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    Default Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook

    Phoronix: Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook

    While there are many netbooks on the market from a variety of different vendors, for the most part they are composed of the same hardware. They generally carry an Intel Atom processor with a solid-state drive or hard drive, 1GB or so of memory, and an 8" to 10" screen. One area though where these netbooks can differentiate is with the operating system. While Microsoft's Windows XP continues to be used on a large number of netbook computers, when it comes to those vendors deploying Linux each usually has a slightly different flavor. ASUS prefers a spin of Xandros on their Eee PC, there is Linpus, gOS, and many others are out there. When it comes to Dell with their popular Inspiron Mini 9 netbook, they happen to be using Ubuntu but with a few modifications. In preparations for an article later this week where we will be extensively looking at Ubuntu's netbook performance, in this article we are taking a closer look at Dell's Inspiron Mini 9.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=13696

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    Does this device have an ugly poulsbo chipset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Review
    Intel GMA 950 graphics
    No.

    It's a shame Intel won't support Poulsbo properly on Linux, it's a great chipset.

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    The Dell Mini 10 has a GMA 500 (=Poulsbo) afaik. If it wouldn't be for that it would be pretty much the perfect netbook.

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    Hooray for sticking with 8.04. Nothing wrong with that.

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    Michael, Please do a test trying to play a 720p H.264 file using VLC and Totem (Gstreamer and Xine).

    The Dell Mini 10 has a GMA 500 (=Poulsbo) afaik. If it wouldn't be for that it would be pretty much the perfect netbook.
    Indeed, but there is still hope Intel will fix this situation in the future.

    I hope NVIDIA ION plays well, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbes View Post
    Michael, Please do a test trying to play a 720p H.264 file using VLC and Totem (Gstreamer and Xine).



    Indeed, but there is still hope Intel will fix this situation in the future.

    I hope NVIDIA ION plays well, too.
    Uhm, isn't this a netbook with 4Gb of solid state hard drive. After the OS how much room is left for 720p video?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric.frederich View Post
    Uhm, isn't this a netbook with 4Gb of solid state hard drive.
    It's an 8GB SSD,

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    Hi All,

    I'm looking for a much larger screen than 9".

    Is there such a critter out there?

    I run Linux, of course.

    JJMacey
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adler View Post
    Hi All,

    I'm looking for a much larger screen than 9".

    Is there such a critter out there?

    I run Linux, of course.

    JJMacey
    Phoenix, Arizona
    http://system76.com/
    http://www.dell.com/content/topics/s...=19&l=en&s=dhs

    Not with Atom, though.

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