[Sidefx-houdini-list] laptop

Adrian Lee dryrainstudios at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 04:56:01 EST 2008


Peter - does your wife use houini too?

On 08/01/2008, Peter Bowmar <pbowmar at gmail.com> 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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