[CentOS] OT: laptop recommendations for CentOS6

Sat Aug 17 16:37:03 UTC 2013
carlopmart <carlopmart at gmail.com>

On 17/08/13 12:03, Eliezer Croitoru wrote:
> Hey there,
> CentOS is using what kernel? 2.x??
> which was not designed to work with newer hardware but Fedora works fine
> with it.
> If you need specific functions like EMAIL WEB etc take a look at the
> latest stable Fedora and go back one version and test it.
> I am using Fedora(18) on a very old MSI (5 years or more) and it works
> nice but not as fast as newer basic desktop corei3.
> I assume that Fedora will work on basic laptop chipsets.
> they do have compatibly list:
> http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/HardwareList
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/HCL/Machines/Laptops
> if you can know what is the chipset on each card like atheros broadcom
> intel nvidia ati etc you can make sure that the OS will work with it.
> my desktop has a ATI card so it's suppose to be compatible with Fedora.
> Did you considered other OS for the machine?

Fedora is not an option for me, due to:

- It is a bleeding-edge distro (stability is most important)
- VMware Workstation doesn't works out of the box
- EOL for every release is too short

If I can't install CentOS, the other only OS option is Debian.