I continue to like the way Ubuntu Linux (9.10) performs!
For Christmas this year, I bought a Samsung 40″ flatscreen TV. It is not the very best but it was all I felt that I needed/wanted/could afford. It supports the full 1080p and has resolutions up to 1920 x 1080i. It also has a VGA input connection.
Since my old Dell e-1505 laptop also has a VGA connection (what a concept!), I was FORCED to connect them. As soon as I did, both the TV and the computer recognized each other and started to display. However, the default is to MIRROR the laptop’s display. It was a few simple clicks to get separated displays: System – Preferences – Display and then just UNclick “mirror screens” & set the desired resolutions and we are off to the races!
I like the portability of sending tweets from my ATT Tilt phone but the AWESOME view of Seesmic (my choice of Twitter/Facebook client) on a 40″ screen will just about blow you away!
BTW, the current version of Ubuntu (9.10) includes a version of Wine which WILL run my favorite Bible program (OnlineBible)! So I don’t need to run Windows at all anymore!!!
Check the short video that shows both screens in action: