[Sidefx-houdini-list] laptop

Peter Robbinson probbins at sympatico.ca
Tue Jan 8 16:00:09 EST 2008


I do most of my work on my old laptop still and I have Ubuntu 7.04 32bit 
on it.

Wine is version 0.9.52, which is what is available in synaptic.

And I'm using Adobe 8. I haven't tried a wacom with it, I'm a casual 
photoshop user.

PeterR

Pablo Giménez wrote:
> 2008/1/8, Peter Robbinson <probbins at sympatico.ca>:
>   
>> I'm exclusive linux (Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10(64bit)), both are rock solid
>> as is Houdini on both.
>>
>> My old laptop, which I love, is an Acer 1710. It's a brute, with
>> full-sized components, but I'm very happy with it.
>> One of the main reasons I bought this one was because the video card
>> wasn't lobotomized to save battery life.
>>
>> My new laptop is an HP. I needed something quick and portable. HP
>> pavilion dv2500. A quarter of the weight of the acer, and being 4 years
>> newer much faster.
>>
>> Any windows app. that I might use I run with Wine. Even on my old laptop
>> Photoshop in Wine runs quick enough.
>>     
>
>
> Hi Peter, is not related with this thread but  I am curious, what version of
> wine are you using and waht version of photoshop?
> Are you using a wacom with it? If yes,The pressure from the wacom works in
> Photoshop too?
> Thanks and sorry for the off-topic
>
> I see no advantage to the Mac's and the bling isn't worth the extra cash
>   
>> you have to fork over for the privilege.
>>
>> PeterR
>>
>> brian goodwin wrote:
>>     
>>> Hey François
>>>
>>> I unforunately dont use linux, at work i do, but at home I mostly play
>>>       
>> with
>>     
>>> a windows build, and mostly to test sims or vex.
>>> but have been very happy with the general performance.
>>>
>>> In as far as cost for what you're getting, well the laptop is cheap, but
>>>       
>> the
>>     
>>> two cool stickers are really what ups the price :)
>>>
>>> Louis, I think when looking at the option of which laptop, what do you
>>> actually do on it? ie, is it for bits here and there, or is it acting
>>>       
>> like a
>>     
>>> work station?
>>>
>>> :)
>>>
>>> On Jan 8, 2008 3:22 PM, François Duchesneau <sidefx at trinix.ca> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>>> I think Mac are great machines but I've always wondered why they were
>>>> that expensive. Maybe the sceen quality, maybe the anti-shock sensor
>>>>         
>> and
>>     
>>>> all those gadgets.
>>>>
>>>> However if someone doesn't want Windows and can afford using only Linux
>>>> because of Photoshop etc then that's the way to go. Maybe I've got my
>>>> answer here ;)
>>>>
>>>> Brian, do you use Houdini under Linux? I've always wondered if it works
>>>> well?
>>>>
>>>> François
>>>>
>>>> brian goodwin wrote:
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>> well some people will hate me
>>>>> but the mac book pro is a wonderful tool, even if u have to run
>>>>>           
>> another
>>     
>>>>> operating os.
>>>>> i even get a bit of use out of houdini under fusion.
>>>>> :)
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Jan 8, 2008 3:02 PM, Jean-Claude Nouchy <jclaude at mimgfx.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>           
>>>>>> I use thinkpads since years.. rock solid.
>>>>>> I use Fedora and Ubuntu. on them.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             
>>>>>>> My trusty Inspiron has kicked the bucket so I'm looking for a new
>>>>>>> laptop, any recommendations?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Cheers
>>>>>>> Louis
>>>>>>>
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"everything is coincident"
"Love: the state of suspended anticipation"
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