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Leading Edge? Bleeding Edge? Be careful!

Mar 14, 2010, 16:04 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by J.A. Watson)

"As those who are familiar with me know, I enjoy buying some of the latest gear available, and seeing how it is handled by a variety of Linux distributions. Sometimes, though, it is possible to get a bit too far ahead of the general development/release cycle. The HP Pavillion dm1-1020ez that I purchased in January is a case in point.

"To be honest, I bought it because I wanted to try out the SU2300 Dual Core Celeron processor. At the time I thought that I might run into problems with the GMA4500MHD graphic controller, but I didn't really think about some of the other pitfalls. Now I know better...

"I was initially pleased to see that the CPU and graphic system were recognized and properly supported by all of the Linux distributions that I typically use."

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