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Update on the HP Pavillion dm1-1020ez

Here is a bit more information from my use of the dm1 today:- It boots Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 (Karmic) from a cold start to the UNR desktop in just under 30 seconds.
Written by J.A. Watson, Contributor on

Here is a bit more information from my use of the dm1 today:

- It boots Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 (Karmic) from a cold start to the UNR desktop in just under 30 seconds. The Atom (N270) based ASUS N10J takes just over 45 seconds for the same boot.

- The Broadcom STA (wl) wireless drivers work just fine in Ubuntu and Mandriva. The b43 drivers do not work in either openSuSE or Ubuntu.

- Battery life: I've been using it for over two hours on batteries, pretty hard use doing a lot of reboots, updates and configuration, basically no idle time, and the battery monitor still says over 50% remaining.

- I can't get Fedora 12 to boot on it. I even dug out the USB DVD drive that came with the HP dv2 notebook, in case there was something strange about the timing, but it always hangs at about 7/8 through the boot, according to the on-screen progress indicator.

Good stuff.

jw 13/1/2010

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