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Old 03-02-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
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Lindows laptop Edition or Lindows 4.5?


I recently bought a laptop with a 60gig drive and I plan on dual booting Lindows (of some sort) with WinXP. I'm newer to Linux and don't really have a lot of time to tinker and install stuff from source, so I opted out for that click-and-run thingy. Anyway, I was wondering if you all think that I should get the Laptop Edition or Lindows 4.5.

I figured that the LP Edition is probably just a stripped down version of 4.5 because the file is about 60mb smaller. But the Laptop edition is supposed to have better laptop features, like power managment and easier Wi-Fi ability. What should i do? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-02-2004, 02:40 PM   #2
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Moved to the Lindows forum, where you should get a better response.
 
Old 03-02-2004, 10:24 PM   #3
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For a laptop absolutely (I think) use the laptop version, there is practically nothing more important then power management.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 01:56 AM   #4
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re: Lindows laptop Edition or Lindows 4.5?

If you are a CNR (click and run) warehouse member then you should have access to BOTH in your my.lindows.com account. Just log in and go to My Products > CD Downloads. You can test both of them out and decide which one is best for you. The latest version is the "Laptop Edition" -- 4.5.280.

Both are very similar but, the Laptop Edition has a few extra features. But, you can install the Laptop Edition on your dekstop without any problems. In runs great on my machines... and a lot of other people have had a lot of success with it too.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 07:38 PM   #5
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For a laptop absolutely (I think) use the laptop version, there is practically nothing more important then power management.
That is true and with some model laptops, without the power management feature you could overheat as well. Lindows 4.5 LE has all of the power management features to ensure your laptop will run nicely. Alot of linux distros I tried before did not handle power management on my laptop very well if at all like xandros2 didn't, but Lindows LE has great power management built right in.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 09:27 AM   #6
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I've been running LindowsOS on my Dell Inspiron 2650 for almost a year now (I'm a REALTOR and use it as my primary work computer). LE does have better power management, but I don't usually run on battery alone.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 10:08 PM   #7
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What kind of laptop do you own? Definitely Lindows Laptop. It is actually the latest version and is specifically designed to enhance your laptop experience with Lindows OS. It contains the same software that Lindows 4.5 does plus power management utilities and a little better hardware support for laptops. If you want to use 4.5 you can always add the laptop utilities via click and run or deb.

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Old 03-06-2004, 02:27 AM   #8
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Cool

I've been using the LE 4.5.280 for a little while now. Works like a charm on my Dell Inspiron 5100. The only issue I've had is finding a decent wireless card. The internal modem needs drivers, but I have a Xircom 56K card that works no problem.

The Commercial DVD/Xine from CNR works really well I got one of the lifetime memberships from www.choicepc.com so I don't have to really worry about paying for CNR anymore.

Rob/seakryan
 
Old 03-06-2004, 01:09 PM   #9
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I've been using the LE 4.5.280 for a little while now. Works like a charm on my Dell Inspiron 5100. The only issue I've had is finding a decent wireless card. The internal modem needs drivers, but I have a Xircom 56K card that works no problem.

The Commercial DVD/Xine from CNR works really well I got one of the lifetime memberships from www.choicepc.com so I don't have to really worry about paying for CNR anymore.

Rob/seakryan
Choicepc is the way to go. I also did this myself and have found CNR to be a very nice feature of the OS, especially for those with little to no linux experience.
 
  


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