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Re: Linux Distros

For those of you who run Fedora, how would you describe its hardware 
compatibility?  The reason I ask is because I have an older laptop (got 
it in 2003) that has an ATI Mobility 9000 chipset.  I used to use Ubuntu 
on my laptop, but it seems they have dropped support for this card 
because I've had lots of problems with Ubuntu and graphics since 9.10.  
I haven't been able to use 3D acceleration or advanced desktop effects 
since Ubuntu 8.10.  I couldn't even get 10.04 to install correctly.  I 
switched to Linux Mint and I had no problems at all.  I still can't get 
advanced features from my graphics chipset (it seems to be using a 
standard VGA driver), but at least I can do most of the things I need 
to.  Anyway, I was thinking of installing Fedora 14 on this laptop in a 
dual-boot with Linux Mint to see how I like it.  It works fine in a 
virtual machine, but that's not always an accurate depiction of how it 
will work once actually installed.


On 10/28/2010 07:07 PM, Nathaniel R. Reindl wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 11:43 AM, Bill Weiler<willyweiler@gmail.com>  wrote:
>> I have Ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop and Fedora 13 on my desktop.  Both are dual
>> boot Windows machines although I use Linux almost exclusively.
> I run mostly Red Hat derivatives these days since my desktop boxes are
> either some recent version of Windows NT (Server 2008 R2 seems to be a
> popular choice) or OS X.
> I'd run Ubuntu (or some other Ubuntu-inspired Debian derivative), but
> I really can't see the point given that I have no use at all for
> Canonical's Landscape management/monitoring platform, let alone things
> like newer software versions.
> Besides, if I need newer versions of software (mostly things from
> CPAN), I'll just rebuild the RPMs myself. :^)

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