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Old 10-23-2006, 07:38 AM   #1
captain chaos
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Slax live


If I take a copy of Slax live to run in a prospective new laptop will I get a good idea of hardware compatibility, for that machine, running Slackware 11. Hope that makes sense
 
Old 10-23-2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by captain chaos
If I take a copy of Slax live to run in a prospective new laptop will I get a good idea of hardware compatibility, for that machine, running Slackware 11. Hope that makes sense
Yes and no,

Sometimes you may have to download the drivers for devices; which is a downside to running live CD's because you cannot install any software
 
Old 10-23-2006, 03:22 PM   #3
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Sometimes you may have to download the drivers for devices; which is a downside to running live CD's because you cannot install any software
Slax is small enough to boot with
Code:
slax copy2ram
so you can install drivers, packages, etc. and free up the CD-ROM drive.

Also, google on the laptop model and Linux you should be able to get a fair idea of what success others have had with Linux on that model.

Dennisk

Last edited by dennisk; 10-23-2006 at 03:27 PM.
 
Old 10-24-2006, 12:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply Dennisk but changed mind about that particular one! A few bad reviews about that one. Now have my eye on a Lenovo
 
  


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