[CentOS] CentOS on HP EliteBook 6930 or Dell Latitude e6400

Kurt Hansen khansen at charityweb.net
Sun Nov 23 18:50:51 UTC 2008


Hello,

I'm considering the HP EliteBook 6930 or the Dell Latitude e6400 
notebooks for CentOS. I'm planning on using these in a situation in 
which they are always on, and I want low power and low noise and high 
reliability.

HP claims up to 24 hours battery power and Dell up to 19 hours. I figure 
this can bridge the gap for most power outages in my neighborhood. I 
realize that I won't get these hours running CentOS, but these two seem 
best of breed, so they give me the most margin.

I'm also planning on getting a SSD (Solid State Drive) on them.

I've found folks on the Web who've put the latest Ubuntu on each with 
few problems, but very little mention of other distributions. Actually, 
I couldn't find any mention of other distributions.

Is there anything that should concern me about putting CentOS on either 
of these? Has anyone done it?

Note that I plan to turn wireless networking off so I'd be happy if it 
doesn't work. Also, I don't care about the screen performance. I figure 
these are the two most likely areas of compatibility concern, but the 
SSD has me a little concerned, too.

Thanks for your help!

Take care,

Kurt Hansen


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