OSNews: Is SuSE Ready for the Laptop? Review of SuSE 9.2 Pro
Nov 18, 2004, 11:30 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jimmy Oliver)
"Linux laptop support has been in my experience abysmal at best.
Things that just work when running Windows XP are either horribly
broken, or simply not implemented at all under Linux. Many Linux
distributions have little or no real ACPI support. Imagine using
your laptop without a battery meter, or any noticeable fan control
whatsoever. Due to the lack of mature ACPI support in most modern
distributions, I have had to deal with a very large amount of
"An hour into a coding session my laptop would just die without
warning. The fan would run constantly, and battery consumption
would suffer greatly. Strides have been made to remedy these
issues, and SUSE has hit a home run with 9.2 professional..."