Linux on laptop: who and which distro?

Discussion in 'polls' started by accessgranted, Mar 12, 2014.

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Are you using Linux on your laptop and are you satisfied?

  1. I never managed to get Linux running on my laptop, because...

    3 vote(s)
    11.5%
  2. I got Linux going but ain't really satisfied, because...

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. I have Linux installed [which one?] on my laptop and am very pleased with the combo because...

    21 vote(s)
    80.8%
  4. My laptop came with Linux preinstalled and everything is fine [or is it!?]

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. nimd4

    nimd4 Registered Member

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    No it's not, lolz. Download whatever you want, whether it's CD, or DVD and MD5 check signature(s) and hash-check; don't just smoke it. ;-p ;-d

    P.S.
    *Sometimes* this may actually be true.. && so, btw., on some systems, installing from a CD will work when installing from a DVD won't and vice-versa (bootloader, or other issues; don't rly matter :))

    Edit:
    Not that it applies, but for nVidia on Linux, there's: nvidia-settings

    && in this case, dropping the Ubuntu-derivative Mint (if / since it's making problems :)) and going back to the source: Ubuntu and/or Xubuntu (w/o the terror, "Unity")
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2014
  2. Sabrina75

    Sabrina75 Registered Member

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    Linux Mint 17 on Netbook. I cleaned it up and I have now just what I wanted : a relatively secure Netbook with the needed Net surfing stuff, LibreOffice, Gimp and VLC. That's all ! And most of it is apparmor'ed !
     
  3. guest

    guest Guest

    tried in order :

    Mint 17 > Ubuntu > Kubuntu > mint 17 (current)

    mint 17 resources usage is better than Ubuntu

    i gave up on Windows, too many hassle-useless tasks to do ; not saying resources usage too high for what it does.
     
  4. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    Totally agree on the Windows comments... Using Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon here... Couldn't be happier....
     
  5. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Now I have a Chromebook running great. Unfortunately, I cannot change my vote anymore.
     
  6. guest

    guest Guest

    switched to Mint 17 XFCE (uber on resources usage)
     
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