[ltp] Fedora on Thinkpads
Sun, 09 Nov 2003 18:22:22 -0700
Like all of the reasons you quoted. I have an incoming 60GB/7200 drive
courtesy of the Capt'n (any questions, ask off the list). I am using RH
8.0 and I did not 'enable' hibernation but surely miss it. However, I
will be building a RH 8.0/Fedora Core 1 stable/Windows98SE multiboot drive.
However, I am on a SprintPCS connection (about 10KBs) and would like to
know if anyone in the 'sunny' state of AZ has downloaded the iso's and
burnt them. I can try to get out to Tucson/Phoenix to pick them up
(unless you want to mail them to me.)
BTW, I've looked a Knoppix for learning Linux and like the fact that you
boot from the CD and it works with almost any of the filetypes out there
(FAT32, NTFS and ext3).
Satish Balay wrote:
>On Sun, 9 Nov 2003, Bert Haskins wrote:
>>Could someone give their reasons for moving to Fedora from RedHat 8 or 9?
>Well I didn't even try using RH9 on a T40. Fedora Core 1 just works.
>I've also upped a 600E to Fedora Core 1.
>The reasons for others to do this upgrade could be:
>1. speedstep (as I've indicated in one of my previous posts)
>2. laptop mode (where IO to disk is buffered - thus letting the disk
> spin down - when on battery)
>3. OpenGL for almost all ATI cards in thinkpads - and no X lockups with suspend/resume.
>4. easier package management/updates using yum (every fedora mirror is useable from yum)
>5. prelinking is done by default - so presumably applications startup faster.
>6. newer versions of packages
>7. The usual mp3/dvd player extras from http://rpm.livna.org (useable from yum/apt)
>More info in the release notes at http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/release-notes
>Note: I use APM. Didn't really try ACPI. And I don't care for
>hibernation - so didn't try it.