[CentOS] New laptop recomendation

Fri Dec 2 14:20:20 UTC 2016
Milos Blazevic <milos.blazevic at sbb.rs>

Hi Tony, 

I've installed CentOS7 on a Latitude 7470 and can say for a fact 
that most of the suff just works, while some of it that doesn't (like HDMI, 
or KMS, nifty little feature I like to have) works with an Elrepo LT or ML kernels. 
Personally, I'd recommend the LT kernel. I also read in the RHEL 7.3 release notes that 
I2C support for Gen6 mobile CPUs was introduced. Thus as the time passes, say 6 months from 
now, one should be able to drop the LT/ML kernel in favor of the stock RHEL/CentOS kernel. 

On a side note, the Latitude design/sturdiness impressions were much better than that 
of a Lenovo X1 Carbon gen4. 


On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 03:23:08PM +0000, Tony Molloy wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm recently retired from my university job. I am looking for a laptop 
> to run CentOS 6/7. My university was a traditional Dell site so I've 
> used Latitude laptops for years, currently E6500/E6510.
> Anybody got any experience of running CentOS on the newer Dell 
> Latitudes E5000 or E7000. These are not certified according to Redhats' 
> Hardware Guide.
> Alternatively Precision Workstations would do. These can be supplied 
> with Ubuntu installed so they run Linux.
> Thanks,
> Tony