[lug] Jeffrey, please add me to your LinkedIn network
ferdinand at schmidix.net
Tue Dec 16 11:22:30 MST 2014
I've had my Galago UltraPro for little over a year now and am very happy
with it. It lasts about 5 days suspended to team. So it does burn more
power than other laptops in that state but it's totally usable. My
trackpad is decent, I got used to it and find it easy to use.
It is a plastic computer and most stickers have come off by now (this
computer travels with me every day) but it is holding up just fine. The
initial keyboard was poor quality and System76 sent out new keyboards to
affected customers in response to customer complaints. I found that to be
very good customer service. The only problem I really ran into is the
stemmer port. It is flimsy and I managed to break it a few weeks ago.
Still usable but the cable doesn't latch any longer. I haven't asked them
about repair yet.
You can visit their Denver office - I did that before my purchase. Nice
people but a small company.
You are welcome to contact me off-list to check out the laptop.
Hope this information is useful to you,
On Dec 15, 2014 6:09 PM, "Quentin Hartman" <qhartman at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have to say I'm a little shocked that System76 doesn't have this working
> in a sane manner since their primary value-add is "just works" and they
> specifically call out suspend. Have you run through the usual gyrations
> with them to see if they have a solution? I've got a bad case of the "new
> computer" bug and I've considered getting the Galago since it's the closest
> thing I've found to what I want that isn't made by Apple and supporting a
> local OSS company is a Good Thing, but since it sounds like they are not
> managing to follow through on their primary value add I'd be better served
> by getting the machine direct like I have in the past. In that vein, I'd be
> interested in checking out the Galago in person at some point to see how it
> "feels". Are there any techy meetings / events that you might have it at?
> On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM, Brennen Bearnes <bbearnes at gmail.com>
>> On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 4:02 PM, Quentin Hartman <qhartman at gmail.com>
>>> For what it's worth the trackpad on mine works well in both Linux and
>>> Windows out of the box, and the battery life (even suspended) is good in
>>> Windows, but not in Linux. Likely there is a software solution to that to
>>> be found if I cared enough to take the time to find it. Since I'm running
>>> an SSD and booting is only seconds slower than resuming, I just shutdown
>>> when I'm done.
>> Yeah - I've suspected that there's got to be an available software tweak
>> that would improve this state of affairs, but I've been too preoccupied
>> with other systems to dig into it much. It was a substantial investment
>> that I haven't gotten much value out of, so at some point I'll probably
>> spend the time. I keep vaguely hoping that someone on the internet will
>> beat me to it and post a concise HOWTO...
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