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So - what's a common linux kernel compile benchmark time these days for a "make allyesconfig"? compile.

I've got 2m12s time, and I'm wondering how good this is compared to other "SSD-less" attempts.
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So, anyone manage to get Perl installed on the TouchPad?
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debian runs on it. There is a chroot image in prepare. Also, I HATE the auto spelling correct on this thing....
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New (work) laptop: HP EliteBook 8560w.

Pros: good full -sized keyboard with numeric keypad, more ports than any other computer on the market, USB ports for charging even when the thing is off. Core i7 CPU, 8G ram, and unlike my previous 3 HP laptops, this one hasn't failed and wasn't DOA.

Cons: It has a modem. And that Quadro video card with 2G of RAM? Yeah - they stuck a VGA connector on the laptop.

Oh, and Fedora 15 is the only distro I've found which will boot on it. None of the Ubuntu, Debian, RHEL, or SuSU install disks I have will boot (even Sid). They all hang or panic. Well, my old standby "Gentoo" will boot, but I don't want to spend the next week messing with it.

And one last thing. Fedora 15 pretty buggy. I'd recommend folks stay away for the time being. It's not as buggy as Ubuntu OO, but pretty close.
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I got Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my new 8560w.  Needed some grub hackery...  Once installed dual monitors work fine with the non-free nVidia drivers.

See: http://beradrian.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/install-ubuntu-12-on-8560w/
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HOLY HELL!

The Google+ team finally fixed their broken javascript! I can post from Safari now.
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* sniff *
I missed you guys....
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Since I have to boot a virtual machine and run IE just to post on Google+, I'll be abandoning this platform until further notice.
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Of course, now it seems to work...
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Nevermind. Editing a post on Safari doesn't work either. The 'Save" and "cancel" buttons overwrite the edit box.
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I'm really surprised how terrible Linux is on laptops these days. It's 2013 folks - it shouldn't take a PhD in Computer Science to get 802.11 to function with no user interaction beyond selection of the network and entering security  information when prompted.
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I should have known. Never start off with one of the popular Linux distributions when you have brand-spankin new hardware. Start with Gentoo. You'll be done with the patching and compile before you figure out what is broken with the distro.

Generic Gentoo install took about 10 minutes on the new laptop....
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TRVTH (and not just about facebook :)
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Think about this for a second, folks.

Hewlett-Packard can't ship a decent tablet solution. But, there is every indication that the damned Bookstore is going to ship a successful product. 
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Here is an interesting article at time.com
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I'll wait for someone like Malcolm Gladwell to write a book that shows how books from this list are actually relevant/insightful in context, and then I'll look at the ones that pique my curiosity :-)
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Once again I can't use G+ on Safari.

Someone please get the internal G+ team a Mac. 
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I have to post on my iPhone using the Google+ app, then edit in Safari.
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Hacking HPUX, OSX, Linux, and BSD since well before the turn of the century.  

And, I love the smell of C4 and diesel in the morning. Click to see me blow the hell out of $1M+ of hp servers, and see Linux recover without missing a beat (no dropped frames on multiple streaming movies).

I also enjoy poking fun at my non-Atheist friends on a regular basis.
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