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Linux.com: Running Linux on your laptop

Nov 26, 1999, 17:49 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Kuntz)

"So you've got this laptop, and you think "how cool would it be to install Linux on it?" The answer is "very cool," especially if you like to advocate. Nothing like a a demonstration to convince the masses."

"Isn't that a command line OS, like DOS?" And then you show them Window Maker."

"You can't advocate if you don't have a working system, though. On a laptop, that's often easier said than done. X can be troublesome, then once you get X working, you have to deal with sound. Yes, sound isn't a necessity, like X, (and X isn't really either, but it helps. I'm typing this in WordPerfect, and I could just as easily use vi or joe from a console) but it's nice to have. I use Xfce as my GUI on my laptop, and it has a cool set of sounds by default. The person next to me on the train in the morning isn't necessarily happy with the sound scheme, but that's not my problem."

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