It was 1500 euros ... so not cheap....
On Wednesday 03 March 2004 13:35, Justin wrote:
> Hi Ruairi,
> What was the price?
>> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-bounces at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
> Ruairi Hickey
> Sent: 03 March 2004 13:00
> To: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: [ILUG] aldi laptop....
>>> Hi all,
> I queued with all the other bargain hunters for a laptop last week and
> thought I'd post a review for anyone else that purchased / is going to
> purchase one.
>> The laptop is more accurately a portable desktop given it's features,
> battery life - looks like approx 2+ hours on linux although I haven't
> tested this fully....
>> The laptop has an intel chipset, p4 3.06HT cpu, nvidia geforce fx-go5600,
> HD, 512MB ram onboard ethernet / modem / firewire / usb2 / synaptics
> sound etc... and came with a real XP home CD and a drivers / utilities cd,
> works and other utilities
>> Wiped the install and repartitioned the disk as follows
> 8 GB FreeBSD
> 10GB XP Home
> 5GB Debian
> 128MB gentoo /boot
> 256MB gentoo swap
> 10GB gentoo root
> 25GB fat32 data partitiion.
>> Gentoo is my main distro and it installed perfectly... using 2.6.3 kernel
> the network card (natsemi) pcmciq, acpi, firewire etc is all working.
> Downloaded the latest smlink driver, patched it to support smp and it
> compiled and worked well... it comes with a kernel module for the serial
> and a userland daemon which works as a modem. The nvidia card is working
> with the latest closed drivers at 1400x1050. The synaptics driver emerged
> well and supports tapping etc. kde 3.2 is functioning well - although the
> power / battery indicator doesn't register when you plug in / out the power
> although the battery displays correctly. Sound functions well and I
> haven't tested the DVD burner yet although I assume k3b will work well in
> ATAPI mode.
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