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I have installed two flavours of linux on this machine.
1) Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS was not very successful, screen resolution was not recognised, wireless was not recognised.
2) Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot.
Very good, screen, wireless and webcam found upon installation.
I am very pleased with the results.
The only problem I noticed is the backlit keyboard only lights up when the keys are pressed.
Will update when I have tested more…
Display: 16.4” Full HD (1920×1080) 16:9 VAIO Display Premium
Processor: Intel Core i7-2630QM quad core 2.0 GHz
RAM: 8 GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1333, max. 8 GB
Hard disk: 750 GB SATA 5200 rpm
Optical drive: Blu-ray Disc ROM drive and SuperMulti-DVD
Graphics adapter: nVidia GeForce GT 540M 1GB
Networking: Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g WLAN, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Connectors: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, headphones, microphone, RJ45, i.LINK (IEEE1394), optical audio, ExpressCard/34
Other: Motion Eye webcam, card reader (MS/SD), multitouch touchpad
Battery: Sony VGP-BPS21A Li-Ion battery, lasts about 2.5 h
Weight: approx. 3.1 kg