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Hello all, i'm about to purchase a compaq 2104us laptop and i was going to put slack 10.1 on it, my question is, well is this such a great idea cause i know laptops have issues accepting linux as a operating system, should i jus stick w/ windows or will i be fine w/ slack, thanks in advance for the help.
Distribution: Slackware 10.2 kernel 2.6.13, Gentoo amd64, Some mish-mash of programs that started with slack 9.0
No problems here. I use a Toshiba and they actively support linux on their laptops. Slackware works better then the XP it came with. (And is no longer on it). The only issue you might have is with a winmodem.
According to this page Debian works fine on that machine, so I guess there is no reason Slackware won't.
Slack 10 runs great on my IBM laptop, I had two identical IBMs for a while (one personal, one from work) the work one ran XP and was WAY slower than the personal one running Slack. Also on the XP one wireless was a real PITA for some reason, but on the Slack one it works great
<edit> Here is a page that describes Slackware on this model I think
Running Slackware on an Asus M6000N, a little hacking for the touchpad and the wireless but it all works. ACPI is just not good enough to really use, suspend to disk tends to make it not wake up anymore etc.