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Old 12-03-2007, 08:12 AM   #1
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Which distro you recommends for Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo V5535


I have new esprimo, and i want to install some linux on it.I'm using Ubuntu about one year.But i worry because Ubuntu damages laptop hard drives, so i wish some distro without that problem.

My english is bad, hope you understand me.

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Old 12-03-2007, 08:54 AM   #2
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There is no reason Ubuntu would damage a laptop hard drive more than any other OS with the proper setup, if you have Ubuntu and like it, keep it.

I just read up a little, it is a power management thing, which you can simply turn off. I've known about that, I never enable the power management on my hard drives.

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Old 12-24-2008, 02:35 AM   #3
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The problem is, that many laptops cause many "loadcycles" (in which the head of the HD is parked) to occurr. They reduce the expected life-time of the hard-disk. The problem seems to be solved in Intrepid. The problem and the solution are described in <>

Paul Huygen



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