HP Pavilion DV6000 Notebook and Linux

HP Pavilion dv6000 (Core 2 Duo) review

Today I got a chance to put my hand on the beautiful HP Pavilion DV6000 Notebook which my uncle bought from Kuwait. It was pre-installed with Windows Vista :(, and he already complainted about Vista that it runs awesomely slow. It runs too slow eventhough it had a Dualcore processor and 2GB of RAM. Later I found that it contained dozens and dozens of unwanted softwares that runs on the startup. I removed them and now it runs Vista better.

Being a Free Software and GNU/Linux enthusiast and a promoter of GNU/Linux, I decided to try Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Live DVD on the Lappie. Alas !!!!, it gave me the GNOME desktop in a flash :). Sound worked perfectly and the sound quality was perfect as in Vista (Lappie have Altec Lansing Speakers). As it was having Nvidia Graphics the Compiz effects were not working with the Free Nvidia drivers (But the Binary packages from restricted drivers section enables it).

Next, I tried Knoppix 5.3.1 on it and being a lighning fast Live Distro it booted to the Desktop like the way it was booting from haddisk. All the hardwares worked like charm under Knoppix and I was really excited to see the new HP Pavilion DV6000 Notebook working smoothly under GNU/Linux.

For those who are planning to buy a laptop, this one is one of my recommendation :).

Ooops I forgot to check whether Wireless and Modem worked under Linux, I’ll check it and post it later.

Product Specifications HP Pavilion dv6725ee (dv6000)

LightScribe DDL Support under Ubuntu 8.04

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2 responses to “HP Pavilion DV6000 Notebook and Linux

  1. HP

    HP Pavilion DV4-1227US
    First of all, I do not own the unit, I am just hoping someone will comment on my ‘review’. I searched for “laptop” in electronics, and then sorted the list by BestSelling. Now i see its ranked #1 in electronics, and #6 in laptops…why is it ranked so high if it has only one customer review, and that customer gave it one star? You’d think that with such a huge volume of customers purchasing the unit that there’d be more reviews? Or does no review define a good product–nothing to gripe about? Any answers would be appreciated. BTW i gave it 5 stars, to give it the benefit of the doubt if in fact it is such a good peice of hardware.

  2. Reviews do reflect the quality of a product; but we can’t say that a product is bad if it lacks customer reviews. Its dependent on who the customers are and how do they express their satisfaction (not only web reviews)

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