Hi, I'm in the market for a laptop, and I want to install linux on it.
Probably Fedora Core 4/5 or maybe SUSE.
The Duo Core laptops on the upcoming duo core 9400 Inspirons have
caught my attention, although the price is
somewhat more than I want to spend. I'm impressed by battery
performance, and that's a big deal with me. I plan to use this machine
primarily for office/business use; indeed it will be my main machine.
I do high def video production and audio production, and it would be
nice if I could use the linux laptop for some of those tasks down the
road, but frankly, I'll be using a Windows for most of that, so it's
not a high priority.
Would FC4 support duo core cpu out of the box? Are there other issues
that I'd need to be wary of? (I know it will be some growing pains,
but I don't want to be fighting a lot of wildfires all the time).
I can add 256MB NVIDA® GeForce Go 7800 card for $240, but frankly, I
don't do gaming. Is the integrated video card (Intel® Media
Accelerator 950 Graphics) going to be supported easily on FC4?