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Acer TravelMate 2428 tested with Ubuntu

In a review of Acer TravelMate 2428, they try out Ubuntu on it and it just works.
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Battery life on the TM2428 while running Linux was about 20% less than in windows. Manually controlling the settings I was able to get about three hours of use from a charge and in 'DVD mode' I managed two hours. There isn't really a DVD mode in Ubuntu (it maxed the CPU speed when playing a DVD – but I found playback was fine at 600 MHz), I had to adjust the screen brightness and CPU speed manually.

I must also point out that the TM2428 ran very nicely with 256 MB when I was using Ubuntu. Linux is famous for being able to make modest hardware look good when it is configured right, and Ubuntu's automatic install and configuration obviously did a good job.

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