[Wine] Best OS
martin at gregorie.org
Fri Jun 19 04:47:14 CDT 2009
On Thu, 2009-06-18 at 21:26 -0700, James McKenzie wrote:
> You also forgot Ubuntu. I used this once, erased the CD that I put it
> on and used it for something else. Of course, I was running an IBM
> Thinkpad and they are very hard to get working under Linux (I've
> compiled over 100 custom kernels for it.)
That's odd: IBM Thinkpads are generally known as some of the easiest
machines to install Linux on. I've been using RedHat from 6.2 up through
7.2 and then Fedora replaced the earlier development distros. I've run
all Fedora distros from Core 1 all the way up to Fedora 10. All releases
have installed and run on my laptops without any problems[*].
[*] My original laptop was an old Thinkpad 560Z which would only boot
off HDD or floppy. It wouldn't run anything later than Fedora core 1
(the final kernel 2.4 distribution) because the kernel 2.6 installers
won't fit on a floppy. I now have this Lenovo Thinkpad R61i which goes
like the clappers under Fedora 10.
> Get what you feel is the best, research on-line and then CHOOSE. You
> will not 'loose' as all of these distributions are good. The best is a
> real debate.
Good advice. The only cost of doing so is download/install time and a
fresh DVD (unless you use rewritable media and reuse it).
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