What OS is installed on your UX?

Talk about software for the micro PC.

What OS is installed on your UX?

XP
166
43%
Vista
126
33%
Linux (Ubuntu etc.)
36
9%
OSX
19
5%
Other (Please state in post)
36
9%
 
Total votes: 383

morrismountain
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Postby morrismountain » Mon Jan 17, 2011 22:54

I have installed the Windows XP. I like to use the windows XP because I regular use and its now suitable for me than other os. It is easy to operate and the unsderstand. The features are the same which are in the new but with the easy featuring.

bigs
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Postby bigs » Tue Jan 18, 2011 18:12

more spam?
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard
OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!
sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate
light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

robinmatt
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Postby robinmatt » Wed Feb 16, 2011 13:29

Xp absolutely is a faster O.S on the UX and is absolutely a trusted and reliable O.S. I accept it on 2 of my earlier PC'S and will never change it. We all apperceive Vista needs a almighty processer and abundance of anamnesis to run calmly and abounding of my admired programs will not alike run appropriately beneath vista..

jimmykerry
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Postby jimmykerry » Mon May 09, 2011 11:02

I installed Windows XP. I would like to use the windows XP because regularly use its now suitable for me than the other os.

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Postby computercowboy » Mon May 09, 2011 14:04

bigs wrote:more spam?


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bigs
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Postby bigs » Mon May 09, 2011 20:02

annoying spam!

But anyway we all know the future of UX is ubuntu, as it has excellent support for the UX hardware and is designed to work with less RAM.
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

niteman1969
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Postby niteman1969 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 22:17

Windows 7 Starter with Gabe's drivers version 1.2

Since Windows 7 Starter is optimised for the low-powered atom based
netbooks, it works well on my until now unloved UX1XN , much faster than
home premium or pro, without low memory messages all the rime,
and I really don't need the eye candy.

Everything working well including camera switching.

Leaves those atom based netbooks standing.

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Postby midnightman » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:52

well my vote goes for xp since it will be a lot easier BUT I am looking forward to using linux flavors in the near future, it is just that I want to maximize the use of the UX's hardware, like fingerprint, camera, well for the camera not so much only the fingerprint :)

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Postby tangobravo » Mon Apr 16, 2012 22:00

Midnightman, you DO realize that getting the Fingerprint reader working (under most common distros, like Ubuntu) is a pretty trivial matter, right? If you're using any derivative of Ubuntu, check out: http://www.n-view.net/Appliance/fingerprint/. I know I have gotten it working in Ubuntu, Arch and Gentoo on my UX =)

Really, in my experience, the only obstacles I can't overcome in any flavor of linux is the sensitivity of the touch-nub, and switching between front/rear webcam. Beyond that... My vote goes with Linux, and Windows 7 in Dual boot!

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Postby bigs » Tue Apr 17, 2012 23:08

agree tangobravo. My UX has has only got Ubuntu on it.

At first when I first used Ubuntu I had dual OS as one is always uncertain of change, but after a while the advantages of speed, batterylife of Ubuntu over XP was that substantial, that it just made me want to go Ubuntu all the way.

I think I have the optimum UX setup for portable pocket work horse.

Boot times are under 20 seconds, Instant on and off suspend works just as if you were using an iphone or PDA. Hibernation in just over 15 seconds, and resume in under 10 seconds. The reason to use hibernate over suspend for instant on and off is if you know you are not going to use your UX for over the next hour or so, the instant off and on suspend will consume some of that precious battery juice even in standby mode.

The setup

Sony UX with 1gb RAM
Core 2 Duo U7700 mod by Anh
Samsung 64Gb ZIF PATA SLC SSD (unbelievable low power consumption)
Arctic silver 5 thermal paste for CPU.


OS Ubuntu 10.04 LTs Lucid Lynx.

Hardware working on UX with 10.04
Full throttle controls for speeds from 800Mhz to 1.33Ghz (custom profiles for different use)
Undervolt CPU for better battery performance
DPMS LCD power saving
ability to soft power down bluetooth and wifi individually
customize fan profiles, with multi point temp based fan throttling.
mappable hardware buttons
Super sensitive thumb stick
Wireless switch power on and of wifi and bluetooth
Memory stick pro duo slot works with 32Gb cards
Front web cam works, ensure skype is not the latest as it will not work with webcam
finger print scanner works.
Hibernate, suspend all works

Custom profiles have to be made by the user eg, what fan profile to go with type of CPU throttling. My personal favourite fan throttle position on battery locks off top speed in favour of second highest 1.06 Ghz. For desktop modes 1.2Ghz locked speed profile with descent fan speeds.

these profiles have advantages as the u7700 mod gives off alot more heat than the core solo or core2solo stock CPUs. The result of the u7700 or a u7600 CPU will heat up UX quicker and cause thermal throttling controlled by the mainboard (slow UX when this happens). Windows uses have option to use a software to overide the thermal throttling, but then will end up with a hotter running UX.

Methods to keep cool and keep UX running just above stock temps combined

- Good thermal paste from CPU to heat pipe.
- Undervolting the CPU while retaining stability
- more aggressive fan profiles if needed, needed especially if UX is in dock and external display.
- lock off top speeds of the U7700. the 1.07Ghz speed is pretty quick and essentially underclocks the cpu without compromising too much CPU speed. Runs cooler and hence less aggressive fan profiling. win win
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn


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