"Over the past couple of weeks I've been able to borrow a
friend's laptop: a Gateway w730-K8X (Athlon Mobile 4000+ processor,
ATI X600 graphics, 1024 RAM). She has the 64-bit version of Ubuntu
Feisty Fawn installed. I've installed and worked with 64-bit Linux
on servers over the past couple of years, mainly running Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4, but this is my first chance to play with 64-bit
Linux extensively on a laptop.
"First, the machine is wonderfully fast at everything I've tried
to do with it. 64-bit Ubuntu does have some minor quirks. The most
noticeable one is that sometimes sound works and sometimes it
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