I thought about it but as I do some consultancy work there may be a time when
I need XP -- although I doubt it --
On Wednesday 03 March 2004 20:33, Alan Horkan wrote:
> Are you going to try and demand the refund on Windows XP, I recall reading
> an article about someone getting the small claims court (not in Ireland,
> it was USA i think) to award them a payment of roughly $200 (the full
> retail price) because with Microsofts secret contracts it is impossible
> for vendor to prove the actual price they paid for it.
>> Might be better value if you can get rid of windows and have E 100 knocked
> off it.
>> Alan Horkan
>http://advogato.org/person/AlanHorkan/>> On Wed, 3 Mar 2004, Ruairi Hickey wrote:
> > Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2004 13:00:14 +0000
> > From: Ruairi Hickey <hickeyr at studentmail.dkit.ie>
> > 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,
> > limited 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,
> > 60GB HD, 512MB ram onboard ethernet / modem / firewire / usb2 / synaptics
> > mousepad 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
> > ext
> > 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
> > and 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
> > port 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 as 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.
> > Ruairi
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