LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-11-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
ironperson
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
What is the best choise for Acer 5520 notebook? Ubuntu/Fedora/Debian


Hi!
I have decided to instal linux on my new laptop Acer 5520.
I have three variants: Ubuntu 8.10, Fedora 9 and Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r3 "Etch" - Official i386. What is better?
What is better, more effective and more convenient to adjust and administer?
The equipment:
processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core TK-57 1.90 GHz
RAM: 1023 M
Video Display Adapter: NVidia GeForce 8400M G
Audio Device: Realtek High Definition Audio
DVD: PIONEER DVD-RW DVRKD08RS ATA-Device
Disk: WDC WD1200BEVS 22UST0 ATA Device

(This information is received from the dispatcher of devices Windows Vista)

If somebody has other variants, don't be silent, please.
 
Old 11-11-2008, 02:25 PM   #2
repo
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: May 2001
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 8,527

Rep: Reputation: 898Reputation: 898Reputation: 898Reputation: 898Reputation: 898Reputation: 898Reputation: 898
You should go for ubuntu
 
Old 11-11-2008, 03:44 PM   #3
ricstirato
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Gießen, Germany
Distribution: Xubuntu 12.04, Mythbuntu, Ubuntu Server 12.04
Posts: 174

Rep: Reputation: 24
I agree with repo.

Debian is surely not the best for notebooks, if you don't want to configure many things manually.
Ubuntu has all advantages of Debian plus current drivers and software plus ease of use.
Fedora is ... well ... Fedora. If you're once used to the Debian way to do things (including derivatives like Ubuntu), you won't like Fedora or Suse anymore.
 
Old 11-11-2008, 04:12 PM   #4
mjlouis
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 48

Rep: Reputation: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by ricstirato View Post
I agree with repo.

Debian is surely not the best for notebooks, if you don't want to configure many things manually.
Ubuntu has all advantages of Debian plus current drivers and software plus ease of use.
Fedora is ... well ... Fedora. If you're once used to the Debian way to do things (including derivatives like Ubuntu), you won't like Fedora or Suse anymore.
Ubuntu 7.10 is listed as working on the 5520:
http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/acer.html
So the later versions should be fine, too. There's also instructions for getting things working; although they're in Italian or German (depending on the site) the command-line bits are straightforward.
 
Old 11-11-2008, 05:51 PM   #5
AlphaSigmaOne
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Distribution: Slackware 13.1
Posts: 118

Rep: Reputation: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by ricstirato View Post
Fedora is ... well ... Fedora. If you're once used to the Debian way to do things (including derivatives like Ubuntu), you won't like Fedora or Suse anymore.
How do you know?

Just because you don't like it doesn't mean others wont find it better. I can think of plenty of advantages of Fedora and Suse over Ubuntu. I don't like any of them, but they all have their merits for certain people.
 
Old 11-12-2008, 10:02 AM   #6
ironperson
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Wink

Thanks. I am going to instal Ubuntu because of bad working touchpad in Fedora 9, though, I can be not right.
Whether it is possible to adjust correctly touchpad in Fedora?
 
Old 11-13-2008, 12:33 PM   #7
mjlouis
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 48

Rep: Reputation: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by ironperson View Post
Thanks. I am going to instal Ubuntu because of bad working touchpad in Fedora 9, though, I can be not right.
Whether it is possible to adjust correctly touchpad in Fedora?
Hold fire there!
Run Ubuntu from a live CD rather than just install - that way you'll know if it works or not straight away rather than crossing your fingers and hoping it'll work after the install.
 
Old 11-14-2008, 07:04 AM   #8
ironperson
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Smile

I have loaded Ubuntu 8.04 from Live-CD - like works...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No wireless connection after installing Ubuntu on my Acer TravelMate 5520! Help! TommyGun Linux - Newbie 65 09-16-2011 07:34 PM
Wireless network Acer 5520 culaterout Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 07-01-2008 06:20 PM
Atheros AR5BXB63+Acer 5520-5908+Ubuntu8.04=No wifi apcdad Linux - Newbie 2 05-01-2008 09:55 PM
wireless&sound not working on an acer aspire 5520 Valkyrie_of_valhalla Linux - Hardware 10 04-28-2008 07:49 AM
Nvidia 8400M G problem on acer 5520 almora99 Linux - Hardware 5 04-08-2008 09:37 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:13 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration