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tomn
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Postby tomn » Tue May 21, 2013 06:55

ArchiMark,

This is good info to know. I am at the stage where I am planning to install Linux on some of my older machines (Vaio U1, U50 and some others) and will keep your suggestion in mind. I will probably run a mix of native+WINE in order to ensure the system meet my needs.
[color="Blue"]CURRENT TOY SYSTEMS:[/color]

Vaio PCG-U1 - Transmeta 867MHz 6.4"
Vaio VGN-U50 - 5"32G SSD
Vaio UX380N - 4.5" 128G SSD
Vaio P15G - 8" 128G SSD

Viliv S5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb
Viliv N5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb

Fujitsu U820 - 5.6" 128G SSD
Samsung Q1 Ultra - 7" 2G RAM 64G SLC SSD
Dell Inspiron Duo - 300G SSD

[color="Red"]NEW TOYS:[/color]

Dell Venue 8 Pro - 64G eMMC
Samsung Ativ Smart PC 500T- 64G eMMC
Sony Vaio Tap 11 - 2.9GHz Core i7 1TB SSD
Samsung Note Pro 12.2
Dell Venue 11 Pro - Core M 256G SSD

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Postby ArchiMark » Tue May 21, 2013 15:44

Before you install, you might want to search on 'VAIO U1 linux', etc....and see what pops up...always good to see how things went for other people before trying it yourself.

However, please be aware that when searching for this regarding devices that are are 5 years old, etc, the experiences that people had back then (well, check the date on the blog entries....) may or may not be the same as installing it now....

Overall, I have found that installing linux now is better, easier than it used to be for variety of reasons. But still think it's good to get an idea of what you might run into ahead of time...ie, sometimes, a particular function of older device may not be supported such as fingerprint reader, BT, etc....just depends on the specific piece of hardware and what if any proprietary (ie, closed...) drivers are needed, etc...

Anyway, not trying to discourage you, just giving you some tips....

If you're not that experienced with linux, you might try Ubuntu first and see how it goes...burn a disk and try running it from there first....then install if desired...

Personally, I don't care for Ubuntu, I use Arch or Debian.... ;)
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Postby bigs » Thu May 23, 2013 00:57

Archimark, the advantage of installing Ubuntu on the UX, is that it is seems to work well straight after install. ie There is not too much modding and tweaking to get things going. From a fresh install, only things that need tweaking in ubuntu is the webcam, touch screen calibration, fingerprint reader, and alps touch stick sensitivity mod. Otherwise display driver, sound, brightness, ethernet, wireless, and bluetooth all work post install.

I know alot of Linux users have gone off using Ubuntu thanks to Unity, but, for the UX unity is a real benefit, and the reduction of right clicking makes for a much more pleasant experience for a resistive touch screen umpc like the UX.

For unity users, I set in camera capture button to bring up the unity app launcher, and the zoom out button to bring up the dash. My launcher I set to autohide, since I do not want to lose screen real estate.
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Postby ArchiMark » Thu May 23, 2013 03:27

Understand, bigs....makes sense for the situation you describe...

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Postby Aibomick » Mon Jul 29, 2013 15:39

Come on guys - keep the threads alive and beat the spamming idiots who abuse the site....
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Postby ArchiMark » Tue Jul 30, 2013 04:08

Aibomick wrote:Come on guys - keep the threads alive and beat the spamming idiots who abuse the site....


OK, will do..... :)

FWIW, I'm now dual booting Win7HP and Archbang on the U100....works great.....

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