Best Laptop Friendly Distro?
I'm running a Compaq Evo N600c laptop with a P-III M 1.2 and 256M Ram.
I'm sick and tired of XP and have successfully run Yoper on my desktop for a few months.
So I'm pulling the switch to Linux on the laptop. However, I have yet to find the right distro. I've tried Yoper, Mepis, DSL, Suse 9.2
Had problems setting up the wireless card with Suse (Netgear MA401). After much fiddling got it to work with Yoper & Mepis.
Can't get power management on any of them.
I don't have a lot of requirements. I'm going to use it for web browsing and some openoffice type stuff. Maybe a little gimp.
These are my requirements:
Power saving features (nothing like a hot notebook)
Fast boot time (would be nice)
Any recommendations? I'm not a real programmer, and I haven't had any success compiling kernels. I would like to do minimal work out of the box.