[CentOS] Announcing the CentOS on Laptops initiative

Wed Nov 28 18:02:40 UTC 2007
Dag Wieers <dag at centos.org>

On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, Johnny Tan wrote:

> Lorenzo Quatrini wrote:
> > I'm actually using CentOS on 2 laptops, and I have really few issues:
> > on the newer one (a Lenovo) the only thing that doesn't work is sound (I
> > know the newer alsa drivers would work, but I'm too lazy to install them:
> > I'll wait for the updates) but it isn't a big deal: I'm using it for work,
> > and I don't need sound
> I have CentOS-5 on a Thinkpad X61s and also only have sound as my major issue.
> Otherwise, it's great and I see no reason to run Fedora/Ubuntu.
> Anyway, I'll throw up my experiences on the wiki soon, though it's been a few
> months, so my memory's patchy.
> Dag, is this the correct page?
> http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops/

It is. I forgot to send a link with the announcement :|

> And are we supposed to do it on our own page and then link to it? Seems like
> the existing ones are like that.

No, I googled for specific keywords to find existing pages. These links
eventually belong in their own Laptop-model pages.

> Or, if we create a page on there, should multiple entries of the same laptop
> model go on the same line somehow?

What I prefer is to have one single page per Laptop model. And a different
section for each CentOS version (starting with the latest, CentOS-5

If people have their own blog articles or webpages about their laptop
model, I would like to have this information reside inside of that page
(now they are on the index page temporarily).

Sadly, for now, you have to request access to be allowed to create or edit
these pages. I hope in the future we will have a more liberal view wrt.
the wiki.

PS I created this structure for your X60 for now, I plan to add my own
laptops soon (but it does not include a X60). If you can add your
information to this existing page, I am sure this is very valuable for
another X60 owner.

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