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    New Laptop: Red Hat Compatability???


    Here's the link for the computer I just bought.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN%3AIT&rd=1

    How well do you think this will work with Red Hat Ver.7?

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    i'm not sure of the exact model, but you can get some info here
    http://tuxmobil.org/dell.html

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    here is a website that might give you some ideas
    http://www.linux-laptop.net/

    Just look up your particular model

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    most lappies do work with linux, or bsd, (well not most of the time in my experience with BSD but hey ) so you should be ok, as long as there isnt too much exotic hardware you'll be OK

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    Thanks for the link. My laptop arrives in a few days so I'll find out then.

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    Red Hat 7 is pretty old and you will most likely have problems with hardware compatibility. I highly recommend looking into a newer distro. Should you want to stay with Red Hat, go with Fedora Core which is the new community effort sponsored by Red Hat after they discontinued Red Hat Linux with version 9.

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    Which version of Fedora core would I need for my laptop? 32 bit? 64 bit? PPC?

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    You want 32bit. 64-bit is for 64 bit processors and ppc is for powerpc architectures (used in most Macs).

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