[kwlug-disc] good live CD to test laptops in store
rarsa at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 6 15:33:52 EST 2010
Why a CD? why not a bootable USB? These days it is more likely that you will find computers with USB ports than CDs.
And I think that you know the obvious "Linux" answer. Take a live CD/USB of the distribution/Desktop environment you are most likely to use.
I guess taking several wouldn't bee too bad. I have had mixed success with Hibernation and Auto suspend on lid close for example.
Some load the Synaptic driver for the touchpad, some you have to do it yourself.
Me? I would take an ubuntu, puppy and SuSE.
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--- On Wed, 1/6/10, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
> From: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca>
> Subject: [kwlug-disc] good live CD to test laptops in store
> To: "KWLUG discussion list" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Received: Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 11:57 AM
> i'm thinking of taking along a live CD/DVD to test
> various laptops
> for linux compatibility at a couple computer stores.
> is there any
> particular live version that people have found that is more
> and/or informative than the others? a good distro
> that will really
> stress test the box? thanks.
> Robert P. J. Day
> Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
> Linux Consulting,
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