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Old 04-01-2006, 01:10 PM   #1
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Linux Semi-Noob Considering A Return to the Fold!

Hey all

A while ago I installed Fedora as a secondary OS on a desktop and while I did like it I uninstalled it eventually.

Basically here are my questions:
  1. I've been out of the loop for a while, which distro is probably the most hassle-free at the moment (e.g. 3D support, MP3 support etc out of the box)? I plan to totally reformat and install as a primary OS this time. I've heard things about Ubuntu but I'm not sure!
  2. I'm on a laptop now, will this affect anything (e.g. power options, widescreen res, drivers etc.)?

Thanks for your time and I hope for a happy return to Linux!
Old 04-01-2006, 01:29 PM   #2
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I think any of the recent distros will do the job, my preference is Ubuntu. Really it's your choice but do have a good look at and then take your pick.
Old 04-01-2006, 01:45 PM   #3
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I think the main problem is going to be Wireless. I'm searching for 64-bit drivers for my Inprocomm 2220 based wireless while grabbing Ubuntu but any help would be appreciated.

By the way I know a new version of Ubuntu is due this month- is it a simple matter to upgrade using whatever auto-updater Ubuntu has?
Old 04-01-2006, 02:24 PM   #4
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Breezy 2 Dapper

sudo apt-get install distro-upgrade

That's pretty easy. You should really have a broadband connection to do this as it's a pretty big download.

DON'T do this until after Dapper has been released or you'll be installing a distro that's still in testing. You have been warned.

Last edited by Dragineez; 04-01-2006 at 02:45 PM.
Old 04-01-2006, 02:26 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot!

And yes I'm on 10 meg cable over here so Ubuntu itself is nearly done already :P

Hopefully the next time I post wil be from Ubuntu, I've found a few solutions to the wireless aswell


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