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Old 09-28-2006, 01:42 PM   #1
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alienware laptop exotics and linux???

Has anyone here tried Linux on the Alienware laptops? I'm thinking of buying one, I asked alienware about putting linux on it preconfigured, but they said no, so if i go about installing linux on anothe partition, what complications would i have?

Just to clarify some features it may will have...

1920 x 1200 17inch display running on "Dual" 256MB NVidia® GeForce™ Go 7900 GS - SLI Enabled, Integrated webcam and using a AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile ML37 2.0GHz

What support does linux have for the above exotics?

thanks so much
Old 09-28-2006, 01:55 PM   #2
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Nothing too exotic in above. Main problem usually is the wireless adapter and chipset.
Old 09-28-2006, 03:27 PM   #3
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thanks for that... i actually went and bought a dell xps m1710, i may try linux on it at some point, anyone got any news on the xps and linux... a review mentions linux on it....

"At the top of the keyboard there resides two functional buttons, the Media Direct button allows you to quickly boot to a Linux OS that allows you to play media (see OS section for more) and then there's the rounded power button located at top center." -



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