[CentOS] New laptop recomendation

Thu Nov 24 16:14:06 UTC 2016
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On November 23, 2016 5:14:37 PM EST, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
>On 11/23/2016 2:02 PM, Tony Molloy wrote:
>> precision 15 7510
>> Intel® Core i5-6300HQ Processor (Quad Core 2.30G
>that too is a "skylake", latest gen intel CPU,  you might have some 
>issues with CentOS and the USB C/Thunderport, and/or USB 3 on those.   
>If it works on Ubuntu, you likely can get it working with C7 albeit 
>maybe using a newer kernel.
>unless you're going to game or run advanced CAD software, I'd try and 
>find one that uses Intel's onboard graphics, just to keep things 
>simpler, and save on battery life.
>IF that M.2 PCIe SSD is a NVMe drive, you might need to muck about with
>drivers or newer kernels to get it working, but it may well work in
>mode 'out of box'.
>For sure, you'll have more luck with CentOS 7.x rather than 6.x
>john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz
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I am looking with interest at Dell XPS 15 but have not yet begun investigating if CentOS 7 would run on it.