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I am a Java developer with 15 years corporate experience and am passionate about software development and looking for an environment where the approach to software is enjoyable and productive.

I have worked on teams that focus on frequently delivering working software and continuously adding business value, via incremental release plans, focused sprints/iterations and well written stories. This has resulted in productive and efficient environments along with increased job satisfaction and enjoyment.

I am interested in working with teams that are either effectively implementing Scrum or Kanban with solid engineering practices such as Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Automated Acceptance Testing, and Refactoring - or have committed to the journey and want to succeed.


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comment Video tearing when playing on external monitor
Yes, I've set sync to vblank now, with no improvement. One thing I've noticed though is that I don't have any control over the frequency - I think it is on 60Hz. The HDTV can do 120Hz. I'll post some screen shots of the nvidia settings and my xorg.conf tonight. Thanks.
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comment Video tearing when playing on external monitor
I've set sync to vblank now, no change. I've also tried to disable as much of compiz as I can.
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comment Looking for an ultra portable laptop for Ubuntu
Thanks, I mentioned that in one of the comments (to the original question) when looking at the Dell Vostro V13. But again, its not a searchable database so its very time consuming and a lot of the certs are talking about Ubuntu 8. A bit old.
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comment Looking for an ultra portable laptop for Ubuntu
Heh, you can probably tell that the biggest dilemma here for me is - stay with Ubuntu for approx $1000 on a lower spec machine - or move to MacOs for $1800 (slightly faster, lighter, bigger drive & smaller size).
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comment Looking for an ultra portable laptop for Ubuntu
Thanks, I started out looking at the x201 because they apparently have great linux compatibility. But they cost a fortune. I think I specced one at $2800. Thats with a massive discount. For that price I think I'd try the Toshiba Protege R700, (approx $2400) but before that, I'd just get a Macbook Air at about $1800. The only Lenovo option for me is an EDGE13 for $760 and then swap out the hard drive with a $250 80G SSD. But the edge only has a core 2 duo 1.3GHz SU7300 - and I don't know how that performs (I mainly want the laptop for java & grails programming on the move)
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comment Looking for an ultra portable laptop for Ubuntu
Thanks - sounds like the battery life is bad though, see comment above from yesterday.
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comment Looking for an ultra portable laptop for Ubuntu
From cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php Edge 13 Intel SU7300 @ 1.30GHz Passmark CPU Mark = 973 My current laptop Intel Core2 Duo T5550 @ 1.83GHz Passmark CPU Mark = 1011 so it would be a downgrade as far as cpu goes, but at least it would be lighter and have SSD
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comment Looking for an ultra portable laptop for Ubuntu
I could get an Edge 13 and put in an SSD - someone describes it here: forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge/… - So for $1200 I could get an edge with Intel Core2 Duo Processor SU7300 (1.30GHz, 3MB L2, 800MHzFSB), 4GB, approx 1.6kg - and then buy an 80G SSD for $240 computerwholesale.com.au/?398749
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comment Looking for an ultra portable laptop for Ubuntu
The Edge 13 has slow disks, and after looking around for some time I've come to like the idea of SSD and I don't really want to take a step backwards in CPU. So, if I look for something under 2kg, the laptops under $2000 are low powered. Gotta go to around $2400 to get something light and fast. Which leaves me with MacBook Air or Toshiba Portege R700 which are similar price. A local shop will let me live boot ubuntu on an Air, so I'll see if it works!
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comment Looking for an ultra portable laptop for Ubuntu
I've currently got a Dell Inspiron 1525 - bought 2.5 years ago. It works well, but its heavy and battery life is not good (I've replaced the battery once). I'm looking for something LIGHT (<2kg) hence the 13 inch display and NO dvd requirement. Just noticed the Dell Vostro V130 - looks great, but the review here says battery cannot be replaced and doesn't last long laptopmag.com/review/laptops/dell-vostro-v130.aspx
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comment Looking for an ultra portable laptop for Ubuntu
If any is interested, the Dell Vostro V13 is certified: webapps.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201004-5572 - This is low cost (<$1000) and low weight (<2kg) and would be perfect for me if the CPU wasn't less powerful than my current laptop, and if it had an SSD option.
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