Thursday Mar 31, 2011

Alienware X58, Dell studio XPS and OpenSolaris

Previously I had blogged about pogolinux (an i730 system).  Since then we got a couple more boxes to try.  

Alienware X58: What a hunk of system and I don't mean that in a good sense.  It's back breaking.  The first set of systems we got were DOA.  As two of us were lifting one from the box an uncomfortable loud "thunk"  came from box.  When I opened it, the fan had come loose from the side and was flopping all around.  We sent those back and got new ones.  These were definitely better. They came out of BIOS.   Installing OpenSolaris via USB was quick.  About 5 minutes and this image had all the languages.

I must add that the pogolinux box without was just a wee bit quicker. 


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