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Re: [OT?] a viable laptop for exploring virtualization on f11?

Kyle McMartin wrote:
On Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 11:49:17AM +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
All the current Intel Centrino platforms have support for the intel
extensions. I find the penryn processors very good and have run up to
3-4 virt machines on my Dell D630. It has a T9300 processor which has
6 meg cache (not sure how useful that is for virt) but I would
recommend lots of RAM, and a 7200 RPM HDD.

Sadly just because the CPU supports it, isn't enough. There's a history
of vendors being... incompetent, shall we say, with having proper BIOS
support for things, VT included.

When in doubt, google should almost certainly be able to find /someone/
else who has tried it on a given laptop model. It's a shame most vendors
don't have an equivalent to thinkwiki.

Yes, my Vaio has a suitable processor but it's disabled in the BIOS and when I complained to Sony they weren't too interested.

Some brave people have tried to hack the BIOS to re-enable it.

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