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Laptop Friendly distros?

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#1 Tor

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:35 AM

I've created a 20Gb partition on my Laptop using partition magic. Now I plan on installing a flavor of Linux on that partition and booting to it while not working. My question is what Linux flavors work on laptops?

I have a DELL D620.
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 06:38 AM

I've had Suse 10.1 work fine on my laptop and I've heard that Ubuntu works fine.
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 04:57 AM

I might give Ubuntu a go. I've read that PCLinuxOS works well on some laptops.
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 04:45 PM

I have Linux on my laptop and Mythbuntu on my desktop. Personally if you want to configure everything yourself go with Ubuntu.

If you want it to work out of the box then visit LinuxMintand give them a try. The Dist. is free and overall it just works.
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 02:57 AM

Ubuntu LiveCD worked fine for me, so I bet the installation will work fine too.
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 09:25 AM

Ubuntu boots fine on Laptop as well. Detects wireless, sound, and all hardware without any extra modification. PCLinuxOS also runs perfect on my Laptop.
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 02:09 PM

Yes, I love the fact that it recognized everything even from the live CD.
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 06:41 PM

It does work on my laptop out of the box. However Flash and several codecs are limited as they don't or won't step on toes with free distribution and proprietary dist. software.

Mint is highly compatible with Ubuntu and just about everything works right with the LiveCD. Just my opinion.
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Posted 23 March 2008 - 01:41 AM

To say the truth I tried watching some youtube videos from Ubuntu (Installed) on my desktop and I must say that while trying to view it in full screen it was a horror experience....maybe it's just me, or because flash on ubuntu sux.
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Posted 23 March 2008 - 05:56 PM

If you managed to get flash to install and run with Ubuntu you managed to get further than I did and yes it does totally blow.

Stick with Mint and it won't lead you wrong. As far as the other distro's I am not really sure if they have the same issues or not.
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 03:47 AM

I never tried Mint, but maybe i will sometime, but yes I installed flash normally... I had a choice between 2 versions, tried both but both sucked.
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 03:56 AM

Is Mint a new distro of Ubuntu or a different distro completely?
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