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  1. Talk is cheap. When VIA commits resource or at...

    Talk is cheap. When VIA commits resource or at least publish something, then I'll believe it.

    Paul
  2. It's not just linux user. VIA have a reputation...

    It's not just linux user. VIA have a reputation for crappy drivers under windows. Having experienced driver crashes under windows, I avoid them like the plague. May be having open source would have...
  3. lspci | grep Atheros 0a:03.0 Ethernet...

    lspci | grep Atheros
    0a:03.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC (rev 01)

    The thing is a bear. It often work pretty well until you upgrade to the next version of...
  4. Wireless and Power Management is still a weakness of Linux

    I have been running Linux for a while and have been running Linux on an Acer 3680 since 2007. Initially,I started with Ubuntu 7.04, which seemed to work pretty well except for the suspend issues....
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    I don't plan to compile the kernal or something...

    I don't plan to compile the kernal or something on it and this is for light development on the side. Keep in mind that while it's nice to have a quad core monster, I rarely get the latest equipment...
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    Which Netbook for Linux developer?

    I have been thinking about getting a netbook with the following criteria:

    1. Use for general purpose computing like word processing, email, and web surfing.
    2. Long battery life (say 5+ hours)....
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    Despite the test, I have often notice that I get...

    Despite the test, I have often notice that I get better battery performance in windows than in Linux. Despite the great gains over the years, I still find Linux to be probmatic on most laptops....
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    I have tried Puppy Linux off a USB drive. It...

    I have tried Puppy Linux off a USB drive. It works well enough on a lot of the newer PC's, but the boot can be problematic.

    I think the boot time is always a bit slow because initial loading of...
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    Now, why would you say that? When I use a USB...

    Now, why would you say that? When I use a USB drive, the speed has always been slower than the internal ide drive and uses more cpu utilization.
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    It may be a driver issue, but I was under the...

    It may be a driver issue, but I was under the impression that most of the distro pretty much use the same set of code.

    In the case of the compact flash, it's just emulating an IDE controller, so...
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    Probably because most compact flash does support UDMA in True IDE

    I am no expert, but I think the problem you may be encountering is that most compact flash do not support UDMA in fixed disk mode.

    A compact flash has 3 different modes: I/O, Memory, and True IDE....
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