Sonny To on 14 Dec 2011 09:45:55 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] dell xps 14z

I don't dual-boot. I run windows within virtualbox mainly to watch
netflix... but these days I watch netflix on an Asus Transformer which
runs android so I'm pretty much windows free for personal use. For
work, I do need windows to run selenium tests on IE.

The Asus u46e just would freeze before even entering the install
program.  CentOS 6.1 however did install but once installed, it didn't
boot.  After some googling the acpi was the problem. Passing in
acpi=off in grub allowed it to boot but for some reason it would not
recognize eth0.

On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 10:41 AM, Adam Zion <> wrote:
>> Why are you so eager to pay the Microsoft tax on your PC purchases?
> FWIW, some people have no choice but to have some access to Windows to run
> some necessary program or another. For me, it's various stats and office
> packages for my MSIS program; it may be something similar for Sonny. So, for
> me, a dual boot configuration- Windows 7 + Fedora- works perfectly.
> Incidentally, Sonny, what problems were you having installing linux on your
> Asus computer? My notebook is an Asus A53E, and it's had very few problems
> with linux, only with the wireless mobile device from Sprint. All I had to
> do was install one quick fix for power management, and this notebook works
> brilliantly in linux.
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