[Sidefx-houdini-list] laptop

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 18:29:55 EST 2008


Hmm, the one I got is shared memory and it seems fine to me. However,
I don't run production files on it :)

Cheers,

Peter B

On 08/01/2008, François Duchesneau <sidefx at trinix.ca> wrote:
> And maybe you already know that but don't do the mistake I had done
> before I bought my Asus.
>
> I first bought a HP but the video card was a shared memory one and it's
> definitely not good for 3D. It's very slow.
>
> François
>
>
>
> Peter Bowmar wrote:
> > 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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