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05-25-2008

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Linux recommendations

2008-05-25, 2:49 AM
I Just recently got an R61 Thinkpad, and have installed the Free 2007 spring version of Mandrix on a separate partitiion. At present, I have yet to get a modem working with the Mandrix for the simple reason that Mandrix is unable to even see the modem, let alone use it.  Does anyone have a recommendation of a Linux version that work better with this model? Alternatively, is there a driver that might fix the situation?


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05-24-2008

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Re: Linux recommendations

2008-05-25, 8:17 AM
Why not try Ubuntu or OpenSuSE?

Both distributions have worked very well for me when it comes to detect hardware.
Only problem is that the audio does'nt work on my Lenovo 3000 N200. :smileysad:

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03-28-2008

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Re: Linux recommendations

2008-05-25, 13:50 PM
Ubuntu for shure. Have been using the latest version 8.04 for the past 3 weeks and it rocks. I'm running it on my Z61m and out of the box pretty much all the hardware was recognized: video, audio, lan, wlan, card reader, touchpad. And it works great. Give it a try. You can try it out before installing. So you can see if it recognizes and installs your hardware and if you like the feel of it. If you do, then you can install it.

Szabi
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02-23-2008

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Re: Linux recommendations

2008-06-22, 6:32 AM
i would defintly go for opensuse 11.0 particularly

has plethora of packages both propritery and opensource

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Re: Linux recommendations

2008-07-01, 5:04 AM

My suggestion would be Linux Mint....many flavours available

 

 www.linuxmint.com 

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George




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08-08-2008

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Re: Linux recommendations

2009-09-13, 22:22 PM

I suggest you should opt for Ubuntu 9.04, which is the curreent version, the next version will be out in October, the Ubuntu 9.10. I had many problems in using Linux, which i had posted in-

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/Which-Linux-distribution-should-I-opt-for/td-p/39523

But Ubuntu 9.04 has solved most of these, its now working fine, with no problems. Fedora and Open SUSE are also good linux distrisutions. But Ubuntu is awesome for me..[:)]

Y410-160GB HDD,T5550,2GB RAM
Ubuntu 9.04 -Gnome, Win Vista(not used much) :) Ubuntu rocks...;)
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Re: Linux recommendations

2009-09-14, 3:25 AM

Any distro is fine for me!I havent used linux mint yet,looks like its based on ubuntu?

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Re: Linux recommendations

2009-09-14, 13:20 PM

Yep... Linux mint is based on Ubuntu. Its main differences from ubuntu are-

  • Integrated media codecs
  • The Mint Tools, a collection of system tools designed to make system management and administration easier for end users
  • Like the Wubi installer in Ubuntu it has its own rebranded version called 'mint4win'
  • It is fully compatible with th Ubuntu repositories, hence there is no question of availability of any particular package  :)

But the first thing that one may notice is their difference in the choice of colors, which seems to be more eye-pleasing than Ubuntu. Its a very stable OS, highly recommended as user-freindly.

See the default Mint interface at-

http://www.linuxmint.com/img/screenshots/gloria/20.png

Y410-160GB HDD,T5550,2GB RAM
Ubuntu 9.04 -Gnome, Win Vista(not used much) :) Ubuntu rocks...;)
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