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iamstorm 09-10-2004 04:16 PM

Is Redhat the best version support wise?
 
I just got a rather new laptop (HP Pavilion ze4805) ... is redhat 9 the best version for me to try and have my hardware supported? I want to make sure that all of my hardware is supported before I install it ...

win32sux 09-10-2004 04:33 PM

welcome to LQ!!!

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your hardware might be supported by red hat 9, but red hat 9 isn't supportd by red hat anymore... the fedora core project replaced red hat's free version...

http://fedora.redhat.com

fedora core has the latest features, and it might offer better support for your hardware...

also, consider using a non-red hat distro, such as slackware...

or a red hat-based distro such as suse or mandrake, which aren't as bleeding-edge as fedora...


ps: here's a couple links that you might find interesting... looks like the laptop works well with fedora and suse, at least...

http://www.linuxcowboy.org/tyr/

http://linux.derkeiler.com/Newsgroup...4-07/0273.html


iamstorm 09-10-2004 08:53 PM

blah .... i tried redhat 9 and i couldn't even install it because the keyboard on my laptop wouldn't work ... guess i'll try the fedora project now ...

coolamit78 09-11-2004 01:05 PM

Hi iamstorm,

Go for Mandrake 10.0 official.....Its the best distro which supports almost every hardware that I have used till now.....Moreover, its the most user friendly distro too....and also supports rpm files....

Dont believe me? try mandy, and u wont complain!

Cheers

--amit


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