Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

A Review of Sony Vaio VGN-NR285D Laptop

Filed under
Hardware
Ubuntu

This laptop is only available in Canada, though you can get similar laptops all over the world. This laptop compared to my other laptop was the easiest to work with Linux.

I had all the video and wireless cards working right out of the box with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. The only thing was when I went to Windows it was always slow, taking away my valuable working time and then one time it would not boot. I decided that for windows to be on it, which was a problem, would be a giant thorn in the side, when I was working on a computer meant for speed. So I went to Ubuntu and I cannot believe what I have seen! The battery life is longer on Ubuntu then on Windows Vista, plus the whole computer runs faster then my last laptop seeing as I had an AMD Turion X2 TL-50. I enjoy the whole thing and how I could just have any Linux just boot up and work, which has always been my dream since becoming a Linux user back in January 2005. I really have enjoyed this adventure that seems to twist and turn at every stop and start.

Okay back to the laptop. The specs are:

More Here




More in Tux Machines

Open Source Router Aims to Transform Data Center Networks

An industry syndicate has launched a Linux distribution optimized to support deployment of routing software and software defined networks (SDN) on x86 servers. Read more

Initial Intel Braxton Support Might Come To Linux 4.1

Daniel Vetter of Intel today sent in more code for DRM-Next that in turn will be merged for the Linux 4.1 kernel. It was also signaled that the initial hardware enablement of the graphics processor on Intel's upcoming "Braxton" SoC might happen for this next version of the Linux kernel. The drm-intel-next changes submitted today were some DP link rate refactoring, RPS tuning for Bay Trail and Braswell, more PPGTT PTE work, Valley View DPLL code refactoring, rotated GGTT view support, and other code cleaning. These changes are on top of the Intel DRM changes already queued up for Linux 4.1. Read more

7 Unikernel Projects to Take On Docker in 2015

Docker and Linux container technologies dominate headlines today as a powerful, easy way to package applications, especially as cloud computing becomes more mainstream. While still a work-in-progress, they offer a simple, clean and lean way to distribute application workloads. With enthusiasm continuing to grow for container innovations, a related technology called unikernels is also beginning to attract attention. Known also for their ability to cleanly separate functionality at the component level, unikernels are developing a variety of new approaches to deploy cloud services. Read more

GNOME 3.16 SDK Runtime Now Available

Following last week's release of GNOME 3.16, the initial builds of the GNOME SDK Runtime are now available for those wishing to experiment with their new fully-sandboxed Linux app tech and other new app runtime abilities. Read more