[CentOS] Laptop for CentOS-5

Sat Jan 9 22:21:01 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Chris W Tucker wrote:
>>> So what you are essentially saying is any OS that you install on any
>>> machine, that you have to add drivers to, is not running that OS??
>> Not in the sense that you can say the OS 'works' on the hardware in question.
>> You might say you can make it work if you add/replace parts.
> Ok, I will say this is totally subjective. I will conclude by saying that 
> my Macbook pro is running CentOS 5.4 just fine, with no hardware removal 
> or replacement :)  I have an older Toshiba satellite used just for a 
> file server, and it has 5.3 on it. To me, and employees, they work just 
> fine. Almost any OS, M$ Windows included, has needed drivers at some 
> point.

Agreed on the subjective point.  If you don't need features, you don't miss the 
fact that they might not work and some people might use a laptop as a stationary 
desktop replacement.  But for me, the point of a laptop is to be able to resume 
your work in a matter of seconds anywhere.  On the other hand, my use might be 
atypical in that I keep a Centos freenx session running on a stable server and 
can reconnect to it from anywhere if I want a full environment and would do that 
rather than try to duplicate it to run standalone on a laptop. This works the 
same with the NX client whether it runs on linux, windows, or OSX so I usually 
just run thunderbird and firefox locally because they are equally OS-agnostic 
and don't mind network restarts and fire up the NX connection for my Centos 
work, with a VMware image available if I need it.  If I didn't have a stable 
server or reasonable connectivity everywhere I might need a different approach.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com