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NVIDIA Optimus - ArchWiki
Options:
A) disable one
B) Optimus by nVidia (proprietary)
C) PRIME by nouveau (open source)
D) Bumblebee
E) nvidia-xrun (separate X)

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Hybrid_graphics
linux  nvidia  laptop  multiple  gpu  switch  battery  performance  hybrid  graphics 
october 2018 by cameronl
So four weeks ago I posted asking for input on a new laptop. As evidenced by... +LinusTorvalds
"I could get a standard XPS13 and a new intel 8260 wireless module right away.

The one I have now is the "Developer Edition" version that didn't need any surgery to just work."
linux  developer  laptop  hardware  dell  sputnik 
september 2016 by cameronl
Dell XPS 13 review: Skylake and Thunderbolt 3 make the best a little bit better | Ars Technica
- thin bezel (more screen per laptop footprint),
- great display resolution,
- otherwise good reviews...
- bad webcam,
- bad: no home/end keys on keyboard
laptop  hardware  review  display  keyboard 
march 2016 by cameronl
We Need a Better PC | Hacker News
"lenovo not relevant", new manufacturers too
laptop  quality  apple  mac  linux  dell  asus  lenovo  2016  toread2 
february 2016 by cameronl
Arch Linux on a Macbook Air 4,2 (pure EFI-boot) - David Goodlad
"This describes an Arch Linux install, not Ubuntu, and doesn't use the typical BIOS compatibility mode suggested in most linux-on-Macbook guides."
macbookair  linux  archlinux  mac  hardware  apple  macbook  laptop  os  efi  osx  dualboot  boot 
december 2011 by cameronl
MacBook Air 2011 Battery Life – 2 hours or 7 hours? | Mac Crazy
1. Making the processor just a little busier can burn down the battery surprisingly faster.
2. Flash (only enable it when you need it.)
3. Leaving applications open swallows battery.
4. Startup items, daemons, extensions or background processes.
5. Screen brightness affects power use, but the number of apps running has a much bigger effect.
battery  howto  tips  macbook  macbookair  laptop 
december 2011 by cameronl

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