[TriLUG] Good distro for laptops?
mhrivnak at triad.rr.com
Mon Oct 6 20:31:25 EDT 2003
I second that. I use Mandrake 9.1 on my Dell Inspiron 5000 and love it.
The only thing I miss is a GUI for the wireless tools. But, to its
credit, it will automatically connect to the closest wireless network,
which is enough for most home users.
If there were a release date for 9.2, I'd definitely be counting down
the days. Any thoughts on the 2.6 kernel's release? Will it make it
into Mandrake 9.2?
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
Behalf Of Jon Carnes
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 1:35 PM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Good distro for laptops?
Mandrake 9.1 (soon to be 9.2) gets my vote. It worked great on my old
Toshiba. The power management worked fine, and it worked with my old
I'm running Red Hat 9 on that laptop now, and it works good as well -
though not as nicely as the Mandrake did.
Good Luck - Jon Carnes
On Mon, 2003-10-06 at 12:08, Robert Floyd wrote:
> I'm looking for a new distribution for my new laptop. Here's the
> I recently acquired an HP Pavilion ze5470. It's fairly state of the
> including a buit in DVD burner and built in 802.11g. Currently, I'm
> booting to SuSe 8.2 Professional, which is a pleasant enough
> but lacking, IMHO, in support for modern laptops. Specifically, it
> handle power management properly and its support for wireless network
> is poor. (I realize no Linux distribution currently supports the
> my machine, but SuSe also doesn't recognize my LinkSys PCMCIA card
> hardcore tweaking of config files.
> What I'm looking for is a distribution that handles ACPI, wireless
> notebook type 3D graphics cards out of the box/CD. 3D support is less
> important than the other two. It should also be a distribution that
> figured out by someone who is reasonably computer literate but not
> in kernel compiles.
> I would appreciate any and all insights you may have to offer.
> Robert Floyd
> Durham, NC
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