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Lenovo's S10e Linux Ideapad

Jan 27, 2009, 21:03 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ferrill)

"With the mouse set in discover mode the command found it and connected it straight away. It even worked after closing the lid and letting the machine go to sleep. It only took a few seconds for it to start working again after opening the lid, turning on the Bluetooth mouse and giving it a wiggle. We did manage to get the S10e into a strange video mode a few times after bringing it out of sleep mode. Closing the lid and letting it go back to sleep seem to fix the issue when we opened it back up again.

"Another configuration step we needed to accomplish was to change the network interface to allow browsing of Windows networks. Our test network has several different file servers including a Linux-based network attached storage (NAS) box, a Windows Home Server and multiple desktops and laptops running a wide range of OSes. Once the wireless interface was set as internal we were able to see all files on all servers.

"Installed software on the S10e is impressive including Open Office 2.4 Novell edition, The GIMP, Firefox 3.0, Evolution, Helix Banshee, the F-Spot photo manager and Tomboy for note taking. If you don't find what you need, there's an easy-to-use software update tool to help you find it. You will have to go through a registration process to connect to the Novell-sponsored repositories, but it doesn't take long."

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