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Considering to buy Amilo Xi2528, can I install Fedora 7, Xp?  Topic is solved

Postby kevin tough » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:51 pm

I hope to configure a notebook (Amilo Xi2528 looks great) with Xp and Fedora. I'd greatly appreciate if anyone with experience at this could give me their thoughts. I have read some threads about Xp and that looks possible, just supply the RAID drivers. Fedora 7 ???

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Postby aspettl » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:39 am

Afaik there's a problem with the DVD drive - but it works with kernel 2.6.24 (which is not yet released...).

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Postby kevin tough » Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:03 pm

The next kernel will likely be ready soon so the DVD drive should be then good. I have not had much luck finding reports on the Amilo Xi2528. The couple reports I did find suggested the notebook is fast but eats up the battery life very quickly.

I have not found anything out about the sound capabilities. Is a subwoofer very unusual for a notebook? Is it a big plus for this notebook's sound or more of a new gimick. Are there many manufactures offering a RAID system in a notebook? Can the two drives be used as two normal drives (ie: one for windows, one for Linux)?

I am starting work with a new company in January here in Germany. They use as a standard Notebook the very well known Lenovo T61p. If the Xi2528 would not be your choice as a 17" ASUS to compete with the Lenovo, what would be your choice in an ASUS product?
Yes I have never owned a notebook before and after I buy a 17" there will be a number of well trained individuals giving the unit a shake-down. Hopefully they will then say "good choice!" and I will complete this thread, or one on another model that you recommend to me.

Your help would be greatly appreciated,

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Re: Thanks Aaron, model choice, gimicks or leading technolo

Postby aspettl » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:59 am

kevin tough wrote:Can the two drives be used as two normal drives (ie: one for windows, one for Linux)?

Of course.

kevin tough wrote:I am starting work with a new company in January here in Germany. They use as a standard Notebook the very well known Lenovo T61p. If the Xi2528 would not be your choice as a 17" ASUS to compete with the Lenovo, what would be your choice in an ASUS product?
Yes I have never owned a notebook before and after I buy a 17" there will be a number of well trained individuals giving the unit a shake-down. Hopefully they will then say "good choice!" and I will complete this thread, or one on another model that you recommend to me.

The Xi is from Fujitsu-Siemens, not Asus. But you can't really compare it to a Thinkpad - the Amilo isn't a business notebook and as such has some disadvantages. If you need it for your work, imho a Thinkpad will be much better.

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Postby kevin tough » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:15 pm

I think I've read too many reports. It's too the point I've got it all confused now.

Linux support is good for the Thinkpad as well. I think it is time to get in line with my new colleges and forget the 17" screen. My wife is in purchasing for a middle sized company and they have started buying Fujitsu-Siemens Notebooks. Maybe someday for my own personal use.

Thanks a lot for your advice. I wrote a couple E-Mails a week ago to Fujitsu-Siemens tech support and got no answer. Now I know where to come back to in the future.

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