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View Poll Results: Best Linux Distribution for Laptop?
Slackware, it works perfectly on my Toshiba Satellite, it supports all my hardware, and with my own kernel it works better than first, I enabled some Toshiba features during the compilation of this kernel(2.6.30), it boots really faster.
i was a slackware homer for a long time. i moved on to arch for x64. i'm pretty pleased with it. pacman is cool, but i still prefer to build from source. slackware ran better than anything on my laptop up until i installed arch. i'll probably end up going back to slack when they fully release a 64 bit iso.
Distribution: Fedora, Gentoo, Debian, Slackware, IRIX, OS X
Originally Posted by salemboot
Come on guys, let's stop being the old Priests in the temple belching sacrilege every time somebody tumps our coffers over and makes our lives easier.
Originally Posted by Rush,2112
Another toy will help destroy
The elder race of man
Forget about your silly whim
It doesnt fit the plan
Actually, I've had a high success rate with Fedora and Slackware then Ubuntu on laptops for getting everything working. Thunderbird, 3D, compilers, keyboards (well, I have to select my keyboard in Slackware). Ubuntu doesn't even include system tools with the system install!
I will admit though, CD sending is convenient. But, so is netbooting =)
I started on slackware. but now I use a variety of distros just to keep my finger in it. I like to do pxe boot into a net install from a ubuntu drbl/clonezilla server when I do not use the minimal cd. I have not used arch or gentoo though. I like suse before it became opensuse.