Entroware Apollo: After a year

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Entroware Apollo-1000 during Heat test. Although the power cord is plugged in, the power supply is disconnected from the wall plug (as made evident by the off AC led in the case).

The most followed posts in this blog  were the ones reviewing the Entroware Apollo laptop I purchased. The reason is that it is hard to find detailed information about Entroware models. I have been using the Apollo-1000 model for a little over a year. It is the only computer I have, so I use it everyday. I though that a report of how this laptop behaves after a year would conclude the review, giving to interested people a feeling of how this computer ages. So, here I am giving to you my impressions.

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A look at Ubuntu Studio 16.04

It has been a while since the latest Ubuntu Studio 16.04 has been released. I couldn’t resist to make a live pen-drive with it and boot it on my Apollo. I also wanted to see how it performs with respect my Arch Linux. This is not going to be, however, a full review (like for ArchBang). The reason is that I did not install the system. I think that the only way to fairly compare OSes is to install them on the same hardware. I lack, sadly, a test computer. My Apollo is all I got and I must stay productive with it…

Anyway, lets have just a quick look at the features and let’s see if we can figure out what Ubuntu Studio 16.04 has to offer!

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Entroware Apollo – More details

So, I did some test of my new Entroware Apollo and got some nice results. Running on GNOME 3, realtime kernel and nothing much more (not even by boosting CPUs) the system performances are already very good, although none of the stability definitions have been respected.

But let’s go with order.

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Entroware Apollo: a killer Linux laptop with excellent Pro Audio capabilities!

APOLLO-1000 by Entroware.

I recently purchased an Apollo 1000 from Entroware, a young British company specialized in Linux computers. I had it with Ubuntu 15.04, not really my favorite Linux distro, but I needed a working Linux environment quickly to replace my old Presario CQ61, that seemed close to death (still alive and well though…). Only in the last days I have been able to install Arch Linux and do some audio configuration. The results are quite promising!

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