[TriLUG] What is the Best 'Laptop Linux'?
Roberto J. Dohnert
robertdohnert at mailshack.com
Fri Jul 11 08:22:22 EDT 2008
And of course, Im going to plug my own distro http://www.pc-os.org. I
use it on my Thinkpads and Dell Inspirons
bidwell at dead-city.org wrote:
> ak dom wrote:
>> I'm sorry if someone has already asked this question, but here goes:
>> I recently bought a Lenovo ThinkPad T61p with Vista installed (the license was relatively cheap... and windows can be useful at times), and am now getting ready to reformat the drive and install what will be my primary OS on this computer: Some Flavor of Linux. My first thought was to go with Fedora 9, since it's what I'm used. Then I considered the fact that Lenovo gives the option of preloading SUSE on some of its computers, meaning that openSUSE should have decent support for non-standard buttons, and the fingerprint reader. But, well, the decision is still up in the air....
>> So, I have kind of a three part question: What Linux flavor do you think I should use? Which distro do you use? And what do you think is the best variant for laptops in general? Oh, and why?
>> Thanks in advance for any and all input on the subject,
>> Alex Kesling
> I like Debian. I've also installed RHEL. A lot of RHEL. I think whatever distro you are most comfortable with will work. Check
> out thinkwiki http://www.thinkwiki.org for tips on your model. If you have the ATI or
> NVidia card be sure to download and install their drivers.
> The only other thing you'll have to probaly find the driver
> and configure is the wireless card.
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