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    Default Any Linux distribution for latest centrino processors?

    Hi,

    I would like to experiment with Linux on a new laptop with centrino duo processor. Anyone knows of a good distribution which will take advantage of the latest CPU technolgies, wireless LAN, etc?

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    Default Re: Any Linux distribution for latest centrino processors?

    ubuntu is nice...

    anyway it depends if anyone writes driver for the hardware which you need to look for over the internet.

    just sudo apt-get update and upgrade.

    same goes for fedora
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    Ubuntu is good. and remember please, "centrino" is not a processor.
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    Mandriva 2008 is quite nice too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    ubuntu is nice...

    anyway it depends if anyone writes driver for the hardware which you need to look for over the internet.

    just sudo apt-get update and upgrade.

    same goes for fedora
    For newbies, Ubuntu has Synaptic Package Manager. Easier to use the GUI than command line. Unless of course, you want to do more advance stuff or are working with the LTS which doesn't come with GNOME by default.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansel View Post
    Hi,

    I would like to experiment with Linux on a new laptop with centrino duo processor. Anyone knows of a good distribution which will take advantage of the latest CPU technolgies, wireless LAN, etc?
    for experimenting can try puppy linux which boots off thumbdrive...

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    Default Re: Any Linux distribution for latest centrino processors?

    Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon/8.04 will do just fine as it has a recent Linux kernel, though any recent distribution will be fine. Ubuntu is generally easier for people accustomed to Mac OS X or Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefox View Post
    For newbies, Ubuntu has Synaptic Package Manager. Easier to use the GUI than command line. Unless of course, you want to do more advance stuff or are working with the LTS which doesn't come with GNOME by default.
    oops... haha... i was using command line for my linux... cos making a server...
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    Default Re: Any Linux distribution for latest centrino processors?

    Quote Originally Posted by richardg View Post
    for experimenting can try puppy linux which boots off thumbdrive...
    This is an interesting proposition. But how do you boot off a thumbdrive? Motherboard got native support for USB port?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansel View Post
    This is an interesting proposition. But how do you boot off a thumbdrive? Motherboard got native support for USB port?
    most of the mobo after 2004 or around there have ability to boot from USB devices. no need thumbdrive, even if you use a card reader with a memory card in it will boot.
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    Default Re: Any Linux distribution for latest centrino processors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    most of the mobo after 2004 or around there have ability to boot from USB devices. no need thumbdrive, even if you use a card reader with a memory card in it will boot.


    This is great!

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