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Old 04-14-2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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maxi my lenovo R61i laptop hardware/ fedora 8


I have installed a fresh fedora 8 on laptop. Question #1 can I install a better version on top of this such as fedora 14? or is there a newer version out there. And when I Google fedora 14, which one do I use. I am trying to maxi out all hardware that i have on laptop (cambra, phone, ect). My goal is to have the laptop complete for use of small business june 2011. I am familiar to linux and its different flavors.
 
Old 04-14-2011, 10:13 AM   #2
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lenovo R61i specs say it has a core cuo processors and up to 4 GB of RAM.

You can surely run Fedora 14 on it. I will download the 32 bit LIVE CD and go for it!

http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora
 
Old 04-14-2011, 10:18 AM   #3
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If you want it for a business system, I would consider a more stable distro. Fedora's release cycle is only 6 months, and older versions become unsupported after 13 months.
I would consider to use Debian, Slackware or Scientific Linux, they are very well tested and have a much longer support cycle.
 
Old 04-14-2011, 11:17 AM   #4
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If you want it for a business system, I would consider a more stable distro. Fedora's release cycle is only 6 months, and older versions become unsupported after 13 months.
I would consider to use Debian, Slackware or Scientific Linux, they are very well tested and have a much longer support cycle.
I agree and apologize for ignoring the fact you mentioned it was for a small business. If you would like to stay in the Red Hat based distros Centos is a good option also.
 
Old 04-19-2011, 11:33 AM   #5
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upgrading laptop software

Thank you very much. I am researching the information you have all told me to see which I would like the best and will let you know which I choose.
 
Old 04-19-2011, 03:52 PM   #6
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Cool

Thanks to everyone I have decided to have the Ubuntu Linux 11.4 Beta 4 installed onto my laptop. So before it gets installed all the way I will move my questions onto that forum. or a different section of this forum if I can find it.
 
  


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