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Hello all I was checking out the Rock webpage and it sounds pretty interesting with what you guys have going on. I was wondering if any Rock users are working with a laptop instead of a desktop. If so how were your experiences with it. Thanks alot
I guess it depends more on configuration than on choice of distribution if certain features like APM or ACPI are supported in your system. If you want to use features that are supported by Linux, they are most likely supported in ROCK, particularly if you set the options right --- which is, needless to say, the difficult part --- in any distribution!
BTW, I discovered ROCK when I needed a Linux for an old laptop that had been running one of the major distros, and found, that current versions of that distributions wouldn't install on that oldie anymore. I cross-compiled my first own distro using ROCK then, and was able to get it up and running on the P120 veteran.
In short: ROCK generally supports what Linux supports. Plus, you can build your own distro.
Thanks alot fellas for the reply. I was fooling around with slack for my laptop but I could not get x to work so I gave up on it. But I'm feeling the urge to try something new for my laptop and plus I can learn Linux alot better and learn a little bash programming which is always a good. Also is Rock good for somewhat of a newb or should I try something else ( sorry to ask the same newb question). Thanks alot.
If you feel that editing config files manually, recompiling the Linux kernel yourself (just in case) and generally getting down and dirty with system administration, then ROCK is for you.
Also, the #rocklinux channel on freenode is helpful but not always fast (main activity is between 10 AM and 10 PM CET). Give an hour or two until someone replies there.
If both of that scares you, then you should probably not start using ROCK.
Today we will start new builds for various Intel and AMD processors. Expect a DVD and several CD downloads within a week.
Originally posted by blindcoder Great
What exactly are you interested in? Using the example Distribution Crystal? The LiveCD? Or creating your own?
I would like to take time to familiar with the distribution.And then I will install it to HDD.Every distribution have their features .Personally I like compiling the sources code of packages and optimise the performance of linux system.