New Lenovo thinkpad W700 and Fedora ?
kevin at kevinkempterllc.com
Mon Oct 20 22:13:44 UTC 2008
about 6mos ago my thinkpad Z60m running Fedora died due to hardware
failure. My biggest client was (and still is) a huge mac shop and
they sold me on it so I bought a macbook, and pretty quickly I
upgraded to a 17" macbook pro. I sent the macbook pro off to MCE tech
and they put my cd/dvd superdrive in an external enclosure and
installed 2 internal 500G hard drives in a RAID configuration.
Unfortunately I find myself thinking more and more that I should have
just stuck with Linux, the macbook is ok but I miss too many things
about Linux and I find that my Linux box was actually more stable than
OSX (I fully expect windows to be unstable, un-usable, etc but I'm a
bit surprised that OSX is less than stable).
So, here's my question(s):
I'm thinking about getting one of the new Lenovo W700 laptops, per
- will Fedora 9 (and the latest kernel) support the "Intel WiFi Link
5300 (AGN)" built-in wireless?
- will Fedora 9 suport the optional "Pantone Color Sensor" ?
- anyone have any thoughts per will the soundcard on this box work?
Finally, one final question:
I'm not dead-set on getting the Lenovo box, anyone have any
suggestions for a good 17inch laptop (preferrably with 2 internal
drives) that runs Fedora9 well (running KDE4) ?
Thanks in advance...
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