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Old 07-06-2007, 04:50 PM   #1
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If you own a Asus S96S


I'm thinking about buying an Asus S96S

I have a few questions for anybody who has one/made one from barebone parts:

Any issues running Linux(state your distro, plz)?

and

What's your battery life (your hw specs: Processor, HD RPM, if you have a 9 cell battery instead of a 6 cell)

thanks.
 
Old 07-08-2007, 04:25 AM   #2
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You can try a live version of Linux distributions in that laptop.
 
Old 07-08-2007, 11:08 AM   #3
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i don't have it yet, i'm thinking about getting it...
i think i'm going to post in a laptop forum...

thanks everybody
 
Old 07-08-2007, 11:25 AM   #4
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If anybody wants battery life info or just general reviews on this laptop:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=135888
 
Old 07-12-2007, 08:17 PM   #5
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S96S running Ubuntu

Well most everything worked great with Feisty. The only issue has been the Wireless. I think I need the appropriate drivers for the motherboard because it shows up as "04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 4229 (rev 61)".. ?? its an ipw220 which I have read works fine with restricted drivers on Ubuntu but I just haven't had any luck yet.
Battery life was about 1hr 50 min at full brightness surfing the net. It was identical in Vista. This really suprised me. I had heard rumors that Vista was so much more efficient. Maybe once I start tweaking each Vista will be the victor but with no power tweaking at full they are the same..

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2975

JM

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Old 07-13-2007, 07:23 PM   #6
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thanks

that battery life is too short for school use...i think i'm going to start to reconsider...
 
  


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