System76 Bonobo Professional Review
Jun 25, 2009, 16:38 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)
[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for
this link. ]
"Back in March we reviewed the System76 Serval Professional
Notebook and found it to be an excellent contender at the time.
This notebook, which shipped with Ubuntu 8.10, had packed an Intel
Core 2 Duo P8600 processor with a GeForce 9800M GTS graphics card
and other great hardware, but since then System76 has rolled out
notebooks with newer and better hardware. One of the new notebooks
to recently leave the System76 facilities is the Bonobo
Professional, which packs an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 processor and
an impressive NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M discrete graphics processor.
In this article today we are seeing how this high-end notebook
performs with Ubuntu 9.04."
"Booting up the System76 Bonobo Professional for the first time
we were greeted with the setup procedures for creating a new user
account and then immediately we were able to login to the GNOME
desktop. This system was running Ubuntu 9.04 x86_64 with the usual
set of System76 packages to provide "out of the box" support for
all of the hardware and extras such as the build-essential packages
and NVIDIA proprietary driver. Everything had worked out well and
we ran into no problems with their Ubuntu installation or any Linux