Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

My new laptop is here! My preciousss!

Filed under
Linux
Hardware

I've bought myself a new laptop. I'm so very pleased with it that I decided to write an article and show off my latest toy. It's also a great lesson in Linux, since the machine runs four operating systems, with the fifth on the way. So if you're in a mood for some ego-centric eye candy, do take a look.

The machine itself is LG RD510 model, with black-red-gradient monitor panel and a white keyboard panel with its own numpad. It has a Core 2 Duo P7450 processors, clocked at 2.13GHz, with 3MB L2 cache, seated on a 1066MHz mobo. I've rigged it with 2x2GB Kingston DDR2 800MHz sticks, to take full advantage of the dual memory channel. It's also equipped with a handsome Nvidia 9600M GS card with 512MB RAM, plus a decent Toshiba 320GB SATA II 5400rpm hard disk.

Then, there's the usual plethora of peripherals, a built-in webcam, Intel Wireless, Bluetooth, FireWire 800, e-SATA, VGA, HDMI, all sorts of smart card readers, and two USB ports. Oh yes, 15.1" screen.

It's a real treat for the eyes.

Four operating systems




More in Tux Machines

Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
  • Key Considerations for Software Updates for Embedded Linux and IoT
    The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers. Many of these embedded devices run a variant of embedded Linux; typically, the distribution size is around 16MB today. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel, although very widely used, is far from immune to critical security vulnerabilities as well. In fact, in a presentation at Linux Security Summit 2016, Kees Cook highlighted two examples of critical security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel: one being present in kernel versions from 2.6.1 all the way to 3.15, the other from 3.4 to 3.14. He also showed that a myriad of high severity vulnerabilities are continuously being found and addressed—more than 30 in his data set.
  • APNIC-sponsored proposal could vastly improve DNS resilience against DDoS

today's howtos

What's New In Linux Lite 3.6

Linux Lite 3.6 is a good distribution, you just have to put your hands in the engine, but the assistance offered by Linux Lite helps us to set the system as well as possible. The XFCE desktop installed by default adds ease-of-use to this distribution, and the dashboard and main menu layout help the user from another operating system quickly find its brands Read more

AMD Threadripper 1950X on Linux