Linux on Laptops

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by LordVonHarley, Apr 24, 2010.

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  1. I've just picked up a Refurbish Sony Vaio CS21s, as new but running Vista. I have decided that I would like to run a Linux O/S on it. That way I will learn some new skills and maybe in a few months give up my dependency on MS.

    I've installed Fedora 11 on it to test how well it works and I'm impressed, I have not needed to install sound or graphics drivers.

    Should I stick with Fedora 11 or is there a better option for laptops out there?

    Cheers ........ {poddles off to do more research online}
  2. I`ll bet it runs a bit quicker than windowz. Theres a new version of ubuntu out Lucid lynx you can give it a whirl from the live cd without even installing it.
  3. I've been playing around on Fedora, it reminds me of the Apple O/S. I like it!
    Way faster than Windows!

    I'm down loading Ubuntu 9.10 as we speak. Will need to pop to the shops and buy a book on it :eek:)
  4. msr

    msr LE

    You may as well try the 10.04 beta: or wait 5 days and get the final release.

  5. As much as I respect you as a sage Father figure, I'm like a kids in a sweet shop at the moment....... or a teenager who has discover internet porn..... I want it all and I want it now :D

    In five days I will be regretting though.....
  6. msr

    msr LE

    Beta 2 is quite stable and I suspect 99% the same as the final release :)
  7. I take it you are a Linux man?
  8. I have the Lucid Lynx installed and I have yet to find a fault, as yer man said I would imagine this beta is not that much different to the final release.
  9. A2_Matelot

    A2_Matelot LE Book Reviewer

    Can you get the same media support i.e. tools like VLC for Linux? I am sorely tempted to ditch windows and speed up my ageing dell.
  10. Yes Vlc is my media player and I run Ubuntu Lucid. You need to install "ubuntu restricted extras" after you install the OS as it needs to get some extras to play certain files.
  11. udipur

    udipur LE Book Reviewer

    I had an old ThinkPad that was clogged up like you wouldn't believe. Got some IT chap to strip it all out and make it clean and run XP on it and it started clogging up again.

    So I moved over to Ubuntu. Starts quickly, works very well (not perfectly as no OS does) but is simple to use, costs nothing and runs at the same speed as it did when I started.

    Can't recommend it highly enough as I don't need all the polish of Windows but can make it do some pretty funky stuff by asking the message boards.

    Good luck.