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#1 2008-12-15 21:20:37

red devil
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From: Glasgow, Scotland
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CrunchBang on my Dell Latitude X1 laptop

After a few very happy, satisfying days of using CrunchBang on my desktop machine, I decided to install it on my Dell Latitude X1 laptop.
The X1 is a tiny laptop from back in the days when netbooks were a twinkle in someone's eye - it has a lovely 12inch screen (1280x800 res, I think), an Intel Centrino 1.1GHz processor with Intel 950 onboard graphics, HDA sound, an external CDRW/DVD and a modest 512MB of RAM.
It has pretty much always been a Windows XP machine, with the odd Linux distro sharing disk space temporarily here and there, but with Crunchbang now sharing an equal half of the 30GB HDD I think I have found the perfect combination.
The Intel/PRO wi-fi was automatically detected - all I needed to get online at home was my encryption key.
My screen resolution is perfect - this has caused many problems in the past but CrunchBang got it right first time.
I'm really impressed at the speed of CB, too - it's way faster than the XP Pro install its sharing the drive with.
The only things I haven't yet tried are the built-in Bluetooth (there isn't usually a problem with this and Ubuntu), some of the shortcut function keys and Suspend/Resume - I'll get to checking all those when I get home from work later tonight.
Otherwise, I'm delighted with this laptop/distro combination and just wanted to say a big thank you to Philip and everyone else who's contributing to CrunchBang.
Cheers! big_smile


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#2 2008-12-16 07:05:09

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Re: CrunchBang on my Dell Latitude X1 laptop

I have just looked up the Dell Latitude X1, it looks like a nifty piece of kit. I would not mind one myself! big_smile Anyhow, I am glad CrunchBang is performing well for you and the X1. Thank you for the review.


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#3 2008-12-16 09:33:49

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Re: CrunchBang on my Dell Latitude X1 laptop

The Dell Mini 12 is the natural successor to the X1, while it doesn't have the "corporate feature" of TPM (Ha!) It does everything the X1 does.

It's a shame that anything below 13" seems to of been pushed back into the "toy" section by most companies. My 12" Powerbook was a workhorse in it's heyday.

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#4 2008-12-16 10:02:26

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Re: CrunchBang on my Dell Latitude X1 laptop

Nik_Doof wrote:

It's a shame that anything below 13" seems to of been pushed back into the "toy" section by most companies. My 12" Powerbook was a workhorse in it's heyday.

I guess it is the novelty factor? I know small form factor machines have been available for a while and they are perfectly competent pieces of kit, but I figure they are a relatively new phenomena to some. Hopefully that will change as their popularity increases and people start to consider replacing their existing notebooks.


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