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OSNews: Is SuSE Ready for the Laptop? Review of SuSE 9.2 Pro

Nov 18, 2004, 11:30 (15 Talkback[s])
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"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 suffering.

"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..."

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