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[ale] Linux on laptops

Slackware has operated very well on each of the 3 or 4 laptops I've
installed it on.  Btw, after over a year of almost continuous operation
and 17,000 air miles my IBM Thinkpad R31 crashed last night for undetermined
reasons.  It was idle at the time.  Upon normal reboot there was no loss
of data or manual FSCK interaction in recovering its ext3 file systems!

Bob Toxen
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   -- Bob Toxen 10/03/2002

On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 08:40:25AM -0500, Geoffrey wrote:
> Sigmascape1 at cs.com wrote:
> >Hello!
> >
> >Just a quick question. What Linux distribution would you guys suggest
> >if I wanted to replace WinXP Home on my Sony Vaio laptop? My laptop
> >is about 1.5 years old, 1 GHz Athlon, 20 Gig drive.
> I've got a Sony Vaio running both Red Hat 7.3 and SuSE 9.0.  I purchased 
> it from http://www.emperorlinux.com/
> Yours is a bit earlier model, thus I can't really comment on how well it 
> would work.  I have self installed Linux on various laptops and for the 
> most part been very successful.  Minor issues like an internal winmodem 
> and such.
> Certainly check out the linux on laptops website pertaining to Sony devices:
> http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/sony.html
> >Also, are there
> >sites that can tell me how to replace WinXP effectively? It is a
> >newbie-type question, but I have little experience in replacing
> >WinXP. I have found that replaces Win98 to be very easy, but never
> >have dealt with removing XP.
> Simply going through the Linux install will handle that for you.  My 
> favorite question from the SuSE install:
> Remove existing windows?
> It's as simple as that.  I generally send my condolences to Bill Gates 
> at the death of another of his own...
> -- 
> Until later, Geoffrey                     Registered Linux User #108567
> Building secure systems inspite of Microsoft
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