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Old 12-11-2010, 04:36 PM   #1
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Man Linux is a pain in the butt. I have tried 4 different versions with nightmares. I have tried Kubuntu and Mandriva KDE version. Had issues with the screens. I think my laptop does not like the KDE. So I tried Ubuntu, I got my wireless working but for some reason, it was using all my CPU resources. Just surfing the net I was using 80% CPU. So someone recommended the Mandriva. again the KDE version did not work so I tried the Gnome version. After all the updates, I could not get the damn wireless to work with my WPA2 encryption. I even used Ndiswrapper with the same driver I used for the Unbuntu to work. lol I have put windows back on my laptop about 4 times in the past month. lol

I think I may wait until I get a better laptop or a Netbook to play with Linux. I am using a 1.6Ghz laptop with 512 Ram..
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:41 AM   #2
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Re: More Linux

Yeah, older laptops can be crippled by newer distros. You should give a newer laptop a try before you give up. I can tell you that Ubuntu is most likely your best bet for ease of use. It usually sets up easily, and as long as you turn off all the visual extras, you should be okay.

Keep in mind that I am NOT a desktop person. I use linux for servers, not for desktops. So there is most likely someone on here that knows more about desktop versions then I do. Give me Centos any day.
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I am not giving up yet. Just taking a break. I am thinking of ghosting my laptop so I don't have to keep reinstalling all my applications and windows updates. I really want to play with Linux.
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Have you tried just using a Live CD?
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Yeah, the live CD works good, except the wireless. BUt I did not try installing drivers with ndiswrapper on Live Cd. But I could do a lot of other things. It was just slow.

What I may do is try on my gaming computer to make a VM and run it that way. I have never tried a VM before though. So it will be a learning experience.
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Re: More Linux

You might also look into dual booting
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