Intel Atom On Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuSE, Mandriva
Dec 16, 2008, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"For our testing this time around we used a Jetway NC92
IPC motherboard. This mini ITX motherboard uses the Intel 945GC
Chipset with ICH7 Southbridge and it comes with an Atom 230 1.6GHz
processor. This motherboard uses standard DDR2 and it offers a
single PCI slot. In addition to that, we also used a 300GB Seagate
ST3300622AS SATA HDD, 2GB of DDR2 memory, and the Intel 945
graphics were driving a 1680 x 1050 LCD display.
"For those not familiar with the packages shipping with the
different distributions, here is a run-down. Ubuntu 8.10 uses the
Linux 2.6.27 kernel, GNOME 2.24.1, X Server 1.5.2, Mesa 7.2,
xf86-video-intel 2.4.1 driver, and GCC 4.3.2. Fedora 10 also uses
the Linux 2.6.27 kernel, GNOME 2.24.1, X Server 1.5.3,
xf86-video-intel 2.5.0 driver, Mesa 7.3-devel, and GCC 4.3.2.
Mandriva Linux 2009.0 provides the Linux 2.6.27 kernel, GNOME
2.24.0, X Server 1.4.2, xf86-video-intel 2.4.2, and GCC 4.3.2.
Lastly, the release candidate for OpenSuSE 11.1 contains the Linux
2.6.27 kernel, GNOME 2.24.1, X Server 1.5.2, xf86-video-intel
2.5.0, Mesa 7.2, and GCC 4.3."