just run smoothly.

    Maybe you want to look more in depth this WIFI card, just to make sure it is easy to configure on Linux. You can post the model of the card if you want more feedback.
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    Should work well. My laptops are less powerful and run with Linux. No problems.
    Windows free since 2002 | computing since 1984

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    Linux Enthusiast carlosponti's Avatar
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    i have linux on a 600 mhz sony i bought 4 years ago so yes you have enough.
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    Definitely. It's more that enough. I had P3 1000MHz with 192mb ram running Ubuntu just fine.

  9. #8
    Yeah you're fine. I'm running Ubuntu 6.06 on a P3 1ghz with 384mb ram and a 20gb hard drive. Runs great

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    Maybe you want to look more in depth this WIFI card, just to make sure it is easy to configure on Linux. You can post the model of the card if you want more feedback.
    i agree with antidrugue ... post the model of WIFI card ......
    except this... i dont think you gonna have any kind of problem in this book

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    Linux Enthusiast Weedman's Avatar
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    Tasmania, Australia
    What about the onboard GPU?

    I didn't think that the VIA-based ones had much support in the way of Linux...

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