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Old 06-18-2004, 10:16 AM   #1
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Linux for laptops


Whic}h dist. is the best to use with a laptop??? just as a workstation with wine.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 10:30 AM   #2
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It would depend on the spec of the laptop, a lot of laptops now have equal and better specs than desktop machines. Theres a website dedicated to linux laptops somewhere try searching for it on google. I had a sony vaio fx801 a while ago though running redhat 9 perfectly.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 11:19 AM   #3
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i have tried to install rh9 on my laptop hp 2.0 20g hd 128 mb but it keeps telling me that there is on space on hd. i tried just intall gnome with out anithing elese but no success. any ideas??? note: this also happened when i tried to install in a desktop once, but i dont remember what i did to get it installed.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 01:49 AM   #4
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you proboly chose to use the free space on the disk in that case you might not have the room to install anything. so if you plan on dlue booting youshould re partition your hard drive so you have meaby 10 GB of space avalabule to the red hat install.

but if you plan on your laptop just being linux then you should choose use all of hte disk or delete all partiotions.

i hope this helped
 
Old 08-24-2004, 10:17 PM   #5
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thats what i did
 
Old 08-26-2004, 01:35 AM   #6
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Re: Linux for laptops

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Whic}h dist. is the best to use with a laptop??? just as a workstation with wine.
I've been running SuSE 9.1 personal on my laptop (Dell 1.6Ghz w/ 512ram & 40Gig HD) and I couldn't be happier. Only problem is if you download the distro, your gonna have to spend some time on the ftp looking for the rpm packages you want, as it is fairly bare.

Instead of Wine, I'd HIGHLY suggest CrossOver Office. It cost a little but its worth its weight in gold if you have to use apps such as Photoshop 7.0 and M$ Office.

One of these days I'm gonna get gutsy and give slack a try on my laptop, but not today.

Just my $0.02
 
Old 08-27-2004, 08:05 AM   #7
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I have SuSE 9.1 personal running nicely on an HP ZE5700. I installed as a dual boot with XP after making a little space, 12GB, on the hard disk. It installed almost all of the hardware with little or no work. The exceptions were; wireless - I have an HP wireless card which is broadcom based that will take some work. I figure my best bet on it is the NDIS wrapper route and I haven't tackled it yet. The other annoying item was the touchpad. Although it worked it was in emulation mode, no tapping or scroll. After messing with it for an hour or so trying to install a drive I found, I used SaX ti configure it manually rather than Yast and it now works like a charm. Had to do the download of a fully functional Xine of course to get DVD play back working. All in all makes a very nice machine.
 
  


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