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    Question Laptop recommendations for Fedora 12+


    Hi -- I want to get a laptop on which I will run Fedora 12+ with some sort of a desktop environment (KDE).

    I really like the Toshibas but have heard newer ones are POS and that it's difficult or impossible to find Linux drivers for them.

    So I was gonna ask for some recommendations. I am a Java developer who wants to get more into Linux even in my dev env and I will be doing work for my clients' projects on this laptop. So Eclipse IDE, MySql, Apache, Tomcat are some of the apps that I plan to have running. I would also like to have a decent graphical output for watching video etc.

    Thanks in advance

    Foampile

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    Quote Originally Posted by foampile View Post
    Hi -- I want to get a laptop on which I will run Fedora 12+ with some sort of a desktop environment (KDE).

    I really like the Toshibas but have heard newer ones are POS and that it's difficult or impossible to find Linux drivers for them.

    So I was gonna ask for some recommendations. I am a Java developer who wants to get more into Linux even in my dev env and I will be doing work for my clients' projects on this laptop. So Eclipse IDE, MySql, Apache, Tomcat are some of the apps that I plan to have running. I would also like to have a decent graphical output for watching video etc.

    Thanks in advance

    Foampile
    I have a Toshiba Satellite C665 and I do not have any problems with Fedora. I have version 15 installed and all of the drivers were found. I can tell you I had Fedora 12 installed and that version would not even look at my wireless and had some screen issues.

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    Hello and welcome, foampile!

    If you are going to run Linux, I'd recommend going with the latest release of your chosen distro if that's a workable option for you because you'll get much better hardware support. In the case of Fedora 12, it is going on 2 years old so you will not get the same level of built-in hardware support that you'll get with Fedora 15 that came out just a few months ago.

    Do let us know what laptop you go with and how it all works out for you.
    oz

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    Welcome to LinuxForums!

    I second what ozar said. Fedora 11 and 12 refused to provide me with a stable wireless connection, while Fedora 15 worked right out of the box.
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