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Old 09-16-2016, 11:30 AM   #1
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Question Linux OS for Lenovo B40-80


Hi All,

I have a Lenovo B40-80 which came with Windows 10 home. Installed Windows 7 Pro (since I need it for work) but I would like to install a Linux OS that will allow me to encrypt my Linux partition.
I tried Mint, Debian and even Ubuntu but I had some performance issues. I was thinking of using CENTOS 7 instead. What do you guys think / recommend?

I have three CentOS 6.5 servers at work which I set up, configured and support. I have never installed CentOS on a laptop before.

Any advise will be greatly appreciate it.

Thank you
 
Old 09-16-2016, 11:39 AM   #2
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With CentOS, you MIGHT have some issues with hardware support due to the age of the kernel. Not sure how much hardware support has been backported to it, so you might also have absolutely none.

If you do, you could always run Fedora. Same family, but more designed for the desktop/laptop so much better non-server hardware support.
 
Old 09-16-2016, 11:43 AM   #3
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Thank you for your response. I have not used Fedora in a long time but I would give it a try with the Live version.
When I tried booting to CentOS 6 I received a warning about the CPU not being tested then a Kernel panic error.
When I booted to CentOS 7 it worked fine.

I will download and test Fedora.

Thank you
 
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Yeah, no surprise on CentOS 6 not supporting anything that new, that's a REALLY old kernel.
 
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Yes it is but it runs smoothly at work.
 
Old 09-16-2016, 11:58 AM   #6
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Yes it is but it runs smoothly at work.
Yes, it's a great OS, but it won't have support for the newer hardware.
 
Old 09-16-2016, 01:08 PM   #7
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That is true. Ugh, downloaded and tested Fedora 24.... I just realized that the package YUM package manager is no longer being used... now they use DNF or something like that. How is that package manager? is it reliable? Does it work well? Is that mean that RedHat and CentOS eventually will move away from YUM?
 
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That is true. Ugh, downloaded and tested Fedora 24.... I just realized that the package YUM package manager is no longer being used... now they use DNF or something like that. How is that package manager? is it reliable? Does it work well? Is that mean that RedHat and CentOS eventually will move away from YUM?
DNF stands for DaNdiFied yum. It's mostly the same as yum, but simplified and slightly more powerful. Yes, RH/CentOS will be getting dnf in v8, although I expect like in F22 when it switched to dnf as the default, yum will still be there, and will simply tell you every time you use it that it's been deprecated and you should use dnf instead. But no worries, dnf is very stable, and the learning curve is barely anything since most operations use the exact same verbiage as yum.
 
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Ohh I see. Well, I will give Fedora 24 a try. I checked and all my hardware is supported. I just have to get used to GNOME3. Thank you so much!
 
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Once you get it installed. You can go with any other Desktop Manager or Window Manager that you wish.

Probably another thread for that though.
 
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Or even download one of the Fedora spins, they have KDE & XFCE at the least, probably others.
 
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Yes, I will give GNOME3 a go but if I don't like it, I would try installing another desktop. Thank you!
 
  


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