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post #11 of 29
The Fedora crowd haven't chimed in yet....

Anyway, +1 for Mint (it's Ubuntu-based, which is vagely Debian-based)
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post #12 of 29
I prefer Arch but debian will likely be just as fast since both start out with a minimal environment. It is a matter of how much work you want to do vs return on time investment. Technically gentoo is probably quickest but I don't even have the patience for that.
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post #13 of 29
For a laptop I'd do openSUSE first, it's got some good power options. After that I'd go to my favs, Debian then Arch.
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post #14 of 29
I used Peppermint for a long time. With my CF-19, the battery life was great! I think the other thing that helped was that I could start it up or shut it down so quickly, that I would just turn it all the way off, when I wasn't on it at the momment.
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post #15 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by chemicalfan View Post
The Fedora crowd haven't chimed in yet....
OK, fine, I'll chime in.

Fedora LXDE.
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post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by EntTheGod View Post
CRUNCHBANG

cause #! is awesome

thats what i run, its like debian, with openbox by default woot
THIS. Was going to post the same thing
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post #17 of 29
Slackware is harder to setup than Arch IMO.

Arch does require a bit of manual setup, but its dead simple. Configuring daemons in slackware is a bit of a mess, since it uses the BSD style init scripts. In arch everything is just in /etc/rc.conf and /etc/rc.d

The documentation is also a lot better, and you have the convenience of pacman, instead of having to rely on slackbuilds, most of which won't work with 13.37 yet.



But you're still fairly new to Linux, so I would go with Mint, or maybe openSUSE. Stay away from Gnome 3 if you value your battery life. On my laptop the battery life is cut nearly in half.
    
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What has the best wireless out of the box?
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What has the best wireless out of the box?
backtrack

(you didnt specify what it had to be best at with wireless )
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post #20 of 29
Arch uses BSD style init as well... Or was that what you ment?

[edit] Yeah, slack uses standard System V scripts. Any general linux documentation will tell you how to set that up. They also have tons of programs that do the work for you. Arch has the older BSD style, which isn't hard but is annoying because you can't use general linux documentation.
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