[Haifux] Linux Friendly Netbook?

Oron Peled oron at actcom.co.il
Sun May 3 23:23:31 IDT 2009


On 03.05.2009 Hetz Ben Hamo wrote:
> All the netbooks that are in the market today will work with any
> modern Linux distribution (Ubuntu 8.X, 9.X, OpenSuSE 10.X and up,
> Fedora 9 and above, RHEL 5 and above, Debian Lenny, etc) since those
> netbooks all use the same Intel crappy chipset which has Linux support
> for few years now.

Making sure you have a crappy Intel chipset is normally a good way
to have good Linux support out of the box.

However, there are exceptions. Specifically, the GMA-500
currently sucks big-time and unfortunately it is used by Dell
Mininote (and maybe others).

For some gory details (long URL):
http://www.happyassassin.net/2009/01/30/intel-gma-500-poulsbo-graphics-on-
linux-a-precise-and-comprehensive-summary-as-to-why-youre-screwed/

Cheers,

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