I always wanted a stable and good laptop for AROS.
Some years ago ClusterUK and many others got that realised with fully support for ACER aspire one. This is still a ok platform for AROS but as web-browsing, emulation and many other tasks got more demanding the need for more powerfull hardware is needed.
The DELL latitiude D520 is far from something new but the hardware is very simelar to ACER aspire one. The big difference is that the display res. is higher and the CPU is much faster. All that is needed is a replacement of the wi-fi card. Something that is very easy to do.
Search for this WiFi card on e-bay
This laptop can be found very cheap on e-bay.
I will put up many videos running AROS on this laptop.
I will show 68k emulation and I can tell you that 060 demos with JIT enabled runs full speed on this computer.
I compared a AGA demo with A1200 060 50Hhz with this computer under emulation and this computer did some of the scenes more smooth.
I will update this thread as I do new videos and bring in new information.
First of all I just wanted to know if there are any interest in people getting AROS laptop and if you have any questions bring'em on.
If you experience that this laptop freeze browsing web-pages or after a few minutes getting warm it is very likely the WiFi card that is broken.
I had this problem with one WiFi card and there is one other guy that had this problem.
If you have this problem or want a WiFi card that is tested to work pm me and I send you one for 10Â£ inkl. shiping.
Why not have some fun for cheap money. For 5 - 10 euro it is easy to find Intel T2400 core2duo cpu on eBay. This is the most powerful CPU used in this laptop. I will try to change it on one of my D520s that got t2300. It should be easy. I bring you the result when I have changed it.
amigamia: Sorry, but not something I would use for AspireOS. VESA mode sucks and neither your Ethernet or WiFi card will work. I would also definetly go with a SSD. I use Kingston 60GB SSD for my laptops. Very cheap and nice.
amigamia: That is not possible. You need to install AROS or AspireOS to a Smart file system formated USB drive and if you are going to do that you need to install from some virtual player running AROS.
Just pm me your address and I send AspireOS to you on a USB stick. That saves you a lot of trouble :)
When you get that stick you can easily install to your internal drive.
While waiting for the USB stick (Thanks a million!) I tried to download the ISO of Aspire OS 2.1 and boot from the CD but I have tried already several CDs + different burners and it does not seem to boot? I thought It was the DVD player on the D520 but I tried other linux DVDs and it works fine. Plus, the Aspire OS 2.1 CD are not booting on other laptops I have around. Can you check?
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I have installed Icaros latest stable version on a virtualbox hosted on windows
I do want to install this on a physical workstation, but want to play around first to see how it works