Sunday, November 28, 2010

My HP G62-149WM Laptop on Fedora 14

Just wanted to let this out:
I put Fedora 14 on my HP G62-149WM laptop and everything WORKS OUT OF THE BOX!
This is what I have been waiting for for some time. Fedora 14 makes all hardware components in this type of laptop work with all apps that need them. I bought this laptop from walmart for a specific reason. The major brand names in this laptop all contribute to the Linux kernel (top 10 contributors). I feel i have made a smart buying decision on a laptop and hope I inspire all else who wish to find a laptop that Linux will work on.

Here are the specs:
HP 15.6" Laptop PC:
  • Intel Core i5-430M processor
    2.26GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.53GHz)
  • 4GB DDR3 system memory (8GB max)
    Enough memory to handle today's most memory-hungry applications
  • 250GB 7200rpm SATA hard drive
  • Store your photos, music, videos, documents and more with plenty of storage space to spare
  • 8X LightScribe SuperMulti DVD±R/RW double layer drive
    Play and create CDs and DVDs with this CD/DVD burner with double layer support; Create and burn custom labels onto compatible discs with LightScribe technology
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet; 802.11b/g/n Wireless
    Connect the HP 15.6" Laptop PC to a broadband modem with the Ethernet LAN connection, or connect to a wireless network or hotspot with built-in Wireless LAN (WLAN)
  • 15.6" diagonal HD LED BrightView widescreen display
    1366 x 768 pixel resolution; Intel HD Graphics with up to 1696MB total available graphics memory
Additional Features:
  • Built-in Webcam with digital microphone

  • 5-in-1 digital media card reader

  • 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x VGA port, 1 x Headphone-out, 1 x Microphone-in, 1 x RJ-45 port

  • 6-cell lithium-ion battery

  • Includes 65W AC adapter
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