Replaced Vista with Linux Fedora

I made the mistake of thinking the new core2duo laptop I just bought could run Vista ok. Nope. Although it is the default OS preinstalled on the Thinkpad it runs like absolute crap. So I ditched it and went with the beta of Fedora 8, which supports most of the laptop’s hardware by default, and only requires patching for the wireless and sound capabilities.

So far, so good. Everthing is now working, except sound. For which I might have to recompile the kernel, but maybe not. We’ll see after the current patch list is installed. At any rate the machine now feels like a fast laptop. Vista made the core2duo feel like an old 386 running NT 3.1.


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