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Re: [K12OSN] OT: best distro for laptop



I just installed Fedora Core 3 on two IBM ThinkPads and have wireless working on both. FC3 comes with ACPI for power management. With ACPI and FC3, the battery monitor applet currently works with the KDE desktop, but doesn't for the Gnome desktop at this time. FC3 is quite user friendly.

On Jan 13, 2005, at 3:04 AM, Rob Owens wrote:


I'm asking this off-topic question because I trust the opinions of those on this list. The laptop in question is my sister's. It's currently dual-booting Windows XP and Mandrake 10.0, but the wireless config under Windows ate itself. If I can get wireless working under Linux, that's what she'll use. Mandrake is on there just because it's my default choice, but I'm open to anything.


In particular I'm looking for good power management tools. If the distro comes standard with them, great. Or if somebody could recommend an add-on package that will work w/ Mandrake or something else, that would be great too. I'd like perhaps to have an ever-present battery monitor. What else is important? (I don't own a laptop myself, so I don't really know what to ask for).

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