Originally Posted by rosscruz89
i'm a total newbie when in comes to linux so i decided to install it on my laptop (which has Win ME at the moment, so it cant get worse). i've been googling for a few hours and i've seen promising websites but there are so many options out there i cant make my mind up.
i guess the essential needs would be:
support for the weird transmeta processor (i've heard of a longrun app but i heard it might not work on certain operating systems)
ease of installing drivers for all those sony widgets (camera, jog dial etc)
in my defence i fully expect to wrestle with this for a few days (and thats part of the fun) but i figure that i should at least get the first step right.
thanks in advance.
I'd suggest OpenSuSE or Ubuntu. OpenSuSE 11 has support for certain Sony Vaio and IBM Thinkpad gadgets, out of the box. Things like the MemoryStick slot, some function keys, etc. I prefer OpenSuSE though, but don't hesitate to try other distros, too, and see which one 'fits' best.