Maybe something like fedora core, or mandriva. The looks of this machine are aimed firmly at a certain demographic…boys who play games. Asus G1 front side view view large image. The screen is excellent, build quality is excellent. I am glad that you cannot see them flashing when facing the machine.

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When I received the machine there was a lot of extra software loaded. The keys are responsive and seem to have a very slightly deeper than average travel ehl80 them. Yes, my password is: Of course I’ll have my backtrack live cd and knoppix. The screen has three hinge supports.

I like the way it looks and I will enjoy the attention the green lights will bring. Log in or Sign up. I am glad that you cannot see them flashing when facing the machine.

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Nvidia’s Linux drivers have historically had a much better performance than ATI’s, and I think a large part of that is due to better OpenGL support from the Nvidia cards overall. The G1 keyboard has a good feel; it is very solid monsyer every edge with a slight spring toward the middle.

Donald HIDevolutionJun 19, They can be disabled using the Asus “Direct Console” software. I was woundering what you guys will use for your OS. My one gripe with the layout is that I have not yet adjusted to the position of the left CTRL key which my brain thinks should be one key position further to the left.


The Asus G1 is a gaming notebook described on the Asus website as the “notebook series that redefines mobile gaming with advance graphics solutions, mohster display technologies and unique design details. I am awaiting a response from Asus regarding any further information to see if you can create your own icons or create custom display options.

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I anticipate it will go extremely smoothly, with all of the hardware “just working,” excepting the built-in camera and the fingerprint scanner. WhiteWolf-KibaJun 17, SaferSephirothJun 21, I must comment on the keyboard as I have used many different notebook keyboards over the past few years and I feel this puts me in a good position to comment on a keyboard.

Asus G1 left side view view large image. A great resource for keeping monnster touch with Linux and video card information is Phoronix. You can customise this display to show your own text and or a series of supplied icons.

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Asus G1 integrated web-camera view large image. Super Pi Comparison Results. The gaming and performance of the G1 is great.


Overall my expectations have been met and exceeded. Thanks gotgenes Would you please post your installation tips on our Linux Forum? Linux compatibility is an important issue for me, as well. The speakers seem loud enough and adequate in a quiet environment.

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The big reason why I bought the HEL80 was the fact it had an nvidia card, which has great drivers under linux! I highly recommend this notebook for anyone who wants to have good overall performance, play games, and own something a little bit different. On the front edge of the notebook there are a series of controls akin to a CD player or Walkman, these are “Audio DJ” buttons and allow you to play a CD through the speakers without powering the machine up.

The layout of certain keys is very much a matter of individual taste however I am personally pleased to point out that some of my most used keys are handily located along the right edge of the heo80.