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  • #16
    In my experience, anything that is not an Ubuntu LTS release is not stable enough for use by anyone.

    I've had my gf's 8.10 PC fail and require re-installation and Bluetooth (BlueZ 4) is just flat broken. 8.04 uses BlueZ 3. Less advanced, but at least I can OBEX files around. Bluetooth in 9.04 is still broken.

    J.

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    • #17
      Why not testing the lpia builds?

      Although this was a great review, I really don't understand why the i386 was tested. The Dell-mini comes with a custom version of Ubuntu, built on the lpia architecture. That apparently was removed for the review and a regular i386 installation was preferred.

      I was hoping to see how much was gained from the lpia optimization vs the regular i386, including battery time, which isn't tested.

      That's a pity...

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      • #18
        @NickF:

        There's already an article about the power consumption:
        http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...er_usage&num=1

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        • #19
          Originally posted by curaga View Post
          @NickF:

          There's already an article about the power consumption:
          http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...er_usage&num=1
          Thanks for the link. However I was interested to see how those test compare with the performance of jaunty i386...

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