[Sidefx-houdini-list] laptop

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 16:43:49 EST 2008


I bought my wife a cheap HP laptop ($800 Canadian, 1GB Ram,
Athlon64Turion, 80 gb drive, Nvidia 6600 Go graphics) and it runs
Houdini perfectly under XP. Very lightweight, CPU stepdown option on
battery for long battery life etc. Very happy! Sorry don't remember
the model.

Cheers,

Peter B

On 08/01/2008, Peter Robbinson <probbins at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> 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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