This highlighted one of the features of this Linux laptop: it is very good for presentations. Since purchasing the unit several months ago I have been at events where the presenter was unable to get their laptop to work with the video projector. I simply plug in my Kogan Agora and a perfect picture comes up on the screen and on the laptop. When I commented on this at the SLUG meeting, one of the experts said this was due to the very good Linux support for the Intel graphics chip in the Kogan.
At a previous SLUG meeting I had criticized the Koag for its short battery life, at under three hours. However, installing the Power Manager Inhibit Applet appears to have had the side-effect of turning on the power saving features, extending the battery life to almost four hours.
Other speakers at the meeting (availabel in a video of the six lightening talks) were:
- How to create an ebook - Marghanita
- Update on my Kogan laptop - Tom
- Building an satellite tracking system - Bruce
- PyCon AU conference program - Tim
- Prey, finding stolen laptop and Modeling your house - Patrick
- SpiderOak and other Drop box alternatives - Sridhar