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    Installing on laptop, which version of Red Hat?

    I'm going to try to put linux on a laptop, and I'm looking for suggestions.
    1. Since I'm most familiar with Red Hat, which is the best version for laptop support?
    2. Any particular brand of laptop better than another for installing linux?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Installing on laptop, which version of Red Hat


    I'm going to try to put linux on a laptop, and I'm looking for suggestions.
    1. Since I'm most familiar with Red Hat, which is the best version for laptop support?
    as far as i am aware rh has been good on laptops since rh6.2

    2. Any particular brand of laptop better than another for installing linux?

    Thanks.
    ibm

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    Re: Installing on laptop, which version of Red Hat

    You know, most distros should work on laptops. IBM is EXTREMELY linux friendly. If you are happy with RH, use 7.2 or 7.1. I think 7.2 is a little buggy, but 7.1 was rock solid stable, and would personally reccomend that. I have heard many success stories about Slack, Deb, SuSe, and Mandrake all going well on laptops. One thing to keep in mind, that the hardware may be proprietary and not supported at all. Compaq seems to be Dr.Evil of laptops. I say that due to the fact that I know a few dozen students at MSOE (Milwaukee School of Engineering -- local expensive private college) that rotated thru all the distros to find out the only one that worked was the Win2k distro - Crashux. Supposedly the new laptops are better, but who knows?

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    Re: Installing on laptop, which version of Red Hat

    RedHat 7.2 works somewhat well on my Toshiba Satelitte Pro 4270 laptop, but it required tinkering to make work....

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    Re: Installing on laptop, which version of Red Hat

    Thanks for the replys. I didn't know that 6.2 had (good) support for laptops. I was thinking of going to a 7.x version of RH, but if 6.2 works, I'll probably use that. (I know it the best, and I'm pretty familiar with all of the patches, etc.)

    I was planning on using a Dell laptop, but since IBM was mentioned, I'll probably start looking at their models as well....any suggestions?

    Thanks.

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