Dell's 17-inch Studio 1747 laptop is a beefy desktop replacement that ships with Windows 7. But how does it fare with Linux instead? A few days hands-on with the laptop shows that the machine is almost perfect, save for one fatal flaw.
Thursday, 26 August 2010 11:58
Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier
One of the challenges of being a Linux desktop user is the difficulty in finding systems that ship with Linux pre-installed. Major OEMs often offer a handful of Linux offerings, but to get a wider range of hardware and choices of Linux distributions you have to look to smaller vendors that are really interested in promoting Linux — like ZaReason.
Software development for portable devices and tablet PCs is ramping up in a big way at Intel with the processor giant now backing Google’s Android for x86 computers alongside its own MeeGo operating system.