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...best laptop distro...

Postby sabresofparadise on Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:37 pm

Hi i have an ACER ASPIRE 5332 laptop, currently running mint julia 10, no other OS on it, i was just curious to know which distro is regarded as the best for laptops my machinerie has a 2x .celeron dual processer @ 1.9GHZ, 3GB memory and 250GB HDD, and is 64Bit ...mint works very nicely on it no complaints at all just curious about how other distros would work on my acer, and would there be an even better option than mint, or should i stay with mint...as it works so well, thank you for any feedback...
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Re: ...best laptop distro...

Postby nunol on Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:07 pm

Mint 10 is already very good but you can always try Mint 11 64-bits and see if it works better or wait for the respins of LMDE.
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Re: ...best laptop distro...

Postby vrkalak on Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:07 pm

There is NO best laptop distro . . . only difference is personal preference.

Is it a fairly new laptop or an old laptop . . . then, it would be do you 'need' a light-weight distro?


With the amount of RAM you have, it doesn't really matter.
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You might checkout some of these:
http://www.linux-laptop.net/
http://www.linux.com/learn/docs/ldp/282 ... ns-for-you
http://www.labnol.org/software/best-lin ... ros/12757/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... ux-438618/
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Re: ...best laptop distro...

Postby sabresofparadise on Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:40 pm

...thanks for the info...this is all new to me and i will probably ask some daftish questions, made the switch from 7 to linux two months ago...and have learned more about computers in the last 2 months using linux, than what i have learned using MS around 10 years ago, will check out the links and get lost lol...as always...but hey...we all gotta start somewhere...cheers...
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Re: ...best laptop distro...

Postby SimonTS on Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:35 pm

I have stuck with Mint 10 as I tried out 11 for a while and got pi$$ed off with having so many upstream issues caused by Ubuntu. I have messed around with XFCE, but I don't need a light-weight distro with my laptop hardware, so I think that LMDE is going to be my future route. I'm just waiting for the updated ISO which should, hopefully (viewtopic.php?f=141&t=76556#p444795) be 'just around the corner', rather than installing the current version and having to download 1GB+ of updates immediately :shock:

Of course, it is all down to personal preference, but I'm not convinced about the route that Ubuntu is going down so I'm getting ready to make the switch sooner, rather than later.
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Re: ...best laptop distro...

Postby sabresofparadise on Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:51 pm

...well so far so good, thank you, it is not so much 'best' more so' personal preference' seems the way...will experiment over the coming months and years who knows where i may end up... :?:
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Re: ...best laptop distro...

Postby lexon on Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:53 pm

There is no best, only what works best for you.
All I use is Mint 7 on a desktop and a laptop. I have one 'Puter that runs Mint 7 with no updates and runs just fine.
Only issue I have ever found is Open Office word processor spell check misses words at times. Sometimes I have to do three spell checks on the same message and Open Office tells me everything is ok. Go figure.
At least Mint is secure.
Ok, still no webcam audio even when I tried Mint 10. I still prefer Mint 7.

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Re: ...best laptop distro...

Postby Habitual on Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:32 pm

lexon wrote:There is no best...l


Finally, in plain English.
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Re: ...best laptop distro...

Postby lexon on Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:01 pm

Forgot to answer the main question. Stay with Mint. It just works.

I started with Lindows 4.0 quite a few years ago.
I am not one to mess with an OS. I just want it to work.
I find more issue with Windows than I have ever had with Linux. SLow at times is mostly the issue.
A friend still uses XP and his PC drives me crazy.
If I can find a method to put Mint on a Flash Drive that does not require messing with Command line, it will be a great advantage.
I hope to find someone who sells the Flash Drive with Mint on it.
I still keep a hard drive with a Windows OS for one purpose and do not do that very much.
When I buy a new PC, it comes with Windows so I just pull the drive and put in a new drive and add Mint. Keeps me from becoming holier than though since I keep a Windows OS handy for one Windows application that always works.

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Re: ...best laptop distro...

Postby wayne128 on Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:10 pm

delete: off topic
sorry
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Re: ...best laptop distro...

Postby lexon on Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:25 pm

[Mod: Edited per request]

Yeah, sorry, I hijacked the thread. I copied the message to a Open Office document, if the administrator wants to delete it.

Ok, that looks like it will work. I can do that. Thanks much.

I saw them for sale with a LInux OS at Amazon. Little pricey.

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Re: ...best laptop distro...

Postby Sookster54 on Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:38 am

Mint 9 runs very fluidly on my MSI netbook, had Mint 10 on my Toshiba laptop for a while but I went back to vanilla Debian (squeeze). Mint 11 has given me real headaches that I'm not bothering with it anymore.
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