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Re: f8: NetworkManager + runlevel 3 problem



On 11/11/2007, David Boles <dgboles gmail com> wrote:
> As for Dell? I read it is poorly supported, inexpensive hardware, that
> is their major problem. Again this I do *not* know. I have never owned,
> or used, anything Dell. I only know what I have read and what I have
> been told by others.
>
> Your thoughts on any of this?

My experiences with Dell machines lately are quite the opposite. I
have a Dell XPS M1210 laptop. Wireless is intel ipw3945 which works
out of the box with F-8 die to the open source drivers. Graphics is
Intel, which works out of the box with F-8 with all the compositing
eye candy due to the open source intel drivers.

I have two Dell desktop machines. Again, since everything in these
boxes is intel (in particular the graphics) - out of the box
experience on F-8 is fantastic.

And, even better, Dell have done a LOT to make it utterly trivial to
update the BIOS on their machines with linux - in fact the
firmware-tools for Dell machines is in the Fedora repo. See also:

http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Oss/Firmware_Tools

Personally, I recommend Dell's current offering highly if you avoid
the NVidia graphics options.

Jonathan.


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