Linux laptops, revisited (can any sleep like my PowerBook does?)
jefferya at programmerq.net
Fri Jan 18 16:50:24 MST 2008
I bought a macbook pro with the intention of installing linux on it. I
have been using os x, and I'm perfectly happy with the functionality it
gives me. I am interested in how well linux would perform on it (sleep
and wireless network specifically). I have read docs on getting linux
working on the macbook/macbook pro and the results seem promising.
Michael L Torrie wrote:
> So I'm almost in the market for a new laptop. My old machine is a
> PowerBook 12" with OSX. Right now my choice is really between a
> Thinkpad T61 14" and a MacBook. I would be interested in the Thinkpad
> X61, but I really kind of like the trackpad.
> Now giving up OS X will be very difficult, but it's bearable if Linux
> runs well on it. People tell me that Thinkpads run Linux the best of
> any laptop out there. However I have yet to hear of any laptop (even
> the EeePC!) that can successfully suspend and resume like my venerable
> PowerBook has always done. Does anyone have Linux sleeping nicely on
> any laptop (especially a thinkpad)? I mean can I just close the lid,
> have it pulse it's little power light, then pop the lid and start
> working? I know many people have hibernate working, but that's not
> really what I want. Maybe Apple has spoiled me, but it seems like this
> is a basic essential function.
> What are my chances? Should I just abandon the idea of a Linux laptop
> and buy a MacBook?
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