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I was trying to install Red Hat on my Sony Vaio, but now that I see there are many different distributions, I am wondering if there is a distribution that is better for Laptops than Red Hat. It has to be able to use the touch mouse pad, and let me use the ethernet port for internet. And a nice interface. Any suggestions? Or is Red Hat the best one for LapTops?
I've got a Sony Vaio PCG-GRZ630. I've tried almost all the popular distros and never had any major problems with any of them. I currently use Slackware and am extremely happy with it. I even managed to get the LCD brighteness to be adjusted. If you are new to linux, you can try RedHat or SuSE to get started, otherwise my personal preference is Slackware.
still a bit green when it comes to linux, but everything i have tried has work, tho i have not yet tested the USB yet, its on the list of things i have left to do. Been using it for about 3 months, and no real big issues with it
I had problems (still do) with some Linux versions, such as Suse, on my Toshiba laptop. Oddly enough, the only one that loaded with absolutely no problems was Linspire, aka Lindows, the Linux version packaged with the sub $200 pc's that Wal-Mart sells online.
It's the only one that recognized an accepted every piece of hardware I have on my computer. Worst thing is, I paid all of $2 for the disk as compared to $30 for Suse and Suse doesn't work!