In October 2013 I decided to purchase a new computer. I was looking for a nice, fast, light computer which is capable of running multiple hours on battery. At the beginning I looked if I could get a device with some kind of hybrid on-board/dedicated graphic solution. At this time I saw once one of […]
I do use DigiKam to manage all my digital pictures. Basically DigiKam is a great piece of software with a lot of functions and features. I really love the support for RAW camera files (I do use a Olympus DSLR), the new face recognition feature and the that it can handle images and videos. The […]
Toshiba released on the 3rd of March 2011 a new BIOS for its notebooks: – Satellite R630 – Portege R700 – Portege R705 So far I do not know which improvements it includes, but soon I wanted to try to install openSUSE 11.4 on my Satelitte R630. Then I will see how the combination of […]
Toshiba released on the 25th of November the BIOS version B1.70-WIN-EC1.40 for the Satellite R630 and Portege R700. I did not find any information about the improvements it included, but I hope they did something regarding ACPI. I already installed it but I had no time yet to check if Linux (Arch Linux and openSUSE) […]
I do own a Toshiba Satellite R630 and I want to run Linux on it, because in common I do use Linux only since years and all the programs I use are Linux/Unix programs. I already tried to run the laptop with OpenSUSE 11.3 (64 bit) [see:Linux openSUSE on Toshiba Satellite R630/ Portege R705] but […]
I tested to run openSUSE 11.3 on the Toshiba Satellite R630 without deleting the pre-installed Windows 7 Home Edition. The experiences I made shall be valid in 95% for the Toshiba Portege R700/705 as well as the Dynabooks R730 too. At the end the tests where not very satisfying but it looks like the Linux support will be better in the near future.
After looking around I found out that Toshiba is offering a consumer version of the Portege R700 which belongs to the Satellite-Series the R630 (in the US it is the Portege R705). At the beginning I thought that the device looks similar and has similar specifications, but must be different regarding build quality and features. In the end I found out that the differences are quite small related to the physical device!