[CentOS] Announcing the CentOS on Laptops initiative

Fri Nov 30 08:59:52 UTC 2007
Dag Wieers <dag at centos.org>

On Wed, 28 Nov 2007, Shawn O'Shea wrote:

> I think it is cool to see this effort undertaken, thanks Dag! :) I may need to
> install C5 on my Fujitsu that currently has Ubuntu on it.
> Speaking of which, those guys have been maintaining both official and user
> submitted laptop reports for awhile so you might want to take a look over
> there and possibly borrow some cues or ideas for this project.
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTestingTeam
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTesting
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTestingTeamTemplate

That's an interesting read. The aim however seems to be different.
Although I am in favor of doing consistent Laptop tests as well, I prefer
listing solutions for common problems (most problems are not
model-specific) first and if this becomes a success, go one step further.

We also cannot fix most problems that are in the Ubuntu Test template
because we cannot change a lot of the packages from upstream. So we are by
design limited to providing documentation and providing drivers/tools to
make the user experience better.

However if we do have a problem with upstream provided packages, we should
definitely report them upstream.

Now my initial goal is to have more information regarding CentOS on
Laptops because that information is hard to find and because there is this
misconception that Enterprise Linux belongs on servers (or are unfit for

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