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Old 09-29-2009, 06:04 PM   #1
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Recommended Distro for a Touch Screen Notebook?

Hey all,

So I am picking up a touch screen notebook later this week and the first thing I plan on doing is wiping it and loading some form of Linux onto it. I was wondering if there is any particular distro(s) out there that have better default support for touch screen right "out of the box" so to speak.

Or should I just plop Ubuntu on it and call it a day?

Old 09-30-2009, 12:49 AM   #2
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Lightbulb Slackware 13.0

I recommend Slackware 13.0


Sure, you could just install ooboontoo.

And you could also install Redhat too. but do yourself a favor and do it right.

nuff said
Old 09-30-2009, 12:19 PM   #3
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Will Slackware support most of the touch screen features by default? I currently have Ubuntu on it and it is sorely lacking



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