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Old 02-14-2007, 11:41 PM   #1
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Exclamation Looking for a new linux distro for my laptop....

I have been running Ubuntu on my laptop for a couple of months now, and its...well, OK.

Im looking to change to a different linux operating system, I am using a Dell Latitude C610 and have a Belkin FD6010 Wireless Card (so the linux i use should have a good/simple tools to make it work), and I only have a 20GB hard drive, and a CD-ROM drive. Therefore i need a linux OS that wont take up a hell of alot of space. I would prefer something that uses KDE rather than Gnome. Oh yea, and it has to be....FREE!

any suggestions?
Old 02-15-2007, 06:55 AM   #2
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I'm sure there's others that are suitable but if any asks me that's what I'd say. I moved to it after SuSE and Mdk in 2001 to get away from rpm's, bloat and unnecessary wizardry.

It installs lean, quick and secure at just over 3 gig, very easy to get it down to less by not installing package groups or individual packages you don't want/need. Slack-11 comes with kde-3.5.4, upgrade to kde-3.5.6 with packages from did three days ago.

If you've been using linux for awhile it,s no problem to install/configure. So don't pay any attention to the hard to install FUD.

You can get all the help you need from the slackware list right here at linuxquestions. You can also ask there to see if anyone else has installed on a laptop with your specs too.

Last edited by justwantin; 02-15-2007 at 06:57 AM.
Old 02-15-2007, 04:39 PM   #3
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thanks for the input, i'll consider using slackware.
Old 02-16-2007, 06:45 AM   #4
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Go here & see what other users have done with your model laptop

hope this Helps,



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