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Old 09-18-03, 07:04 AM   #6
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Default [OT] How's the 8600?

A bit OT but how well does the Inspiron 8600 perform under Linux? Any major problems (except the gfx-driver)? Is it possible to activate Ultra-DMA even when the centrino chipset isn't really supported? Does it do CPU frequency scaling under Linux?

I won't need WLAN support in the beginning (as long as normal LAN works).
Does the sound work and how noisy does the cooling get when the machine is under load?
How well is it built (cheap all-plastic or something better? do you have to be extremely careful not to break something or does it survive daily travelling and usage?)

Sorry for being OT.
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