Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 10th Apr 2007 19:24 UTC, submitted by Charl P. Botha
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "This is a more critical than usual mini-review of Ubuntu Feisty beta on an HP NC8430 laptop. It practically examines some of the problems laptop users will run into when trying to run Feisty on their hardware."
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RE: The only way...
by FreakyT on Wed 11th Apr 2007 21:45 UTC in reply to "The only way..."
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True, but if I reinstall Windows XP from scratch, and install the drivers from the manufacturer's website, it will work just as well (if not better) as it did when it had Windows preinstalled. With Linux, having vendors create modified Linux distributions for laptops would be more of a band-aid than a true solution, since it would still be impossible for the computer to work with a "normal" (that is, not the special one that came preinstalled) Linux installation. (There would be no way for the manufacturer to put an installable "Driver Pack" for Linux on their website, as they can with Windows.)

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