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  • Which distro do you run on your laptop?

    This forum seems kind of lonely, so let's get some conversations going. I currently run the same distro on my laptop as I do my desktop, that being Gentoo 2006.0. I used to run SuSE 9.0 until 10.0 and simply didn't work on my Dell Inspiron 5150. Overall though, Gentoo is obviously quite scalable, so I don't need half the junk SuSE throws in.

    What does everyone else use?

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    I run Gentoo on mine as well. When I first got the laptop I needed to patch the kernel etc to get sound and acpi working right and I found Gentoo to be the easiest for that. Now it works in all the distros that I have tried, but I have become very accustomed to Gentoo. Lately the time necessary to update that computer has become a little bit of an annoyance. I may switch to Ubuntu when Eft is released. For now Gentoo will stay on it though and I have no plans of taking Gentoo off my desktop any time soon.

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    • #3
      Currently: Fedora Core. Previously: Ubuntu, SuSE, Gentoo.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Running Slackware 10.2 on an old 450MHz laptop. The cdrom fails randomly and will stall during reading in longer periods, so I had to install the absolute minimum of the distro and fetch the rest of the packages through the network after the cd installation.

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        • #5
          I put Ubuntu and Fedora 4 on my T23 when I still had it.

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          • #6
            I'm running PClinuxOS on my Dell Latitude c610. Works great.

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            • #7
              Just ordered up a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 for Linux testing, plan on running Fedora Core 5 and Rawhide on the beast.
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
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                I use Ubuntu on an Acer Travelmate. Love it, especially since the Dapper upgrade. Everything just works, feels very polished.

                Oddly enough, I don't really like using Ubuntu on my desktop PC. I'm running Arch right now, and quite enjoying it. I used to like Gentoo a lot though, until updating portage database began taking half an hour......

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                • #9
                  We use SuSE at the office on various IBM & Lenovo ThinkPads (A21p, A31p, X31, X40). Recently got 2 X60 that we need to install SuSE 10 on them.

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                  • #10
                    Gentoo, Mandriva

                    I run Gentoo Linux on my HP Compaq nx6125 Turion 64 laptop. I also have Mandriva 2007 alpha installed to help testing it and reporting bugs.

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