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Old 10-03-2004, 08:05 PM   #1
vasundhar
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what is best OS for IBM centrino


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Hi
I recently purchased a centrino R51 Its preloaded with XP
Please suggest which is best OS I mean which flavour or which release of linux
because I want a best operating system and
Renterprise is appearing little more expensive.
shall I go for fedora or REL?
please reply soon
I dont want to spend more time on windows
 
Old 10-07-2004, 06:24 AM   #2
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If you're inclined towards Fedora, its a solid distro to use... for the wireless aspect of the laptop, the driver isn't in the default kernel yet.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/ipw2100/

Almost certainly everything else is there... heck, Jeremy (LQ Jeremy), is running a T42 right next to me... right now, at LWE UK, on a stock FC2 install and he didn't have to do any monkeying.

Fedora Core 2 has a solid base with 2.6, you'll get all the ACPI support you need, and pretty much any current distro can do a centrino properly.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 10-07-2004, 10:22 AM   #3
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You might want to try SuSE 9.1 Pro. It tends to I.D. hardware pretty well. Another solution might be using a distro like Knoppix, but chosing to install it to the HD, that'd keep your distro pretty small. Hardware detection in Knoppix tends to be top notch.
 
  


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