Decided to go from virtual linux to replacing Win 7 HP with Slackware 13.37 on my Lenovo SL-510.
Was it a success? Well, after a week, the laptop's in one piece, my dog still wags his tail at me, and my girlfriend.....Hey, 2 outa 3 is a success, right?
I have been playing with various distro's for a couple of years as VBox guests on windows host's, but hardware issues and life got in the way of taking the plunge.(If ya saw a guy wit a sign saying "Will work for Motherboard" it might be me)
I was abit nervous, but 7 wouldn't play nice with my ol ladys Mac, then snubbed samba, then another trip to the registry for USB support for VBox was enough for my to try.
All in all it went quite well. Worked right off the bat for the most part. Bluetooth took me abit to figure out, (Make rc executable)
the touch-pad not well supported yet. (though Synaptics now offer pre-installed linux now, so it may change.) And I haven't even messed with the fingerprint-reader yet. the more I learn, the more I like. Even compiled my first kernel,... several times.
I have always admired the Linux community, most of the software (that worked well) on my windows machines has been Open-Source. This experience has only deepened that respect. Extra kudos to the LQ community,
just about every question I've had so far has been answered here without me posting one. Google just points here most times. Hopefully I'll learn enough to return the favor someday.
Thank you one and all, Kenny Jones.