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Laptop Friendly distros?

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#13 TcM

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 06:49 AM

No it's a different one, read more about it here:
http://linuxmint.com/
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 07:03 AM

It looks similar to all of the other Linux distros that are popping up. Whats different about this one that would make me want to download and install it? Just curious....
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 09:17 AM

Well maybe.. the look and the default installed applications, you might find better, but besides that neither I know what is the difference between all these these distros...
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Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:50 AM

Well I'm not much of a linux geek, but I too can't find much difference, even the snapshots besides the wallpaper and the fact that some has a dock and other don't, I can't find much difference.
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 05:41 PM

I have tried Ubuntu OS on a laptop. It worked good.
Then again though I booted it off of the disc, but am sure it'll work fine installed. :)
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:45 AM

Yesterday I tried gOS, basically a ripoff from Ubuntu (the installer even has the same icon of ubuntu!!!) but anyways livecd worked on my laptop (via vmware, so I guess it will normally)

Right now I'm burning a DvD with Sabayon and try it on my laptop. I will let you guys know if it works out of the box.
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 10:31 PM

Yesterday I tried gOS, basically a ripoff from Ubuntu (the installer even has the same icon of ubuntu!!!) but anyways livecd worked on my laptop (via vmware, so I guess it will normally)

Right now I'm burning a DvD with Sabayon and try it on my laptop. I will let you guys know if it works out of the box.

I am waiting for your results. I've been following your posts and you're making me really interested in trying out Sabayon Linux OS distro.

Hopefully all goes well with the installation on your laptop. :D The OS isn't that well-known though, is it?
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 03:52 AM

I've also downloaded Sabayon and will be installing it today but not on a Laptop. I'll let you know what I find.
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 09:46 AM

From what I've recently researched online, ForeSight, Ubuntu, and Fedora seem to be laptop-friendly laptop distros. :)

If you're new to Linux, I'd recommend Ubuntu, mainly because of their large support community and easy interface.
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:45 PM

Um, you did fail to mention (unless I missed it) what Dell Lppy you are trying this on? That said, just try a Live CD (as someone mentioned) first to see how well it works. I'd advise trying Ubuntu first, it is really Lappy friendly - even if your running an old D600 or something like that (I ran it off it's ISO image ina vitual machine on my one year old HP and it wroked fine with all it's HW)
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 04:17 AM

I did, the last line:

DELL D620


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Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:48 PM

DOH!!! My bad!!!
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